Now that spring is here it’s time to pack up those winter hats, and let our hair down. Dress up your hair with these quick and easy headband DIYs featuring our favorite spring trend: Florals!
What You’ll Need:
Mauve 1 3/4″ Artificial Flowers
Three Metal Headbands
1. Place the end of your floral trim against the end of the headband, and line the trim along the headband.
2. Cut the trim around the metal headband.
3. Glue the trim onto the headband, and let it dry.
This DIY is so easy that we had to try it out with other floral trims!
This variation is made with Navy Floral Rosette Trim. We trimmed back the mesh on the sides after the trim was glued to the metal band.
Our last variation used 5/8″ Sequin Flower by the Yard in Soft Multi. It’s the perfect pastel headband with a little bit of sequin sparkle!
Now you have an easy way to add florals to your spring wardrobe, and from now until Sunday March 30th, 2014 you can get 15% off of our floral trims!
Sometimes your old accessories need a little upgrade. Make your warm-weather items bloom just in time for spring by adding fun floral trim!
Flower by the Yard 1 1/4″, Large Rosette by the Yard
Glue flower trim to the edge of your umbrella for an easy rainy day pick-me-up!
1″ Imported Sequin Floral Trim
Cut individual flowers from our 1″ Imported Sequin Floral Trim and glue them onto the top of a pair of sunglasses.
95mm Iron-On Embroidered Rose Trim
Skip the boring black band on the fedora, and go with something fun and floral! Just detach the black band, and glue the floral trim down with E6000!
The days are getting longer and the nights are getting warmer, which means those cable-knit beanies no longer stand between you and your fabulous ‘do! Here are some great spring accessories to make your hair stand out.
This button hair pin from Thanks I Made It is literally the easiest thing to make, but it looks so fabulous! If you want to try your hand at this super simple DIY, try using our Dark Crystal Rhinestone Button or the Dome Rhinestone Beaded Button.
These fabric barrettes from Little Miss Mama are vintage chic, and the perfect way to dress up a casual hairstyle.
If you’re a ponytail girl, this DIY from Cupcakes and Cashmere is for you! This leather hair tie is like ponytail insta-chic. Make it with some pastels in time for spring, and you’re
These feathered hair pins from Trinkets in Bloom are the perfect way to add bohemian beauty to your updo.
This chiffon and tulle hair accessory from Love Maegan can also be worn as a broach! Whatever way you wear it, it’s a romantic addition to any ensemble!
Florals are big this spring, but sometimes the best outfits embrace trends subtly. Try these floral accessories on for size if you like to test-drive trends without the commitment of an entire outfit.
Spring is the most popular time for weddings, and this flower hair comb is the ideal addition to any formal hairstyle. It’s garden party perfect!
Flower look better when mixed together, hence the invention of bouquets. But the same goes for fashion! Don’t be scared to mix floral prints, especially when the canvas is as small as an accessory piece.
Stack those buds on your tips and wrists for a bohemian bouquet of jewelry.
We love this fun hat from Fashion Week! It’s whimsical, really beautiful, and easily DIY-able.
April showers bring April flowers! This beautiful floral umbrella will cheer up even the gloomiest rainy day.
Runway shows and photos are a beautiful way to enjoy fashion. Fashion illustrations, on the other hand, are an entirely different way to absorb fashion that allow for even more creativity and interpretation.
If you’ve never checked out the blog of Fifi Lapin, go now. Fifi Lapin is the most fashionable bunny this side of anywhere, and she documents her outfits on the blog. It’s cute. It’s couture. It’s basically the best way to start your day.
Even if you don’t speak French, Garance features the most beautiful line-drawn fashion illustrations. And if a photo is worth a thousand words, then these illustrations are worth two thousand French ones.
Paper Fashion features beautiful watercolor illustrations that often use elements like sequins, rhinestones and glitter. So basically everything we love.
Birdy & Me has some of the most realistic fashion images that mix graphite pencil drawings and bold pops of color
We couldn’t make a list of our favorite illustrations without including Sabine Pieper! Having worked with the top brands in the fashion industry, she knows a thing or two about style. The images are high-contrast and high-drama, making them a powerful and evocative way to present designer styles.
Do you want to get into the world of fashion illustration? We know where to start! Our Fashion Sketchpad is the perfect way to practice your drawing, even if you aren’t a fashion student or designer!
