By Emily Smith
Warm, spring days set the perfect backdrop for pulling Crayola brights into the fashion forefront. Mixing saturated hues is easy when you anchor your outfit with black (or white.) This grass green, button-front dress contrasts perfectly with the juicy orange silk scarf used as a belt!
TIP: Mixing your prints (checkered plaid and stripes, as seen here) only adds to the fun!
—> “new” black straw hat $2.00 (GW)
—> Liz Claiborne polyester button-front dress $5.00 (GW)
—> Vintage orange silk scarf (as belt) $2.00 (GW)
—> “new” Gianni Bini black leather platform sandals $4.00 (GW)
—> Vintage 1980s white leather clutch bag $2.00 (HH)
—> Vintage 1980s gold choker $1.00 (HH)
Emily Smith is guest columnist for The Free Weekly, stylist, designer, vintage maven, do-it-yourselfer and all-around budget fashionista. She is the owner/curator of the online vintage boutique, Emily’s Onemanband (etsy.com/shop/emilysonemanband). All of the outfits presented in this column were purchased for a total of $20 or less at a variety of local secondhand stores. Have questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Photos By Quentin Daniel Photography