It’s no secret that this is the year for coral! Based on Pantone’s color predictions we will be seeing this warm hue everywhere over the next year. Coral has always been one of my go to colors. It works excellently on most skin tones. It’s not too bold like red but also not too soft like blush. Whether you are a redhead with fair skin or a brunette with olive skin this color is one you have to have in your closet!
Shop the Look:
Now that I no longer work in an office, I’ve tried to incorporate more casual looks into my every day wardrobe (my most recent posts include this one, this one and this one for winter). In the past I’ve reached for coral as a sundress instead of jeans. About two years ago I picked up a pair of cropped jeans. I have never turned back. Being a petite - anything cropped seems to fit me full length soooooooo no hemming or tailoring needed! Score! Just a little tip for all you petites out there!
This is a perfect weekend outfit. Wearing a striped relaxed button down with the sleeves peeking out polishes the look without making it too stuffy. I mentioned last week that I am incorporating more sneaker looks (check out this post on how to wear converse sneakers) When I wear sneakers I oftentimes add a baseball cap or beanie if it’s cold. I think it really helps tie the casual look together and serves double duty of warmth or as a sun visor.
When you are putting together a casual look, simply swap out your regular flats for a pair of neutral sneakers like these. If I have a dinner to go to later in the day, I will remove the sneakers and put on a pair of loafers, wedges or ballet flats then remove the baseball cap. Such a simple change but use shoes and accessories to transform an outfit from casual to dressy or vice versa.
Last but not least comes a spring flavored bag. The one I’m carrying is an older Tommy Hillfiger (who is a wonderful place to go for basics and stripes!) but I’ve found a few others here (only $40!), here and here. Don’t forget a pair of sunglasses if you plan on an outdoor walk, bike ride or other activity. This ensemble is a perfect way to transition from Winter to Spring.