Neutrals and Pastels – 5 tips to Transition from Winter to Spring Fashion

Can you believe it it’s already the end of January? One more month till spring and shorts season, but until then I will be enjoying this nice Houston Winter we are having. One thing I love about Winter to Spring fashion is the transitional colors of neutrals and pastels. You can’t grow wrong with any of those colors this time of year, and it’s a perfect time to start adding brighter colors to your wardrobe.

I love this outfit because of the versatility. This is a perfect outfit for work, going out with friends, or even going to church. Below I wore this outfit with my beautiful rosary my mother in law gave me. I paired it up with an elegant mint blouse, white skinny jeans, and layered it with a light weight moto jacket I bought at Buckle. The bag and shoes are from last year but I linked similar styles to it below. When transitioning your wardrobe from winter to spring here are my tips below:

  1. Don’t  be afraid of white – This is one neutral color you can wear all year long.
  2. Find pastels that complement your skin tone.
  3. Light weight jackets are perfect for layering.
  4. Brighten up your make up and add pink or coral tones to your lip color.
  5. Don’t be afraid to mix and match gold and silver jewelry.

I can’t wait for the Rodeo in March, stay tuned for Rodeo and Valentine outfits on the blog, and if you haven’t subscribed make sure to subscribe below!


Naomi Double Ring in Platinum Drusy • Kendra Scott
REBECCA MINKOFF ‘Avery’ micro saffiano leather tote bag • Rebecca Minkoff
GUESS Korry Classic Tote • GUESS
Silver Filigree Cross Rosary Necklace
GUESS Asymmetrical Zip Faux Leather Jacket • GUESS
Two by Vince Camuto Skinny Jeans (Ultra White) • Vince Camuto
FOREVER 21 Collarless Chiffon Shirt • Forever 21
French Connection Elvia D’Orsay Pumps • French Connection
STEVEN by Steve Madden Women’s Shiela Dress Pump • Steve Madden

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  • Reply Esther | The Cuteness

    I love your jacket!

    January 26, 2016 at 7:42 pm
    • Reply dawnpdarnell

      Thanks Esther!?

      January 26, 2016 at 8:00 pm
  • Reply Scarlett

    I love the outfit although the shoes would be high for me. Maybe would substitute booties?
    All together very cute.

    January 26, 2016 at 7:57 pm
  • Reply brittany

    Looks great girl! You’re rockin it!!!!!!!!!

    January 26, 2016 at 8:00 pm
    • Reply dawnpdarnell

      Thanks Birttany!

      January 27, 2016 at 12:47 am
  • Reply Brooke

    I’ve always been afraid of white in the winter but I’m slowly becoming more comfortable with it. Great post!

    XO, Brooke

    January 26, 2016 at 9:56 pm
    • Reply dawnpdarnell

      Thank you! I was afraid of white too but i realized how much it goes with everything!

      January 27, 2016 at 12:47 am
  • Reply Arianne

    Love the jacket and the shoes!! I like when you pair simple looks a unique piece like those shoes!!

    January 27, 2016 at 12:04 am
    • Reply dawnpdarnell

      Thanks Arianne! I try to spice it up a bit.?

      January 27, 2016 at 12:47 am
  • Reply Jess

    Loving the purse! “Don’t be afraid of white” love it

    January 27, 2016 at 12:07 am
    • Reply dawnpdarnell

      Thanks Jess!

      January 27, 2016 at 12:48 am
  • Reply Kerry

    That jacket is amazing! I am definitely afraid of white! Between a baby and a black dog I’d be a mess! I’ve been wanting a pair of white skinnies for a long time though. Maybe this is the year!

    January 27, 2016 at 5:36 am
    • Reply dawnpdarnell

      Haha I know how you feel sometime, but I’ve realized it really doesn’t matter what color I wear it will always get dirty with a little toddler running around lol/

      January 28, 2016 at 5:27 pm
  • Reply Emily Bastedo

    I love your shoes! They are perfect for wearing all year round!!

    xx, Emily from Something Gold, Something Blue

    January 27, 2016 at 3:37 pm
    • Reply dawnpdarnell

      Thanks Emily! I love them because they go with everything!

      January 28, 2016 at 5:26 pm
  • Reply Amanda Rinehart

    OMG I am obsessed with your jacket!!! I need one like that.

    January 28, 2016 at 3:40 am
    • Reply dawnpdarnell


      January 28, 2016 at 5:26 pm
  • Reply Alicia Snow

    I have always wanted a pair of white skinnys. They look so good, but I’m terrified of getting them dirty! Haha. I need to just take the risk because you look stunning.

    January 29, 2016 at 3:58 am
    • Reply dawnpdarnell

      Thanks Alicia! Haha I was afraid too but then I had a kid and I was like oh well I’m going to get dirty anyways.?

      January 29, 2016 at 3:41 pm

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