The spring has officially arrived and fashionistas just wanna have fun! It seems all we want to do is to start wearing those spring outfits as soon as possible. Straw accessories are simply perfect to create that spring/summer vibe so many of us are craving right now. Today I'll show you an outfit proposal that features two straw accessories: a straw hat and a straw bag. On this particular day I really wanted to shed layers and get rid of heavy coats, but as it wasn't super warm yet, I had to think of something.
The solution was to opt for cord pieces. Corduroy was all the rave last year, but for many of us it was nothing new. Many of us never really stopped wearing it. If you are lover of vintage, the chances are that wearing cord pieces is second nature to you. This material is typically quite warm and comfortable. This makes it ideal for spring. You can put on a nice pair of cord jeans and a cord jacket and you can get that cool casual vibe going, without having to risk getting a cold. I liked the idea of pairing it with a scarf and straw accessories, creates a bit of contrast. I added the scarf to this outfit for the sake of comfort and warmth ( I always feel warmer when I'm wearing scarves) and even if this scarf is really a foulard. I think a nice foulard can be perfect for creating that spring chic as well, especially if it has an interesting print.
I've bought these cord flare jeans recently but I used to have a vintage pair of cord jeans that looked just like it and I wore that pair until it fell into pieces. The cord jacket I'm wearing is vintage. You had the chance of seeing this vintage cord jacket many times, because I wear it all the time. In context of this outfit, a beige jacket seems a good match with straw accessories. I will have to make a mental note of that. I bought this hat last year and the bag as well. If I remember well, both were a bargain. I like the contrast between black and beige. The straw bag has a lot of black in it, and some blue (as does the foulard). I always get questions about this foulard. I think this foulard was originally gifted to my mother by the ambassador of Netherlands or something like that. I know it was some kind of diplomatic gift. Anyhow, I've been wear it non stop for more than a decade. Isn't it great when you find an accessory you love and want to wear all the time? When I think of my go to pieces, I have to think of accessories as well. They can make such a difference, can't they? I really like this straw bag as well. When straw bags became popular, I decided to wait until I found one that seemed unique and so I waited until I found this beauty (and that was towards the end of last summer). I plan to wear this straw bag (and other straw accessories) a lot this spring and summer. I just love how straw accessories can dress down an outfit and make it seem more casual and relaxed. It's all about those vacation vibes, isn't it?
Take a look at the outfit bellow. Do you notice how these two straw accessories (the straw hat and the straw bag) dress down this white graduation dress perfectly? This one shoulder white dress with lace details is a party/cocktail dress really, but with straw accessories it can be turn into everyday wear. This is a neat trick if you want to create a feminine spring styling. Wear a statement dress or a skirt and then dress it down with straw accessories. Who knew that special occasion dresses can be simply perfect to create romantic and feminine spring outfits, right? That's the beauty of spring. If you have any cocktail dresses or even bridesmaid dresses in your closet, consider dressing them down for everyday. Give it a try! You can even check out these graduation dresses to see if you can find something you like, whether or not you're actually shopping for a graduation dress.
|one shoulder white dress|