March has arrived, and spring is right around the corner! With the flowers in bloom and the weather warming up, you're probably already in a springtime frame of mind. If you're anything like us here at Nicole Shoes, you're ready to pack away the heavy winter sweaters and boots and start transitioning your wardrobe for the warmer months ahead.
These 70 degree days may come as a bit of surprise if you're not ready for them. You may have already found yourself scrambling around in the morning, digging through your closet and trying to pull together a work and weather-appropriate look. All while downing your last bit of coffee and trying to blow dry your hair. (Yeah, we've had days like that too.)
Instead of attempting to rush around at the last minute to put together a look that you're satisfied with, why not pull together a few versatile pieces that you can mix and match for a easy, fresh look each day? Here's an example of an effortlessly stylish spring work look to help you get started.
When we think of spring, we think of crisp whites and soft flowing fabrics. This basic white shirt dress is a great starting point for our look. It's short-sleeved and hits right at the knee, which makes it perfect for work. Yet it's versatile and casual enough to dress down for the weekend. Pieces like these are always great to look for when putting together your looks - basic, but versatile. This particular dress also has a great bit of visual interest in it's texture, a motif that we will continue to implement throughout the rest of our pieces.
When it comes to looking sharp and work-appropriate, we love balancing bright shades and flowy feminine elements with contrasting details, maintaining harmony between the two. A great way to do this in an outfit is to introduce rich neutrals tones through our accessories. The Ania open toe booties come in this delicious butterscotch tone that gives a nice visual contrast. A variation of this shade is also present in our tan handbag, which balances out the look nicely. Notice that the shades are similar, not matching. We're trying to steer away from the outdated rule of matching our shoes with our purse. Accessories don't need to be an exact match in color, as long as they go well together.
And as we stated before, a great way to add visual interest to a simple look like this is to play with textures. The Ania open toe booties feature subtle texture blocking detail that adds an extra dimension to these versatile heels. Additional texture can also be found in our handbag. Take this look even further and feel free to introduce more detail with a simple gold chain or stylish contemporary watch.
Transition shoes like the Ania are great for spring and fall - any months where fluctuating temperatures can make it hard to decide between booties and heels. With a style like this, you get the best of both worlds.
If you're in the market for versatile heels to dress up an easy spring work look like this, be sure to shop our selection of women's work shoes - from comfortable pumps to open toe booties, and everything in between.
Have any tips for pulling together an effortlessly stylish work look for spring? Leave them in the comments below!