Shopping List: Transitioning to Spring
The windows are open, the sun is shining, and my ankles are exposed: spring is here, people! Today is the first day of spring and I’m ready for it. I am definitely over bundling me and Violet up every time we step out the door. Time to push that black puffy coat to the back of the closet!
What I’m shopping: transitioning to spring
Unfortunately, I’m realistic and know that we still have a few more weeks before it’s true spring with warm temps and t-shirts. But this time of year, the “transition” season is one of my favorites. It’s that time when you bridge both your cold weather and warm weather wardrobes and easily double your closet.
The key to transitioning is LAYERS. If you judge me by the sheer number of cardigans and jackets in my closet, you would know layers is my love language. This spring I want to change things up and try a casual blazer. While J.Crew’s sweater blazer is the most popular option I’ve found, a more affordable option can be found at J.Crew Factory. I’m also pulling out my favorite schoolboy blazer from J.Crew Factory that’s a little more dressy. Since a blazer or other layers can make you look or feel bundled up, fresh accessories, like mules or a woven bag, helps bring an outfit into a new, warmer season.
In this not-quite-springtime time, I’m also all about the feminine details. You could go floral, which I’m always a fan of, but, as Miranda Priestly would say, “Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking.” Subtle and still super feminine and spring-ish, I’m going with eyelet tops and peplum. I am in love with this chambray peplum shirt because it combines my love of all things chambray and the very flattering peplum.
I’m also fully on-board with two trends that are everywhere right now: wide-leg cropped pants and high waist everything. I have been all about high waist pants since I can’t remember. One of my postpartum goals was to me able to get back into my favorite high waist jeans, which just happened this past weekend. Now, you can love it or hate it, but I have a feeling that cropped wide-leg pants are going to hang around for awhile. As we head into spring, it’s all about structure. Save the flowy pants for when the warm weather is here for good.