"Everyday is a fashion show and the world is the runway."
- Coco Chanel
- Coco Chanel
The Sophisticate is what it sounds--someone who likes clean lines and minimal clothing pieces. But Spring, for me at least, is about the potential of fun and the sight of bright flowers and things growing! I think the Sophisticate in Spring is a woman who works but has fun on the weekends too.
Blush tones are super fun for spring. And adding a neutral skirt or pant brings focus to the ruffles. I chose a top with ONE layer of ruffles because ruffles are the bees knees right now for spring and I don't want too much bulk if I were to go with more ruffle layers. Ruffles also add a fun texture to the outfit.
This cream, open cardigan is a dream! It goes with anything! I stayed with a neutral and light colour palette and no patterns or prints to keep the look streamline for work or lunch.
Flats would be wonderful with this look too. The skirt is a long semi-tight fitting skirt that falls well below the knee so that heels can be worn but still looks put together and streamline.
This look is quirkier and more fun than the previous.
The patterned trousers feature a straight leg cut to create clean lines and then texture comes from the crepe pastel blazer with the half vertical ruffle to break up the super straight lined look.
Adding a darker top with the racer front adds character to the look. Adding colour and patterns for spring freshness, but the darker top also reminds us that it isn't summer just yet.
This is my favourite look by far. I love the lace embroidered top that adds a feminine and fresh touch to the neutral palette, while adding texture.
I used the same skirt because this skirt is perfect for the chillier Canadian Spring. The lines are again clean and uncluttered without too much fabric or jewelry. This is a super minimal look but has some Spring fun to it with the lace top.
This is a weekend or casual Friday look. The jeans are tight and hug the curves and REALLY stream lines the body and adds a different dimension apart from the looser top.
The top has minimal pattern on it. They're actually LADYBUGS! The cardigan is long to promote a longer and leaner figure. The booties are very minimal with super sharp and straight edges to juxtapose the loose top.
The back of the top is my favourite! It has buttons and a tie at the back! You can leave the top either tucked in or not.
Spring to me is giving us a taste of the fun that is yet to come. The ruffles, patterns and brighter colours remind me that Spring is brighter and flirtier than Fall and Winter were. You can go out more and show more skin. The Sophisticate embodies a minimalist look but it doesn't always have to be so straight lined and modern. Throw in the colour, patterns and texture to remind you that Spring is here!