OUTFITS Spring

5 Ways to Freshen Up Your Spring Look

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Spring always makes me itch for change: a new haircut, a wardrobe update or even rearranging furniture – yes, even after I just moved in. Blooming blossoms just have that effect on me apparently! How about y’all? Same boat or nah? I know we’re already a few weeks (okay, maybe even a month) into Spring, but I wanted to share some easy ways to freshen things up!

1. Chop it off (& brighten it up)

I don’t think I’m speaking exclusively for myself when I say that winter is not the best time for hair. Dry, static-y, all around not fun, am I right? During the colder months, I feel like besides deep conditioning every now and then, my hair is totally neglected. I let it grow out (hello, split ends!) and just let it do its thing as I patiently await the warmer months.

Come Spring, I make an appointment with my hairdresser and let her work some magic. It doesn’t have to be anything drastic, but I do usually need a chop of some sorts. Just cutting off a few inches will bring your hair back to life, believe me. Also, if you’re someone who colors their hair, now is the perfect time to brighten it up a bit, especially around your face. I just booked an appointment with my girl for Thursday – to get some more highlights for Spring. I’ll be keeping my hair long, but maybe come Summer I’ll go a little shorter!

2. Spa day For One

Plan an at-home spa day for yourself. I like to think of this as the end of winter hibernation. Exfoliation, face masks, hair masks, and a bubble bath: the whole works. You will be glowing and feel like new at the end of the day. Praise-hand emoji!

3. Spring-clean your closet

This is an obvious one, but I also feel like it’s one I never end up really getting around to because I have such a hard time letting go of clothing! Go through your wardrobe, and ask yourself when the last time you wore something was. If there is an item that stayed in your closet, untouched, through spring and summer of last year, get rid of it! There is no better feeling of purging your closet.

Also, when you’re done comes the fun part: make a list of the things your closet is missing for spring and summer. Maybe that perfect midi dress or a new pair of cropped jeans? I think yes!

I just did this before shooting my closet reveal and it was SUCH an amazing feeling!

4. Incorporate (more!) color

Spring means you can reintroduce more color into your wardrobe! And what can be better than that? Pastels are going to be huge, so are bold stripes, so don’t be scared to freshen things up. P.S. For more spring trends, check out this post.

5. Check-up on your makeup

Brightening up doesn’t just apply to hair and clothes for spring. The makeup I wear in winter is usually a little moodier (like the brownish lipsticks I’ve been loving), and better matched to my pale winter skin – UGH – than anything I would use in spring and summer. Spring is about reincorporating the healthy summer glow look, with the use of more highlighter and blush. Oh, and I’ve been experimenting with new bronzers and self-tanners – more on that to come!

Feel fresh already y’all? Feels good!

Outfit Details: Halogen Long Cardigan (such a good find!) // Pleione Pocket Tunic // Paige White Jeans // Michael Kors Wedges // Moon & Lola Hoop Earrings

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  • Dressed With Soul

    Thanks for your tips! You are the best proof that they work :)
    xx Rena
    http://www.dressedwithsoul.com

    • thanks for stopping by Rena! Hope you have a great Monday!

  • Rach

    These are great tips! I love that long cardigan of yours!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

    • me too! I have it in pink and cream too – it’s such a good one!! thanks for stopping by Rach!

  • Melissa Klusek

    Yes x 100 to the cutting and lightening hair! I’m getting married in July so I’ve been trying to grow it out for monthssss, and actually can’t wait until I can chop it and try something new with the color! I also have a feeling I’m going to need that white t-shirt you’ve been raving about :)

    • the $25 one?!!! It’s amazing! I feel like it always sells out super fast eACH season so I’d jump on it while you can!! :) I wore it in that post I wrote about what to wear to a baseball game – is that the one you’re talking about?!

      • Melissa Klusek

        Yes! And I absolutely loved that outfit too!

  • mks43

    definitely needing to lighten my hair back up for spring/summer… can’t wait for my next appointment! i’m itching to cut it off again but trying to grow it for a while… i love it down when it’s short but it’s impossible to put up!

    • I hear you. I HAVE to be able to put mine up or i’ll GO CRAZY. so I’m with you there!

  • Melanie

    Oh these tips are awsome and easy to handle. I did my hair, but I need a huge Spa Day at home…my closet is fresh cleaned, but I think I need to buy some color :-*

    Melanie / http://www.goldzeitblog.de

    • how’d you do your closet?! Mine is still a WIP although I feel like it always will be!

  • Love the bag!

    Love,

    http://www.thestyleventure.com

  • Couldn’t agree more!! I just changed my hair…got that same Spring itchiness.

  • I’ve been trying to add more colour in my wardrobe this spring paticularly pastels as i adore them and with this season being my favourite- what better time. These were really well thought out tips. lovely post

    http://www.thewhimsicalwildling.com/

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  • Meike Fi

    Ypur tips for a better spring wardrobe is really thought out. I already added more colours. For me its not only pastels but also khaki colours. Aaaaaand rose metalic elements :) Thank you for your tips how to spring-clean the closet. :)

    http://blog.mode-schroeder.com/

  • You look so beautiful!
    xx Nicki
    http://www.morningelegance.de

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