Late last week, temperatures in New York went up a lot. We no longer needed heavy coats, socks, not boots. Which got me thinking about a spring wardrobe, and the pieces I’m going to be wearing. But I soon realized, I’m out of practice. Even though I’ve been trying to wear more colorful pieces, I keep falling back on copper tones, black or neutral. And hating myself over it.
It takes practice to really be creative with your clothes. And even though winter is all about layers and how many you can sport in a sitting, spring is about pops of color and introducing patterns. I look at those pieces, that I love, but can’t fandom the thought of wearing them in such a cold setting. And when I can actually wear them, I freeze.
Again, with this look, I fetched a piece I got during Christmas from I Portuguese brand I talked about here. I honestly tried this top with two skirts, two pairs of trousers and ended up wearing it with dark grey jeans. And a single pop of color. It’s comfortable, but I don’t like being comfortable when it comes to clothes. I like mixing patterns, adding color, finding a sweet spot between classic and fun.
While I work on my spring-muscle, let’s appreciate the beauty of a handmade piece. Of a Portuguese brand. And of the sweet and gorgeous girl who makes the piece(s). Her spring collection, Ray, was out a few weeks ago and everyone went mad. It’s so beautifully inspired and screams summer in the french riviera. I’m eyeing two of the pieces and just found out she ships to the US!