The weather today was pure perfection in the city of Chicago today. As soon as I stepped outside the train station and felt the breeze and sunshine, I knew spring was finally here. But after such a long and cold winter, how does one transition into spring?!
Honestly, I feel like I transition into warmer weather a little slower than everyone else. People were already wearing shorts and tanktops today at 60 degrees while I’m still wearing at least a wool sweater! So getting ready this morning took a little thought and experimenting in my closet. How do I stay warm, yet cool at the same time on this amazing spring day? The answer: light layers, light colors, thick materials.
I’ve been obsessed with this chic, yet comfy casual look everyone has been sporting, whether it be fashion mags or blogger street style, I’m all about being comfy but adding an edge to my outfit. Today, I went a little edgy and somewhat masculine with my silhouette, with this H&M vest I’ve been dying to wear since December of last year. It was the main piece and inspiration behind my outfit of the day!
Originally $59.95, I was able to dcore this sweet piece for only $30. I love the texture and structure of the piece and the length makes it pass for an edgy spring coat. Layer this with a pair of light wash jeans, your favorite comfy sweater, and booties, then you’re all set for that perfect layered look without being too hot or too cold!
On top of that, add a little glamour to the look with some classic (yet funky) accessories! Seriously, a clutch works WONDERS for an outfit and adds instant glamour. I’ve been in love with the embossed python look at Michael Kors lately, I just had to have something in the python look. What could be better than a clutch?! It doubles up as a wallet and a going out bag, which I absolutely love.
Pair that with some arm candy, like my Tiffany & Co. charm bracelet (thank you, mom) and my two tone Michael Kors Bradshaw watch (which I won at work, yay!), and you have set the cherry on top.
Of course, you can mix and match this look for any other day. Maybe a skater skirt with a loose top and knee high socks or a short flowy dress with slip on sneakers to add a flirty feel to the vest could transform the look. Or even with some killer heels!! Oh with my new Jeffrey Campbell Litas it would be such a rockin’ look (I know JCs are almost overrated, but they’re such a basic style for me I’ll always love them).
With this outfit, I was able to happily stroll through my city, confident, comfy, and casual (yet still edgy of course!!)
full outfit details: jeans - Pacsun, booties - Charlotte Russe, sweater - BCBGMAXAZRIA, coat - H&M, clutch - Michael Kors