This post originally started off as a “from winter to spring/summer wardrobe change” piece. However, our team here has been working hard to perfect the site for you all and have pushed back the launch date a bit at Thought Pizza. Needless to say, we said goodbye to winter long ago and are well into warm weather.
That being said, I still feel like many of my clothing pieces have a slightly dreary seasonal look to them, mainly when it comes to color. I am not drawn to super girly things, bright highlighter neon pants/shirts/shoes/whatever make me nervous, pastels are for the Easter bunny, and I feel weird when I have too much pink on.
So instead of "from winter to spring," I’ll just give some general guidelines on how to not look like a Debbie Downer if you, like me, prefer to wear mostly neutral and/or dark colors.
1. Messy hair is a summer staple. Especially for those of us with hair that isn’t naturally poker straight, there’s no point in trying too hard. Beachy waves, ponytails, buns, braids, all good summer dos.
2. Small splashes of pink are very clean looking. Even for those of us that aren't big fans of the color, a small bit of pale or light pink is sometimes refreshing (like a scarf!).
3. Dull colors are still colors, don’t forget about them. And a floral print (or any print for that matter) can liven up a dark outfit.
4. Try fabrics that flow, no matter what the color. Dresses work well for this: breezy and light!
5. Stripes are fun (white and blue especially give you a nautical, summery look).
6. Nail polish: it’s just great all year round.
7. And lastly, lipstick is the quickest way to add some color to anything. Maybelline baby lips is one of my favorites; it’s a moisturizing balm, has SPF 20, and comes in different shades (including clear).
There you have it. My quick fixes to summerfy your wardrobe.