It was so gorgeous in Boston today!! 50 degrees, no clouds in the sky So since it’s like basically HOT OUT, I asked Blake to share with us how she transitions into a spring wardrobe. Hope some of you find this useful when getting together yer outfits! - Sonia
You don’t need to start from scratch when the seasons get warmer! For spring I only make two significant changes to what I wear:
- Lighter fabrics— so no wool, flannel, tweed, etc.
- Lighter colors— (I’m in love with pastels just like every other student at UVA, sorry not sorry)
I still wear jeans (vans and cuffed jeans= classic) and collared shirts in the summertime (usually not at the same time) depending on how hot it is.
The weather in Virginia can be pretty temperamental (Buah hah!); 70 degrees one day and 50 the next. However, the outer layer goes away-sweaters, cardigans, and heavy jackets. To replace a big coat, I’m in love with the windbreakers/ parkas I’ve seen around for when it gets chilly.
Zanerobe Bay Short Sleeve Shirt, $99 at needsupply.com
Gitman Vintage Pinup Oxford Shirt (from meadowweb.com)
In addition, I love incorporating a busy pattern into my spring outfit. Because it is often too hot to wear a sweater or cardigan, patterns can add another layer of complexity and flare. I’m talking polka dots (and top button swag), florals (“florals for spring…groundbreaking”), zig zags, pin-up girl patterns; go crazy. When done right, patterns show that you put some thought into your outfit.
Timex weekender watches $35 at Amazon
I roll my sleeves up most of the time during the spring. Great opportunity to accessorize with some bracelets and a watch. You can find more affordable bracelets from ALDO or Etsy.
Sperry Top-Sider Authentic Originals Mens Boat Shoes
I also wear lighter colored shoes in lighter fabrics-usually low tops. So Sperry’s, Vans, etc. Happy spring dressing!
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