With winter taking its long-awaited hibernation, knock on wood, and spring beginning to show its devilishly handsome face, individuals are packing away their oversized coats and sweaty wool mittens. It is finally time to start thinking about looking hip and fashionable.
Ring by spring is real, and if you don’t want to be left out this year, or just want to stop wearing 400 different layers, your voyage for guidance ends here.
The number one rule of style is that being unique is important. Do not feel the need to settle for a certain look or a trend because everyone else is doing it. Be an individual and don’t be afraid to make a statement with your clothing. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean strutting down the middle of the campus green decked out in neon yellow. Another important rule is to be confident. Some people find a little confidence to be attractive.
Some of the best, most accessible and hopefully free style guides are friends. If an outfit isn’t looking so hot or there is some doubt swirling about color choices, just ask. If the outfit is outlandish, friends won’t hesitate to chime in. Friends should also be able to give advice and some different suggestions for a better outfit, especially if they have the nerve to speak their mind.
When deciding what to wear and what not to wear, think about what the change in season brings every year. Flowers, blue skies, pretty butterflies, popsicles and super green grass. Don’t be afraid to mix it up and wear some bright pink.
Orange City fashion icon, Jeff Jeltema, has been excited for spring to come this year. He had some advice of his own.
“Lighter colors are more important,” Jeltema said. “Winter is a time for earth tones. Brighter colors, or pastels, are very essential in the spring time. You can branch out (no pun intended) a bit more during the spring. Colors bring life to any outfit.”
Style and fashion are completely subjective. An individual’s style can be a direct correlation to the individual’s feelings on a certain day, or simply how often they do their laundry.
Spring time usually brings warmth and sunshine, so don’t wear dull and boring colors. Don’t be that individual who clearly looks as if they should be inside sleeping. Set an alarm for a little earlier in the day and give some color a try.