The Reason I’m Wearing Dark Colors In Spring and Why You Should Do It Too

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Photography by: Dayris Mtz.

I don’t know why or how florals ended up representing some kind of synonym for spring, if you’ve seen the movie “The Devil Wears Prada” (I talk more about that movie here), you know the whole “Florals for Spring (groundbreaking)” thing. Regardless of just being some quote in a fashionable movie, it’s true. The sun comes out to play and the first thing that comes to our minds (whether we wear them or not) are florals. Flowers in dresses, skirts, jackets and even shoes. Maybe it’s classical conditioning (please excuse my marketing dork self), maybe it’s the warm weather or stereotypes, but there’s something that dictates us to only wear dark, bold colors during fall and winter and then pick brighter colors and patterns during spring and summer. It’s something similar to restaurants that won’t serve you their breakfast menu for dinner or the other way around.

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The change of season is a perfect excuse to try new things, the contrast with all the pre-determined stuff will make everybody look at you 🙂

Now, let’s get to the good stuff. Why should I wear dark colors in spring? – you ask, well…

  1. Black is timeless
  2. It makes you look slimmer in an instant
  3. You will automatically look more formal
  4. It makes everybody think you put a lot of effort picking your outfit when it literally took you 5 seconds.
  5. It’s easy to pair with other stuff
  6. You can easily emphasize a certain statement item by adding a pop of color.

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I think there are a lot more perks to that little list right there, I could keep adding stuff, but I want you to do it with me, leave a comment down below telling me why do you think dark colors can make it to your wardrobe during spring.

What I’m Wearing

Dress – Zara (Similar)

Sneakers – Keds Rally Chevron Sneakers 

Shoulder Bag – Kate Spade (Similar)

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95 Comments

  1. Dayris
    April 7, 2016 / 1:05 am

    First of all, you’re so gorgeous 😍
    I couldn’t agree more, black is a must have year round and it has remained in my wardrobe since my mom stopped dressing me.

    • April 13, 2016 / 1:29 pm

      LOL, love you! xx

  2. April 7, 2016 / 9:10 am

    Firstly, you look amazing! And secondly, it’s perfectly okay to wear darken colors anytime! And I do agree that it makes you stand out in a spring time and look more sophisticated 🙂

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

    • April 13, 2016 / 1:29 pm

      Thank you so much Leta! You always make me smile! xx

  3. April 7, 2016 / 9:24 pm

    I love wearing black and white during spring and summer and basically all year round. For Spring and Summer, I like add a piece that adds a pop of colour. Love the whole outfit and LOVE your Kate Spade bag. You have such gorgeous hair!! Beautiful! 🙂
    ♥NY
    Yours Truly, NY

    • April 13, 2016 / 1:28 pm

      You get me girl! That’s so sweet of you, you’re stunning as well! Thank you for all your support! xx

  4. April 9, 2016 / 9:43 am

    Loved this post! 90% of my wardrobe is either black or a dark colour and I don’t see why a lot of these pieces can’t be worn all year round. Monochrome is great for instantly making your outfit look more chic and expensive!

    • April 13, 2016 / 1:28 pm

      I’m obsessed with monochrome (in all colors, not only black) it’s such a trend right now! Thank you so much for reading! xx

  5. April 10, 2016 / 5:28 pm

    I love this outfit! It’s so simple and chic but I love the addition of the white sneakers. You look incredible!

    MARGARITACHI.CO

    • April 13, 2016 / 1:27 pm

      Thank you so much! You’re always so sweet! xx

    • April 16, 2016 / 12:27 pm

      Thank you! I’m obsessed with the bag 🙂

  6. April 11, 2016 / 9:12 am

    Nice outfit, dear! You look very beautiful 🙂 I like dark colors, as it is easy to wear. But it’s nice to experiment with prints and bright colors too 🙂

    • April 13, 2016 / 1:26 pm

      I agree with you! Thanks for reading 🙂

  7. April 11, 2016 / 11:06 am

    I love the black dress on you, especially paired with sneakers! I feel like I used to wear a lot more bright colors when I was living in LA, but once I moved to NYC three years ago, my wardrobe has gradually gotten more and more dark. I think black is great for spring since my body isn’t 100% summer ready yet hahah

    Characters & Carry-ons

    • April 13, 2016 / 1:26 pm

      That is so weird, but I guess there’s something about New York that makes you stick to those colors, I love it 🙂

  8. April 11, 2016 / 1:28 pm

    I agree with you, black is timeless and ALWAYS in style. You can literally wear it for every season!

    stay styled,

    Lindsey

    IG: stay_styled
    BLOG:http://staystyledblog.com/

    • April 13, 2016 / 1:25 pm

      Thanks for reading! xx

  9. April 11, 2016 / 3:03 pm

    First off, looove the dress. It’s so cute with the collar. Secondly, I never really thought about wearing MORE florals in the springtime or wearing more black because honestly my wardrobe doesn’t change that often and as long as I’m comfortable and not freezing my butt off I’m good haha. I do agree with your reasons though, I can especially relate to the last one! I like wearing a statement jewelry piece to an otherwise black outfit.

