This outfit is perfect for the type of weather we’re experiencing here in London. It has moved out of the bitter winds and perpetually gray skies that characterized the coldest months of winter, but it is still not nearly warm enough to classify it properly as spring. However, for those of us who are desperate to shed the bulky knits and heavy boots of winter and move into lighter colors and materials, this outfit is the perfect compromise between your mood and the air temperature.
A peacoat is a good investment because it can easily transition from winter to spring depending on what you decide to wear underneath it. Furthermore, it is hard to go wrong with a neutral color like black or tan, or like Fashionista’s jacket, a neutral color blocked coat.
I love the shape and general color palate of her dress because it is appropriate for warm, and even hot days, but can also be easily incorporated into your fall and winter wardrobe with fleece tights underneath. This length is a little long for me; I generally like to keep my hemlines above knee — long enough where I’m not self-conscious about sitting and bending, but short enough so that I don’t feel too covered. And, if you’re in the slightly-below-average-height group, like me, you can generally get away with shorter hemlines. Mid-thigh, loose dresses also pair well with a belt, leggings and boots for colder weather.
Lastly, if you can’t will the temperature to increase, the least you can do is accessorize as if it was warm. I love this Fashionista’s sunglasses for the detail of the rims and their large, circular shape. The subtle hint of color in her lips also helps brighten the overall outfit and spirit alike.
Investing in pieces that can be incorporated in all seasons is especially important for students since we (generally) have to be extremely tight with our money. If we can get away with splurging on one, well-made piece that will last a long time and can be worn all year, that’s more money in our pockets!