Spring Wardrobe Color Palette

[image by julia stotz]

I think I’ve pretty much narrowed down my main spring wardrobe colors: nude, lemon, mint, poppy and sky.  I’m pretty into the brights paired with neutrals for spring and summer and I can’t wait to get some of these colors in my closet! I’m also trying to figure out the best way to get some prints into my wardrobe. All these printed pants that keep showing up are making me really excited but I’m not sure how flattering they would be for me. I’ll probably head down to Michigan Ave. to give some a go in the fitting room before I commit to anything sewing wise. Perhaps some printed shorts would be better for me.

I like this photo with my spring colors because it looks just like spring in Chicago color wise (obviously not landscape wise). Clouds, blue skies peeking through but still the chill of winter that just won’t let go no matter how hard you beg. The image is of Mt. Shasta taken by my friend Julia when she was out west a few months ago. You should see this awesome wheat paste photographic mural she and her boyfriend Brian did in their apartment. SO jealous, it’s like a little bit of nice weather at all times.

Anyway tangent there…I was talking about spring colors. I’ve also started working on two textile prints that I might incorporate into the sewing depending on how my samples come out. They should be arriving sometime in the next week so I’ll be sure to sneak a peek here when they arrive, I can’t wait! Now if only we could get some sunshine here in Chicago to get me out of this funk I’d be all set and might actually feel like sketching out some outfits. One can hope right?

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10 Responses to Spring Wardrobe Color Palette

  1. Alana says:

    I adore those colours, Jen! Especially the poppy. There seems to have been a big swing toward spring in London this week too – it’s actually light when I leave the office, the trees are budding and it’s supposed to reach a balmy 16C here today.

    • jen | grainline says:

      The poppy is my favorite too I think…or the yellow. It’s finally getting light later here though not too many signs of things budding yet, at least in my neighborhood. Maybe someday I’ll have the F to C figured out, but I just had to use a converter…that is really warm! Jealous!

  2. molly says:

    Those are great bright spring colors and I can’t wait to see your prints. I wish I could start a spring wardrobe plan too, but I don’t want to get too distracted from making my wedding dress yet!

  3. Ginger says:

    Yay, what a fun mix of colors! Very spring-y! I’m really excited for spring– the days are suddenly starting to get longer!

  4. Lizz says:

    Love your colors!

  5. ann says:

    i totally agree with you! i just told my daughter that i love the bright mix of colors mixed with nude just.this.moment…just before i read your blog. the only thing i would add is a plain white t into the mix.

    • jen | grainline says:

      We are on the same wavelength there! I actually started thinking after reading this and realized that I don’t own a single white t-shirt…definitely going to have to remedy that because that would be perfect with these colors.

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