SHOP THE LOOK:
Guys, the day I've been waiting for since Winter kicked off 3 cold, dark months ago has finally arrived. Hello Spring *waving hand emoji*! It's been a long winter. I lost a bit of inspiration for blog shoots and it didn't help that I lost my photographer/boyfie to Europe for a bit too! But the bout of sunny days we've been having, the promise of brighter days to come and the return of the boyfie had us out and about for some long awaited shooting over the weekend.
So today we're talking trans-seasonal! That in between period where you're still rugging up to head out the door of a morning but regretting life when you're sweating buckets in that afternoon lecture/meeting/commute. Of course layering is key to comfort from the aforementioned bucket sweating but with the promise of spring and summer in the air we want to set apart from our winter looks too, no? So here are some things I do to freshen up my look while striking that comfort balance around this time of year:
SWAP: Heavy Coat FOR: Trench/ boyfriend blazer/ vest
I usually prefer trench coats and blazers anyway as they are easier to layer under and don't completely swallow up what's underneath like a heavy coat can. Blazers and last seasons summer dresses go hand in hand this time of year (on my outfit hit list).
SWAP: Dark hues FOR: Light hues
I'm loving khaki and beige/neutral hues this season (Bardot have some great pieces on sale atm!) but if you love your monochrome swap in some light grey and white for a lighter look. Though when it comes to accessorizing I tend to always come back to black shoes/handbag- effortlessly pulls a look together!
SWAP: Jeans FOR: Skirts/ Shorts/ Cigarette pants
So I can't stand to wear jeans around the house and whip those bad boys off as soon as I'm home. Since I can't do this in every house I go to (silly social etiquette!) I take advantage of the slightly warmer weather and opt for midi skirts, shorts and cropped cigarette pants. If you're not ready to get rid of those chunky knits (meeee!) then pair with shorts and ankle boots (another look on my hit list).I tend to feel the cold on my top half more so this works for me but tights under the above is also very cute!
So there are my little tid-bits! Before I sign off I want to give a shout out to this Maison Collective clutch, which was designed specifically for the victims of the recent earthquakes in Nepal. The symbol on the cover reads 'strength' and 100% of sale profits go directly to aid Nepal. The clutch is also big enough to hold a laptop/tablet which is what I'll be using it for- quite versatile for $29.95!
Photography: Paul Lui