Outfits STYLE // Winter

Pre-Spring Thoughts

March 2, 2017

If spring doesn’t come to you, then you have to bring it yourself, right? While we’ve been fighting off snow this week (brrrrr…) I decided to bust out a dress over pants. I intended to wear this dress with wool tights, but it felt like the outfit was getting too dressy too fast, so jeans to the rescue.

Topping jeans with a dress is a super easy way to bring a little pre-spring cheer to my wardrobe without having to compromise things like warmth. I wore a really similar version of this look a few months ago and I definitely like this take better. In the older version I’m wearing my ‘safety net‘ jeans (I think the only time they made it on the blog!) and since I ditched those and styled this dress with jeans I love, the outfit works much better. Don’t keep what you don’t love in your closet, it will only slow you down!

[ dress | jeans (similar – size down) | boots, c/o Everlane | cuff | watch ]

With spring on the way, I’ve purchased a few items to add to my closet, and I’m very excited to try them out. They include ethical brands and designers I’ve yet to personally style and wear on the blog – stay tuned! Also, Everlane sent me their new Drape Trench to try out, and while I felt all kinds of French-chic when I first put it on, it ran quite large. (I’ll give you an update when I get the correct size.) If you’re looking to get it, I’d size down. I think it would look particularly cute styled with hightop tennis shoes.

One of the items I recently added to my closet is this Saddle Bag by Cuyana. I wanted something super sleek and minimalist, but also very structured. I love, loved the now retired Petra Crossbody bag by Everlane, and I wish they’d kept making it. I also adore this Half Moon Bag by A.P.C. (currently discounted for Shopbop’s spring sale!) but I was a little worried it might be too small for me.

Let’s hear it. Do you have any outfit hacks to make your spring clothing wearable now? Or maybe you’re one of the lucky ones who experienced 70-degree weather this week. Color me jealous!


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  • Holly J March 3, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    This week was transition week in my closet…my spring clothes come out March 1. For the last week of a season, I wear a combo of Winter clothes and Spring clothes. I focus on pieces that I haven’t worn very much in the winter season (for whatever reason) and pair them with something from the spring season. Last week, I just wore my winter clothes, but paired them with SPRING scarves. Since my winter colors are…winter-y (grey, black, icy blue), a little color from my spring scarves made it FEEL like spring without actually changing my base clothes!

    Love the black and white striped dress!…I have the same stripe pattern in a tunic shell in my spring capsule. I can’t wait to wear it!

    • Andrea March 5, 2017 at 1:53 pm

      That is such a great practice, I love it. What a good idea!

  • Gena March 4, 2017 at 5:52 am

    Hi Andrea-
    Your web page is so lovely, your photos and the layout -You have a great eye
    I am still searching for vintage levi’s here in NY, it used to be easier in the 80’s-90’s
    I do need a new raincoat and was eyeing the navy from Everlane -glad I saw your post and Im looking forward to your review
    Have a great weekned!

    • Andrea March 5, 2017 at 1:55 pm

      Hi Gena! So glad you stopped by! I like this year’s take on the anorak by Everlane, it does run big though! I think it is more water proof that last year’s. Good luck on your jeans hunt! I agree, they are harder to find than they used to be! (Only so many old pairs to snatch up I suppose.)