Tomorrow marks the first official day of spring, however, we’re not quite out of the woods when it comes to outerwear. While we are left with only a couple more months where a jacket may still be needed, we can swap out the mundane black and grey wool for some lighter weight wares in pops of spring colors from melon to mint, printed to perforated. Take your pick.
1. Yigal Azrouel Eyelet Moto Jacket, 2. Preen by Thornton Bregrazzi Stockton Parka, 3. Barbara Bui Moto Leather Jacket, 4. Golden Bear Sportwear Linen Varsity Jacket, 5. Helmut Lang Python Detail Cropped Jacket, 6. BB Dakota Izzy Jacket, 7. Dagmar Florence Reversible Crepe Bomber Jacket, 8. endless rose Pop Moto Jacket, 9. Karl Lagerfeld Sienna Tweed and Faux Leather Blazer, 10. Clover Canyon Palm Springs Perforated Jacket
The runways were taken over with peachy perfect complexions for Spring 2012. Everyone from Michael Kors to Preen sent their lovely ladies down the catwalk with cheeks juicier than Georgia peaches. That means that peachy cheeks are certain to be on trend this spring. Does that mean I have to ditch my beloved Benetint? (Um, never). But in the off chance that I wanted to trade in my typical flushed cheeks for something a bit softer, I went out and purchased Tarte’s Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush in Blissful.
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush in Blissful, $25
The color is true to the packaging and is also totally buildable, So, does it last twelve hours? Meh… not so much. You may need a 3 o’clock touch up (kinda like that 3 o’clock coffee break) to revive the color, but I would absolutely recommend this nutrient rich, perfect shade of peach to capitalize on one of this spring’s prettiest makeup trends.
One way to get through the grey winter is to add some pops of bright to your typical all black uniform. Everywhere you look from blazers to brassieres, it’s fluorescent. You name it, it’s neon. If you’re more the subtle type, accessorize with a neon belt or bright watch. Feeling a bit more bold? Colorblock with different shades of highlighter hues.
1. girl. by Band of Outsiders Slub Cotton Blend Jacket, $555, 2. Christopher Kane Neon Jersey Tank, $145, 3. Preen Razor Wool Blend Pants, $1,050, 4. Giuseppe Zanotti Neon Colorblock d’Orsay, $750, 5. Tibi Silk Crepe Racerback Tank, $160, 6. Deborah Marquit Giardino di Fiori Italian Lace Underwire Bra, $195, 7. M Missoni Colorblock Pants, $425, 8. NuDell Neon Look Cocktails Window Sign, $246, 9. La Mer Neon Wrap Watch, $98, 10. POP Beauty Lid Neon Set, $22, 11. Rebecca Minkoff Neon Lizard Little Louie Key Pouch, $65, 12. Manolo Blahnik Patent Point Toe Pump, $595
Aren’t you bright?
Show some skin without the obvious route of a deep v or thigh high slit. By giving an unexpected peek or skin, these cutout dresses are sure to have someone wanting to reach out and touch you.
Mandalay Two Tone Sequin Dress, $1,820
Preen Blush Dress, $940
Black Halo Blair Dress, $345
Boulee Short Sleeve Mini Cut Out Dress, $218
Alex Jae & Milk Cut Out Dress, $206.50
Donna Mizani One Shoulder Cut Out Dress, $194
Bebe Cut Out Zip Dress, $119
Tt Collection Azy Shirt, $105
Sparkle and Fade Velvet Open Back Tunic, $48
I just can’t get enough of this muted pastel color. I love muted colors to begin with, but this shade is really just so pretty and flattering on everyone. It’s a much more user friendly tone than nude. Blush is a feminine and chic shade that will have all the boys swooning. (Lady Malks, this one’s for you):
Herve Leger Signature Essentials Short Sleeve Cocktail Dress, $1,450
Preen Line Elsa Silk-Satin and Jersey Dress, $630
Rag and Bone Camden Cocktail Dress, $390
Milly Belted Butterfly Sleeve Dress, $385
Alice and Olivia Marcia One Shoulder Dress, $275
Arden B. Ruched Mesh Dress, $79
American Apparel Sleeveless Lace Chiffon Dress, $58
Free People Ruffle Up Solid Tunic, $48
Make ‘em blush!