Friday, February 23, 2018

How to Survive the Changing Seasons



When the weather is between seasons, finding the right outfit gets a whole lot tougher. You could step outside into glorious sunshine and then within 10 minutes be absolutely soaking wet from a sudden downpour. And this isn’t even considering the sudden gusts of wind or puddles thrown up by passing buses. If you live in the Midwest, a late spring snow shower isn't out of the question either!

As spring approaches, the weather is certainly doing its best to put us all off our games. But luckily, there are a few go-to items that work at any time of the year to combine fashion sense with meteorological madness.
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Layering is key to staying comfortable with the ever-changing temperatures of spring. That includes jackets, vests, blazers, and cardigans. A lightweight layer over top can add warmth and easily be removed if needed while complementing any look; jeans are diversified so that no matter what you are looking for or where you are going, there is a pair that will suit your needs perfectly; scarves are saving us all from the cold and with a range wide enough to incorporate thickly knitted almost-blankets to sweet silk scarves, you can go right through to summer and never feel a chill.

With the right combination of these three basic items, you can go right the way through the season in comfort and still look amazing. Mixing and matching these three items can give you endless outfit potential for this transitional time between seasons.
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Add a Lightweight Layer
The jacket is quite possibly the best layer for this time of year! Lightweight, easy to throw on over jeans, a skirt, pants - whatever! - and always just right in the spring and autumn. And if you are lucky to have a range of different jackets, you can mix and match ‘til your heart's content all the way through the season.

A leather jacket is a particularly good investment for any woman. It is warm in the spring when there is still a chance of frost and can be waterproof as well. Go for a classic black leather jacket with zipped up pockets and a fitted look to emphasize your waist. A black leather jacket can add an edgy vibe to a range of outfits. Try layering it over a plaid shirt or a floaty dress to get a completely different vibe every time.

The denim jacket is also a great investment. It's a classic piece that you will wear time and time again.  Try a double denim look if you are feeling adventurous. With all the cute embroidery and embellishments on trend, double denim is a fun way to try it out The key is to try mixing slightly different styles of denim so that you aren’t completely matchy-matchy. Try white jeans with a blue jacket or mix dark and light blues: make this look your own.  

Other layers like a thick and cozy cardigan, chic blazer, or variety of vests are also great options for layering this time of year.
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A Great Fitting Pair of Jeans
Since their invention, it seems that jeans have been a wardrobe staple. We’ve seen everything from long, wide leg jeans to tight skinny jeans, embroidery flowers to crystal embellishments and pretty much everything in between. What is so great about jeans right now is that whatever you like goes. Given that women all have quite different body shapes and sizes, it is a real relief to see so many different cuts and fits available. No matter who you are or what you like, there is a pair of jeans for you.

In the cooler in between months of spring and autumn, jeans are an indispensable part of your wardrobe, and just like your jackets and layers, a small collection of jeans will give you plenty of different match up options. Weekends are made for mom style or boyfriend jeans for comfort but a pair of black skinny jeans can be teamed up with a embellished blouse and big accessories for a night on the town. Just as you have your classic LBD, you should definitely invest in some day to night jeans that fit and flatter your figure.
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Add a Scarf for Color and Warmth
The problem with changeable weather is that you never quite get your temperature right. As you walk, you’ll get warmer but standing around for any amount of time will likely induce shivers. The solution is super simple: wear a scarf.

The scope for scarf wearing is going the same way as jeans this year, from delicate silk squares to what looks like a bright green car blanket shown by Celine. It means that there is always a scarf for whatever weather you come across. If you are a particularly chilly person like I am, try wrapping a long scarf several times around your neck for the most warmth. Faux fur is also in right now and is really warm for those of us who want an extra layer. I just got a black faux fur scarf that I love for under $20!

If big knits aren’t your thing, borrow some of your grandma’s silk scarves and tie them loosely around your neck or in a choker style. This year, silk scarves are being worn in all kinds of ways so if you are feeling warm, use it as a belt around your jeans or dress for a vibrant pop of color or tie it around your handbag strap.
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Whatever your plans are for this season’s must-have fashion items, jackets, jeans and scarves will all continue to be classic wardrobe staples for your closet, especially during this transitional weather. The key is to having a variety of each. This way you will be able to mix and match from just a few items but create several completely different looks.

As the weather turns and the cold thaws, layers are the best way - if not the only way - to stay the right temperature and look amazing too!


19 comments:

  1. such a cute outfit! I do miss some of the change of seasons. Here we have hot weather 90 percent of the year and maybe a month of cold.

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  2. These are great tips! While I tend to switch things up a bit with jackets and cardigans over winter, I always have my jeans and scarves on frequent rotation - they are must-haves for me! :)

    Hope you had a good week and you have a nice weekend ahead of you :) We are getting a lot of rain at the moment which is a welcome change after the heatwaves, haha! Still so humid though, ugh!

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  3. Oh how I wish we had changing seasons here! I am a cold weather loving woman trapped in a hot weather climate! Ha! Sadly relocating isn't going to happen so I will live vicariously through all of you. You look lovely as always Laura!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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  4. These are great layering tips Laura! In love with this chic look!

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  5. So many great layering tips! I am honestly not that great at layering so I'm a little relieved that I live in a warm climate right now and don't have to do it very much! Ha! This outfit is really cute, BTW. Love those boots!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

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  6. Adorable! I Feel that between winter and Spring is the hardest to dress for! Layering is perfect,especailly when you so it as cutely as you do!! Happy weekend beautiful!

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  7. Agreed that a scarf is a lovely thing to add! Gets so much cozier. Have a lovely weekend! Xx

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  8. I love the layering tips you gave! I love having my leather jackets for layering, and I need to grab a new denim one to add to my closet!

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  9. Layering is key! You do it so well. I cannot imagine your winters.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  10. I still need all these ideas, since we just got snow last night!!
    You look so fabulous Laura!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  11. It can be so hard to dress in between seasons when the weather is so up and down. I need to get a new leather jacket and vests are one of my favorites for those tricky days. Sierra~Beautifully Candid

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  12. One moment is snowing and another it is sunny. Layering is my bestie right now!

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  13. I love this gorgeous layered look. I totally agree that layers are essential this time of year--the weather here is all over the place! Kids had 3 (!) snow/ice days this week and then it's supposed to be 50 degrees this weekend.

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  14. I have some beautiful big scarfs! And I never wearwear because I forget them all the time!!We are planning to go to a nature reserve tommorow, and as it is freezing here during day time, I will need a big scarf!

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  15. Nice selection Laura. Scarf and sweater are really nice!!!
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  16. I just love to dress in layers. That scarf is just a beauty! I just love all of the earthy colors in this outfit!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  17. I agree with all of your tips. I am a huge believer (lol) and wearer of scarves and I have them in a variety of sizes, shapes, materials, lengths, styles, colors, prints - you name it. I also agree that great-fitting jeans, a black leather jacket and a good denim jacket are closet musts! Love this cozy outfit of yours. I own very similar OTK boots and you will see them styled on the blog, soon. Your scarf is quite pretty!

    Thanks for linking up with me on Thursday Moda. Also, starting next Sunday, I will be having a monthly linkup the first Sunday of each month so welcome by and join it. It will be awesome! Have a Happy Sunday! Ada. =)

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  18. These are great tips. I can't wait to btibrout my leathet jacket for spring. I am also a fan on that denim on denim look. Another staple for me continue to be boots as it's still to cold/wet for flats, so a variety of booties get me through from November- April.

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  19. You have such lovely layers here dear. I love your scarf, looks so chic and really cozy too. And yes, you just can't go wrong with OTK boots.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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