When I fully embraced being a Boy Mom of three, I found myself living in a world of blue. Blue painted bedrooms, blue clothing and accessories, even blue strollers for my crew of blue-eyed boys. I often asked myself if I was overdoing it, but my friends who were Girl Moms seemed similarly immersed in pinks and purples. And truth be told, I rarely gravitated to those colors before then, and now rarely pick anything pink for my wardrobe. And purple? Pretty much a no-go…ever.
I know my last post was an ode to the season-less style of black and minimalist dressing. Well, there’s nothing more minimalist than a one-and-done dress. But this time of year, I often surprise myself by gravitating to colors that are bolder and brighter then what I’d typically wear. And no matter what color I’m building my look around, I’ll never say no to stepping out with a little sparkle.
Black is the epitome of a fashion go-to, because it’s season-less, easy to dress up or down, looks good on every body type at any age. It’s subtly, simply impeccable. There’s been a lot of buzz lately about “quiet luxury” or “stealth wealth” dressing (à la “Succession”), but it really just boils down to a classic, minimal head-to-toe look in neutral colors. And pssst…you don’t have to buy super expensive designer brands to achieve it.
At this transitional time of year the dress code is pretty crazy. One minute it’s chillier then expected and you’re underdressed, the next you’re back to being bundled up and breaking a sweat. What to do? I keep lightweight but cozy options (like this vest) at the ready, not to mention an accessory or two.
According to the Sunday New York Times, mushrooms are having a moment in interior design and beyond. I’m no professional fashion forecaster, but I bought this super cozy, totally trippy hoodie well over a month ago. And I have to admit, I do get a kick out of riding the wave of “mushroom mania” into Spring.
Even though Monday was the first day of Spring, here in Jersey City we’ve still been waking up to temps in the high 30s. And up at the cabin, it’s still a snow-covered winter wonderland. In fact, It was a frigid 12 degrees last Sunday morning. But back to today, it’s finally sunny and almost 60 degrees, so I’m cautiously optimistic that I can soon put most of this outfit in storage. We’ll see…
The March weather here has been seesawing from temptingly Spring-like to blustery and snowy. Which means it’s too soon to pack away my sweaters, boots and puffers. So in an effort to fight off a bit of fashion malaise, when I spied this cozy plaid coat on sale I knew it was the perfect piece to fill out my outerwear wardrobe. To wear now, to look forward to wearing next year.
Another timeless trend that emerged during this cycle of Fashion Weeks was a love for the color brown in its entire spectrum — from dark chocolate to mocha to buttery honey to creamy camel. I’ve always been drawn to this calming, grounded palette, so I’m pretty pleased to see it come around once again.
While many of the runway looks from this most recent cycle of fashion weeks were pretty over the top (IMHO), I was taken with the high quality, low key chic of both attendees and wannabes. Non-trend trends appear to be having a moment, and as we move from winter to spring, streamlining that wardrobe transition with classic options feels more appealing than ever.
It’s about this time of year that as much as I rely on black pieces as the foundation to my winter wardrobe, I’m also pretty tired of wearing black, not to mention seeing it on everyone else. But if I’m going to shop for something new, it has to have staying power beyond the here and now. And if I can score it on sale, it’s a done deal.