To quote Lovin’ Spoonful (and date myself): ” Hot town, summer in the city.” And boy was it hot when we shot this post! So building a look around a cute pair of walking shorts was a no brainer. Even better when said shorts were yet another secondhand/consignment purchase.
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…
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.
The feather-trimmed shirt I featured in my last post was so fabulous that I had to get it in white as well. Because every wardrobe needs a good white shirt or two, this wasn’t an excessive splurge. I will resell or donate an older version and let this one add a fresh flourish to everything from the corduroy jeans I teamed it up with here to dark denims or a midi skirt. I think the cuffs look so eye-catching fluffing out from the blazer, too.
When I feel like indulging in a pastel palette, I look for sophisticated hues that are far from sweet, just bordering on neutral. That way they aren’t too saccharine in a head-to-toe look. And each piece can bring a soft touch when paired with other wardrobe staples — from white jeans to dark denim.