Bring Exuberance to your Spring Wardrobe

Traci McBride, TeeMcBee Styling & Image Management

When spring shoots start crawling out of the ground, and stark tree branches produce fresh curly leaves, take notice: The beauty of spring and the freedom of summer are about to expand your senses. And just in time: You’re so ready to shed your winter fleece, show a patch of skin, and wear something that matches the exuberance of the season.

I’m here with a few bold ideas. Ready?

Big/bold frames
We’ve been through a tiny frame phase, but bold, bedazzled, and bigger frames are fresh. A sunglass frame can shout out the season change for you.

Instead of wearing a checked shirt, wear a frame in black and white checks instead. Or dive into color. Frames in bright colors can express your joy. Sure, you can go for a bold, square-framed black pair, but just think how fun it would be to wear a frame in green, or yellow, or pink?
Since this is the accessory you will wear daily if you need prescription eyewear be sure to choose the shade of color that works for your personal power color palette.

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Do you want more of a glam vibe in your sunglasses? Bedazzled frames are the ones for you! Choose a pair of glasses that have crystals lining them. Or find one with colored gemstones.

Oversized totes
I bet you’re ready to swap out your black or brown bag for something lighter and fresher this season.

Think big: oversized totes will surely grab your attention. If you’re thinking of the size of your recycle bags that you take to the market when you shop for groceries, think bigger.

An oversized tote may over-the-top to you, but it does make for an exuberant statement. Think about the size tote you’re comfortable wearing. Now expand that image by ten to twenty-five percent. Could you be up for that?

If you’re worried about it weighing you down, this bag style comes in lightweight materials like mesh, netting, crochet, or raffia.

Don’t overstuff it. Pretend it’s a little bag and just carry your essentials.

The reason this trend is worth looking at is that totes come in multiple colors, materials, patterns, or solids. You can go for any mood you want.

Another place to add exuberance is with bows. You can go dainty and wear a flat shoe with bow detail, or you can wear a dress and add a large bow to the waistline. It’s the detail of the season. Buy a dress, blouse, or skirt that has a bow detail attached, or take one of your clothing pieces from last year and add your own bow. Go to a fabric store and choose an extra-wide ribbon or pick out what of your narrow scarves and make a bow with it.

When shopping for suitable scarves or ties, choose colors or patterns that you enjoy. Or, wear two ties at a time. There’s no reason you have to go with just one scarf or tie to make your bow. Choose two different fabric ties and come up with your own unique look.

These are just three easy examples of adding something with that exuberant feel of the season. But if you feel unsure of yourself, you can bet that I’m here to help. Give me a call, and we’ll find perfect ways to express your joy.