Sunday, April 6, 2014

Guest Blogger: Pop Colors & Transitional Spring Style

Yes, there is a lingering chill in our forecast (*side-eyes Mother Nature*), but the birds are fat and chirping, and the groundhog’s prediction is long expired. Which means: it’s coming, folks. Spring is coming!

In mere days, it’s buh-bye to our hats, scarves and coats. It’s, “Oh, hello, you pretty yellow thing (that would be a Baggu backpack)! You go so nicely on my arm.” And so nicely with Radiant Orchid, the newly announced Pantone Color of the Year. The saturated red-purple hue begs to be worn now and promises to play nicely with your warm weather brights, making it a perfect winter-to-spring color to kick start to your wardrobe.

Here, this lovely orchid (Pantone 18-3224) is featured in a gray patterned top. Because gray goes with everything, this makes the pretty tank a neutral, allowing it to be paired with pants the same bright tone as the sunshine yellow bag (in this case, teal J.Crew Toothpick jeans), and then finding a darker blue from the same family to help anchor the look (the wear-with-everything navy jacket). Mix in another, unexpected pattern (skulls!) with a scarf for added warmth and interest, some gold accessories, and voilĂ ! You’re ready for April showers AND May flowers.

Feel like dancing in the rain? Pick up this medium-weight olive green jacket. Inspired by motorcycle jackets, this more comfortable version is a staple in any transitioning wardrobe: it looks easy and chic and goes with everything, like this boho LBD from Blu Pepper. These two pieces alone can look fab, but purposefully topping the combo with a colorful, mismatched blouse can send it over the edge. Pull on some tights while it’s still nippy outside, or tuck them in your new denim carryall and give those gams some color!

The sun may come out tomorrow… but until then, find this spectrum of spring-worthy hues in store.
These items are a mix of new, used, and vintage available at Revival.  

About our blogger: 

Claire McGranahan has been a loyal fangirl of Revival since the store opened in 2003. Aside from fashion, Claire loves coffee, banter, cooking and collecting gemstones. She's been called a documenter more than once. Check out more of her photos here, here and here.

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