Now that colder temps have arrived, a stroll around almost any city or country hub reveals today’s most ubiquitous fashion item. The puffer vest. It’s everywhere, on men and women alike. The most updated styles are oversized, almost dramatically so. Layered over a chunky sweater or hoodie. Dressed up or down. I say…in-vest!
Although these days there’s a slight chill in the air, the sun still feels strong. So it’s the perfect time to layer favorite season-less wardrobe pieces and show them off — before we have to pull out our puffer coats and go “undercover.” Sticking to a black-and-white palette makes pulling any outfit together, this one included, pretty foolproof.
In the Northeast, October and November are somewhat erratic weather-wise. One day it can be 70 degrees, the next almost freezing. That’s why I look for creative ways of layering to extend the wear of a favorite summer dress and still stay warm!
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.
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…
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.
Even though we are enjoying an unseasonably warm Fall, it’s never too soon to assess your coat closet and see what you’re missing. I’ll be honest…I’m really not missing a puffer jacket, but the one I own is black. A classic for sure, but sometimes you just need something a little more unexpected. And fun. Enter Zerina Akers and her latest Icons of Style x Macy’s Collab. As a stylist to the stars, Zerina’s credentials are sky high. And this cloud printed puffer is the perfect example of her signature imaginative chic.
While it’s not officially Fall for several days, it’s always bittersweet when Summer starts to fade away. Sure it’s fun to think about cozy sweaters, favorite boots and toasty fireside cocktails, but there are also frigid temps, slushy streets and cancelled flights ahead. Be that as it may, this September I for one am going to keep walking on the sunny side of the street for as long as I can.
It was almost 50 degrees in Jersey City today, and though temps are going to drop, we’re predicted to have some of the same weather next week. Is this December? Is this Global Warming?? Without getting too political here, I just wanted to post a transitional outfit that’s all about key pieces that look (and work) as great on their own as they do all together. And it all starts with this zebra-striped midi skirt.
Greetings, fierce fashionistas. The Urban Dictionary defines this classic Yorkshire term (you go, Brits) as “Calm down!” Well, I’m feeling calm, but I’m not feeling Fall. Yet. It was 93 degrees in Jersey City yesterday! So it might just be this tropical jungle weather that’s got me feeling all tiger-y. (Yeah, not a real word, but it works.) Or, it might be WhoWhatWear x Target, the collection that’s killing it this season with all things animal print. (Excuse the non-PC pun, please.) Read on for all the details about what I’m wearing these days, especially this on-trend, tiger stripe top that’s an easy, versatile and affordable way to add this must-have print to your Fall wardrobe.