Hi everybody! I wanted to share a look from the rainy Sunday we had here in Boston. I feel like it’s a complaint out I hear over and over again – “Spring is so hard to dress for – it’s cold, rainy, and I’m sick of all my winter clothes!” Yes. So true. But I have three tips I follow for dressing for dreary days, which hopefully you’ll find helpful.
Number 1. Don’t be afraid to wear dark colors. It doesn’t have to be all pastels and only pastels in spring. One of my favorite year-round colors is olive, and these pants are no exception. It’s timeless – a bit of color, but nothing overwhelming, and it goes with so much. These bad boys are very old, but there are plenty of similar options on the market. And that black blouse you bought last fall to wear to work? Just un-tuck it and wear it with some skinny-cut jeans. Voila!
Number 2. Buy a pair of leather booties and waterproof them. It’s not hard – I promise – and it extends the usefulness and lifetime of your boots indefinitely. Booties are another great year-round option. And, if you buy a pair that’s sleek enough, they’re often office appropriate (although, of course, this varies by office – follow the dress code!). I fell in love with this pair at first glance and they’re finally on sale. I wore these all winter long with jeans on the weekend and with a dress and tights during the week, and I’m super excited to pair them with some warm weather options to show you how to make them work for you all the time.
Number 3. Layers. Seriously though, layers are so underrated from a style perspective. I swear it’s effective layering that is the best way to look cute during the dreary changing of the seasons. Your tools are cardigans, scarves, vests, cropped jackets, etc. You could put them all on at once and it would work, I promise. This is an awesome – safe – way to push yourself in your style game. If you start to second guess it you can shed the layers as soon as you walk through the door. But you stayed warm and dry on your way, and I promise you looked pretty great in transit.
What are your spring style go-tos? I can always use a few more tricks to pull out when the going gets rough :)
Top: Banana Republic (similar here)
Bottoms: Topshop (old, similar here and here)
Sweater: Topshop (similar)
Bag: BP Brand (sold out, similar here and here)
Shoes: Donald J. Pliner (more sizes available here and here)
Accessories: LOFT earrings (similar)