Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Your Spring Style: Spring Inspirations

Every Tuesday in April, Anne and I are hosting a spring style link up. We would love for you to follow along and link up a spring look! 

Today's Your Spring Style is all about what's inspiring you for spring. My Spring 2015 Inspiration Pinterest board is where I've been storing that inspiration. When I look at my board as a whole, three major themes stand out. 


Pale Pink + Edge

Pale pink is big right now, and I'm loving it. I used to fear that it would wash me out, but I've grown more accepting of my pale skin over the years, and now I think the soft pink complements it nicely. Pale pink can be too sweet, however, if it's paired with too many other pastels and girly elements. I'm drawn to looks that mix it with a little edge, like snakeskin print and ripped up jeans. 


Stripes for Life

Okay, when are stripes NOT on my inspiration boards? Rhetorical question... the answer is never. So stripes, stripes and more stripes are on my mind once again this spring. (Just take a look at my spring capsule if you doubt my devotion to the stripe life.) 


Denim EVERYTHING

Jean jacket, white jeans, boyfriend jeans, chambray shirt... it's safe to say I have a healthy obsession with denim. This spring I'm in the mood to make denim look light and fresh by pairing it with bright colors, patterns, and crisp white accents. 


My Take

Here's my interpretation of the Pale Pink + Edge inspiration. 

pale pink with a little edge | www.shealennon.com

pale pink cardigan, lace top, dark jeans, snakeskin flats | www.shealennon.com

pale pink + edge | www.shealennon.com

pale pink cardigan, lace top, statement necklace | www.shealennon.com

Pale pink cardigan: Old Navy | gray lace top: Loft | dark skinny jeans: Gap | necklace: Bauble Bar | snakeskin flats: Target


What's inspiring you this spring? We would love for you to link up an inspired look below! Be sure to link back to me or Anne (In Residence) so we can share the love. 

Also linking up to Pastel Me at the Creative Closet






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36 comments:

  1. I love these spring looks! You look so cute in your pink cardigan!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  2. Thanks Elle! I totally hear you, and that's awesome that you've made strides in doing things alone! I'm also a total introvert--WAY out of my comfort zone to go to conferences, events and the like. But I'm also trying to get better at it!

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  3. What a pretty and feminine look! I love the pink and lace paired iwth the edgier shoes!

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  4. Thanks Lydia--it was a Target gem! :)


    I'm the same way, even with fun stuff if I have too many things going on, it kind of takes the fun out of it--I need time to BREATHE on the weekends!

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  5. Thanks Lydia! I've been drawn to pastels as well--something about spring I guess!

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  6. Thanks Melanie! I can't get enough pink right now :)

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  7. Thank you!! I thought the super girlie pink/lace needed a little bit of toughness :)

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  8. Yes to all of it - pale pink, stripes and denim! I would probably add mint to my list, I love wearing a lot of mint in the spring!

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  9. Thanks Beth! I totally agree--I'm loving mint right now too (in fact I'm wearing a mint cardi today!).

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  10. Oh, I love this! Pastels often end up making me feel a little blah, so I've pretty well eliminated them from my wardrobe... but this inspiration to do it with a little edge gives back some personality to pastels. So pretty with your lace top. And your wavy hair adds to the loveliness of the whole look (it's getting long!). Also: yes, lots of stripes and denim jackets on my inspiration board for always :)

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  11. Thanks Anne! I've gone back & forth with pastels too--I feel like they need SOMETHING (a bright color, a little edge, etc.) to keep them from feeling too blah on me too. And thanks about the hair--it's getting there, yay!! I sometimes miss the ease of having it short, but it's nice to have a few more styling options :)

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  12. This is such a pretty and feminine look. I love how you mix the lace with the snake print shoes. Oh, and the hair--looks perfect.

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  13. Thanks Megan! I'm glad my hair is finally getting long enough to play with a little...slowly learning how to do more than just flat-iron (which never stays flat for long...), yay! :)

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  14. That lace top is genius! You look so great!

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  15. Thank you Jaelan!! It's an older top but I challenged myself to get some wear out of it this spring (it was hidden in basement storage and forgotten about for a while!). I'm glad I brought it out :)

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  16. Pale pink and grey is such a pretty combo! Love this look!
    xoxo Danielle

    For the Love of Leopard

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  17. Thanks Ashley!! I'm loving these flats right now too :)

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  18. Thanks Danielle!! I can't get enough of pale pink right now!

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  19. Adorable outfit! I, also, love pale pink, stripes, and denim. Pink has always been my favorite color, but since it is big now, it is even more so my favorite!

    Sarah
    http://mybowsandclothes.blogspot.com/

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  20. As I was reading your post I was thinking about how much I liked combining gray with light pink and then saw that you had done that with this look! And you're totally right that our outfits (mine from my 10 things first week wrap up) look similar...didn't even realize that animal print was a good way to edge up the color but you're totally right! Great look!

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  21. Hey thanks Jess!! I loved your animal print/pale pink combo too--I think it does add just the right amount of edge to toughen up the pink a little.

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  22. So cute! :) I love pale pink. It's so lovely for every season. I'm always a fan of girly + edgy too. XO -Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

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  23. Thanks Alexandra! I can't get enough of it right now either :) And I love a good contrast, so girly + edgy is perfect for that right now!

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  24. Ooh I love the yellow shoes and the skirt! SO pretty and fun for spring. :) XO -Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

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  25. Thanks Alexandra! I was feeling very springy that day! :)

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  26. Haha I've become more accepting of my pale skin too (slightly). I love pale pink. And stripes and denim. Great post!

    Gina

    Pink Wings

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  27. Ha, it's taken me years to accept it, but the fact is even if I spend time on the beach (which I don't) I'm not getting much more tan! Oh well. Thanks Gina!!

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  28. Such a cute necklace! I found your blog through Life of Meg. I host a fashion kink up every Wednesday (now live) it would be great if you could stop by :)

    http://www.sydneyfashionhunter.com/

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  29. i LOVE that pale pink. i need more of that in my life!

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  30. ahh, this is gorgeous! the pale pink + edge is definitely one of my favorite looks for spring :) and guess what? i can wear normal clothes soon!! :)

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  31. Hi Sydney, thanks for stopping by!! I'd love to come check it out! :)

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  32. Thanks Elle! I'm really loving it right now too :)

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  33. Thank you Jennifer!! And yay for normal clothes!! LOVE seeing pics of your precious little man on IG--so glad he's here! :)

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  34. Score! I love finding great "forgotten" pieces.

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