01 April 2016

DD's Style File - Color Wonderful

It's April! And I'm hopeful for a surge of wonderful spring like weather, however the forecast actually has me feeling like an April Fool with the mention of snow dotted over the next seven days...

Despite all of April's (snow) showers, I'm definitely in the mood to start infusing my wardrobe selections with some brighter colors. I've been rocking a lot of black and white lately, and I'm feeling ready to amp it up just a bit!

Although I didn't get to wear what I had originally intended for Easter, this dress arrived the day before I was spot on for the spring holiday (even though I totally prefer an April Easter versus a March one).

I opted to not downplay the color by pairing it with black or nude and instead dove all in. I wanted the colors to play well together though, so I used the confetti splashes on this adorable cork clutch as a guide and paired it with coral pumps and a neon yellow necklace. Even though my bag was sprinkled with color, the cork provided just the right amount of neutral as to balance out the rest of the brights I was wearing.

Dress: The Limited
Shoes: INC
Clutch: JustFab - old (similar here and here)
Bracelets: Express
This piece will totally be a great work staple and can be intermixed with base colors like white, nude and black for a more conservative feel. The sleeves can help ward off the year round office chill and the dress can even be topped with a blazer or cardigan to change up the look.

I find that I gravitate more to solids than to prints, but I find the tulip cut of this skirt provides a nice alternative to the standard shift dress.

Do you all feel it's too early in the season yet (in the Northern states, at least) to start incorporating more punches of color to your work wardrobe?