Springtime Style

By Avery Ballmann

Be-leaf us, vibrant colors are in

Patches of wildflowers line our roadways, the air feels warmer, the sun is setting later, our noses are sniffling and open-toed shoes have made their way to the front of our closets — it’s springtime if you couldn’t tell. In this season, there are multiple photo opportunities worth dressing your best — Mother’s Day, graduation, family bluebonnet photos. This year, put away the Easter pastels and embrace brighter, vibrant colors.

Rather than opting for the typical sky blue, explore the icy blue shade featured in this polyester matching set. The best part of a matching set is that you can mix and match the top and bottom with other pieces in your closet to create casual or chic outfits. This soft but metallic color pairs well with creams and whites and gives your look a more subtle, edgier pop of color without the classic soft spring tones. It also works as the neutral to brighter shades such as this tangerine turtleneck, creating a color-blocking effect for a comfortable but stylish workday outfit.

Black may not be on your radar when thinking of a spring wardrobe, but this multicolor paisley dress brings pops of the oranges, greens and purples we are seeing all over town. This dress can be paired with neutral accessories, or you can be bold and color match an item with one of the vibrant hues featured in the dress.

A common trend found on the runways of Vogue this spring is mesh, used in the paisley dress and in the tangerine turtleneck. Not only does this fabric have the functional purpose of being lighter and cooler to wear, but it also provides a neat texture to the outfit. Wear a neutral top under for coverage, but I suggest wearing a tank top to leave the arms open in those humid spring days.

For those who love the baby pinks and whites of spring, the Aurem pink, blue and white dress is the epitome of spring and that’s why I love it. It’s a dress made for dressing up for family bluebonnet photos or a Mother’s Day celebration, but I’d prefer to make the dress more casual by wearing chunky white sneakers for a day out in Waco.

Though we may be suffering with springtime allergies, we can guarantee our style will not suffer along with it. Spring is a time to renew and try new things — so why not start with your closet?

Styled by Chesney Whitley
Santana Robinson: Wild Pony Midi shirt dress with multicolor paisley print, Chesney’s Boutique
Bailey Callaway: Aurem icy blue polyester blazer, By Together cream striped inlay shirt, Aurem cream jean short. Aurem pink, blue and white striped long sleeve buttoned dress, Chesney’s Boutique
Gala Rowe: Wild Pony tangerine mesh turtleneck, Aurem icy blue polyester pants, Chesney’s Boutique