STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: California Winters

The transition from a cold and rainy Oregon winter to a sunny 75-degree day in California is enough to shake things up for this Fashionista. She quickly traded her Hunter rain boots and raincoat for a casual set of sandals along with a simple backless top. Though it may  only be for a month, it’s always fun to whip out some of your favorite summer wear to enjoy the change of weather. To complete the ensemble with style, this Fashionista added some of her favorite printed pants.

This outfit can truly be used for a variety of occasions, which makes it an essential part of one’s wardrobe. Here, she paired her flowy palazzo printed pants with a black backless top, a pair of black Tory Burch sandals and complemented it with a Tory Burch simple satchel, and headed out to the local watering hole to meet old friends in town for the holidays.

For some Fashionista/os who take a look inside their closet and only see black, a colorful pair of pants/bell bottoms is perfect, versatile and fashionable. Finding a pair printed pants can be easy, check out any of your local stores. Some local stores I have found to be helpful in my quest would be Brandy Melville or PacSun, just to name a few. You can find prints like a floral or tie-dye, and can wear them with a retro twist for more of a laid back boho style. It’s all about how you dress them up, as the right type of shoes or the right accessory completes the look.

Final note, who doesn’t like to go shoe shopping, once you have found the perfect pair of pants, the next step is to find a perfect pair of shoes that complete the look. You can never go wrong with a pair of Tory Burch or Sam Edelman sandals, or if one wants to dress it up, how about a pair of Jeffrey Campbell Litas, or a pair of the perfect tan wedges. It’s perfect for a casual lunch, or even a night out on the town with your girlfriends.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “When the weather is warm, I like to wear something airy and comfortable yet not totally sloppy looking.”