I don’t believe in fashion rules and neither should you. But every now and then it’s good to refresh the memory and chat a bit about what’s generally a good idea or not. Do keep in mind though that rules are meant to be broken, so read this post and then forget what I said. Okey? Okey! Here are 9 Fashion Don’ts Spring Edition 2017
1. Not mix light and heavy materials
I don’t know how many outfits I see where typical winter materials are layered. Or sheer fabrics layered endlessly. If you get easily cold or warm – of course. Otherwise, try to mix up lighter and heavier fabrics to get a balanced look for the transitional season. Like, go for a sheer blouse, layer it with a knitted vest and add a lighter jacket. This will make a nice spring transition and also solve the problem being dressed too cold in the morning or too hot in the afternoon. It’s just to remove a piece as the day goes on! Learn to balance.
2. Not dare lighter shades
Another fashion no in spring terms is to only pull of the darker shades. Even though all black is effortlessly chic, brighter shades as white, bright grey, blush or any other wearable bright “color” is much more fresh. You’ll feel lighter, you look more spring ready and bright shades puts you in a spring mood. Mix up the darker outfits with some pops of bright shades or colors!
3. Follow all the trends
To follow all trends is always a big fashion no as it’s the worst thing you can do to your own style. Skip the trends you don’t like or don’t feel comfortable in. If you want to learn to love the new trends, go for it, but if you’re not sure – it’s more than okay to skip the trends you don’t like. Why not set a new trend yourself or wear something that embraces your own style even further?
4. Wear a winter jacket
I get why some still cozy up in winter jackets, but I think layers with lighter jackets is a better option if one aims to embrace spring. Winter jackets are cozy, but spring jackets comes with so many alternatives as bomber jackets, leather jackets and trench coats. Pick a colorful one and go for the spring vibes!
5. Not change the clothes in your wardrobe
This is not about buying new clothes for the season, but I’m pretty sure that many of us have different clothes for spring/fall. So time to put the heavy fall/winter clothes away and embrace the most colorful pieces you have. It’s kind of a closet revival, which often leads to new inspiration and love for your clothes. Perhaps that floral midi dress you haven’t worn since September? Well, it’s time to work it again!
6. Remain stuck in the winter fashion rut
Winter fashion to many is often equal with lack of inspiration and an urge to dress comfortably rather than fashionably (I get that completely and can be quite guilty of it). But time to get out of the heavy layers of clothes and feel inspired by the happy mood spring fashion is. Read a full post here on how to get out of a fashion rut!
7. Not wearing accessories
Accessories are another feature that are fun to do with spring fashion. They are perfect for the season as it’s not too hot for them, nor too cold. Sunnies, chic hats or light scarves? Perfect details to add to your look and give it some excitement. Same goes with cute jewelries like necklaces, bracelets or rings. Layer up folks!
8. Not changing shoes
I love my boots and I do wear them all year around. BUT I’m equally excited to go for spring/summer shoes. Like bright colored sneakers, flats, mules, ballerinas or open heels. Your feet will appreciate the gesture and so will your clothes that have “new” things to be matched too. A statement heel can change and elevate an outfit completely. Not convinced? Read more here!
9. Fearing colors and prints
Not everyone are colorful people, nor fans of prints, but I do believe that there are some colors/prints that will suit you indeed. It might be subtle colors as pastels or dove colors as blush or dove blue. Perhaps a classic red or a bright orange? Find your colors and work them. As said above, it’ll put you in a spring mood. Same goes with prints. Prints are a perfect way of going fashionable for spring with the endless amount of fashionable dresses and jumpsuits in chic prints.
Folks! Which are your favorites of the fashion dont’s spring edition 2017? Drop a comment! Xx