With the seasons coming and going here’s hope for a quick spring in Colorado. But every Coloradan knows you can witness all four seasons in the span of 24 hours, right here in our own backyard. That makes day to day dressing a guessing game which means more stress on you and money into the closet.
So that’s why we teamed up with fab’rik Denver and stylist Parrish Skinner to bring you 5 Winter to Spring looks. The collection is versatile and easy to mimic, helping you get inspiration when recycling a look and making it work multiple ways.These looks can also take you from desk to dinner with little effort for an overall, seamless look.
5 Winter to Spring Looks with fab’rik Denver
“For this shoot, I partnered with fab’rik stylist, Parrish Skinner; I love getting her involved because she’s so incredibly creative and shares a unique fashion sense. Most people don’t have access to a stylist at home, but I recommend getting inspiration from outside sources like friends, bloggers and magazines. And with such a great price point a fab’rik, it’s easy to try new trends without the risk of breaking the bank.” – Leslie Clay
This look is perfect for the Colorado girl with an embellished tank top and neutral flannel working in harmony. The tank works as a statement piece, drawing the eye while the flannel is used as a layering piece for winter and as an accessory for spring. It’s easy, versatile, and works for every body type. In the spring pair it back to denim for a more relaxed look that will keep you cool in the sun. Keep the shoes neutral, as pictured above. That keeps the focus on the tank and gives a clean look when dealing with the volume of the waist shirt.
“Everyone woman should own a good plaid shirt (or 5, haha!). They are timeless and can easily transition through every season, whether on their own in the winter, used as a layer on spring nights or wrapped around your waist for a cool 90’s vibe no matter the temperature.” – Clay
We love color for every season, but it’s not usually our first choice when there’s snow on the ground. But it’s easy to manage when you have the perfect leather jacket. A staple must for every girl, it instantly tones down prints and color while adding some much needed edge. This look is great for going out on the town, or for grabbing a relaxing brunch in.
Clay’s choice to show off your style? Avanti F&B.
“It’s a relaxed environment, but definitely a place to show off your style. I love meeting friends there for dinner & drinks or just popping in with my husband for a glass of wine. Everyone has choices depending on what they are feeling and the different restaurants are all great. The place is always buzzing and every time I’m there I end up talking fashion with someone, mostly when we are complimenting each others outfits!” – Clay
Who says you can’t wear white after labor day? This looks proves that you can easily bring your white jeans out for a clean winter look. Paired back to navy and easy neutrals, this outfit can really be worn year round and for a multitude of occasions. We’re also loving the spring look, which really styles the sweater in a new way. Slouched and off the side, paid with a flowy skirt and fun jewelry, your friends won’t be able to tell you’re recycling pieces.
“Lightweight sweaters are a go-to staple in Denver and can be worn well into spring with a pair of distressed jeans or skirt. You can also never go wrong with a basic v-neck cotton tee. For a little edge, I recommend cuffing the sleeves and styling with a half tuck into your favorite pair of denim.” -Clay
Every good Coloradan knows that basic layering is must for all seasons, not just winter and fall. That’s why we’re loving look number four, a simple concept that’s also easy to execute. This easy shift dress is a great staple that you can wear year round, depending on how you style it. For the winter a simple, neutral jacket helps keep focus on the prints while still keeping you warm. Sheer tights give some lightness to a winter look and good black boots will not only keep you warm, but styling. For spring the dress comes front and center with a great pair of shoes to give a pop of color. Simple accessories can show personality without overwhelming the patterns.
“Layering is key in Colorado. We chose dynamic styles that are easy to pair with a jacket or leggings. We’re also not afraid to think outside the box and mix prints with patterns.” – Clay
Look five has to be our favorite, playing with retro ’70s looks in a new way. Add some edge for winter with a distressed, olive jacket that works in tandem with the ’70s trend. Flares are also back and taking notes from a bohemian perspective using delicate lace to balance out an, otherwise, bulky look for spring.
“Flares, flares, flares! They’re resurfacing as a 2016 basic and I love the hippie-chic vibe we’re seeing with all our new arrivals. Adding a few key pieces from fab’rik to your wardrobe – shearing, suede, bell-bottoms, bohemian dresses — it’s easy to nail the ’70s trend without going overboard. Currently, we’re showing tops and dresses with flowy silhouettes and warm color palettes that complement bold prints to create a modern spin on ’70s-inspired ensembles. The disco era is no longer “the decade of forgotten style!”- Clay
Special thanks to:
Owner of fab’rik: Leslie Clay
Stylist: Parrish Skinner, stylist at fab’rik Boutique
Photographer: Demi DeHerrera