THT- Lilac Is a Favorite Color This Spring- Casual Styling - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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THT- Lilac Is a Favorite Color This Spring- Casual Styling


Styling Lilac for Summer

Styling lilac for Spring and Summer was on the horizon. I love these soft shades and lilac comes back after being popular last summer as well.

You certainly can style lilac with neutrals- white, black , tan, navy. Or go for a monochromatic look as well, there are many trouser looks with this color in stores now.

I kept it simple with white Mom’s jeans and a pair of lilac sandals from Tarshay. These Mom jeans from Mott & Bow, are one of my favorite pairs. They have a little stretch, and I love the high rise. They are a bit cropped and show of those shoes!

The pin dot textured look and of course flouncy romantic detail . This Zara blouse was a steal on Poshmark for me, and it came new with tags.  I found this short sleeve lilac blouse on Mango which also has beautiful detail.

Lilac is another shade ( I mentioned coral) that looks wonderful with nearly every skin tone.  If you have darker skin or are someone who has a warmer tone to their fair or light skin, lilac will  be lovely. If you have a cooler skin tone, try wearing lilac as a bottom or as an accessory. There are so many darling sandals and heels out there to choose from or these type of trousers would make a fashionable statement.


Well, we had a great time over the weekend at my brother’s new house, 10 minutes away. The pool was ready- sparkling and filled with large inflated animals which took up 1/3 of the pool! I shared in yesterday’s post, the floaty that hubby and I lounged in. So nice! My brother cooked chicken and burgers on the grill , with all of the yummy fixings. I made my Strawberry- Walnut – Goat cheese salad and it was a hit! If you want the recipe, see yesterday’s post.

We tried, with lifejackets, to see if the pups would swim in the pool.  They were not fans! I don’t think shih tzus gravitate toward water!

It was just a fun weekend with family and we enjoyed sitting outside, swimming, chatting, the whole time.

Have you added any lilac to your closet this Spring? 

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  • Emma Peach
    Posted at 16:25h, 02 June Reply

    That blouse is so pretty! I love lilac. It looks fab with the white jeans.

    Emma xxx

  • Michelle
    Posted at 12:01h, 02 June Reply

    What a lovely outfit! The detailing on the blouse is wonderful. And how awesome that your brother is nearby, moved in, and ready to have you over. What a fun weekend!


  • Lovely
    Posted at 04:54h, 02 June Reply

    Lilac is my favorite color. The blouse is so pretty, and I love this outfit.

  • Laura Bambrick
    Posted at 20:18h, 01 June Reply

    That blouse is so pretty on you! I love your gorgeous lilac sandals, too!

  • Jacqui Berry
    Posted at 16:56h, 01 June Reply

    I love a mule and these are so pretty in this delightful shade of lilac. I have just bought a bright pink pair, yet to be on the blog. Thanks for hosting today. x Jacqui x

  • Jill
    Posted at 12:06h, 01 June Reply

    I need more lilac in my closet! This is such a pretty outfit! I love the mix of textures!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

  • Suzy Turner
    Posted at 05:59h, 01 June Reply

    I’ve always loved shades of lilac, but the only thing I have in my wardrobe is a pair of jeans and they’re not terribly comfortable so I hardly ever wear them! You look fabulous, Jess.
    And your weekend with your brother sounded like so much fun!
    Suzy xx

  • Neti
    Posted at 01:52h, 01 June Reply

    Love this Lilac/Lavender look on you Jess. I do not have any in my closet, but that will be changing soon.
    Enjoy June & Keep your Loved ones Close.

  • Jodie Filogomo
    Posted at 19:40h, 31 May Reply

    I’ve been adding more and more of the color to my closet. I love how sometimes it even looks pink.

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    Posted at 19:24h, 31 May Reply

    I’m really into lilac colors too! I love the swiss dot top and the knotted sandals. How nice that your brother lives so close and has a pool!


  • Cheryl Shops
    Posted at 17:47h, 31 May Reply

    You always have such an eye for textures, and the eyelet top and braided sandals work together so well! BTW those sandals are so stinking cute!
    Cheryl Shops |

  • Rena
    Posted at 15:47h, 31 May Reply

    Jess, it sounds like you had a marvelous weekend with your family and I do so adore your style and fashion choices. You look fabulous in lilac, although I’m not so sure that it’s a universally flattering color for everyone. That doesn’t mean that it can’t be worked into an outfit in small doses like your slides or the cute crossbody purse I picked up a month or so ago.


  • Lucy Bertoldi
    Posted at 12:13h, 31 May Reply

    Love it! I find lilac to be one of the prettiest colours for Spring and Summer- love this blouse so much. Looking lovely xx

  • Lizzie
    Posted at 11:46h, 31 May Reply

    I have been loving lilac everything! That top is super pretty!! Love those shoes too. It’s a gorgeous color on you!!


  • Di Cook
    Posted at 10:08h, 31 May Reply

    Love the cool dotted Swiss fabric and sweet feminine details on your blouse-and of course the gorgeous color! Lilac is a bit of an unsung hero in the color world, that really looks pretty on so most people. Sounds like you had the perfect holiday weekend-thanks for sharing!

    Posted at 08:14h, 31 May Reply

    What a pretty color on you Jess!
    I have the same sandals from Marc Fisher in white and tan!
    I bet your salad was a hit yesterday!
    One of my favorite salads!
    Have a wonderful week!

  • Jennifer
    Posted at 08:02h, 31 May Reply

    Such a pretty colour! I love your sandals!

    Curated by Jennifer

  • Shelbee on the Edge
    Posted at 07:54h, 31 May Reply

    Ooh this lilac color is so pretty! And what a gorgeous blouse. It looks so great with the all white outfit and your braided sandals. I am glad you enjoyed the weekend!


  • Maureen
    Posted at 07:17h, 31 May Reply

    Family time is the best. Add in all the yummy goodies and it just can’t get any better! Lilac is such a pretty color. I love the soft and feminine vibe of your outfit. It’s such a great look for this season! Thank you so much for the feature Jess! It’s such a fun treat and great honor. I appreciate it very much and you just made my day! I hope your week is off to a great start and happy Tuesday!

    Maureen |

  • Mica Away From Blue
    Posted at 06:59h, 31 May Reply

    That lilac top is such a pretty colour on you and it looks so good with your jeans 🙂

    Thanks for the link up 🙂 Hope you are having a great week!

  • Kellyann Rohr
    Posted at 06:22h, 31 May Reply

    I really do love lilac, not sure why I don’t have more of it. Your slides are so pretty and perfect with that blouse!
    Thanks for the link up, Jess!

  • Laurie
    Posted at 03:15h, 31 May Reply

    Lilac is such a calming colour I think. It pairs lovely with the white jeans Jess xx

  • Nancy
    Posted at 02:09h, 31 May Reply

    I love lilac a lot, its a gorgeous spring colour. Sounds like a fun day at your brother!

  • Anna
    Posted at 02:05h, 31 May Reply

    Lovely colour blouse, Jess., excellent for sprint/summer season. Love your look

  • Katie
    Posted at 01:49h, 31 May Reply

    Lilac is one of my favorite colors! Love this outfit! Thanks for featuring me in today’s post and have a wonderful week!


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