After all that snow a couple of weeks ago, there are definite signs that spring is on its way for good. I hope.
This week for Raiding My Sister’s Closet we’re sharing outfits that fit into that awkward in-between space of winter and spring.
(For the record, Merrick took these photos for me when I was in California. . . so it’s not like I actually was experiencing anything remotely resembling winter here. In fact, in the interest of full-disclosure, we were at the beach a couple of hours before these photos. But still. We can pretend).
This outfit is about as basic as you can get – blue jeans and a white t-shirt (you’ve noticed, I’m sure, that basic is one of my favorite kinds of outfits).
For cooler weather, I like the winteryness (made-up-word alert!) of leather, both the real in the bag and the fake in the jacket.
You can’t see my shoes really in these cold-weather posts, but I am wearing my oxfords non-stop right now. They seem to go with everything, and I love the polish they give to my outfits (this combo is one of my all-time favorite outfits).
And then, when the sun comes out . . . .
Ditch the jacket.
I love the contrast between this very structured bag (it’s actually a camera bag) and the flowy shirt.
And obviously grab some sunglasses, although I wear my sunglasses year-round because my eyes are wimpy babies about any brightness at all. (These sunglasses are from BonLook – I won them in a giveaway a few months ago and I like them, but to be honest, I like the $5 ones Erica bought in Chinatown and let me steal just as much or possibly even more).
And finally a pair of more summery shoes. I can’t get over how much I love these shoes. Or that they cost me $8.