Three Tips for Incorporating Color Into Your Wardrobe This Spring

How to Wear Spring Colors

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been LOVING the citrusy colors for spring lately!  They are so fun and fresh, and make me really excited for spring!  Today I’m partnering with ModCloth to share a few different ways you can incorporate colors into your spring wardrobe.

I’ve often said that I like my wardrobe to be a mix of basic staples topped off with more colorful statement pieces, and ModCloth is my go-to shop for the latter.  They have quite a few unique pieces, but they also have pieces in more simple silhouettes but that have a cute twist, like a really cute detail, a gorgeous color, or a super fun print.  (Also important note: a lot of their clothes go up to size 4x, like all the pieces I’m featuring today!)  For this spring, they have tonsss of pieces in fun colors like lavender, mint, yellow, and orange.  So, let’s talk about how to wear them!


Orange Cardigan + White Blouse + Statement Necklace + Bootcut jeans + Wedges + Mint PurseWhite Blouse + Orange Cardigan + Mint Bag + Statement Necklace + jeansWhite Floral Blouse + Statement Necklace + Orange Cardigan + Mint Purse + Bootcut Jeans + Wedge SandalsBootcut Jeans + Wedge Sandals + Orange Cardigan + Mint Purse White Floral Print Blouse + Orange Cardigan + Jeans + Statement Jewelry

Choose a Printed Piece and Accessorize with Colors from the Print
This is THE easiest and most fail-proof way to play with colors.  I often hear people say, “I don’t know what colors to pair with each other!”  Well, using colors from one printed piece basically tells you which colors can go together–and the print pulls together the colors for you.

The top above is from ModCloth, and oh goodness, I totally love it.  I love the tropical print, along with the keyhole neckline and the flutter sleeves (which I failed to get a picture of, but you can see on the product site HERE).  This print has orange and a lighter green, and I incorporated both into the rest of the outfit with the cardigan, necklace, and the bag.  Easy peasy!  BTW, this top is available in sizes up to 4x HERE!

SIZING: I’m wearing the top in size L, not only because I’m pregnant, but because I prefer the fit of the shoulders in Large over Medium.  My shoulders are a bit broader, so flutter sleeves tend to flare out on me too much and make my shoulders look even more broad.  In size L, the shoulders hang off me better rather than flaring out.  With the looser torso once I’m not pregnant, I’m pretty sure I’ll be able to front tuck it in this size.  

Shop for the Look:
Top: c/o ModCloth (exact–wearing L)

Cardigan: Old Navy 
Jeans: Wit & Wisdom (similar-flare) (similar-skinny)
Shoes: Old Navy
Necklace: c/o ModCloth (exact)
Bag: c/o ModCloth (exact)


Navy Floral Midi Dress + Cognac Tote + Cognac Sandals Navy Midi Dress + Cognac Earrings + Cognac Purse + Jean JacketNavy Floral Midi Dress + Statement Earrings Jean Jacket + Navy Midi Dress + Cognac Tote Navy floral midi dress + Jean Jacket + Cognac Tote + WedgesWedges + Navy Floral midi dress + jean jacket + cognac tote Cognac Tote + Navy midi dress + wedges + jord watch + jean jacket

All Neutrals With One Color
If lots of color intimidates you but you want to add something in your spring wardrobe, a more toned down way to do it is by featuring just one color and keeping the rest of your outfit and accessories neutral.  In the dress above, the one color that stands out is orange, while the rest is softer and more subdued blue, and I kept the accessories neutral.  You could do the same with separates, like blue jeans and a navy cardigan with one colorful top or printed top with color.

And BTW, this dress gives me ALL THE HEART EYES!  I’d been eyeing it for months, but it was sold out in my size.  It came back last week, but seems to be going out in a few sizes again.  (But, you should request to be notified if it comes back in your size because I’ve already seen it restocked once.  Has a good chance of restock if there’s enough request!)  It’s super stretchy and comfy, has a gorgeous print, and is in a flattering silhouette.  Plus, it totally fits over my 32 week baby bump AND it’s nursing friendly because of the cross-front neckline!  It’s available up to size 3x HERE!

Shop for the Look:
Dress: c/o ModCloth (exact–wearing size M)
Jacket: Old Navy (similar)
Shoes: Old Navy 


Lavender Sweater + White Jeans + Mustard Flats + Mint Purse + Statement Necklace Lavender Sweater + Statement Necklace + White Jeans + Mint Bag White Jeans + Mustard Flats + Lavender Sweater + Statement Necklace + Mint Bag Lavender Sweater + White Skinnies + Yellow Flats + Mint Purse + Statement Necklace Yellow Flats + Lavender Sweater + White Skinnies + Mint Bag

Mix Several Colors Around One Neutral Piece
Lastly, if you want to wear a ton of color, you could do the opposite of what we talked about above and wear ALL the colors with only ONE neutral piece.  My one neutral piece is the white jeans, and everything else is color, color color!  One thing that makes mixing all these colors easier is to use colors that have similar tints or hues.  This isn’t a hard and fast rule by any means, rather just something that might be helpful if you’re trying to mix lots of colors.  Above, the lavender sweater, mint green purse, and creamy yellow necklace all have more white in them, meaning they are all more pale versions of the colors.  Some stark opposites would be a really saturated plum instead of pale lavender or a bright Kelly green.  A bright Kelly green piece would be a lot harder for me to mix with the lavender sweater, though not impossible.  It’s just way easier when all the colors have similar tints or tones.  Somehow I managed to throw in the darker mustard flats and they still worked.  😛

I’m sooo into the color of this lavender sweater!  It’s very lightweight, making it a great spring sweater.  For sizing, I’m in L again.  M would fit, but I think it’d be quite fitted without a baby bump and better for tucking into skirts (like THIS super pretty skirt that I can’t wear while pregnant–sad!)  But I want a looser fit with jeans, and the shoulders in the L fit me just fine.

This mint bag is the same one from the first outfit, and it totally makes outfits more springy in an instant.  So cute!

Lastly, I LOVE this necklace and have shown it before, but this spring it also came out in orange (HERE) and seafoam green (HERE).  I’m wearing the orange one in the first outfit above.  The yellow one is on final sale, but the orange and seafoam ones aren’t.  They are so darn cute, the perfect colors, and really lightweight so they’re easy to wear.  Love love love, and I’m soooo happy they came out in more colors!   😀

Shop for the Look:
Sweater: c/o ModCloth (exact–wearing size L)

Jeans: Old Navy Maternity
Shoes: c/o ModCloth (exact–wearing size 9)
Necklace: c/o ModCloth (exact)
Bag: c/o ModCloth (exact)



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