3 Simple Ways to Style Colorful Outfits for Spring

Raquel stops by Studio 512 to chat all about how to create colorful outfits for spring 2019.

There’s no better time to incorporate color into your outfit than spring. With Bluebonnets and Paintbrushes popping up all along the road, color inspiration is constantly surrounding us.

And while it can feel intuitive to use color in your outfits, you may talk yourself down from a really great outfit if you’re unsure of actually how to use color in your look.

Which is why I stopped by Studio 512 this week to chat all about three different ways to create colorful outfits this spring.

Whether neutrals make up 90% of your closet or you don’t leave the house without color, I’ve got easy-to-implement tips specific to your comfort level that you can apply right now.

Watch the video below to learn:

  • how to create a monochromatic outfit

  • how to add one pop or more of color to a neutral outfit

  • the trick to adding multiple colors to one outfit

  • why monochromatic doesn’t necessarily mean what you think

  • how I define a neutral

  • what colors can actually go with neutrals

Once you’ve watched the video, leave me a comment below and tell me which color styling technique you’re most excited to try. I would love to hear from you!

Xx.

R

3 Outfit Ideas for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and Christmas Dinner

Christmas is one week away, which means it’s time to start planning and plotting your oh-so-fabulous looks for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and Christmas dinner. 

Whether you’ll be hunkered down indoors for an intimate dinner with family, or going out to brunch to celebrate with friends, I’ve got outfit ideas for exactly where you’ll be hangin’.

Watch the video to learn:

  • What to wear for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and Christmas dinner

  • How to mix metallics in fresh and fashion-forward ways

  • How to create the correct proportion (aka look stylish) in your party outfit

  • How to layer up necklaces to pop any outfit

  • How to dress up your look even if you’ll be sitting on the couch on Christmas Day

  • Which perfect shoe to add to your Christmas Day brunch look

  • How to style a cardigan over a fit ‘n’ flare dress to accentuate your shape

  • How to match your earrings to your bracelets without being “matchy-matchy”

  • How to choose and style festive colors into your look without feeling cheesy

And don’t forget to leave me a comment below and share one way you’ll be switching up your Christmas look this year. I would LOVE to hear from you!

Xx.

R


The Trendiest Color Of Summer 2018 Is Mustard Yellow

Mustard, not just a very delicious condiment (if I do say so myself), is a color that’s taking this summer by storm. This sunshine-infused trend is lining the walls of retail establishments and infiltrating our Instagram news feeds. In short, it’s everywhere.

While this bold hue can feel daunting to take on, fear not. It’s oh-so possible, and not only that, it’s simple. Here are a few ways to incorporate mustard yellow into your hot weather wardrobe.

SHOES

A girl can never have too many, right?

I take pride in my shoe collection - the sneakerhead in me will always find an excuse to add new tennis shoes to my closet, but heels are my weakness. When I found these yellow gems, I just had to get them -- they are extremely versatile and add a pop of fun to all the outfits I pair with them. Add cropped, high-waisted jeans and a white blouse for the perfect look for a summer day in Austin or a sheath dress and blazer for a classic office look.

Here’s a few options to satisfy your yellow shoe needs:

Greer Image Consulting - Blog - The Trendiest Color Of Summer 2018 Is Mustard Yellow

PUMPS

COURTESY OF ZARA

Greer Image Consulting - Blog - The Trendiest Color Of Summer 2018 Is Mustard Yellow

MULES

COURTESY OF DSW

Greer Image Consulting - Blog - The Trendiest Color Of Summer 2018 Is Mustard Yellow

BLOCK HEELS

COURTESY OF ALDO

JACKETS

Let’s dive a little deeper into the trend with my current outerwear obsession: summer-weight jackets. This cropped, peplum jacket is one of my favorite pieces in my closet. It’s fitted, yet comfortable, which allows me to run around the city looking polished. I’ve paired it with a floral romper, that has hints of yellow in the print which tie into the jacket and pull the look together. Pieces like this are full of character and can make even your simplest outfits stand out. Throw it on over a monochromatic look for brunch on South Congress or a show at the Paramount. 

 A few options for your closet:

Greer Image Consulting - Blog - The Trendiest Color Of Summer 2018 Is Mustard Yellow

POWER BLAZER

COURTESY OF ZARA

Greer Image Consulting - Blog - The Trendiest Color Of Summer 2018 Is Mustard Yellow

JEAN JACKET

COURTESY OF JOE'S JEANS

Greer Image Consulting - Blog - The Trendiest Color Of Summer 2018 Is Mustard Yellow

PEPLUM JACKET

COURTESY OF ZARA

BAGS

Adding a pop of yellow to any outfit doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Even something as small as a mini bag can add a bold statement to your look. I decided to don an all-white look and added a bright yellow purse with silver hardware for a touch of energy and fun.

