Springspiration

INSPIRATION
March 28 2012
One of things that has kept me sane these past few weeks, is knowing that Spring is just round the corner. I know we are all tired of layering up and heading out in the cold and we just can’t wait to ease up and relax with our wardrobe choices. I know I am! Haha!
I’ve compiled a few of the trends I’m excited about and will be incorporating into my personal style this spring. I do hope you find some springspiration through it! :)
~ The New Girlie ~

Think pretty pastels, lovely lace and girly glamour. If this is not usually your thing, perhaps welcoming the new season with a little experimenting may be fun! Gather notes from our friends at Louis Vuitton and 3.1 Philip Lim.

 (L-R 3.1 Philip Lim, Louis Vuitton, Carolina Herrera, Chanel)
~ Print Clash ~
When I say anything goes, I mean anything goes. Mary Katrazantou’s s/s 12 show is the perfect example of embracing this bold but fun trend. The secret is to wear with confidence!
 (L-R Issa, Mary Katrazantou, Topshop Unique, Peter Pilotto)

~ Minimal Whites & Neutrals ~
For those who believe less is more, but still want to make a statement! Play around with different shades of white and neutrals, as well as the cut and texture, just like the designs of Philip Lim, the master of minimal charm.
  (L-R Kanye West, Celine, 3.1 Philip Lim, Calvin Klein Collection)
I shopped my closet and created three looks inpsired by these trends! :)

Look 1

Dress : Zara (inc. Belt)
Heels : Primark
Clutch : H&M

Look 2

Blouse : Primark
Skirt : Topshop
Belt : H&M
Heels : River Island

Look 3

Riding Pants : American Apparel
Tee : H&M
Jacket : H&M
Shoes : New Look
Cuff : H&M

52 Comments

  • Reply Shulamit E March 28 2012 at 11:04 am

    I love that white lace dress and pastel pumps. very chic

    http://www.lattesandlipstick.com

  • Reply DIAMONDS AND DUST March 28 2012 at 11:05 am

    Hey,

    How long ago did you buy the hm pleather jacket?
    Please check out my blog.. x
    http://www.diamondsndust.com/

  • Reply Roseanne March 28 2012 at 11:07 am

    i can watch you talk about clothes forever!and the thing you said about not always sticking to trends is true because i think personal style stands out more.Great outfits!

  • Reply Sephieee March 28 2012 at 11:22 am

    eeeek! i’ve been waiting for a spring post! i love all three looks, the second one is quite unique, it’s not obviously dressy, yet it’s so well put together and stylish! <3 <3 <3 !!

  • Reply Sephieee March 28 2012 at 11:22 am

    eeeek! i’ve been waiting for a spring post! i love all three looks, the second one is quite unique, it’s not obviously dressy, yet it’s so well put together and stylish! <3 <3 <3 !!

  • Reply Annette March 28 2012 at 11:24 am

    Loving all the spring inspiration looks. I am loving the pastels, neons,prints, white hues. Everything.. I am down for it!! Yay!!

    Loving your spring forecast lookbook video too!!

    Hot Happenings!

  • Reply Domonique Wilson March 28 2012 at 11:27 am

    I couldn’t agree more. I’m completely up for welcoming spring into my wardrobe. Although I’m a major fan of the pastel hues that are around at the moment…I; really intrigued by the simplistic white outfits!

    http://lilylovelock.blogspot.co.uk/
    x

  • Reply Chi-Chi March 28 2012 at 11:33 am

    i love your second outfit; it has a retro feel to it x

    http://www.thatgoodgirlchi.blogspot.com

  • Reply Shana March 28 2012 at 12:11 pm

    Love the white dress! u look lovely x

    shana xx
    http://beautybeats0.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Reply Beaute Jadore March 28 2012 at 12:50 pm

    I love your blog, these outfits are adorable!
    http://www.beautejadore.com

  • Reply Nkechi March 28 2012 at 1:00 pm

    Simply beautiful! The last outfit has to be my fav, it’s so casual yet so chic.
    All three looks are amazing though x

    Nkechi
    http://www.apieceof-me.blogspot.com

  • Reply Jeneration March 28 2012 at 1:10 pm

    omg, the white dress is so beautiful! love the looks! hope you are feeling better now shirley :) God will see you through everyday, just keep up the faith okay!
    xoxo
    joy and jessica

  • Reply Shani March 28 2012 at 1:33 pm

    I’m in love with the white dress and mint heels.

    Daydreams & Destinies

  • Reply LaylaMaisie March 28 2012 at 1:45 pm

    Loving the Herrera and you look gorgeous in all your pics! x

    http://www.anotherexcusetotalkaboutme.blogspot.com

  • Reply Lilia Deterville March 28 2012 at 2:06 pm

    I love the skirt. Now I need a print/floral-ish skirt (or two) :o) I love the sun as well. It really lifts my spirit and encourages me to be more productive and be outside a bit more. I love Spring weather going into Summer (my fav time of the year).
    ~Lilia

  • Reply amberleyhull March 28 2012 at 3:05 pm

    Loving the looks you created with your current wardrobe. Especially the print clash….You have excellent style. Keep your head up girly xx

    http://autumnscloset.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Reply Danielle Drummond March 28 2012 at 3:29 pm

    happy you’re feeling better shirley!! love the video and the outfits!! i love the first one! white dress and pastel mary janes, very true to my style!! Actually if theres no sun out and you feel emotional vitamin d really helps, thats because the vitamin d you get from the sun actually makes you feel better!! Vitamin d always helps

  • Reply jacque March 28 2012 at 3:46 pm

    hi switty i just love ur blog am addicted to it like there is no tomorrow i have assignments n am always drawn to ur blog to cool off when things r wahala lol..hee loving the whole look just wanted to find out which topshop did u get tha skirt from

  • Reply pinkyliciousvita March 28 2012 at 4:40 pm

    i Love the first look and the similar style foxy heels!
    x

  • Reply The Editor March 28 2012 at 4:47 pm

    Love your take on the trends
    ..especially the white x

    Love,
    the Editor
    http://thestylenuke.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Reply RitaMil March 28 2012 at 5:07 pm

    I love all your looks! Especially the print mixing, you pulle it off beautifully! xo, Rita

  • Reply Kellina's Thoughts March 28 2012 at 5:13 pm

    i just love your first outfit!!!

    http://kellinasthoughts.blogspot.com/

  • Reply Marilù March 28 2012 at 6:46 pm

    Love it! Expecially the second one!

