the world around us is changing quickly. no doubt. but i want us all to stop and take a deep breath. on Monday, we talked about dealing with uncertain times. that uncertainty continues to grow, and it can be unnerving for sure. but as a child of woman who went through the Great Depression and World War II, i’m here to remind us that the resolve of the human spirit is in the time of crisis is a historical constant. we will get through this. together.
i committed to bring you escapism in the coming days, weeks, and months. as we head into spring, i thought it would be fun to take a look back and see how some of my fashion choices from previous springs have held up. so join me today for a spring and outfit retrospective.
this fit and flare dress from Talbots is the perfect dress to ease me into warmer weather. and the best part about a dress is that it’s one and done. just add shoes, handbag, and a few baubles, and you’re ready to walk out the door in no time flat.
spring can sometimes be tricky in regard to “what to wear.” while the calendar states that it’s spring the temps might not cooperate. that’s when the basics come in handy. it’s these wardrobe staples that help ease us into the next season. today i’ve chosen to wear white denim and a chambray shirt. easy enough, right? but there’s still a chill in the air, so a jacket is a must. a pair of booties wouldn’t be a bad idea either to keep those tootsies warm.
a pair of white denim is the perfect choice for a cool weekend vibe. i paired them with a botanical tulip camp shirt. the pantone color of the year, purple, is in play with this vibrant tunic. and i couldn’t resist adding a pink v-neck sweater for an infusion of springtime color. anyone else likes to go up a size or two with a sweater? that’s a style tip i utilize now and then for a relaxed look. i also love to casually tie sweaters around my shoulders. this is an easy way to add color and an extra layer at the same time. later that evening the winds picked up while dining al fresco. guess who popped on her v-neck to stay warm? don’t forget the key to transitional spring outfits is layers.
i tried my best to keep this OOTD somewhat spring-like with a nautical navy blue blazer. if the buttons on a blazer aren’t to your liking, you can always switch them. this is an easy way to update any item in your closet. blue jeans are a wardrobe staple 365 days a year. when in doubt as to what to wear on a casual day this blue jean mama reaches for a pair. plaid is seen everywhere this spring and summer, so a plaid shirt was a no-brainer. and leopard? well, it’s a neutral, so i added a leopard belt for contrast. notice how it ties the suede booties into the mix. to add a little pizazz to my style uniform, i grabbed a camo backpack from Patricia Nash. now i’m off and running and ready to brave those stiff winds.