There’s no easier or quicker way to polish an outfit than by layering on a well-tailored blazer. I already own one in classic black (seen here) but that feels a bit too formal and dark for Spring’s lighter, brighter days. So when I spotted this caramel-colored double-breasted jacket, I instantly knew it was headed to my closet and into heavy wardrobe rotation.
Blue and white is one of my favorite summer color combinations. Blue and white stripes? That’s everything all-in-one. And simply perfect in this season’s must-have, one-shoulder ruffle top. Even better when paired with this summer’s other hottest silhouette, the high-waisted wide leg jean. In crisp, fresh white, of course. Best of all, while I was inspired (and tempted) by some beautiful designer pieces, both of these on-trend choices were totally affordable.
Here in JC and NYC, Mother Nature continues to be ambivalent about Spring. So while Summer is officially only about a month away, we’re still wishing she’d make up her mind and gift us with some steady sunshine and warmer temps. As you might guess, it’s made it pretty tough to break out my new fashion favorites and share them with you all. Until this past Sunday…
So here in JC the sun shined for like a hot second. Then a BomboGenesis blew in (again!). Wind, snow, rain, cold. In the Northeast, March is the month that can’t make up its mind. (If you live in a warmer, milder climate I might hate you…) But rewind back to this shoot. I was thrilled at the idea of sneakers and not boots, and OK, maybe a coat. But it could stay unbuttoned. And let’s hear it for white jeans whenever, wherever. (In case you forgot, this is going to be a Shop My Closet month. And shop I did.)
I don’t know about you, but I’m dying for Spring to really, really get here. Every time I step into my closet I try not to hate all my sweaters, black jeans and boots. Yeah…yeah…I’ll be happy to see them again next October, but right now I want to break out my sandals and slides, white jeans, t-shirts and more.
A few weeks back in February people were actually strolling around in sandals, shorts and tees and dining al fresco. Then March rolled in. It’s gotten chillier by the day, and while I’m dying to break out my favorite new Spring pieces, it’s still too soon to do it from head-to-toe. But…you can mix in the new (long cardigan, pom pom sneakers and white jeans) with cozier layers you already own (turtleneck sweater, cashmere beanie).
This Fall (and Winter) I’ve decided to flout the “rules” and refuse to pack away my white jeans. That’s been easy of late, since we’ve had a ridiculously warm November. But come colder temps I’m already planning on pairing them with some scrunched down thick socks and snow boots…or tucking them into over-the-knee boots. In NYC we tend to dive into black from head-to-toe post Labor Day, but this year I’m going to be a hold out.