Accessories Report

This past week was wonderful with temperatures finally reaching the 40′s and 50′s. I saw an array of dresses, skirts, shorts and even a few pairs of sandals. However, I was keeping my eyes peeled for perhaps my favorite trend this spring, transition pieces. When the weather is sunny but not too warm the perfect accessory should help push your outfit from feeling like winter to spring.

I think my favorite accessory to do just that is a hat. Hats are so versatile and can be worn in a million different ways. Not to mention that they can help transition an entire outfit from one season to the next. This week’s Fashionisto is an excellent example of how a hat kept his outfit from becoming out of season. His blue beanie was a gentle reminder that we are not fully into summer weather and flip flops quite yet; instead it’s time to lighten our wardrobe with cooler pieces while still incorporating select winter pieces.

The same can be said for the transition from summer into fall. I love seeing a straw fedora stylishly paired with a knitted sweater and corduroys. Wearing unexpected pieces from a different season is a subtle yet fashionable way to make a flawless move from fall to spring or spring to fall. This spring, don’t be afraid to throw in a summer hat or fall pair of boots as you prepare for a high fashion season!

Spotted: The 2010 Christian Dior ready-to-wear runway show featured a variety of hats that could be paired with many different outfits for an easy transition into the new season.


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