Well, it’s that time of year, readers. We’ve hit the period of spring and winter collision. It’s 30 degrees in the mornings, and 60 degrees by the afternoon. Well, this puts us all in a bit of a dressing conundrum, if you ask me. In the morning, I’m wearing down and Uggs, then I end up in a cardigan and sockless. It’s confusing. But, I’m busting out the scarves and serious layers to wax and wane in warm and cold. By the time I get the hang of this weather and dressing for it, I’m sure Mother Nature will change her mind and go straight for 100 degrees. I’m onto you, Mother Nature. I’m one step ahead of you, and totally ready for whatever is coming my way. …fashion metaphor for life? You betcha.
Top: Gap ($6 marked down from $30)
Pants: Gap ($7 marked down from $60)
Scarf: Gap ($4 marked down from $30)
Purse: Kate Spade (gift)
Necklace: made it! (more info here)
Blue shoes: Dolce Vita ($20 marked down from $100)
Daytime kitten heels: Aubrey Brooke from DSW ($12 marked down from $99)
Fashion Huntress tips:
1) Significant temperature changes throughout the day can be really challenging, especially for work ensembles, when you basically pick one look in the morning and have to wear it all day. I recommend scarves, cardigans, and a change of shoes! As many of you know, I keep a lot of shoes around my office for this very reason. I always have a least one pair of flats in brown and one in black on hand; I also keep heels in brown and black on hand. At the very least, you can always transition your shoes, as needed, to keep up with whatever the weather has coming. As a side note, I photographed this look with two different pairs of shoes to show a more causal and more formal look.
2) This is basically the very last of the winter clothes I think we will see in stores (at least in the Chicago area). I went to Gap this week and saw their scarves had been marked down to about $4-$5. You can always get them now and store them for fall, or use them throughout the winter/spring transition. I have not seen much winter footwear or jackets left…but I do think sweaters and scarves seem to be floating around on sale quite a bit, so keep a lookout!
Anyone else still finding winter clothes for good prices? Thank you, readers, so much for stopping by! I appreciate it so very much! Enjoy the sun, if you can!