It’s normal to get ahead of yourself. At the first signs of spring, we too start making our sartorial wishlists and dust off our lighter and brighter outfits. But all it takes is two seconds outside to know that as much as we want to wear our spring gear, we still need a warm jacket. That’s where Julie Sarinana’s (of Sincerely Jules) inspirational outfits come in handy. In this stunning bohemian look, she gives us lots of practical and style lessons. Not just that a motorcycle jacket is the best way to introduce a feminine maxi dress in March, but also offers ideas that can be applied to interiors. Here’s what we’re taking home with us:

1. Contrasting structures creates interest. From the flowing material of the dress to the sturdy straight lines of the jacket, putting two different structures together gives the appearance of balance. Similarly, the modern furniture and the simple rug in this room (from Elle Decoration UK) pair well with the ornate tiles and moldings on the wall.

2. There is more than one style of floral. We normally relate floral patterns to those we see on English china or ’70s shirts. But Julia’s dress reminds us that artistic movements such as Art Nouveau also created beautiful floral patterns. Just like the tile floors, these floral designs are subtle.

3. Color can be muted. We often assume that if something is colorful it has to be saturated. Faded blues, aubergines and yellows liven up the look without overpowering the different design elements. This spring, in both your wardrobe and home, bring in a little bit of muted color. You’ll keep the sophistication while bringing in a little vibrance.