After an insanely long and brutal winter, spring and summer are finally upon us! I love the beginning of spring, the feeling of summer break quickly approaching, the weather getting warmer and lazy weekends. Dressing for spring can be challenging at times since it is still not super hot out yet, but no longer heavy coat weather. In this article, the Fashionista demonstrates the accessibility of the eternally stylish jean jacket thrown on for a weekend brunch.

Dealing with transitioning weather in the Midwest can be challenging to say the least; it’s almost like you have to choose between being too warm or too cold. This Fashionista deals with this dilemma by pairing a stylish jean jacket, just like the ones Madewell carries, with a fun pair of shorts. The staple of a good jean jacket has been a part of fashion history just as long as black has been considered a go-to. By pairing said jacket with those textured white lace shorts, she creates a perfect and effortless spring/summer look. She keeps the rest of the outfit simple with a gray V-neck and minimal accessories that add a touch of sophistication.

Let’s talk about those accessories. I am a huge believer in how much a few good accessories can make an outfit stand out. This Fashionista uses the pearl studs and gold watch to add a bit of class, while the chunky sunglasses give off a summer vibe pulling the entire look together. While the accessories pull everything together, the white Converse work kind of like the lace shorts as another unique touch to the outfit. With a little summer glow, the white from both the shorts and shoes pop even more against her skin tone. Her outfit works ideally for brunch; the whole casualness of the weekend with a polished touch from having that extra time in the morning to get ready is the epitome of a lazy Sunday. And who doesn’t like waking up late to the promises of coffee, breakfast food and friends?

One Simple Change: Let this outfit carry you day into night by switching out the shorts for a pair of black skinny jeans to play with the denim on denim look.