Floral Flair

Bring spring in! There may still be a serious chill in the air most days, but the spring season is slowing creeping in, and as we ease into May, the weather is sure to (finally!) get truly warm. As I wait in great (seriously, GREAT) anticipation for that day to arrive, I’m still mixing in my favorite spring things with some warmer staples to get me through the cool, breezy spring days and nights.

That’s why this week’s gorgeous gem – a pretty floral scarf, spotted at my local Goodwill shop – is so totally perfect for right now. The soft cotton fabric is certainly cozy, but the lovely floral print, a mix of teals, peaches, yellows, and other fresh spring hues, looks adorable and appropriate for the season. It’s also a combination of colors that will look absolutely divine with almost any other colors in your wardrobe, especially because they’re layered on top of soft, muted taupe background.

cotton floral print scarf

 A lovely, ladylike scarf is an easy way to add a bit of sparkle to an everyday look.

Dress up your casual work wear. For a simple, but completely chic weekend look, pair a few comfy, neutral basics with a pretty, eye-catching accessory, like this sassy scarf. You could go as basic as jeans and a tee, with a pair of pretty ballet flats or espadrilles for a totally relaxed, but still put together, look. Here, I’ve chosen pieces that just a tad less laid-back, and that could work well for work or play. A soft chino pant in navy blue is neutral, but a step away from the black and gray that I (and I think, most of you) have been sporting all winter. A fluttery, lacy top is loose and comfortable, but still very feminine, and balances out the darker bottoms. A classic beige cardi (or a blazer, if you prefer a more structured ensemble for the office), effortlessly finishes this elegantly casual look, and the newly found scarf will bring it all together.

lacy top work attire

Don’t discount a simple, classic watch when accessorizing, especially when choosing items to add some oomph to a professional look.

Lauren Haslett writes “Goodwill Gems,” our weekly column about everything accessories here in A Good Look. She is a lover of fabulous fashion, a trained chef and a writer.  Follow her on twitter.

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