STYLE ADVICE: Not Your Average Spring

STYLE ADVICE: Not Your Average Spring

Well, it’s officially the most confusing time of the year here in Missouri. With temperatures in the 20s one day and 60s the next, no one really knows what to wear. Over-the-knee boots and parkas are beginning to make their final appearances, but the weather is so unpredictable that it would be foolish to stow them away for good. But how do you strike a balance between the current fashion season and comfort on days when the weather permits less layers? A tip is to continue incorporating winter colors into your outfits, but pair them with spring styles such as skirts, off-the-shoulder tops, and sandals.

This Fashionista provides a great example. Her sleeveless, mock neck body suit and mini skirt paired with open-toe sandals were perfect for this sunny day, and the black and olive-green nicely tied in winter colors. The alternating fabrics of the bodysuit add texture to the outfit, and nothing screams winter like velvet. These open-toe sandals are a wonderful shoe choice, because they add another spring element to this outfit but still follow the cold-weather color scheme. This is a great way to style an outfit when you aren’t ready to fully commit to pastels and floral prints but also don’t want to pass out of a heat stroke.

This outfit could easily be taken from day to night as well. Add a leather jacket, and intensify the makeup, and you’re good to go. Leather jackets are a classic, and everyone should own one. Whenever you feel like an outfit is missing something, pull on a leather jacket, and it will likely solve the problem. Or as a general rule of thumb, stick to the third-piece rule. I read an article about this a few months ago that explained how the third-piece rule encourages you to compose all outfits of three pieces, excluding shoes. This a simple way to create a more dynamic, complete outfit.

That’s all for this month, ladies and gents. Get excited because it’s almost spring!