How to Wear: Spring Neutrals

[Reposted from Wardrobe911, March, 2010]

With the recent and quick turn of warm and sunny weather almost overnight, I went from wearing boots, jackets, sweaters and scarves in dark colors to needing sandals, tank tops and pretty dresses for our fortunate spring weather. I plan on eating al fresco and walking in the sunshine instead of driving. Wearing my winter wardrobe in my much-loved black, dark navy and charcoal grey just doesn’t feel right in this sunny weather with the impending beginning of spring. I need some fresh and lighter spring styles to do it in! 

Looking at the spring runways I am in love and drawn to the gorgeous, soft pastels of blush, champagne, taupe and camels for a neutral spring palette that blends and mixes together. The neutral palette also mixes perfectly with navy, charcoal and black pants and pieces from your winter wardrobe for a perfect transition.

I found one fabulous neutral piece in the Monogram collection at Banana Republic. They have a silk, champagne colored racer-back tank trimmed in chiffon that is to die for pairing it with your charcoal cropped trousers and some snakeskin caged heels, a statement necklace and a cream tuxedo jacket to complete.

At J Crew I found the most perfect blush colored feminine, ruffled tank that is perfect to wear with navy skinny pants, some strappy brown heels, a sparkly cuff and a cropped, lightweight leather jacket if you need it. You will look anything but neutral in these pretty spring colors.

About carahenderson

Cara Henderson has been enhancing people's images in the fashion industry for over ten years, creating and styling wardrobes for television and print advertising campaigns for a Fortune 500 retail company. She has collaborated with many of the top photographers, models and commercial directors in San Francisco and Los Angeles. In her positions in marketing and advertising, she helped produce and style commercials, photo shoots and fashion shows, many of them award-winning. As head of a fashion product team, Cara oversaw the creation of thousands of looks and outfits, while providing training, mentoring and guidance to young stylists and fashion coordinators. In addition to her many years' experience working in Marketing and Advertising, she has also held positions in Public Relations and retail management. As founder of Cara Henderson Style Consulting, Cara provides style consulting to individuals in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.
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