Greer Image Consulting - Blog - The Trendiest Color Of Summer 2018 Is Mustard Yellow

STUDDED BAG

COURTESY OF ZARA

Greer Image Consulting - Blog - The Trendiest Color Of Summer 2018 Is Mustard Yellow

CAMERA BAG

COURTESY OF MARC JACOBS

Greer Image Consulting - Blog - The Trendiest Color Of Summer 2018 Is Mustard Yellow

WALLET BAG

COURTESY OF ANTHROPOLOGIE

Greer Image Consulting - Blog - The Trendiest Color Of Summer 2018 Is Mustard Yellow

CIRCLE TASSEL BAG

COURTESY OF NORDSTROM

Now we want to hear from you! Leave us a comment below and tell us your favorite yellow piece from your current closet. 

Happy summer — be sure to shine!

About Bailey Bosworth

A California native, Bailey uprooted her life in Los Angeles and moved to Austin last fall, site unseen. She immediately fell in love with her new city and the quirky different styles found in the Live Music Capital of the World. Prior to moving to Austin, she interned at both Trunk Club and The Zoe Report where she learned the in's and out's of the fashion scene. With her newfound residence in Texas, she continues to evolve her style and pursue her passion for the fashion industry. 

In Full Bloom: Inspiring Your Style with Austin's Wildflowers

Whether we realize it or not, we are constantly incorporating what we see around us into our personal style and wardrobe. Wildlife is a perpetual muse in fashion and in Austin, wildflowers are the wildlife that surrounds us during this time of the year. They are already popping up and as stunning as ever.

Emily Blanco displays a picture of the wildflower Plum Thistle.
Emily Blanco exhibits an outfit inspired by the Pantone color Rose Quartz and the wildflower Plum Thistle. The outfit consists of a red blazer, pink shift dress, tassel sandals, statement earrings, and pink accessories.

Wildflower: Plum Thistle               Pantone Color: Rose Quartz 

If anyone understands using your surroundings to perpetuate creativity, it’s Pantone Color Institute.  Pantone uses color analyses to forecast color trends and create successful design strategy.  Every year, they choose a color of the year. This color is inevitably used by interior designers, painters, and fashion designers as their inspiration for the season to come.  These colors are discernibly current, decisively gorgeous, and widely praised.

Emily Blanco displays an outfit inspired by the Pantone color Snorkel Blue and bluebonnets. The outfit consists of a rust-colored blazer, coral pumps, a printed miniskirt, a gray tank, a blue bucket bag, and gold accessories.
Emily Blanco exhibits a picture of a bluebonnet wildflower. 

 Pantone Color: Snorkel Blue              Wildflower: Bluebonnet

This season’s top colors are subtle and dreamy.  They still have the luminous glows we have all come to expect of spring colors, but they are in unexpected hues like Rose Quartz, Serenity, and Peach Echo.

Emily Blanco shows a picture of a buttercup wildflower.
Emily Blanco assembles an outfit inspired by the colors of buttercups, consisting of a yellow crop top, denim shorts, leather wedges, and a teal scarf.

Wildflower: Buttercup                    Pantone Color: Buttercup

So this week, I ventured to multiple Austin boutiques to see if I could spot any of these beautiful spring colors, and I was not disappointed.  Of the top 10 Pantone colors, there were four that stuck out to me in an unforgettable way; I couldn’t help but notice the similarities between a handful of wildflowers and the spring varieties on the racks. 

They were both perfectly spring and perfectly Austin.

Emily Blanco pairs a pink sleeveless sweater with a red A-line midi skirt, inspired by the Pantone color Fiesta and the Indian Paintbrush wildflower.
Emily Blanco displays a picture of an Indian Paintbrush.

 Pantone Color: Fiesta               Wildflower: Indian Paintbrush


Emily Blanco is a freelance writer based in San Antonio, TX. She has studied creative writing, journalism, and has a degree in English Lit. She loves to blend her snarky observations with helpful truths, encouraging people to love reading again! When she isn't being a complete book junkie, she loves to travel with her husband and pup, as well as explore local hidden gems. 

Emily Blanco  is a freelance writer based in San Antonio, TX.

Now I would love to know! What are some of your favorite Pantone colors? Any favorite wildflowers? Leave a comment below and tell me how you incorporated this spring's wildflower hues into your everyday looks!

