Out here in California, early spring dressing is all about layers.
Temps can range anywhere from 50 degrees early morning to 80 degrees mid-afternoon.
Unless you want to perform and outfit change three times a day, you need to layer things up!
During spring transition my key pieces are:
Booties or ballet flats
Short sleeve tees and tanks (for when it hits high 70’s)
I swap out my sweaters for lightweight jackets; denim, leather and lightweight tweed
Skirts and lightweight denim
Dresses/maxidresses (I bring out last years spring styles)
Lightweight scarves (for early morning chill)
A typical spring day out here in these parts goes about like this:
Now don’t get me wrong, I LOVE our weather out here and as long as you can figure out how to layer, you are in great shape all day long!
The key here is being able to strip layers down as temperatures rise during the day.
Here’s a peek into my Monday
Off to an early morning meeting; all layers on
Early afternoon, jacket off and scarf tied back in in a different fashion.
Early evening and back home, jacket back on!
Skirt: Trouve pleated midi skirt | Pocket tank: Rag & Bone | Leather jacket: Hinge | Booties: Cole Haan
Handbag: OryAny | Scarf: Boden USA | Necklace : Stella & Dot | Watch: Michael Kors
One of my favorite accessories during this time of year are scarves – they instantly change up your look!
I love scarves from Boden, J Crew, Madewell, DVF and Tory Burch. I also have found cute ones for less in the Junior and Trend departments at Nordstrom as well as at Target.
Let’s take a look at a few more layered looks from this week.
Off to work!
Out to dinner!
Again, still in my winter booties but I lightened the look with a knit maxi dress – a fabulous transition piece this time of year.
Early springtime can be tricky as it is still be a bit chilly for sandals, but you may find yourself sweating it out in your tall boots and skinny jeans that you lived in all winter long.
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Summer heat will be here before you know it – but until then layer up and enjoy this transition time of the year to it’s fullest!
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