Lookbook spring 2014: It’s the season to wear color

Only a few more weeks left before spring officially hands over its seasonal duties to summer. So this final spring lookbook is coming right on time. Apart from prints I also love adding a bit of color to my outfits be it bright blues, bold greens or pastel pinks. A bit of color amps up any outfit. But a post on wearing colors would not be complete without a full on neon orange dress, or a fun floral print. And to make this lookbook more apt for the warmer temperatures we have and hopefully will continue to be seeing these past days, it’s all bare legs and peep toed shoes. Enjoy!

1.) Royal blue

Royal blue blazer (Hema)
Black & white polka dot crop top (American Apparel)
Highwaisted denim shorts (H&M)
Royal blue suede look heels (Van Haren)
Necklace (Primark)

Let’s start with blue. Not my favorite color by any means, but it looks good on me nevertheless. I blame my blonde hair and pale complexion. I added a picture without the blazer, but I would not wear this outfit like that. I think you can see why? To stick with the blue theme, I added a pair of bright royal blue heels that I thought matched really well with the blue of the blazer. To keep things simple I went with a simple statement necklace, a basic crop top in a white color (to offset the blue more) and highwaisted denim shorts to make me look taller. I don’t mind showing a bit of leg in summer. I love my legs, so I’m not afraid to show them.

2.) A pop of green to brighten your day

Multi color quilted jacket (ZARA)
Basic white t-shirt (H&M)
Grey jersey pleated skater skirt (River Island)
Green platform heels (Asos)
Necklace (Forever 21)

The green here is mainly in the shoes, but I added this fun jacket which has tons of different colors and a hit of petrol in its inner lining. Without it, this outfit would be very drab. Just grey & white would wash me out and make me look dull. The jacket adds the right amount of spunk and finishes off the outfit in my opinion. The skirt is super comfy as it’s made of a lightweight jersey, which creases like crazy, but still it’s a nice staple to have. The heels are some of my most prices possessions. They are some of the highest heels I own (at 13 cm). Despite they height they are not too difficult to walk in because of the platform and the fact that I bought them a size smaller than usual just so they wouldn’t slide of my feet.

3.) Neon, neon, on the wall, who is the brightest of them all?

Neon orange dress (New Yorker)
Belt (came from another dress I have)
Necklace (Primark)
Black bow flats (Primark

This is a super simple outfit, but with a color this bright you have no choice. Anything else would take away from the brightness of the dress. I’m wearing a black slip dress underneath as the top part of this dress is sheer with a very open back at the back. To play up the black I went with a black belt and black flats to make for easy accessorizing. I added a big, yet simple necklace to finish off the outfit. Because sometimes you just have to let the dress do the talking.

4.) Daisy matters

Red daisy print dress (Forever 21)
Grey bandeau top (Asos)White peep toe wedge sandals (Van Haren)

Another dress which really doesn’t need anything but itself and a good pair of shoes! When I first got this dress I wasn’t sure it was going to fit and then I put it on and WHAM: perfect fit. It skims over all the lumps and bumps I want to hid while accentuating those things I want to highlight about my body. Unfortunately I don’t own a white top that would go under this, but I also thought that adding more white would make the outfit too stark. So I opted for grey as it’s a neutral color that I like pairing with red. To pick up the white of the daisy flowers I did add some white platform heels which looks like they come straight from the 70s.

5.) Pink fluff

White dress with neckline cut out (River Island)
Pastel pink fluffy cardigan (H&M)
Pastel pink heels (Van Haren)
Key necklace (???)

This last outfit is probably one of my favorite ways of wearing pastels. Especially pastel pink (pretty much the only pastel color that looks good on me, save baby blue) paired with white, makes for an awesome combination. The dress has an awesome cut out at the neckline which I love. I have developed quite a thing for white or light colored dresses lately, and I find that they only suit me if they have cut outs or a lower neckline. So this dress fits the bill perfectly. Again, I’m matching my shoes with my cardigan to keep things very neutral and soft. The keys add to the boho feel of the cardigan, but also add an accessory without taking away from the neckline. This must be one of my favorite outfits in this bunch.

Which outfit is your favorite? And would you like me to do a summer lookbook?

2 responses to “Lookbook spring 2014: It’s the season to wear color”

  1. Ik heb niet zo veel met fashion en meestal sla ik die posts over op blogs, maar jouw lookbook posts vind ik wel erg leuk om te lezen. Ik vind alle 5 de looks geweldig en staan je super 🙂 Erg leuk gedaan!

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