One of the biggest trends on the catwalk for Spring 2018 was what we called “Brighter than the Sun”. We chatted a bit about this trend in our recent Spring 2018 Trends to Wear Now post.  Basically, the trend is to go big and bright with color. Use neons, loud animal prints, and crazy colors and textures because they are all on trend at the moment. So now is the perfect time to take a little chance while getting dressed in the morning and step out of your style comfort zone.

We suggest you start with baby steps.  First try a different colored handbag or statement shoe. Once you get a ton of compliments on your fabulous accessory, it will give you more courage to take a step further. Then maybe try out a fun patterned blouse under your work blazer. You'll again enjoy the accolades being showered upon you for that brave move.  Before you know it, you’ll be dressing like a runway model learning and discovering your very own fashionista wild side! Taking risks in life, in all aspects - not just fashion, can be scary.  But, taking risks, in aspects of life, helps build character, creativity and knowledge of who we really are. Fashion is a great (and relatively safe) place to experiment. By trying new outfit combinations and adding new pieces to your wardrobe, you’ll breathe new life into your closet for the spring season all while breathing new life into you!

So next time you’re trying to wear that spring slip dress on a chilly day, layer it with a sweater underneath! Or play with color by swapping your black tights for pink ones! You can also pair a floral skirt with a striped shirt for a little pattern play as long as the colors are in the same family.  Or maybe try wearing some leather skinny pants for the first time. These are just a few simple ways that you can freshen up your wardrobe for spring and take some fashion risks here and there. So, go on now... Buy that bold handbag in that gorgeous rich red hue or those leopard shoes you've always wished you could wear. Truth is, there are a gazillion ways you can just slightly step out of your comfort zone for maximum impact like adding a statement necklace to your graphic tee or throwing on a chic broad-brimmed hat.  No time like the present to show the world who we really are!

Here are some of our favorite pieces that you can use  to shake up your style!

MCM Orange Leather Studs Handbag $340

DVF Turquoise Silk Dress Sz. 4 $125

Max Mara Blue Jacket Sz. 2 $200

Prada Orange Turquoise Silk Dress Sz. 4 $455

Gucci Red Patent Leather Wedges Sz. 41 $200







Erikson Beamon Necklace $170

Jimmy Choo Yellow Black Heels Sz. 37.5 $200

Gucci Black Leather Tassels Handbag $800

Jimmy Choo Green Python Handbag $730

Givenchy Leather Rhinestone Heels Sz. 39 $455






Stella McCartney Jumpsuit Sz. 8 $160

Christian Dior Blue Patterned Heels Sz. 35.5 $115

Lanvin Black White Striped Blouse Sz. 6 $110

Emilio Pucci Top Sz. 10 $140

Dolce & Gabbana Red Striped Flats Sz. 41 $125

Balenciaga Floral Blouse Sz.2 $350






How do you like to step out of your comfort zone with fashion? Tell us in the comments below!

April 04, 2018 — Tracie Pfrogner

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