When spring finally rolls around, it’s hard not to get carried away by the spirit and freshness of the season. Everywhere you look, there’s new life and colour. The flowers are waking up, the wildlife is coming back, and the streets are filled with people again.
There’s plenty to love about this time of year, but how can you make sure you’re ready for it? It’s important to look as good as you feel because the way we present ourselves has a big impact on self-confidence. So, it’s time to treat yourself to a wardrobe transformation.
This guide to dressing well and feeling fine in spring 2017 will help you unleash your inner fashionista. Keep reading for some affordable styling tips.
Hire a Stylist
Unfortunately, we’re not all blessed with a natural aptitude for fashion.
The good news is that it costs a lot less than you think to consult an experienced fashion stylist. This is a qualified individual, who can give you practical tips and advice. Working with a professional won’t suit everybody, but it’s a great option if shopping for new clothes makes you nervous.
The weather might be warmer, but unexpected showers and sharp breezes are still inevitable at this time of year. This is why many spring fashionistas use layering techniques to spruce up their outfits. For instance, you can team a skirt or dress with simple cropped pants for a supermodel look. Or, pair your favourite spaghetti strap dress with a long sleeved top.
Wear a Cream Blush
There are lots of easy ways to fake a summer glow, even though you’ve probably missed out on the sun just like everybody else during winter. One of the best is with a high-quality cream blush. It will leave your skin looking dewy and fresh as if those winter blues were never really here at all. If you want to save cash, pick up a blush which is great for use on lips too.
Colour Me Crazy
If you really want to step into spring, be bold and add some bright colours to your wardrobe. This big tone this year is yellow. Yes, it can be a bit much if not worn skilfully, but it’s not as tricky as you might think. Even sporting a very bright shift dress or a pair of capris pants is a guaranteed success if you balance out the rest of your look with more muted shades.
Another big trend in 2017 is delicate, beautiful lace.
Think gorgeous dresses and intricate skirts, with super feminine details. The trick to making this trend versatile enough for everyday wear is to team it with much punkier accessories. Get your favourite biker boots, chunky necklaces, and winter chokers back out of the wardrobe. It’s time for a new breed of pretty.
Wrap Your Legs Up
Don’t forget that, even if the day is still chilly, you can still get away with wearing summer dresses and skirts. This is what tights were made for and they’re really easy to pair with any outfit that you like. Don’t be afraid to try something new and sport coloured tights. Just make sure that you balance any bright shades with an equal amount of paler, tempering tones.
Why Hiring a Stylist Could Be the Right Choice
If you’ve never seriously thought about hiring a style consultant, this year could be the one to change that. The reality is that trends come and go. It’s true that the fashion ‘must haves’ of this season might not be so popular in another six months.
However, the beauty of working with a consultant is that they teach you how to dress for your body, shape, and skin tone. So, the goal is to give you the kind of knowledge that will help you pick out great clothes no matter what the time of year.