Okay, so it seems like spring is actually coming. We’ve had a few false starts (i.e. the entire winter), but now March is upon us and it’s only a matter of time before we’re breaking out those bathing suits. Just kidding, I won’t be because I hate swimming. I will be breaking out my … cutoffs.
Anyway, we’ve come to that sort of in-between stage where it isn’t truly warm yet you’re still sweating in your peacoat after a few blocks. This is where lightweight outerwear comes in. You can add hefty layers beneath it for warmth on cooler days or boil it down to just a T-shirt on warmer ones. Airy jackets were made for this purpose: the piece should casually wink at early springtime, but it shouldn’t make things traumatic should you get caught in serendipitous downpour (no silk!). Without further ado, here’s my roundup of seven buoyant layers perfectly suited for this transitional time.
This spring, I’m all about skinny colored jeans. I’ve already grabbed myself pairs in lemon yellow and coral-red. Right now, I’m rocking them with round-toe pumps and tucked into boots, but come spring and summer, they’ll go perfectly with flat sandals and blouse-y tops. Here are a bunch of traffic-stopping pairs of bright denim in every color of the rainbow!
We know it’s going to be little while before it’s officially spring, so why not channel the sunshine with these bright yellow dresses? We’ve picked 10 bright and cheery numbers guaranteed to lift your mood without breaking the bank.
Plaid. Why not pepper your wardrobe with a couple of plaid pieces? Pair a plaid shirt with dark wash jeans, or a plaid dress with solid black tights. Tartan — don’t tart — it up!
Those lucky Lucky mag broads got an exclusive look at Madewell’s Spring 2012 line, and let me tell you, I am officially salivating. Want. Want. Want. Everything. Starting with the green dress on the left. Check out the full lookbook at the link. [Lucky Mag]
Everyone needs a simple leather clutch in their arsenal. This American Apparel medium-sized pouch can fit most of your essentials, plus a small paperback. It comes in so many neutral and punchy colors, like rose bowl and buttercup, that you’ll have a difficult time choosing just one. But at $50, you can afford to pick two or three.
Even if you’re a die-hard jeans girl 10 months out of the year, when summer arrives, heavy denim is probably the last thing you reach for. But HUDSON jeans’ spring/summer 2011 collection is denim you can actually tolerate in the heat. Inspired by the culture of Dogtown and Venice, CA in the ’70s, the collection is laid-back, but also has a European edge. The jeans are made of lightweight denim that has been softened and come in faded red, pink, yellow hues. But even if colored denim isn’t your thing, HUDSON jeans are also available in light and medium wash blue and white–in styles ranging from skinny to shorts to flare to cropped. HUDSON continues to play with the DIY elements, like repair stitches, frayed edges, exposed button flies, and distressed holes, I loved last year. But the two jean styles that grabbed my attention were a pair of red cropped jeans and pair of white “N.1 AXL” skinny jeans with leather lacing along the back of the calf, from the HUDSON by Georgia-May Jagger collaboration. See more pics after the jump. [HUDSON] Keep reading »
Solange‘s ensemble for the Elle Women in Music concert in Hollywood wasn’t met with the best reception. I’m sure her bralette top has something to do with that. However, the ’70s feel of the high-waist pants, long cardigan, and floppy hat is right in step with the sophisticated bohemian vibe this season. Solange’s look would be completely wearable with a more substantial yet sexy top. See how you can recreate the look after the jump. Keep reading »
Now that the temperature has finally begun to warm up, more men seem to be cuffing their pants. This gives them the opportunity to show off their shoes and gives the overall look a more casual feel. But cuffed pants also expose the ankles, an area of a man’s leg we usually only see if he is wearing shorts. In eras past, the sight of a woman’s ankle gave men a stir. Are you having a similar experience now that cuffed pants for men are the norm? Are you for or against men cuffing their pants? Keep reading »
This is no April Fool’s Day prank. American Apparel is giving away several items today only. Find the free items (and others that are 20 to 90 percent off) on this page. According to American Apparel, with a minimum purchase of $10, you can select up to five free items, using promo code APRIL1ST. My friend Misha of The Fab Chick and I ordered together so we could split the shipping cost, which was only $15.44. Seriously, we ordered five cotton pencil skirts and paid less than $16 total. That’s a complete steal! But you have to hurry since this promo expires at 11:59 p.m. tonight. Happy shopping! [American Apparel] Keep reading »