    Sam | http://mybeautycloud.com

    • April 13, 2016 / 1:25 pm

      Yeah, it’s more like an unconscious thing. I think it’s because the stores and the trends are like “bright colors in spring and dark in winter”. It’s great to be able to mix it up. Thank you for your sweet words, I love to see your name on the comments! xx

    • April 13, 2016 / 1:24 pm

      Thanks 🙂

  10. April 12, 2016 / 6:40 am

    That Zara dress looks so cute on you!

    I’m not a huge florals person and I love wearing neutrals, so I’m all for wearing black in spring and all year round really. You’re right that black is timeless and honestly it’s so easy to style black pieces, I feel like they literally go with everything.

    http://www.thesundaymode.blogspot.com.au

    • April 13, 2016 / 1:24 pm

      I can totally tell! I’ve been reading your blog for a while now and your style is completely more neutral, I really love hoe you keep everything simple! thank you so much for reading Julia xx

  11. April 12, 2016 / 10:08 am

    Yesss, girl. I am totally all about wearing dark colors year around! I can’t help it haha. Love this dress on you 🙂

    Enclothed Cognition/Bloglovin

    • April 13, 2016 / 1:23 pm

      Great minds think alike, thank you so much! xx

  12. April 12, 2016 / 10:18 am

    I agree with you about the all black ensemble! I still love breaking out an all black look in the spring time. I definitely don’t let the season define my wardrobe. U did such an amazing job pairing this look together! So polished and chic. BTW you’re gorgeous!

    Heading over to read ur post on Devil wears Prada – love that movie!

    http://www.wunderbliss.com

    • April 13, 2016 / 1:22 pm

      Thank you so much Elizabeth! You’re always so sweet and I’m very happy that you enjoy my blog as much as I love yours! xx

    • April 13, 2016 / 1:21 pm

      lol, I actually used it last year as a Wednesday Addams dress. It was so much fun!

  13. April 13, 2016 / 10:48 am

    I do it all year round, though my hubby hates it so much. He thinks I buy the same thing all the time… Black and grey. I am going to maybe spice it up a bit this spring/summer for hubby but I’m sure it’ll be an epic fail…I’ll still wear black. Hahaha

    http://facetocurls.com/

    • April 13, 2016 / 1:20 pm

      Black rules, men just don’t understand! Thanks for reading, xx

    • April 16, 2016 / 12:27 pm

      Thank you Brenda! So happy you like it 🙂

  14. April 13, 2016 / 3:14 pm

    Such a cute dress! I love this look. The bag is super nice too x

    Your blog is great! Would you maybe wanna follow each other, love? Let me know x

    Lina / lina-khalifa.blogspot.com

    • April 16, 2016 / 12:27 pm

      Thank you! I’ll definitely check you out xx

  15. Amy Arnold
    April 13, 2016 / 4:18 pm

    I personally love florals, but I agree about not giving up my darks! This dress is perfect on you.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • April 16, 2016 / 12:28 pm

      Thank you Amy!

  16. April 13, 2016 / 5:29 pm

    I agree! Black is timeless for sure. I love wearing it all year round. You really can’t go wrong with a little black dress!

    • April 16, 2016 / 12:28 pm

      Thank you so much for reading! So happy you agree! xx

    • April 16, 2016 / 12:28 pm

      Thank you so much Abby!

  17. April 13, 2016 / 7:48 pm

    I think that you can wear any colour that you like, year round. I usually lean towards really bright colours, but that goes for black too! What a cute outfit. I can’t get over that little structured Kate Spade bag!

    https://forsevenseasons.wordpress.com

    • April 16, 2016 / 12:29 pm

      Thank you so much! It’s my current obsession 🙂

  18. April 13, 2016 / 10:09 pm

    this is so lovely! x

    jess x | wellwellgirls.blogspot.com

    • April 16, 2016 / 12:24 pm

      Thanks Jess!

    • April 16, 2016 / 12:24 pm

      Happy you like it! xx

  19. April 13, 2016 / 10:39 pm

    I love your dress! Personally, I think black can work any season, any occasion, anywhere. And the way you styled your dress with cute sneakers, it totally works for spring!

    Lindsey
    The Fashion Barbie

    • April 16, 2016 / 12:24 pm

      Thanks Lindsey! I’m obsessed with sneakers right now! xx

    • April 16, 2016 / 12:23 pm

      Glad you liked the twist! xx

    • April 16, 2016 / 12:23 pm

      Thank you so much! xx

    • April 16, 2016 / 12:22 pm

      Thank you!

