Valerie Moody

Colorful Blingy Spring

By - May 5th, 2012 12:46 pm

Yay! Spring is here! Things are blooming, the sun is shining and its time to bring out your spring wardrobe. With this season’s trends it is easy to bring life to your look. This Spring, fashion is abound with color, neutrals and bling! Colors are vibrant and loud — hot pinks, mangos, yellows, blues, greens and neon colors. Yes, I said NEON! I couldn’t believe it myself, but the more I see them the more I like them. You can also find jeans in an array of bright colors, just be careful not to overdo it. Sometimes just a splash of color has more impact than pulling color through your whole outfit.

Bright colorful scarves available at Goldi’s in Shorewood


If you tend to shy away from wearing bright colors, you can easily bring them into your outfit with accessories. One trend this season is to wear bright or neon-colored scarves. Scarves are great because they are available in a wide range of fabrics and colors and can be worn many ways from the traditional scarf around the neck, as a shawl, or as a sarong coverup. The options are endless. Check out this great guide: 12-ways to tie a scarf. It’s amazing how many ways there are to tie them!

Essie Nail color “Lights.” (Photo courtesy of Essie)


If scarves aren’t your thing or you’d like to ease your way into color, try painting your toes and nails with Essie’s new line of nail color called Pappi.razzi. It’s a great collection of colors with absolutely fun names. My favorite is “Lights.” This color pallette is great to have on hand especially when wearing sandals. You’ve got to have painted toenails!


Especially exciting for me this season is the fact that bling is still in — a good thing for my fellow bling-ers, as your prized accessories can be used for another season! So bling it up with big rings, sparkly sandals, sequin-adorned scarves and bags as well as silver and champagne colored handbags. Mix metallic belts, handbags and sandals with spring’s bright colors or add them to a neutral outfit to give it some pizazz.

Amorir sunglasses, picture courtesy of Be Gorgeous

These glasses from Amorir are oh-so-fabulous. They are fun, funky and edgy and right in trend for the season. Join fashion divas like Lady Gaga and Rihanna and pick up a pair. Sunglasses are a must to finish off your look and these are sure to give your look a boost! If you’re not into bling and are looking for unique sunglasses, I still love Prada’s line of Baroque sunglasses from 2011. They are oversized and bold and definitely unique.


Buckets and tote bags are in fashion this season — metallic colors, sequins, patterns laser-cut in leather and colorful weaved bags. Here are a few of my favorites, all of which are available locally from Goldi’s in Shorewood.

Patterned rhinestones on metallic

Sequined bag with chain handles

Colorful woven leather

Patterns laser-cut in leather


The platform/wedge style shoe is keeping its popularity this Spring. From casual to dressy, low to high heel, they are a must have for the season. Pick up a pair in a bright color or have a few pairs of neutrals on hand to mix and match with any outfit. These are a few of my favorites below. They feature rope accents with a comfortable heel and can be worn with jeans, skirts and even shorts!


Hope you’ve enjoyed my picks. Follow me on Pinterest for more accessory and fashion finds!


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