Ladylike

Mint. If I could sum up the spring's trend direction this season, it would be one word. Mint.

Maybe because, for me, the spring/summer collections didn't hold a lot of continuity between them. Many were very regurgitated trends from last spring (color blocking, neon, florals...come on).

However, one trend really pleasantly surprised me: Easter-egg-like pastel colors. Specifically, this very sweet and demure shade of mint green that is so light and almost blue in quality. It pairs just as nicely with rich blue jeans, as it does with a ladylike pleated skirt.

Best of all, the color can be found everywhere in stores lately. Browsing my local Zara, I had at least four renditions of the mint blouse in my hands, as well as a sweet mint blazer before I settled on this one (just as sweet, but less expensive).

Speaking of mint, I have a hankerin' for my favorite mint. I keep several in my purse wherever I go! :)