  20. April 14, 2016 / 4:21 am

    I don’t particularly care about ‘seasonal’ colours either. For me, I’ll what what I feel like wearing, whether black or white or…those colours mostly hahaha. Black is awesome in general, love your outfit! I’m getting a Wednesday Addams vibe haha <3

    xx Bash |   go say   H E Y   B A S H

    • April 16, 2016 / 12:22 pm

      Thanks girl! I actually used this dress for a Wednesday Addams costume back in halloween! xx

  21. April 14, 2016 / 5:45 am

    Your black dress perfect on you!

    dont forget to visit me back,

    heymarsya.blogspot.co.id

    • April 16, 2016 / 12:30 pm

      Thank you so much Dominique! You’re always so sweet! xx

    • April 16, 2016 / 12:21 pm

      Thank you Leah! That’s such a compliment! xx

    • April 16, 2016 / 12:20 pm

      Thanks!

  22. April 14, 2016 / 10:05 am

    I love floral prints and often wear them in the winter. I also love black and wear that too in the spring and summer haha. Loved the post. Gemma x
    http://www.jacquardflower.uk

    • April 16, 2016 / 12:20 pm

      Thant’s so cool! I love how we’re changing the game! xx

  23. April 14, 2016 / 10:42 am

    Makes much sense. I love black anytime of the year

    Hope you have a fabulous day! Kisses,
    BLOG | TAISLANY

    • April 16, 2016 / 12:19 pm

      Happy you agree! Thanks for reading! xx

    • April 16, 2016 / 12:19 pm

      Glad you like it! Thanks for reading 🙂

  24. April 14, 2016 / 4:54 pm

    I’m obsessed with black, I wear it all the time, and I love this outfit so much, you look gorgeous!!

    xo, Esther

    http://bubblesther.com

    • April 16, 2016 / 12:18 pm

      Thank you Esther! I love the simplicity of the outfit!

    • April 16, 2016 / 12:18 pm

      Thank you so much Elle! I’m glad you approve! xx

    • April 16, 2016 / 12:17 pm

      Glad you like it! xx

    • April 16, 2016 / 12:17 pm

      Thanks Maggie!

  25. April 16, 2016 / 1:08 am

    You look stunning my dear ! And i agree with you that black is timeless and it makes you slimmer 🙂 Have a great weekend girl !! x
    http://www.ambiinwonderland.com

    • April 16, 2016 / 12:17 pm

      You too! Thank you so much for reading!

  26. Gabrielle
    April 16, 2016 / 10:00 am

    You’re right, black is a versatile and stylish colour for any time of the year – not just winter! You look gorgeous in this shift dress and I like how you’ve kept accessories to a minimum 🙂

    aglassofice.com
    x

    • April 16, 2016 / 12:16 pm

      Thank you Gabrielle! I have always been a minimalistic girl 🙂

    • April 16, 2016 / 12:30 pm

      Right now they have a lot of similar ones in Zara!

    • April 17, 2016 / 11:24 pm

      Thanks Maireen! You’re the sweetest!

  27. April 17, 2016 / 4:30 am

    I have a dress that’s super similar to this one, and I can’t and won’t stop wearing it this Spring hehe! I completely agree with you on all points. I do look forward to wear all my pastel looks this Spring/Summer but still, some darkness once in a while is totally amazing! Gorgeous pictures girl, that dress suits you so well!
    XO IMKE | Pastellics

    • April 17, 2016 / 11:24 pm

      Thank you so much babe! You’re the best!

  28. April 17, 2016 / 9:13 am

    I love this outfit and that purse so much! I have a dress similar to that from Urban Outfitters and it’s one of my favourite pieces! Wearing dark colours always looks so chic and the Spring weather definitely wouldn’t stop me. Your photos are wonderful and you look stunning, as always I’m so envious of your sense of style!

    http://mylovelierdays.com

    • April 17, 2016 / 11:24 pm

      I love it too! OMG why? I love how you dress aswell! xx

  29. April 17, 2016 / 8:38 pm

    Great outfit! I love your outfit and style! you look gorgeous 🙂 Such a great outfit inspiration 🙂

    xx Jamie| With Love, Jamie

    • April 17, 2016 / 11:26 pm

      It means a lot that you say that! Thank you so much for reading! xx

  30. Jessica
    April 18, 2016 / 9:11 pm

    I’m always a fan of dressing in black! I love your bag too!
    ~Jessica
    Jeans and a Teacup

  31. April 25, 2016 / 10:37 pm

    Great post, I love wearing black all year round, it is always perfect ! No seasons need to define it lol ! Seriously though, I find it hard to wear color sometimes, I think I’m getting better but we’ll see !

    XOXO
    Jess
    http://jessprainstyle.com

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