Pink, Blue and Black and White All Over: Colors and Texture For Spring 2014
As spring finally emerges after a long hard winter, this season’s colors are black, white and pastel all over. Pale pinks and blues add a sophisticated touch to a predominantly black and white color scheme. This stunning effect uses color as an accent. Lots of blue in every shade abounds from pale to royal to classic navy. This season you cannot go wrong in blue. Successful, powerful women know that finding a Millionaire Match requires a carefully crafted style. These women are trend-setters. Style spotter, Bill Cunningham’s latest pictures in the New York Times recently showcased such women in black and white with touches of pink, blue and red.
If you do not already have one in your wardrobe a pink or blue sheath dress, get one now because it is a must have for the spring. Like the little black dress made famous by Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, a sheath is very versatile and can be dressed up or down. It is an essential classic piece. A blue or pink pastel sheath dress with all black achieves a striking effect. For instance, wear it with a black wrap sweater, opaque black tights and black platform heels. Pair the outfit with a set of pearls and a gold chain. For warmer climates, go bare legged with the same heels.
A structured look characterizes a lot of the collections this season with an emphasis on dramatic edges and clean lines. Anne Fontaine, the go-to designer for the classic white blouse, has lots of options for dramatic white shirts to check out from ruffles to flared collars. Accessorize the outfit with either a pastel scarf, car coat or a striking fire engine red bag to achieve a dramatic look wear a white blouse with a big collar. Hem lengths range from micro to floor length. Always choose the length that looks best on you.
Also, big are layers and texture. Big bold prints and layering different types of fabrics make a strong statement. Prints bring a dramatic effect to an outfit. Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer collection features black and white bold prints. Black and white prints are still very much in vogue this spring. For texture try mixing silk with a woven fabric such as a light wool. The effect gives an outfit an added dimension, complexity and richness. If you are petite, be sure to pick a print that does not overpower you. Prints work well with a solid color. For instance, a bold black and white skirt with a black top, black tights and black platforms, and then pair the outfit with a pink, blue or red clutch.
By incorporating these trends into your own unique flare, you define your own style. Always pick pieces that you feel good in. Style starts with confidence. When shopping this spring make purchases that work with your already established style. Master your own look. With the right accessories and a few signature pieces, you will be turning heads this spring and reining in your MillionaireMatch.