Spring is starting to grow in full bloom! Ohio probably won't see the finishing touches of the flowery season until late April or May, but it has already made a heavenly progress. The weather has become a little warmer, flowers are starting to grow, there's no sign of any leftover snow from winter, and it's been raining quite a lot which is good for the plants!
It's currently 60 degrees in the northeast right now, it actually feels like summer! It's felt so much warmer outside that I actually wore shorts a while ago and I didn't freeze! Except I was wearing a sweatshirt also, so that's probably why I didn't get too cold.
During the spring, the temperature and weather is still unpredictable like in the winter. It usually doesn't get summer heat warm until May. Though it's a good time to get the shorts and sandals out, you might want to leave your winter coats out of the closet for a few more weeks. Even if you don't need a coat or large jacket, it's also a good idea to have a hat or scarf to warm you up just in case. And of course, jeans and cardigans always help as well. Easter this year should hopefully be sunny and warm, so a dress (if you're a lady) should be acceptable!
In the meantime, I want to share with you some new outfits that hopefully will inspire your style for this spring. I hope you like what you see!
"Peter Pan in Purple"
This is a type of dress that would be perfect to wear on Easter like I mentioned. AND it's purple, my third favorite color! What's not to love about a purple dress? I hope Prince is looking down from heaven and smiling!
One of the nicest things about springtime is when you can finally wear a summer dress without tights to keep warm. I honestly feel more comfortable in dresses than I do in jeans or even leggings, unless if it's a tight dress. I love the size, design, and length of this dress. It's not too short, it's not too tight, I love the flower-like pattern designs in the chest area, and it's perfect for any elegant or casual occasion in the spring and summer. The reason I titled this outfit "Peter Pan in Purple" was because of the collar which most fashionistas refer to as a Peter Pan collar, so I think it makes sense (hopefully).
This beautiful necklace from J. Crew Factory that my sister let me borrow for these pictures looks great with this dress and is definitely an accessory that calls for spring. The necklaces with colorful stones are the best looking ones!
I also want to point out that I've had my eye on this criss-cross diamond gold ring from Francesca's for a while and I finally had to buy it because IT IS THE FREAKING COOLEST RING I HAVE EVER SEEN AND NOW I FINALLY OWN IT!
Booties never go out of style for any season, definitely not for spring! These black booties from Steve Madden go perfect with any outfit and any temperature degree. I honestly love loud shoes (as in ones with heels) more than any other type of shoe because I feel powerful. It sounds as if though a girl boss is about to walk into a room and own it! Or it also sounds a horse walking in.
In this picture above, not only am I thinking about how much I love this spring and outfit but the fact that my birthday is in less than 50 days!
Dress: Altar'd State - similar dress
Shoes: Steve Madden
Necklace: J. Crew Factory - similar necklace
Lip Stainer: Smashbox
"Here Comes The Sun"
I am now going to take my focus on how to dress casually for the mild and sunny weather. Jeans can be worn anytime of the year, obviously. A necessary fashion piece, whether you like wearing them or not.
Green is a perfect spring color, no doubt. Off the shoulder shirts are also definitely in season!
I feel like this outfit (shirt, jeans, and shoes are all from Anthropologie) would be perfect for an outdoor party, especially if it's a college party. If you're graduating soon, now is definitely a good time to try to go to at least one or two parties!
An outfit like this can't be completed without some funky jewelry. So of course, my diamond leaf-shaped earrings have to be worn to add some more hipness!
Shirt: Anthropologie - similar shirt
Shoes: Anthropologie - similar shoes
"Pretty In Pink (and Navy)"
Anything in the color of pink (any shade) makes me smile, as well as a little hint of navy blue.
Spring might arguably be the most colorful season before fall, or at least the brightest in pastel and rainbow colors with all of the flowers. There definitely are no pink leaves in the fall, and pink fits with spring. Here I am in another casual outfit, but unlike the last more I'm a little more bundled. The weather in Washington D.C. in this picture was a little chilly and windy, so a cardigan, jeans, and boots were necessary.
This navy T-shirt, light boyfriend jeans, and light soft gray cardigan with little navy stitches go hand in hand together