burgundy for spring

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tank: Madewell // skirt: Forever 21 (similar) // shoes: old LuLu*s (similar) // hat: Brixton c/o Shopbop // necklace: c/o francesca's


While it's true that florals are not groundbreaking for spring, burgundy just might be. Typically the wine-colored hue is reserved for cooler months, but after picking up this tank top at Madewell a few weeks ago, I'm convinced it's my new warm weather shade.

You may remember that I wore this skirt back in the fall. I tried super hard to make outfits with it during the winter, but it looked odd with tights (I know, it seems like it wouldn't!), and this blouse didn't go as well as I'd hoped it would (which is actually how this outfit came to be!). I'm very happy to be able to wear it lots this spring, however! Next up I'm thinking about a grey tee and my denim jacket, and I definitely need a new pair of black sandals ASAP.

It's technically not warm enough to wear this outfit in Austin right now (though it was a few weeks ago -- come back, 80+ degree weather!), but I'm secretly not too upset because I feel like I can still get a few more wears in of this hat. Felt hats ~should~ be strictly worn in cool weather, but I just finally ordered this one at the tail-end of winter, and I haven't found a summertime hat I love yet. I tried on the Madewell Panama hat and liked it alright, but it wasn't love at first sight like I was hoping for. (Fit note: it did actually fit me, which was a surprise, so if you're a small-medium headed person and you've been wondering about it, it's a pleasantly perfect fit!) I'm into the straw boater hats I've been seeing, like this one, but I wish the brim were slightly narrower. While I was browsing Forever 21, my heart also fluttered at the sight of this straw fedora, which I now desperately want to go try on in person. Hats are so tough to figure out online! I wish there were a Warby Parker-esque system for trying on several at home, where I can take selfies and try them on with outfits to decide. Someone get on that app, please?

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