I complain every spring and fall about the difficulties of transitioning to a new season when the weather isn’t quite there yet.
I recognize that there are bigger problems in the world.
In the scheme of things, this is a pebble in the road. But I have a plan to overcome that pebble.
In the transition weeks between seasons, color is key.
When spring is on the horizon, I start wearing lighter and brighter colors with my dark winter clothes. I also look for the least dark of the darks in my closet. Here, for example, I am wearing a black and white tweed coat with a bright floral blouse underneath. That floral is no poinsettia — it’s time to release the hibuscus!
I am also ready to go without the jacket (in case the temperature goes above 60 degrees) with a short-sleeved sweater.
I’ve traded the corduroy and tapestry bags I’ve been using a lot this winter for a tumbled leather bag.
A few words about the jacket. I found this at Anthropologie a number of years ago. It was a little big; in an inspired moment (inspired by laziness), I tightened the fit by just moving the buttons over two inches. This jacket has a very modest peplum and lantern sleeves, which give it great shape.
Now, for those of you who like details and want to see the layers, and not just listen to me (my imagined voice) drone on about them . . .
Jacket: Anthropologie; Sweater: JCrew; Blouse: Elie Tahari; Pants: JCrew: Boots: 8; Bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Satchel