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Spring Mood

By March 24, 2019 April 24th, 2019 No Comments

By Meda Kessler
Photos by Luis Martinez

What are we in the mood for this spring? Sweet pastels paired with monochromatic accessories and sexy sandals to keep things interesting. Earthy neutrals, including basic black, in easy-to-wear silhouettes. Bold brights that give us that “I’m on vacation” feel without stepping foot on the beach. We found our inspirations in everything from Easter candy to river pebbles.

PASTELS

Play it cool in solid separates such as this cotton dolman-sleeved Theory shirt, $265, and Alice + Olivia slim-fit trousers, $285, both from Neiman Marcus. We accessorized with bold Lizzie Fortunato acrylic cuff bracelets, $115 and $195, You Are Here; a Julie Vos gemstone bracelet, $375, and oversize hoop earrings, $80, both from Lawrence’s. Gianvito Rossi pointy-toe suede mules appear barely there thanks to the see-through vinyl, $695, Neiman Marcus. We used a pair of Ann Taylor silk scarves as a belt, $39 each. The graphic print adds pop to the monochromatic ensemble.

Keds Kickstart sneakers in green chambray linen are stylish and comfortable thanks to the memory foam insole. $50, Talbots.

If wearing head-to-toe pastels isn’t your thing, remember that these lovely shades of peach, lavender and icy blue are perfect with white as the season heats up. Hunter Bell lilac ruffle-edged blouse, $298, Pax & Parker, tops a swingy Maeve tulle skirt with colorful embroidery, $180, Anthropologie. Add an element of surprise such as a black moto jacket or these Louboutin mesh peep-toe booties, $1,195, Neiman Marcus. Madewell Transport tote, $148; Lele Sadoughi Lily earrings, $150, Lola + Lina.

Coach’s demure Frame Bag 23 comes in a top-handle style in soft leather. A detachable strap turns it into a crossbody. $395.

THE DETAILS

Ann Taylor University Park Village, 1612 S. University Drive, Suite 406, Fort Worth, 817-870-1993; Southlake Town Square, 1426 Main St., 817-416-5308; anntaylor.com Anthropologie University Park Village, 1540 S. University Drive, Fort Worth, 817-870-1842; Southlake Town Square, 266 Grand Ave., 817-310-6404; anthropologie.com Coach Hulen Mall, 4800 S. Hulen St., Fort Worth, 817-263-6776; Southlake Town Square, 400 Grand Ave. West, 817-310-6668; coach.com Lawrence’s Chapel Hill Shopping Center, 4601 West Freeway, Suite 224, Fort Worth, 817-731-2772, lawrencesgift.com Lola + Lina 4119 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, 817-349-8123, lolaandlina.com Madewell University Park Village, 1604 S. University Drive, Fort Worth, 817-334-0955; Southlake Town Square, 267 Grand Ave., 817-251-1559; madewell.com Neiman Marcus The Shops at Clearfork, 5200 Monahans Ave., Fort Worth, 817-738-3581, neimanmarcus.com Pax & Parker WestBend, 1621 River Run, Fort Worth, 817-439-9581, paxandparker.com Talbots University Park Village, 1540 S. University Drive, Fort Worth, 817-336-6111; Southlake Town Square, 1430 Civic Place, 817-421-5418; talbots.com You Are Here 5109 Pershing Ave., Fort Worth, 817-862-7466, youareherefw.com

BRIGHTS

Warm weather calls for hot colors such as this emerald Fabiana Pigna cotton blouse, $310, and Ulla Johnson eyelet skirt in vivid fuchsia, $645, both from You Are Here. Balenciaga Triangle bag, $1,790, Neiman Marcus, adds a vivid pop of yellow; raffia and beaded bird earrings, $52, Lola + Lina, add a tropical touch.

THE DETAILS

Model Amber Hale
Hair and makeup Joanna Hathcock

Go bold with saturated solids or vibrant prints. This Alexis Malone set is sold separately, but we love the loungewear look of the shirt, $338, and wide-legged trousers, $348, Neiman Marcus.
Ink + Alloy wood bangles, $32 each, Lawrence’s.

Cora slides in an electric blue suede, $79.50, J.Crew

THE DETAILS

J.Crew University Park Village, 1604 S. University Drive, Suite 503, Fort Worth, 817-885-7756; Southlake Town Square, 334 Grand Ave. West, 817-416-1098; jcrew.com Lawrence’s Chapel Hill Shopping Center, 4601 West Freeway, Suite 224, Fort Worth, 817-731-2772, lawrencesgift.com Lola + Lina 4119 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, 817-349-8123, lolaandlina.com Neiman Marcus The Shops at Clearfork, 5200 Monahans Ave., Fort Worth, 817-738-3581, neimanmarcus.com You Are Here 5109 Pershing Ave., Fort Worth, 817-862-7466, youareherefw.com

NEUTRALS

Mara Hoffman’s sleeveless shift in hemp features a deep V neck and pockets, $450, You Are Here. For a little extra coverage, we added a woven top in a metallic taupe, $75, LTO. Finish things off with neutral accessories including cat-eye sunglasses, $60, LTO; bead-and-brass necklace, $88, and horn necklace, $135, both from Lawrence’s; Vivo horn bangles, $94 for the set, and Loeffler Randall leopard mules, $395, You Are Here.

Slip on a Julie Vos Honey slender stacking ring in pearl with 24-karat gold plate, $110, Lawrence’s; or, See By Chloe platform sandals feature touches of leather and jute along with comfortable rubber soles. $215, Stanley Eisenman Fine Shoes.

Piazza Sempione dirndl-waist skirt in a bold black-and-white floral pairs with everything from your favorite white shirt to a slim-fit T. $695, Neiman Marcus. We like a touch of khaki with this Brochu Walker shirt jacket in a soft cotton twill, $318, You Are Here. Belt it or tie at the waist. Accessorize with a chunky wood necklace, $77, LTO; and crystal-studded tortoiseshell hoop earrings, $65, J.Crew. Prada’s straw flats embellished with a satin bow add casual polish, $650, Neiman Marcus.

Wicker handbags are back in full force this season. We found this canteen-style bag in white with a leather strap, $55, at Beehive.

THE DETAILS

Beehive 5122 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, 817-570-0484, lovebeehive.com J.Crew University Park Village, 1604 S. University Drive, Suite 503, Fort Worth, 817-885-7756; Southlake Town Square, 334 Grand Ave. West, 817-416-1098; jcrew.com Lawrence’s Chapel Hill Shopping Center, 4601 West Freeway, Suite 224, Fort Worth, 817-731-2772, lawrencesgift.com Lola + Lina 4119 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, 817-349-8123, lolaandlina.com LTO 411 S. Main St., Fort Worth, 817-720-5454, ltofw.com Neiman Marcus The Shops at Clearfork, 5200 Monahans Ave., Fort Worth, 817-738-3581, neimanmarcus.com Stanley Eisenman Fine Shoes The Shops at Clearfork, 5144 Monahans Ave., Fort Worth, 817-377-9399; The Village at Camp Bowie, 6333 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, 817-731-2555; stanleyeisenmanshoes.com You Are Here 5109 Pershing Ave., Fort Worth, 817-862-7466, youareherefw.com