spring stripes

boden yellow stripe sweater, ann taylor sailor denim, kate spade velvet flats, gucci handbag

boden yellow stripe sweater, ann taylor sailor denim, kate spade velvet flats, gucci handbag

boden yellow stripe sweater, ann taylor sailor denim, kate spade velvet flats, gucci handbag

who doesn’t like a good stripe now and then? especially when it’s dished up in a color that’s on trend this spring. ladies, yellow is big and bigger this year just like red was THE color to wear for fall. and i happen to like both red and yellow (actually, they look great paired together) so this girl is in luck.

many times i hear women claim that particular colors don’t look good on them. and they won’t wear it. period. yes, there are definitely colors that look better on our skin tone than others. but i am here to tell you to let go of some of your hard and fast rules about wearing color. rules are in place for structure and guidance but don’t let them paralyze you. look at Picasso. this genius studied all of the traditional rules in the context of painting and knew how to apply each one. then he stepped outside the box. wow! and the art world has never been the same. so feel free to experiment with color. have fun. nothing brightens my mood quite like wearing a bold color on a dreary day. this is fashion ladies, not brain surgery. it’s okay to color outside the lines.

boden yellow stripe sweater, ann taylor sailor denim, kate spade velvet flats, gucci handbag

today’s ootd is easy peasy as i paired this bold stripe sweater from Boden with my new sailor denim from Ann Taylor and called it a day. the sweater comes in yellow or blue. notice the flattering neckline and bell sleeves that add interesting details. and i love how the sleeves have stripes at the cuff. it’s always small details like these that set an item apart. ballet flats similar here add a casual vibe that’s perfect for a day chock full of errands. and guess what? this outfit is finished with three easy pieces. didn’t i tell you it was easy peasy?

boden yellow stripe sweater, ann taylor sailor denim, kate spade velvet flats, gucci handbag

boden yellow stripe sweater, ann taylor sailor denim, kate spade velvet flats, gucci handbag

denim | sweater | similar shoes | similar handbag

boden yellow stripe sweater, ann taylor sailor denim, kate spade velvet flats, gucci handbag

boden yellow stripe sweater, ann taylor sailor denim, kate spade velvet flats, gucci handbag

boden yellow stripe sweater, ann taylor sailor denim, kate spade velvet flats, gucci handbag

boden yellow stripe sweater, ann taylor sailor denim, kate spade velvet flats, gucci handbag

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