As the winter dreariness and chill begins to fade, thoughts of spring and warmer weather start to infiltrate the mind. Regardless of what season the calendar reads, Mother Nature usually has different plans, and when it comes to early spring, there is no exception. Over the past few years, I’ve experienced a wide array of weather during this month, ranging from hot and humid to a wintry mess. Due to the ever-changing emotions of Kentucky weather, many people experience a dilemma … what should I wear!? Whether your heart is set on spring or locked in the confines of a cold winter, fashion can be pretty tricky around this time. So this month, I have teamed up with Dixieland Boutique to show you some fun, yet functional ways to dress during the transitional season.
Dixieland Boutique has been a Bowling Green staple since 2013. Voted as a top 10 boutique in Kentucky, with both online and in-store options, Dixieland Boutique caters to all body shapes and sizes, offering clothes that range from size small up to 3X. This particular quality sets the boutique apart from others. No matter your size, you’ll find something that fits and flatters your shape, giving you the confidence you deserve! The confidence that you look and feel great!
Dixieland Boutique | 820 US-31 Bypass | 270-791-6112
This first look is both casual and comfortable, with a hint of glam. Perfect for a woman on-the-go, this outfit combines great everyday pieces that can be mixed and matched. This long-sleeved shirt is an eye-popping, muted red that brings visions of spring. In the center is a handmade appliqué, sewn on locally, that reads “happy” in a festive floral print. Layered overtop is a camel-colored quilted vest. Given the climate shift during this season, vests are an ideal layering piece that are both practical and stylish. Vests are functional, providing warmth without the bulk, making them a great addition to any wardrobe. But, the highlight and true statement of this outfit are the shoes. Providing the perfect amount of glitz, these rose gold glittery sneakers are a show-stopper, allowing the wearer to put her right foot forward, toward the direction of forever chic.
One of the most versatile garments of clothing a women can wear is a tunic. Many high-end designers have made tunics a signature piece in their collections, in-turn making them a priority in many closets around the world. Tunics provide a loose fitting silhouette that encompasses comfort and coverage, making this garment flattering on all body types. The key to wearing a tunic is pairing it with a slimmer fitting bottom such as jeans, pants or leggings, giving the entire outfit harmony and balance. Speaking of versatility, this pearl, beaded suede stand necklace can be worn three ways, proclaiming it a multifunctional piece of jewelry to add to your collection. It can either be worn as a long, single stand necklace, a layered look with the illusion of a choker, or lastly, as a bracelet by wrapping it multiple times around the wrist.
“Florals? For spring!? Groundbreaking!” Miranda Priestly’s quote in The Devil Wears Prada may live in infamy, but it has proven false year after year. Our love affair with floral prints is here to stay. Wearing florals is about embracing the joy and romance of nature during the spring, and this next piece does just that. This bold, brightly colored jumpsuit is covered in an eye catching, yellow bloom print that couples perfectly with blue accessories. These leather earrings resemble the ones frequently worn by Fixer Upper’s Joanna Gaines, but are less than half the price. The one-of-a-kind blue stone cuff bracelet is hand-crafted locally by Cindy Scott of Fat Cat Jewelry.This trendy cold shoulder or off-the-shoulder look can be seen in a variation of clothing ranging from dresses to sweaters, and even blouses to bathing suits—and it’s a great way to reveal some skin without showing too much. It’s small, yet impactful, conveying a detailed sense of charm, glamour and femininity.
This trendy cold shoulder or off-the-shoulder look can be seen in a variation of clothing ranging from dresses to sweaters, and even blouses to bathing suits—and it’s a great way to reveal some skin without showing too much. It’s small, yet impactful, conveying a detailed sense of charm, glamour and femininity.
There is one color that has absolutely dominated the spring runways this year: yellow! Adding an unexpected pop of yellow to an outfit can radiate vibrancy and life into an ensemble. These tassel pointed toe flats are perfect for doing just that, and would look great with tapered jeans.
Bold prints are a definite must right now. Patterns can add dimension and a visual lure to an outfit. When wearing a large scale pattern like this top, keep it simple by pairing it with a solid color pulled from the print such as this dusty blue cargo vest. The same can be said about accessories: Use them as pattern accents, choosing a coordinating solid color. Lastly, the best way to pull off a bold print or pattern is to be confident! We tend to dress according to our mood. Knowing you look good in an outfit will change the way you feel and even the way others perceive you.
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