TOP TRENDS FOR SPRING

Spring is here. Rejoice. And shop for it. 

HATS // RETRO SUNNIES // versatile & trendy basics // KIMONO

Shop for them at: 

HOIDEN SUPPLY COMPANY

2055 S Lamar BLVD 

IG @hoidensupplyco

Raquel Greer Gordian displays a picture of a patterned blouse from Hoiden Supply Company.
Raquel Greer Gordian displays a Western-style bootie from Hoiden Supply Company.
Raquel Greer Gordian shows a picture of a blue button-up blouse from Hoiden Supply Company that is perfect for spring.
Raquel Greer Gordian exhibits a necklace from Hoiden Supply Company that has an edgy style.
Raquel Greer Gordian shows a picture of a unique, edgy necklace from Hoiden Supply Company.
Raquel Greer Gordian displays a picture of Western-style hats for spring.
Raquel Greer Gordian exhibits a floral kimono perfect for spring.
Raquel Greer Gordian displays a picture from Hoiden Supply Company that exudes an edgy, sophisticated style.
Raquel Greer Gordian displays a picture of a selection of Hoiden Supply Company's unique, dark palette sunglasses.

VIBE // TRANSITIONAL PIECES FOR TRAIL- BLAZING WOMEN

There seems to be a big focus on sunglasses in Austin and with the weather today, it's easy to see why. What sets Hoiden apart from the rest is the dark color palette of its glasses. That palette extends throughout the store. But they still never loose sight of their femininity, their celebration of womanhood. As women, our personalities are multi-faceted and nuanced, the owner said, so the point of view of Hoiden is exactly that. It is edgy, sophisticated, womanly, and sexy. They have what you need, but also exactly what you want. This store could be in LA or NYC, but the owners always take into account the background of Austin when choosing pieces from around the world. The pieces are for a day like today in Austin when you never want to go home.

 

The Suede skirt

MULES, MULES, MULES

Raquel Greer Gordian discusses how mules are a top trend for spring.
Raquel Greer Gordian exhibits an array of trendy spring mules.
Raquel Greer Gordian exhibits a selection of trendy mules perfect for spring.

CULOTTES

Raquel Greer Gordian discusses how culottes are a top trend for spring.
Raquel Greer Gordian displays a picture of a printed culotte that is perfect for spring.
Raquel Greer Gordian displays a picture of a trendy floral culotte that is perfect for spring.

BLUSH IS THE NEW BLACK

Raquel Greer Gordian discusses how blush pink is a top trend color for spring.
Raquel Greer Gordian displays blush pink inspired outfits that are perfect for springtime.
Raquel Greer Gordian exhibits a selection of blush pink items that are perfect for your spring wardrobe. 

 

Now I would love to hear from you! Will you be rocking blush pink this season? Let me know in the comments below which spring trend you might try out!

 

 

Recreate Red Carpet Looks in Everyday Style

I have to say that I'm kind of glad award season is over. I always feel stressed about be attentive for every second of each show, and on top of that, I've tried to squeeze an exorbitant number of trips to the movies in over the last couple months. Of course, the movies aren't the important part. It's all about the fashion. 

That's why I'm exploring exactly how to translate red carpet looks and trends into everyday style this week. Although these are just a drop in the bucket of red carpet fashion, they're some of my favorite trends from this awards season. 

OSCARS // DAKOTA JOHNSON // SCARLET TREND

   Raquel Greer Gordian displays the scarlet trend of this year's award season. 
Raquel Greer Gordian exhibits looks that incorporated the scarlet trend at the Golden Globe Awards.

SAG AWARDS // EMMA STONE // MENSWEAR TREND

Raquel Greer Gordian exhibits an alternative look for Emma Stone's menswear look.
Raquel Greer Gordian displays red carpet looks that incorporated the menswear trend.

GRAMMYS // TAYLOR SWIFT // BRIGHT IN BLUES TREND

Raquel Greer Gordian exhibits an alternative look for Taylor Swift's blue Grammy Awards look.
Raquel Greer Gordian shows looks from the Golden Globe Awards that embraced the bright in blues trend. 

OSCARS // ANNA KENDRICK // PRETTY IN PINK TREND

Raquel Greer Gordian provides an alternative, everyday outfit for Anna Kendrick's pink look at the Oscars. 
Raquel Greer Gordian displays red carpet looks that embodied the pretty in pink trend.

Now I would love to know! Which red carpet trend do you think you'll incorporate into your everyday style? Leave a comment below to tell me how it turns out!