  • Reply Leanne March 28 2012 at 8:40 pm

    You know what Shirley, I genuinely think you’re one of the most beautiful women I know. Every single time you post, I’m like ‘UGH why is she so gorgeous?!’ hahaha. x

  • Reply Allmyfavouritethings March 28 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Your outfits are breaktaking!

  • Reply Allmyfavouritethings March 28 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Your Outfits are breath taking!

  • Reply Sia March 28 2012 at 10:03 pm

    This post has been very useful x

  • Reply Nic March 29 2012 at 4:15 am

    GREAT inspiration and great looks you put together! love it all :-)

    ~nic
    http://www.nics-picks.com

  • Reply Totally.Random.Crap. March 29 2012 at 7:34 am

    Love the looks…..the third is my fave :)

  • Reply KofoLina March 29 2012 at 1:58 pm

    Love all three looks.

    Fab!

    http://www.myflawsandi.blogspot.com

  • Reply mollyeeb March 29 2012 at 3:02 pm

    Love all the trends! 😀

    mollyeeb.blogspot.com

  • Reply Puriche March 29 2012 at 5:20 pm

    u look absolutely stunning girl! love all your 3 looks. Check out my blog for my top spring picks

    blog.yipiii.co.uk/fashion/

  • Reply Maya March 29 2012 at 5:38 pm

    Great looks, love the print clash one! x

  • Reply Cari J. March 29 2012 at 6:29 pm

    this is adorable Shirley!! I love your style! XO

  • Reply Ekaete March 29 2012 at 9:29 pm

    Loving the pastels and neutrals trends and if I get a little braver will definitely attempt the clashing prints!
    Your recreations are gorgeous, as is your hair!

    xx

  • Reply The BeautyBox March 29 2012 at 11:35 pm

    Shirley I just love the outfits that you invent. I have looked at all your videos and I became inspired to start blogging and today I posted my first YouTube video. I am super excited to find out what kind of feedback I will get. please check out my blog http://www.divatiffanystyle.blogspot.com and if you get a chance please check out my youtube channel by the same name. Have a good day Shirley.

  • Reply Sky March 30 2012 at 2:03 pm

    i always love your outfit posts. my favorite is the last Spring look! the neutral look is always so chic and i have the same complexion as you, so I am super ready to mix and match those creams and beiges, so that i can look chic too. i’m a new york girl… always in black. your blog inspires me to go brighter and lighter this season!

    xx

  • Reply amenfashion17 March 30 2012 at 7:27 pm

    Lovely outfits!!
    Love them!!!!
    Lots of LOVE
    AmenFashion17

  • Reply the chilicool March 30 2012 at 8:12 pm

    Amazing outfits|

    Alessia

    THE CHILI COOL

    FACEBOOK

  • Reply Bric et Broc March 30 2012 at 9:51 pm

    Very inspiring post !! I totally agree with your trend selection :-)
    And the outfits you’ve created are sooo great, love them ! They’re perfectly in the trends you featured <3
    (sorry for my bad english ^^)

    xoxo

    http://bricetbroc.blogspot.com

  • Reply riva. March 31 2012 at 11:40 pm

    Fabulous clonage. :)

    RivaFlowzDOTcom

  • Reply Karis Wright April 3 2012 at 6:47 pm

    Great post, I love your take on the trends you look fab! Would love if you would check my blog out and follow too :)

    http://ksww-fashionsfadestyleiseternal.blogspot.co.uk/

    xx

  • Reply Jane April 4 2012 at 8:01 am

    Print clash is definitely my favorite trend. I’ve always loved to mix and match different styles and patterns !
    Thanks for sharing your inspirational pictures 😉

  • Reply Michelle Goldie April 4 2012 at 9:26 am

    I can get enough of the pastel colors, but the prints for this summer just win me over!

  • Reply sharzville April 6 2012 at 10:18 am

    I love the outfits.Especially the white lace on…so cute (:

    http://www.sharzville.wordpress.com

  • Reply FancyFrancy April 6 2012 at 6:23 pm

    This is such a good post, love it!! I live in Atlanta and its already sooo hot here some days, actually too hot at time.

    Thanks for the post

    Fancy-Francy.com

  • Reply Andrea April 7 2012 at 7:52 pm

    great looks! love the last one!
    http://andreapilipovic.blogspot.com/

  • Reply J n Nty April 9 2012 at 4:15 pm

    Love all the looks,you are very pretty
    http://shana-style.blogspot.com

  • Reply Minty April 11 2012 at 12:20 am

    Luv! I like how you shopped your closet. Great idea for a girl on a budget.

  • Reply Jasmine Lewis April 15 2012 at 4:20 pm

    I love look 2, that skirt looks so vintage xx

  • Reply Jasmine Lewis April 15 2012 at 4:21 pm

    I love the skirt, it looks so vintage! xx

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