So, let's face it, this Spring is taking awhile to get here - I think almost everywhere. Here in West Michigan it's still snowing....<sigh>
Anyway, the best way to get thru this awkward weather season is with layers. I have a couple of favorites that are perfect for this in-between season we find ourselves in. Denim jackets and long cardigans paired with a casual pant are the basic "uniform"/first layer and then you simply add accessories and footwear to #ownyourstyle. With these pieces as the base, the possibilities are endless. First up, the long cardigan. Really, any cardigan, but I think the long cardigan for the "right now" as a bit more style. Personally, I pack all wool away once April 1st is here but it doesn't mean I don't continue to wear sweaters. I have a couple of simple long cardigans I wear. One is a sleeveless "vest" or gili style (if you're in my age range or older think Maude). Both options are cotton and in neutral shades so I can wear with most anything. I don't know what to say about a denim jacket I haven't said forever ...it's versatile, timeless and can look great on anyone. I do have a couple of denim jackets in my wardrobe but you really only need one. Though it can obviously be worn as a piece of outerwear I think it is much more stylish as a layering piece and great for all 4 seasons in one way or another.
Below are some of my favorite picks for the key pieces I've mentioned. Someone mentioned to me last week that I don't post enough options in more size choices so I have done that here as well.
I wanted to include some looks I've worn using the same key pieces - here are a few:
As I mentioned earlier, adding your style to any of these looks comes from the accessories and shoes in many ways. Sometimes just a "pop" of color added in a scarf is enough. You can transform the same pieces by merely changing the scarf for a stacked necklaces and large earrings. You can give a completely different feel to the outfit depending on your footwear as well. I know that Spring is on the horizon but in the meantime I am going to dress like I'm enjoying the weather anyway!
I'd love to hear how what's in your wardrobe survival kit for right now - leave me your comments below!