Seeing as my theme is Louisiana inspired, I knew exactly what colors I wanted to use. I went with moody blues and swampy greens with a bit of teal in the mix for a splash of color and interest. I felt the darker tones needed to be lightened up since it is a Spring/ Summer collection. I also used a few neutrals because they reminded me of reeds and the various trees found on the bayous.
I particularly fell in love with this pattern because it was regal enough to remind me of the Fleur de Lis in the scrollworks, but it also had my colors I wanted. There is a bit of an ancient, weathered look about the design with intentional cracks and spots throughout that is so perfect for this collection. Louisiana has so much intrigue and romanticism about it, there has been some incredibly fascinating history in the state.
One item I am prepared to reveal from the new collection are these darling little cuff shorts. I love the pattern from the fabric, that it's not too overwhelming. I think these shorts can go with so many tops because the blue is a beautifully neutral hue with soft whites and teals accented throughout. I would love to begin taking pictures sometime this week, so here's to hoping!