Oh, the ebbs and flows of fashion. Denim skirts are back in fashion. And the midi denim skirt is the queen of the denim heap this season. So wearable and so cool. Although it’s well below the knee, there is nothing modest about this skirt. The exaggerated slit makes this skirt cool. This one here is an old one, but I’ve linked below to some current favorites.
The great thing about a midi-length denim skirt is that you can dress it up for the office (and probably get away with wearing denim even on a day that is not casual Friday). For transitional weather, wear it with an oversized sweater and for the summer, pair it with a slouchy t-shirt.
There’s something so chic about a pink coat. And I think I’m not the only one who feels that way. I see pink moto jackets, pink trench coats, pink wool winter coats and anything in between. And I want them all! Pink has almost become the new black.
Pink and blush have gotten under my skin (I’m in love with my cashmere blush sweater), and I’ve wonder what the reason is. I think most of us, or at least the “us” who tend to wear a lot of neutrals, have been starved for color. And this season’s particular shade of pink is a safe neutral that works well with other neutrals.
So I’ve embraced the blush trend wholeheartedly and love styling my pink and blush pieces with this season’s other great trend – ripped jeans.
I’ve always been and black, white and grey kind of girl (woman?). But I have to admit that blush has slowly gotten under my skin. If I had unlimited disposable income, I would be rolling in blush clothing right now. But as it stands, I’ve allowed myself to get just a few blush pieces and not get carried away. And this blush sweater is one of my favorite pieces that I’ve added to my closet this year. It’s cashmere and so soft. And the color is divine.
I’m not sure what it is about blush that I find so irresistible. It’s probably because it’s quite a neutral color really. It’s not a crazy pink. It’s subtle and even sophisticated.
I have to admit, though, that blush can be difficult to work into my existing wardrobe. It’s great to pair with white (for spring and summer) and with grey. But I have a lot of black, and it doesn’t pair well with black. But I stumbled upon a great style hack. When pairing blush with black, I layer on brown accessories to soften the contrast. And adding a touch of white (such as a shirt peeking through) helps to create a visual separation between the black and the blush.
One thing I’m definitely going to miss when the warmer weather comes in spring is my favorite pom pom hat. I love transitional dressing – dressing for the in-between seasons, because it let’s me layer on. Layers are such an easy way to achieve a cool look. Add a bit of this, and a layer of that peaking underneath, mix in some great textures, and you have a killer spring outfit. The same formula works for fall outfits as well.
Here I’m wearing a suede jacket, over a grey wool sweater and a long white shirt. In transitional dressing, accessories are all important. I’m wearing a chunky pom pom hat and a cashmere grey scarf. I’ve also layered and coupon of sterling silver bracelets. One of my favorite silver John Hardy chain bracelet, and any lover of sterling silver should have at least one. It’s quite an investment, but I haven’t been able to find comparable weight and quality. Lastly I’ve completed the outfit with my staple skinny black jeans and my new favorite purple suede sneakers.
Dressing for wet and cold weather has usually been a challenge for me. For one thing, I resisted getting rain boots for a very long time because I didn’t find them stylish enough. Plus, I don’t like rain jackets. So, staying dry and warm is not always easy for me.
But now I have a new-found love and respect for rain boots. After I moved to New England, having rain boots became a necessity. My favorite rain-proof outfit now is a hooded field jacket (for wet spring and fall days) or a hooded wool coat for those cold and wet winter days, plus my trusty Hunter boots. I found a navy pair with a matte finish that I love. And they pair perfectly with my (somewhat water-resistant) navy hooded wool coat from J. Crew. And to keep my leather shoulder bag dry, I make sure to put it under my coat to hide it from the rain.