Spring is finally here, and a new season marks the beginning of changes to come for many. In Japan,  cherry blossom season is when the school year ends and the new one begins, signifying change and growth. Maybe it is as simple as the warm weather and the beautiful cherry blossoms that are finally giving me the push I need to take a step in a new direction in life. All I know is that I’m ready to crawl out of my shell again and be brave. Spring calls for new things, a newer me.

春がやっときましたね。日本では桜の季節に卒業し、新しい学年を始める。変化や成長を示す期間だです。この暖かい天候と先週まで満開だった桜のお陰かもしれませんが、4月からは更に自分のステップアップに向けて一歩踏み出そうと思っています。怖がらないで、勇気出してまた新しい自分を見つけるためにチャレンジしたい。

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A Spring Outfit – Be Bold

I’m starting off with this month’s posts with something bold and colorful. This electric blue trench coat was a gift from my mother and one of my most cherished items in my wardrobe. I’ve worn this several times over the last two years, but I think I finally got the styling right this time. By keeping the top and skirt to a minimal while making a sub-statement with the socks, heels and bag, I hope I did this chic trench coat justice. I’m itching to experiment more with my personal style in the coming months as the days grow warmer and festival season is approaching. And I’m also drastically changing my hairstyle this week! And you know what Coco Chanel once said: “A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life.”

今月の記事はボールドにスタートしたいなと思いました。このブルーのトレンチコートは母からのプレゼントで、お気に入りの中のお気に入りです。この2年間何回か着てますが、今回のコーディネートが一番しくっときます。インしているトップスとスカートをミニマルな色合いとデザインをチョイスし、アクセサリーでトレンチをドレスアップしました。春夏はパーソナルスタイルでもっと自分磨きをしたいな。今週は髪の毛もバッサリ切るので、new meの始まりが楽しみで仕方がないです!シャネルも言っていたように、「髪の毛を切る女性は人生を変えようとしている。」すごく共感出来る気がします。

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Wearing COS trench coat, H&M top, Comptoir des Cotonniers skirt, zeroUV sunglasses, Mimmi bags cross body, FAKUI socks, Public Desire heels

Photos by Ippei

18 comments

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I absolutely LOVE this electric blue trench with the bold metallic heels! You look so edgy and chic and I’m glad that spring is finally arriving. We had a late start too but hopefully things are warming up.

xo Sheree
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Wooow! This is such a bold and fierce look, Samantha! I love how you styled everything, you did it like a real pro. I love these socks and golden sandals together. I would totally wear it myself.

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OMG i love the striped socks with the metallic heels! such a great combo and definitely perfect for spring. you are a master at incorporating color into your wardrobe always!! xo

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I love your entire look,! Those socks and accessories really pull it all together. This is a gorgeous outfit!

Xo,
Miki
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Blue looks so great on you!! I also love how you styled the socks with those shoes. It’s super cute and stylish. I can’t wait to see your new haircut btw 🙂 you’re going to look so fierce!!

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Your electric blue Terence is awesome love how you highlighted your look with the metallic edgy sandals and the cool socks. Your outfit really rocks. I love so much the cherry blossom led season . Would be forever ….
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Eva
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Your outfit kills!! You’re always so stylish! I’ve never tried to the socks and shoes trend but you are motivating me to try it! Thank you so much for these quotes. I love quotes because they are like a simplified summary for life.

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This outfit is amazing! I love the electric blue color of the coat, and the socks are so perfect! Great inspirational quotes as well! 🙂

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Absolutely loving these quotes Samantha! Also, you totally did that chic coat justice! Dammit, your whole outfit is on fire! I love it! x

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Girl I can honestly say that blue is your color and of course how you styled this outfit. I really love those sunglasses, I have been on a hunt for a similar pair myself.

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Gabriela Vera
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Only you Sam can pull off an outfit like this! You look so beautiful in blue and that shoes and the socks you paired it up with is so amazing! love the combo

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You look so cool in this outfit! 🙂 xx

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Love all of these bold colours and how much of a statement this look is! Just too cute!!

xo,

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I like the outlook, great style!

I love the socks the most 🙂

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What an amazing blue coat from your mom!!
And I saw your new hair style on Instagram, and you look so cool and beautiful!!!

akiko

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I love this spring look, especially that jacket. The bold blue is such a fun contrast to the classic style of the piece. I can’t get enough!

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love love love your socks! But the whole outfit is really interesting! 🙂 Anyway, just dropping by to say hello all the way from the Philippines! I hope you can drop by my blog too and follow along if you like. Have a nice day! 🙂

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Babe you look stunning! I love the blue trench coat and its luxurious feel, it’s super gorgeous on you.

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