Discover my casual outfit for Spring 2016 – a black sweater dress paired with pink accents and Chanel makeup. The look is chic, girly yet easy!

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Hey gorgeous! It’s that time between winter and spring, when you have to be slightly cozy in sweaters, but can’t wait to freshen up your look with some florals and brights! That’s why my latest look is exactly that – casual, cozy and fun! And how to wear a black sweater dress? Just choose a nice color for accessories and make it pop! Or even a metallic shade for some bling. I wanted to use my winter sweater dress in spring, so I used some spring-like accents on it – with bright pink.

I love wearing neutral and tonal color outfits with contrasting accessories. So this time I paired my black sweater dress with fuchsia belt and lipstick. I added silver and pink bracelets, a single pink pearl earring, black tights and suede boots, and because the sweater dress was so girly with its tiny frill sleeves, I finished the look with a black headband.

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This is a casual look, great for college or a drinks night with friends. The makeup is glam and feminine. I used some foundation for good coverage, topped off with blush and a little bronzer for contouring. I loved doing the eye makeup for this look. I used black eyeshadow on the outer corners and eyeliner on the top and bottom of my eyes, from the latest Chanel Autumn Winter 2015 collection. And I paired it with shimmery copper eyeshadow on the center of the lids.

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And of course, a spritz of Chanel N°5 – because, why not?!

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I did some quick and easy nail art on my nails – ombre with fuchsia and light pink – to match the look!

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So, did you love me trying out a youthful, girly look for Spring? Do you like to wear sweater dresses? And how do you wear your black outfits? Comment below! Lemme know!

XOXO 🙂

I was wearing:
Black sweater dress: Gap
Pink belt: Forever New
Black suede boots: Aldo
Black tights: L’eggs
Bracelets: Ann Taylor (silver) and a tiny souvenir store in the Grand Canyon! (roze quartz)
Pink nail polish: O.P.I.
Pink lipstick: L’Oreal Color Riche 288
Eyeliner, Mascara & Black eyeshadow: Chanel
Photo Credit: Rahul Ahuja

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Shilpa Ahuja a designer and entrepreneur. She is the editor-in-chief of ShilpaAhuja.com, which she founded with the goal of inspiring confidence in the modern working woman through fashion. Fashion has traditionally been for the rich, white, thin woman. That's how it evolved over centuries and that's how it's been represented in fashion media. But Shilpa believes that with the changing role of women in the society, fashion has changed, too. She believes that fashion is for everyone, regardless of their age, gender, color, body type and background. So she translates runway fashion into easy style advice that one can incorporate into their daily lives. Shilpa's work has been published in the University of Fashion blog and Jet Airways magazine. She is also an artist, illustrator and cartoonist. She is also the creator of Audrey O., a comic series that represents the lifestyle of millennial women. She enjoys creative writing and world travel. Her art has been exhibited at Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Aroma Hotel, Chandigarh and been published in Chandigarh Times. Originally from Chandigarh, Shilpa also has a professional degree in architecture and has worked in interior project management. She is also the author of the book "Designing a Chinese Cultural Center in India". Shilpa has a Masters in Design Studies degree from Harvard University. For feedback and questions, please email contact@shilpaahuja.com

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