By Jesse L. Brooks


With all the colorful clothing now flooding both stores and online, we could not be more ready to amp up our wardrobe for a sunny new season.

One of the biggest staples for spring and summer is a stylish and comfy dress that can easily transition from day to evening.  

Johanna Ortiz channels her Colombian heritage into her bold yet feminine designs. Speckled with leaves and a floral motif, this elegant floor length dress is suspended at the neck with a dainty tie fastening and displays volume detailing at the front. A piece like this works perfectly for a day at Keeneland or a breezy spring wedding. Sandals are obviously an essential when switching out seasonal shoes. These bubblegum pink Calvin Klein suede stiletto pumps beautifully bring out the petal hues throughout the dress. The self tie ankle straps can be worked into a bow to enhance the soft, feminine appeal of our look. For jewelry, we wanted to created a hint of an island vibe. Anabela Chan's eye-catching earrings exhibit blue topaz beginnings with a drop construction and encrusted with twinkling emeralds. This pair's dainty tassels are strung with no less than 168 stunning freshwater pearls. Nothing complements florals and plants like a little sunshine, which is why this golden yellow acrylic clutch gets a warm welcome look. Carefully crafted by hand and utterly unique, this bag offers a hinge kiss closure which opens to reveal the acrylic interior and signature Edie Parker mirror etched to the lid. When wearing this frock during the day, sunglasses will most definitely be in order. The rosy champagne shade of these mirrored Illesteva sunglasses elevate the ladylike charm we are going for, while keeping our squinting at bay. When you transition your look over to evening, you want to make a statement with your makeup. Make your eyes shine like the sea with a sparkling cool toned color story. Mac's Dazzleshadows rich, stay true pigments adhere to the lid with minimal fallout, imparting eyes with a beautiful, twinkling sheen. The minty shade we've chosen folds into the nature based elements of our entire look, while the glittery finish keeps things ultra glamorous. No matter what event you plan on wearing an outfit like this to, your vibe will scream "Spring It On" to all who are lucky enough to catch a glimpse.