Our latest DIY features a beaded bow applique, and some gorgeous lilac elastic. It’s the perfect way to step into spring with an accessory that’s feminine, with a little bit of edge.
What You’ll Need:
Beaded Bow Appliqué #46230
2 Yards of 25mm Elastic Grosgrain #56038
Needle and Thread
1. Fold your elastic in half. Wrap elastic around your hips or waist depending on where you want the belt to sit, and measure. Make sure to leave an inch to each end for button snaps. Cut to size.
2. To create a sturdier belt, glue the folded sides together.
3. Place one end of the elastic on the back of the bow, and sew the male piece of the button snap in place.
4. Sew the female snap piece to the other end of the elastic.
Now you’re ready to hit the town in style this spring! We love this look paired with black basics, or even to cinch a dress.
Spring is only days away, and frankly we cannot wait! One color that comes to mind when thinking of the transition from winter to spring is a cool hue that has been popular for the last few years. It’s refreshing and springy, with a name that might give you chills. We’re talking about mint green of course! Here are some of our favorite examples of this gorgeous cool green.
Mint green is the perfect color to wear to a formal outdoor event like a wedding! It’s a fun color that looks great on a lot of people, and really draws in the beauty of the season too!
Mint is a beautiful and unique color that can add interest to any room without being overpowering. It adds a pop without being distracting.
That’s probably why so many people use this color in bedrooms and bathrooms. It’s a nice change from white, and evokes relaxation and calm.
It’s also hugely popular for statement jewelry. Mint lends itself to great color pairings, and looks so beautiful with colors like coral and lavender.
How will you be wearing this color this season?
Bows are a beautiful thing in fashion because they can instill personality into any outfit. They can be glamorous, playful, classic and chic! Check out some of our favorite ways to rock this stylish knot.
This beautiful big bow is chic, and runway-ready. Would you try to pull this look off, or leave it to the more adventurous?
Bows and shoes are a match made in heaven. The addition of a dramatic black bow on an otherwise simple pump makes this shoe a standout.
This classic look is girly and sweet. We love the pop of color this playful bow provides!
Bows can also be rustic and instilled with a vintage vibe. Check out this awesome sweatshirt DIY from Sincerely Kinsey!
We love the elegance of this satin bow paired with a classic string of pearls.
Bows can also add a sassy edge to basic outfits! This belt from Love Maegan brings a punky-twist to a basic ensemble.
While the weather is starting to warm up, there’s one aspect of this winter that we’ll be holding onto through spring. We’re talking about icy cool-toned pastels!
We’ve already professed our love for Burberry’s 2014 Spring and Summer collections, but we’re going to go there again. Pastels + embellishments = our kind of party. Check out our Burberry-inspired DIY if you love this look as much as we do!
A lot of the looks at Prabal Gurung embraced this icy aesthetic with shimmering satin fabrics in pretty, polished colors.
The looks at John Galliano offered a new spin to the classic pastel. Gone are the days that pastels are reserved for delicate spring florals and Easter Sunday dresses! The new pastel is modern, edgy and refreshing.
The ladies at DKNY looked radiant in orchid. Pantone puns aside, this year’s Color of the Year fell into pastel territory, and other hues seemed to follow suit.
If wearing pastels head to toe isn’t working for you, take the accessory approach. Sneak it into your style via bags, shoes or sunglasses. It worked for neon two summers ago, right?
Are you going to try out the pastel trend, or are these icy hues too cool for you?
Embellishments are so hot for spring, and we couldn’t wait to take advantage of this fun trend! This DIY is modeled after the looks at the Burberry Spring/Summer 2014 show, classic shapes with sparkling accents.
What You’ll Need:
Lace Pencil Shirt (Forever 21)
9 Silver Sun Disc Beaded Appliqués #41991
Needle and Thread
1. Lay your skirt on a flat surface, and place the appliques in your desired pattern. You can cluster them, or spread them out. We mimicked the pattern of the Burberry Embellished Lace Pencil Skirt.
2. Sew the appliques into place. You can place a little glue down first for added hold.
This skirt is the perfect thing to wear to an engagement party, or a semi-formal spring event. And the price is just right! You get the Burberry look that’s easier on your budget.