Yes, as a Style Guru, I’m required to snap a clear, focused photo of my subject. (After all, you want my snapshot to emphasize the ensemble I’ve so meticulously selected from the crowd.) But in this case, the passersby beyond this Fashionista’s bohemian getup are equally as important. Take note of their layers — their puff coats, hats and gloves — because, on the day I stopped this student for a picture, it was cold out. The temperature was low, but it was also extremely windy. And sometimes, in the midst of a chilling gust, it helps to see a flash of spring.
In other words, this Fashionista’s outfit is the light at the end of the tunnel. It’s representative of those forthcoming months when we can no longer detect but an ounce of winter in the air. How she managed to pull it off in just forty degrees is beyond me, but truth be told, I’m so glad that she did.
Her light sheath of a vest had me scrambling for my phone to add the item to my “Buy Now!!!!” list. It’s versatile, it’s structured and it’s not quite oversized. You can wear it with denim shorts, a blazer and high-tops or you can take a tip from this Fashionista and layer it over a peasant top for ultimate free spirit flair. Judging from her easy, breezy disposition, chances are you’ll choose the latter.
For a similar cover-up, shop Marni. If you like the moto look, rag & bone’s Mughal tapestry style is equipped with leather accents. But, if you’re feeling seriously girly, this silk number from Topshop is cute and cropped. For sheer crochet, try Buckle, or if your birthday’s coming up, why not add Stella McCartney’s jacquard design to that wish list? (I know, I know, it’s perfect in every way.)
You’ve got your pick of blouses from Free People, Anthropologie and Diane von Furstenberg, and then there’s only one thing left to do — shrug it all on on in defiance of Weather.com’s nippy predictions. If you say it’s summer, summer it shall be.