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Blazers: Pastels & Brights

If the weather’s any indication, Spring is on the brink of  ’springing.’ Blazers are one of those essential elements to any wardrobe, but it’s also time to ditch the black and navy blue variations for pastels and brights. Pink, orange, yellow, green and blue take on sorbet and shocking shades this season, making for key winter to spring transition pieces to get you started. The sorbet shades add a layer of structured delicacy, I have the urge to wear them with black or white lace dresses. I’m utterly in love with the mint green A.L.C Zoe Blazer, it’s sharp yet sweet. As for the brights, these blazers are beckoning to be paired with more bright colors. I love the idea of mixing a bright lemon yellow sheer blouse or a pale floral dress with the fuchsia Elizabeth and James Pink Sue Worsted Wool Blazer. The fuchsia is so beautiful and bright, the color ups the ante and makes my skin glow.

The brights and pastels will help spice up your favorite pieces from last season, but mixing them together will give you the ultimate spring time look.

(Pastels: Cookie 7 Metallic Button Blazer in Light Pink – $168.00, YesStyle.com;  3.1 Phillip Lim Silk Satin-Crepe Blazer in Peach – $650.00, net-a-porter.com; Preen Cutout Wool-Twill Blazer in Lemon Yellow – $1,600.00, net-a-porter.com;  A.L.C. Zoe Blazer in Mint Green – $695.00, Barneys.com; Carolina Herrera Cotton-Blend Bouclé Jacket – $497.50, theOutnet.com)

(Brights: Elizabeth and James Pink Sue Worsted Wool Blazer in Fuchsia- $529.37, MyWardrobe.com; Steven Alan Renada Double-Breasted Silk Blazer – $211.75, theOutnet.com; Rag & Bone Silver Tuxedo Jacket in Lemon Yellow – $495.00, Rag-Bone.com; Malene Birger Saquenta Blazer – $635.00, FarFetch.com; Emilio Pucci Wool Blazer with Enamel Buttons – $1,895.00, MyWardrobe.com)

Fashion Sensory IV

Fashion Sensory IVThe Art: I’m obsessed with mixed media artwork, primarily the ones that mix artistic strokes with real photography. This Nikki Farquharson graphic is my idea of insanely cool. It’s a bonafide color explosion, from the grass beneath her heels straight through her torso to what should be her head. The euphoric bursts of color are wild and untamed, giving me the inspiration to throw an insane amount of color together in one ensemble and feel completely justified about it.

The Piece(s): I’ve been in love with this top for a while, because I can’t walk away from neon green no matter how hard I may try to be a little more ‘civilized.’ The lace makes this leather laser cut lace top from Christopher Kane delicate and it could be called demure if the color wasn’t so outrageously flamboyant. The average skinny jean has gotten terribly boring, but these Rag & Bone low-rise cropped skinny jeans are the exact opposite. This pair of pants picks up perfectly on my favorite shade of blue in the Nikki Farquharson mixed media piece. The finishing touch isn’t any less bright a shade than the rest of these pieces or the colors in the painting. These Cara Accessories, aptly named mixed media bangles have a mix of orange, yellow, gold and brown that pulls on neutrals and matching shades bringing them together in an earthy and kismet way.