March is the time of year when spring begins to emerge and we begin to shift our thoughts to wanting/needing everything to be warmer, prettier and quite frankly, easier.
We get excited about bringing FRESH FLOWERS into the house – although if you’ve been hanging out around me you know I think you should have fresh greens and/or flowers in your home year-round. We are giddy about a lighter and more COLORFUL WARDROBE and cannot wait to shed the heavy layers. We may try a more simple MAKEUP ROUTINE with fresher colors, or maybe we even go for a more modern haircut. And we most certainly begin to put our focus on our GARDENS no matter how large or small our patch of land is.
However, if you want to mark the change between the seasons, it’s a really good idea to take the month of March to plan ahead now so you are ready when that time comes next month (or more if you live near me).
As far as your PERSONAL STYLE, think about your wardrobe last spring. Did it work for you? Were there any changes you wanted to make towards the end of the season? Maybe you need to make alterations? Send anything you thought you would wear to your local thrift shop or sell online. Do you need to completely update your wardrobe or add just a few pieces to spruce it up a bit? Ask yourself, has your style changed over the last year? If so, how can your wardrobe reflect those changes? One way to reflect a shifting style is to add more color.
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MY 5 FAVORITE PERSONAL STYLE TIPS
Always start with the basics of knowing if you are soft or bright? Cool or warm? Light, medium or deep? Once you know these you will have the proper guardrails to steer you in the right direction.
KNOW YOUR STYLE
Understand your style and the power of wearing color. Monochromatic outfits are elegant, sophisticated and express minimal energy whereas wearing color-blocks are more energetic and modern, for example.
WHERE TO BEGIN
If you are nervous to wear color, begin with a colorful scarf or handbag. Then, if you notice it aligns with your style and lifts your mood then keep going, I say! Look at adding a blouse, a dress or maybe a colorful pair of pants. The possibilities are exciting but sometimes we need to approach these changes slowly.
Blue-green (and not yellow green) is a universal color and looks great on just about everyone. The trick is you knowing if you are light, medium or deep intensity.
CONNECTION TO COLOR
Think about your favorite memories and what colors you can pull from those. I know that sounds completely woo woo but if the desert inspires you and you have fond memories of being in the desert with your mother, let’s say then try to incorporate those colors into your wardrobe. It makes your connection to color more meaningful.