STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: The Art Of Transition Wear

Spring seems to be in full swing, here on our Wisconsin campus. We’ve long said goodbye to our hats, mittens and snow boots, and everyone seems to be in a good mood. However, there are still the occasional days where the temperature drops down into the 40s and the temperatures in the morning seem to be vastly different than those in the late afternoon. As we prepare for the day each morning, we are faced with the difficult question of, “Do I want to be comfortable in the morning and overheating when I get out of class, or do I want the initial walk to class to be a bit chilly and the afternoon to be comfortable?” To layer, or not to layer, that is the question.

On days like these, I find it best to mix and match seasonal pieces. Try pairing your favorite pair of corduroys with a basic short sleeve T-shirt or a nice pair of shorts with a light sweater or button-down. By mixing and matching warmer pieces and more exposed ones, you are able to be comfortable all day long. No need to pick favorites between your winter and spring wardrobes; show them both some love and take a piece from each to create the perfect transitional outfit.

I caught up with this Fashionisto wearing an outfit that can take on any chilly morning and the warmer afternoon to follow it. He wears a nice pair of tan khaki shorts and pairs them with a patterned burnt orange sweater. On his feet, he sports a simple pair of gray Nike sneakers. How can one not love an outfit that is stylish, comfortable and weather appropriate?

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Seasonal clothing doesn’t have to be restrictive. Try pulling out fall or winter pieces to create an outfit that best fits the crazy, unpredictable Wisconsin weather!”