Subtle Spring Colors

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Subtle spring colors

The great thing about spring is that it’s time to emerge from the gray and black that keeps us northerners warm in the bleak winter and start remembering what colors are. If you’ve read this blog even once before, you know it’s no stranger to pastel. Luckily for me, this season is all about pastels. Pantone’s colors of the year, Rose Quartz and Serenity, are beautiful light hues.

Using elements of rust, tan, beige, dusty blue and lavender I combined neutrals with dusty pastels to create subtle spring colors. In this outfit I used almost entirely thrifted things and old items in my closet. My aunt bought me these boots for Christmas probably three years ago and the necklace is a vintage heirloom, but I was surprised to find an identical one for sale at One King’s Lane Vintage! The suede skirt is one I bought at an outlet store and raw-cut the hem. The only new purchase is my lavender Baggu clutch from Parc Boutique. I bought it to be a cosmetic case, but I actually love the quality leather and slouchy silhouette, so I sometimes cart it around as my purse even though it doesn’t have handles. This style has sold out, but now they have other pastel leather bags, including some with straps! It’s also available in pink.

subtle spring colorsOutfit Details

Jacket – Secondhand Banana Republic – similar  // Boots – similar  //  Tights – Target  //  Neckace –  One King’s Lane Vintage  //  Skirt – outlet purchase similar  // Bag – Parc Boutique (available here in pink)

Photos by Mo Ashley

12 Comments on Subtle Spring Colors

    • admin
      April 18, 2016 at 8:09 am (2 years ago)

      Thank you!

      Reply
    • admin
      April 18, 2016 at 8:09 am (2 years ago)

      Thanks Anna! I tried to find them for sale anywhere so I could link to them, but I couldn’t find anything close!

      Reply
    • admin
      April 18, 2016 at 11:34 am (2 years ago)

      Thanks Mikayla. I like your blog.

      Reply
  1. Kayla
    May 6, 2016 at 11:00 am (2 years ago)

    Love these colors! And on a more random thought, I love the stairs pictured.

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    • admin
      May 6, 2016 at 12:09 pm (2 years ago)

      Thanks! They are the stairs of a pedestrian bridge by the Walker Art Gallery’s sculpture garden in Minneapolis. A great place to visit if you’re ever touring the Twin Cities.

      Reply
  2. April
    May 6, 2016 at 12:17 pm (2 years ago)

    Yes! Love spring colours and love thrifting.

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  3. rebecca
    May 6, 2016 at 7:00 pm (2 years ago)

    Love the idea of raw cutting the hem of the skirt to transform it to a length that works better for you.

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    • admin
      May 9, 2016 at 8:23 am (2 years ago)

      Thanks Rebecca!

      Reply

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