How into Spring are you? I know from conversations on the Tips & Teasers Facebook page that not everyone has switched their closets yet. Those white pants in this photo? They’re corduroys! And I’m not leaving the house without two more layers, you’ll see.
We have to be patient as spring is like that: cool, warm, then warm, then hot, then cool. The Serenity Prayer just popped into my head: God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
I know what we can change—our accessories!
We can add color, movement, lightness, playfulness with our spring accessories.
Bold and vibrant colors are encouraged in spring
I read somewhere on the internet that bold and vibrant colors are encouraged for spring. I love that! It sounds official like a doctor just prescribed that or something.
And it’s not a bad prescription. I think fashion offers us a way to dive into a season to more richly experience the energy of nature. Russ and I walked by the roses one day and saw that they were getting ready to bloom. Twenty-four hours later there were roses in full bloom, some of them the width of a salad plate.
I mean really—how does that happen overnight?
Matching the vibrancy of spring with colorful, playful jewelry
If I’m going to match the vibrancy of spring with spring accessories, I’m going to do it with colorful, playful jewelry. I’ve got just the example to share with you.
As a brand ambassador for Artful Home, I choose two pieces of jewelry at the beginning of a season and use them to demonstrate my fashion tips. For spring I chose to go in a new direction. I decided to explore a contemporary theme.
The Multi Circle Cuff Bracelet caught my eye as a nice companion to the earrings. I love the playful geometric shapes. The metal cuff also comes in turquoise, pink, bronze, blue, white, and yellow and molds to your wrist. When it does get warmer, this cuff provides its own ventilation.
I’m taking you to work today to “see” another accessory choice
I was hopeful that it was going to warm up today but it didn’t. When Erin and I met our client Veronica, the topic of discussion was how cold it was. But that didn’t stop us from making cute spring outfits for her May trip to France and Geneva. Note: we did pack layers for her!
She has a great collection of accessories that we’ve purchased over the years, but for the trip, we kept her accessories at a minimum. I didn’t think at the time to photograph them but the spring accessories she’s taking with her include a shiny silver teardrop earring, two stackable rings—one in brushed silver and the other one in textured light silver, one silver CIRCLE link necklace and that’s it. I mention this because that’s another way to change the things you can—wear your lightest metal earrings and necklaces (in both color and weight) that have with a light, effortless feel.
You’ll see some examples in this post about Beauty Bundles.
Layering a cuff over a sleeve
Veronica loved how I’d layered the circle cuff over my jean jacket.
I do too. Again, it’s just playful and that’s what we all want more of in spring.
Pulling out my prescription pad
As your pretend fashion physician, I say pull out some pieces from your jewelry stash that embody the energy of spring. If something looks heavy or serious, think about choosing to adorn yourself with something else, something that has a lighthearted feel. If you shop online or in stores, try to resist going for what you always go for and purchase something that fits nicely into this spring season. Your heart and soul will love it.
I have more topics to share about springtime and accessories. Are there specific questions you’d like me to address? I’d love to hear from you! And do please give us details about some of your springtime treasures!