I like to think that spring is a great time for a little re-invention of sorts and a chance to update your look! Recently, I had the opportunity to host and style a fun afternoon at the Bloomingdale’s Willowbrook store. They are really opening some great new shops within this mall and Bloomingdale’s also really impresses with their selection of styles.
Going beyond a dress and the basics, are your accessories. This is a way to express your personality and be more playful or flirty with your look. I set up a display that was focused around the Pantone colors of the year, Rose Quartz (a soft blush tone) and Serenity (dusty blue). These colors add a light and airy feel to everything from your favorite LBD (little black dress), denim, bohemian tops and pretty lace dresses. I also had the opportunity to assist customers to find that perfect must-have accessory/wardrobe changer of the season. Some were looking for earrings for their daughters for prom, while others were looking for a cool, new pair of sunglasses and another customer needed a new spring bag. Whatever the case, we had a good time talking style and perusing the different ways to enhance your seasonal look. There also was a great raffle and one lucky Bloomingdale’s customer won a new Rebecca Minkoff Mara Saddle Bag – talk about a sweet give-away! Below are photos from my afternoon at the store. Here are some of the flattering and trendy style-tips that will wow them this season:
1)Add a touch of scallop detailing: From handbags to shoes, scallop details are a dainty and whimsical way to celebrate spring. These kate spade new york Eleni Scalloped Bow Flats are a chic, comfortable and fashionable way to strut into the warmer weather. Pair with dresses, skirts, jeans and more!
2) Cool Girl Sunnies: From brands like Jimmy Choo, Ray Ban, Kate Spade and beyond there was something for everyone in the sunglasses department. Owning a pair that flatters your facial features, highlights those cheekbones and gives you that movie-star moment is a must! Live a little! We couldn’t help but notice these gorgeous Jimmy Choo Mirrored Baba Aviator Sunglasses. Think elevated classic with special details!
3) Handbag Refresh: Each season, it’s good to update your daily handbag. It’s the type you more than likely get the most use out of, so making this investment makes sense! I always encourage choosing a bag that works best for your needs and also pairs well with many items in your current wardrobe. The MARC JACOBS Recruit Small Saddle Bag in Cement ( a grey/taupe color) is a wonderful day-to-day option. With modern details, versatility and space for your phone, lipstick, wallet, etc. This is definitely a bag that can be worn all year around, but also great for spring/summer and compliments both casual and night-out looks.