I couldn’t be happier that the sun is shining consistently and the temps have been so lovely in Dallas lately! After the cold, gloomy, rainy winter we had, spring fever was at an all-time high for me. Once the sun was out, I immediately wanted to be in florals and bright colors. But if you’ve been reading my blog for some time, you know that I’m a die-hard neutrals girl. Are you, too? I thought it would be fun to share how I think about adding spring colors to a more neutral wardrobe!
Treat pastels like spring neutrals
Pastels are probably the easiest way to add spring colors to your neutral wardrobe. You’re being adventurous by adding in more color, but it’s just not as jarring as bright oranges or reds! The powder blue hue of my shirt in this post is the “it” color of the season; I’m seeing it everywhere! Pastel blues and pinks make gorgeous colorful neutrals for spring, summer, and even cooler seasons, too.
Choose small floral patterns
Generally, I avoid all patterns like the plague *except* for stripes, leopard, and small, dainty florals. Smaller floral patterns create more of a neutral base for an outfit. They’re also not too distracting and transition seamlessly with your other clothes.
Opt for your wardrobe staples in spring colors
If you’re out doing some spring shopping, see if some of your wardrobe go-to’s come in small florals or easy-to-wear light spring colors.
Or select a few statement pieces in springtime hues to dress up or down
I just can’t resist a Victorian neckline, balloon sleeves, or ruffles upon ruffles. So when I found my top in this post, I knew it had to be mine. Before buying it, I thought about how I could wear it with jeans and heels or also with a pair of sneakers. So I recommend shopping for a few statement shirts, skirts, or dresses in spring colors that you know can easily be worn with lots of your spring wardrobe essentials, dressed up or down.
Pair bright spring hues with other neutral pieces
In the same vein as the recommendation above, brighter spring colors can pack more of a punch and be more of a statement. To ease this into a more neutral-based closet, try pairing these brights with your favorite denim or a neutral skirt/base. Bright coral and taupe go together beautifully, for example!
I hope you can take these tips and start adding in sunny and bright spring colors to your wardrobe ASAP! If you’re looking for some more spring outfit inspo, read how to wear my go-to spring work outfit 4 different ways & see what my top 25 spring essentials (under $100!) are here.
(Psst…but are you having summer fever now, too, like me? Head to my ‘Summer Staples’ page in my SHOP and see all of the summer pieces I’m coveting right now!)