This time of year, it’s hard to know if we should be shopping for cold-weather styles that we can only wear for a few more weeks and then put away for next year, or if we should start buying warm-weather pieces that we have to wait to wear until the weather decides to cooperate.
My answer? Both and yes!
Right now, I’m buying things I can incorporate into my winter wardrobe as the weather allows and continue wearing into spring. We tend to be up and down this time of year — it can snow one week and be 60 degrees the next — so I like to buy classic layering pieces that can go either way.
I absolutely love this piece. It has such a nice drape to it and a pretty slub texture, and the relaxed pockets keep it feeling light and laid-back.
We’ve talked about adding juxtaposition to an outfit to create interest, and I think this cardigan does that by combining a dressier fabric with a relaxed-casual style.
I wore this cardigan over a white tank and paired them with skinny jeans in a medium indigo wash.
These jeans are BlankNYC, and they’re a great price point. I really like the wash — it is perfect for pairing with navy because it provides some contrast between the two shades of blue.
The loafers keep the look more spring-like, but you could also wear booties if it’s still chilly in your area. This is the clay color and it is so versatile.
These are really comfortable too, but I recommend sizing up a half size from your normal. I usually wear an 8 or 8.5 in ballet flats, and I had to go up to a 9 in these to accommodate the pointy toe.
And isn’t this stripe stitch tote a fun addition to the outfit!?!
I love the texture for spring and summer, but with this color combo, you can definitely start carrying it now.
In my series on transition style last week, I mentioned incorporating lighter layers into our pre-spring looks, and this hooded trench is the perfect coat for those of us in areas of the country that are still holding onto the cold weather.
It’s heavier than a typical trench and has a light fleece lining that really does add warmth. The day we shot this look, it was freezing outside, and I was so happy to put this coat on! It’s warmer than it looks.
The details are really pretty, and it has a flattering cut to it. I also love that it has a removable hood. I’m not one to futz with an umbrella, so I almost always buy coats with hoods.
This coat runs true to size, or if in between, you probably want to size up.
I’m wearing the small, and it was a bit snug when zipped. I think a medium would be more comfortable and allow for a thicker sweater underneath.
It’s a nice length too — the shorter style has a more casual vibe than a traditional knee-length trench. It also comes in black and pink, and it’s a great price!
This outfit is comprised of so many great basics that you can start wearing now and mix and match with the rest of your wardrobe as we head into springtime.
I will totally keep this cardigan in my closet all through the summer — it’s a super cute addition to shorts and skirt outfits, and it would also look great over a casual sundress.
The jeans and suede loafers can be worn all year ’round, or at least three seasons of the year, and the bag is so fun for spring and summer. I also love how the statement necklace adds a focal point and breaks up the solid colors in the outfit.
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Bobeau Rumor Dolman-Sleeve Cardigan // similar tank // Blank NYC Classic Stretch Jeans // Taryn Rose Faye Water-Resistant Pointy Toe Loafers // Calvin Klein Hooded Trench Coat // Lucky Brand Silvertone Twisted Cuff Bracelet // Lucky Brand Modern Opulence Gunmetal-Tone Pave Agate Necklace // Calvin Klein Small Jacky Stripe-Stitch Tote
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photos: Alison Cornell