Normally when people talk about things being "transitional," they mean furniture. Or maybe that's just me, because we all know I think about decor 80% of the time. Today, however, I'm applying it to clothes. All of us are itching for spring to get here, but it's not exactly warm enough to go prancing down the street in a t-shirt yet. We still need to be covered up (especially those of us who are currently enjoying that winter storm), so we'll just have to bring the spring in other ways.
This first look almost came out a little beach-y, with the nautical stripes and sunglasses. Which is obviously fine. I will happily pretend I'm at the beach today. I still have jeans and a cardigan to provide the necessary warmth, but adorable polka dot sneaker-flats and a coral scarf remind me of the nice weather that's around the corner. Add in a striped bag and some shades, and boom! I'm ready for a day in the sun, if it ever decides to come back.
One other strange thing about this time of year is the temperature fluctuations. When it's 25 degrees everyday for two weeks, I get used to it and stop feeling cold after a while. But when it's 45 before it drops back to the 20s, I'm FREEZING. Thus, I can't really motivate myself to dress up. A skirt just isn't happening right now, so any "nice" outfits still need to revolve around pants:
Here are the same dark skinny jeans paired with a floral blouse. To keep the style from veering off into girly, I chose leather loafers with teeny gold studs on the toes. Green earrings add some brightness, while a wine-colored tote bag pulls out some of the darker shades in the blouse. I would absolutely wear this the next time I'm out selling jewelry.
So how are you handling the weather transition? Are you wearing anything springy yet? Should I try to buy that floral blouse even though the site is in Dutch and I'm not sure if they ship to America?