Dear vangaurd valentines (that’s you!),
On a holiday some celebrate with a luxurious self-care ritual, romantic outing with a hot date(s), or creative time with the kids constructing clever valentines for their classmates, we want to take a moment to honor the vibrant individuals who inspire us with some spring fashion fun.
Our gift to you is this Sweethearts inspired style guide to cutting edge Spring fashion. Designed to give you a little pep in your step as the sun starts to shine and you’re planning what to wear to your action oriented meetings this season. Think color, silhouette and texture!
First off – PINK!
Do you like to be ahead of the curve with your IT handbags? Go for a vibrant mini-bag like this amazing pink one! Also, the bow blouse is a huge trend we will see continue into fall. Don’t fret the investment if you haven’t already dipped your toe in. Pink wool coat $100, floral trousers, metallic stud earrings $48 and use code SCARLET to get 10% off anything on the site, pink bow blouse, Carabu sandal $99.95, Moon Bag in bubblegum leather.
Beyonce at the Grammy’s inspired this look! Gone are the days of treating your floor-length silk dress preciously. Wear it with boots, wear it in the rain, wear it to brunch – just do it! These shades keep you mysterious all the while. Yellow and gold, let’s go! Maxi belt coat $170, Jill Stuart silk maxi dress $415, Karen Walker oversized shades in goldenrod, modern hair tie $28, Fine necklace, multi-color platform sandal $125… which I won’t be wearing myself at 6’0” tall so I’m living vicariously through you.
We love going on about our work days wearing clothes that feel like bed time. Silk lays soft against the skin and drapes effortlessly. You can dress it up or down all year long which is why silk is one of my favorite fabrics. If this seafoam/mint color is your fave, snatch it up in full force this season. J.Crew regent wool topcoat on sale, cashmere + silk scarf available in any color $99, green Ray-Bans, Zadig & Voltaire pajama-like pants $198, satin camisole $80, taupe suede slingbacks $248 and use code scarlet001 to get $25 off any pair of shoes on the site.
I was in NYC fashion haunts in November and saw plenty of chic women in their 60s and 70s rocking distressed denim with a statement coat, flat footwear and confidence. I dig. Light beige short cotton trench $130, light blue funnel neck sweater $68, ocean blue sunglasses $118, multi-color low top sneakers $238, highly distressed denim, swiss made watch by Uniform Wares $325+ or stop by Canoe in Portland. If you prefer to distress your own jeans rather than pay top dollar, you may be interested in this handy dandy guide on how to give your old denim new life!
Bells chime this Spring. Have fun with the silhouette that brings a certain whimsy to any outfit. Bell sleeve jacket $130, peeptoe mules $120, convertible leather bucket bag backpack $150 and use code SCARLET to get 33% off on the site, S’well water bottle $24, lilac jumpsuit with flounce sleeves $98, fringe earrings $37 but I urge you to support the Portland designer who spearheaded this style years ago, Hazel Cox.
White is the last color in the Sweethearts candy collection. I’ve styled all white outfits on the blog before, so I’m going grey for all of you out there who love color but wear the grey sweaters in your closet 10x more. A monochromatic look lacks luster without texture and dimension. This is a great example of how to make a tonal palette interesting. Quarter tuck this bell sleeve sweater $36 into these lightweight wool tie waist pants that are 40% off today. Fringe stacked patent heels $248 and get $25 off any shoe on the site with code scarlet001. Dove grey nail polish $11 or stop by Visit for a mani, Love Leather crossbody $195, Pamela Love silver earrings at Twist. The Her ring in sterling silver $58 is available with cursive or block print letters in silver or gold and 10% of the sales go to organizations we believe in.
Tune in next week when we’ll show you how to mix and match the pieces from this rainbow collection of outfits aiming to provide inspiration for adventurous color combinations you can try in your own wardrobes.
Happy Valentines (a.k.a. Galentines) to you beauties.