A true showstopper, Ultra Violet is Pantone’s color of the year. And for good reason! Intense, empowering, and dreamy are just a few words that do this specific shade justice. Unique to any of the trending colors that we’ve been seeing for the past few years, Ultra Violet has a true rockstar-esque presence. Prince, Bowie, and Hendrix all favored the blue-purple for it’s royal quality and stage presence. In all honesty, I feel pretty stage-ready (or runway-ready, rather,) in my own Ultra Violet look.
Traveling has always been a huge source of inspiration for me. I’m fortunate enough to have visited some truly beautiful places with unbelievable venues, delectable food, and of course, stunning scenery. Each time I step foot onto new territory, fresh styling ideas spark to life. If I had to determine the most influential element of these memorable trips, it’s always the colors around me. Flowers on trees, patterned beach blankets, vivid plating at restaurants, and even a glimpse of a bird or a fish can influence some of my most successful looks.
If you’re anywhere on the East Coast, you’ve been experiencing Mother Nature’s indecisiveness for about a month now. Even if I wake up to 50 degrees, I have no idea whether I’ll be shedding layers or switching to rain boots by mid-afternoon. Frustrating? A little. The perfect excuse to start wearing all of my new spring buys? Absolutely.
Visualize yourself opening your closet right now. Turn to your workwear section, and thumb through the hangers. Are you looking at 8 different colors of the same button down blouse? Are you sliding along a different cardigan for each day of the week? Is one measly pair of black flats sitting in the corner? If you’re nodding your head right now, then you’ve most likely hit a roadblock in your work wardrobe. We’ve all been there. However, you spend a good 40% of your waking life at work so looking and feeling your absolute best for such a huge part of your life can can and should start right in your closet!Continue Reading