I’m convinced that a good sleek coat can make any outfit look like a million bucks. All winter I searched high and low for the prefect gray topcoat to no avail. That is until I found this this one from Uniqlo’s last capsule collection with Jil Sander hanging in my roommate’s closet. (Hi Corey!) Since we’re still in that weird transitional phase on the east coast you can still pull off the wool coat with a hoodie or sweatshirt. For those warmish days you can throw this over something as simple jeans and a tee. Cue the Kanye sound bite.
The rainy season might be the only thing worse than the brick winter. Before you call me out on this one, I’d rather take being cold and wrapped up in a million layers over being wet and having to save my good fits for another day. A dope jacket can be the beacon of hope during the bleak time. Take a look above at some of my faves from East Dane.
I don’t know why every website pretends that “transitional dressing” is an easy task. Don’t get me wrong, I got the layering game down, but I’m not with going from 20 degrees one day to 60 the very next. (Looking at you Mother Nature) I like to call this the gray (grey?) area of dressing. You can probably pack away those huge down costs but still hold on to all your knits and medium sized outerwear. If you feel like you’re in a wardrobe rut try altering some of the pieces you’ve already owned for a while. I personally cut the knee holes (sloppily) into these jeans that I’ve had for the longest. #Boom simple solution and a new garment for you to don for better temps.
As you know by know it’s officially spring. (Unless you live in New York, but then you should already know that springtime is mostly a myth that exists for 2 weeks before the beast that is summer.) This particular season can be a tricky temptress. While you’ll want to ditch the coats and run into the sunshine I highly suggest you chill out. (Pun not intended) I love basic colored crewneck sweatshirts because they’re a little more versatile than a thick knit and easy to take off if the temps start to switch up midday. When going for a casual or “business casual” look (is that still a thing?) you can’t go wrong pairing with a button down underneath and khakis. If you’re smart with your layers you can start stunting in your lighter outerwear like denim, leather, and baseball jackets. There’s no exact formula for dressing for spring right now since it varies on region. (Well unless you’re in northeast. We’re going to have to wait another month before we fully get it.)