Happy Sunday, ladies! A lot of exciting things happening on the blog over the past few days. As many of you know, Kelly joined us as a regular contributor. Stay tuned: Tuesday, she’s gonna share with us her first Daily Look. In the meantime, back to normally scheduled programming. Today, we’re talking—the perfect Spring color combinations.
For some context—one of my favorite posts to create this year was These 5 Colors Are In For Spring. So I decided to challenge myself: pull out interesting color combinations from that post and create outfits using only Talbots’ new arrivals.
I came up with 4 color combinations and 2 outfits each, totaling 8 outfits. My basic idea was to take a bold, trending color and pair it with a neutral. (I’m treating olive green and blue as neutrals.) Here are the combinations:
My real goal, today, is to show you new and interesting ways to add color to your wardrobe. Sometimes that introduction can be subtle through shoes and/or accessories. Sometimes it can be direct. Either way, let’s see what I came up with.
Style tip: Introduce colors into your Spring layers. You can always take them off.
For our second color combination, I went with a classic neutral base: white linen band collar popover and dark wash, everyday relaxed jeans. Super simple, and stands perfectly alone. Add a pair of loafers, and you’ve got almost a preppy look.
For my pop of color, I went with a ruffle denim jacket. Loving lavender this year.
Our second outfit introduces color directly into our base with a purple scoop neck hem tee. I went matchy-matchy with my shoe selection—a common pattern in this post. Add a classic denim jacket and you can’t go wrong.
I love cardigans for Spring, so I had to figure out how to introduce one into today’s post. I went with this super cute fringe one—the details are so fun. Orange is a bold color, but again, because I introduced it in my layers—I can always take it off during the day.
Personally, this is my favorite outfit I put together. I love, love, love the orange/black combo is as. And I really feel this outfit is bold but still wearable by just about anyone. I’m really feeling the dress/jacket combo this Spring, and this shift dress is just the cutest.
Our final color combination is yellow & blue. My first outfit will take you from Spring well into Summer. I’m a huge fan of the matchy-matchy shirt/shoe combo. And shorts finally make an appearance!
I would be remiss if I did not feature a floral dress, and this jersey midi dress would be perfect for a graduation or brunch. The yellow cotton blazer is bright, bold, and beautiful—brings a smile to my face imagining wearing this out.
Casual linen blazer | Knit shift dress | Suede espadrilles | Rattan crossbody bag | Twill jacket | Eyelet sleeve ballet neck tee | Slim ankle jeans | Suede platform espadrilles | Ruffle denim jacket | Everday relaxed jeans | Linen band collar popover | Soft Nappa loafers | Wicker flip lock bag | Fringe cardigan | Cozy cush sweatshirt | Perfect crops | Canvas espadrille wedges | Python leather crossbody bag | Notch collar sweater jacket | Knit shift dress | Capri Nappa wedge sandals | Linen collar popover | Chambray jogger shorts | Izzy knot Nappa espadrilles | Cotton blazer | Jersey midi dress | Hanna Woven Vacheteta slides | Woven straw tote
In case you missed it, yesterday, we announced Kelly Djalali coming on as a regular contributor. Here’s what that means.
On Tuesdays, Kelly will be posting an entry to our Daily Looks feed. She’ll post an OOTD and you can shop those outfits easily through the shop widget below the photo. Being of a smaller stature, at 5 feet tall and 105 pounds, Kelly will create fresh looks with a focus on classic style for petites.
On Thursdays, Kelly will be contributing a full-length fashion-related post. Whether she’s modeling outfits or giving you tips on how to build her capsule wardrobes, you can expect the same great content you’ve come to expect from SAACA.
Kelly will be reviving her Kelly’s Kitchen column on Saturdays. Each week, you can expect a delicious, easy-to-follow recipe.