Hello, sunshines. Are you getting excited for spring? It is officially here, in contrast to all the snow we are having. Because yesterday’s fourth Nor’easter plowed down on us on the east coast, we are stuck in a winter rut. It is the fourth storm this winter with possibly more next week, leaving us wondering what to wear? I know what you’re probably thinking. Not again. The vagaries of spring weather are always a mixed bag of snow, wind, sun, and rain and one hundred percent unpredictable. At this point, it is best to desensitize yourself from the current temperatures. But even during the prettiest spring seasons, dressing right can be tricky: some days the sunshine makes us ready to retire the winter coat and live in floral dresses, but other days frigid winds hit us and we wish we were bundled in wool and cashmere. There lies the fickleness of spring. The good news? It is still light outside at 6pm. Take advantage of the longer days.
And, how about cleaning up your closet for spring? The weather will soon catch up and we can make room for new stuff. In the meantime, here are my tips on transitional dressing. It does require some self-motivation, so open those closet doors and let’s review the basics.
Inspiration Lies In Your Closet
At the start of each season I like to make sure I have plenty of staple pieces. It’s always great to have pieces that are easy to mix and match and layer. Typically, I like to stick to neutrals, like black and white, however it’s always fun to throw in a little color that’s not too loud. Here are some of my favorite basics you should have in your closet for spring.
Classic sweaters and pants
Don’t forget sunglasses. Decorate your cheekbones with these skinny glasses in celebration of the precious Vitamin D beaming down upon us. They are my favorite shape right now.
White sneakers are an inexpensive option to add to pants, floral dresses, and even skirts. The crispness of white really makes an outfit pop.
Classic statement bags
Here’s a jump for spring !
Photos: Bri Elledge