Every year at this time I get so tired of all of my clothing. If I even look at one more thing I have worn a million times this winter I swear I will scream! So I tend to get out my spring clothing way too early in the season. Even though I end up freezing, for me it is worth it to not be bored. One thing I have found to be essential when moving from winter to spring is the cardigan. I have a vast collection of cardis in various shades that match with almost any outfit I put together. I find these light sweaters to be the perfect item for making something that is supposed to be worn in warm weather into a garment that can stand a bit of cold. I thought I would gather the best of the classic cardigans I could find and bring them to you so you too can add this requisite item to your transitional wardrobe.
One of my “go-to” items of clothing is the skirt. I adore wearing skirts because I think they are much more comfortable than pants and twice as elegant. I have quite a collection of skirts and my favorite length is between the knee and the lower calf, commonly known as the “midi” skirt. I noticed they were trending this past winter, and it looks like this will continue on through the spring and summer, and even into next fall! But some women are concerned that this is a difficult length to wear. It can be a little bit dowdy if you get your proportions off, so I put together a video showing you three ways I wear my midi skirts. I mention in the video that I like my skirts to end right about where my calf starts below the knee. This is a shorter “midi” length, but because I am only 5’3″, it works on my body. For those who are taller, they can wear their skirts quite long!
Enough lamenting about winter! It is time to turn our thoughts to sweet smelling spring flowers and warm breezes. To that end I have decided to go over five trends for spring that easily translate into a classic or vintage wardrobe. Just click on the picture to be taken to where you can purchase each item.
Floral patterns are always in abundance for spring and summer clothing, but this year the patterns seem much more vibrant than in years past. I adore anything with a flower, so I am very excited to add a few more bright prints to my closet. Here are a few items I am thinking about:
Every year before Valentine’s Day I do a round up of my favorite vintage and classically styled red dresses. It has become a reader’s favorite, so I am very excited for this year’s batch of winners. Oh, did I mention I pair each dress with the most gorgeous and glamorous of shoes? Feast your eyes on these darlings:
I am obsessed with the simple white shirt. It is just so chic. I happened to have purchased a new tuxedo style shirt from J.Crew and thought it would be fun to make a video showing you three different ways to style it. But at the last minute I decided to add another white shirt, so you can see two ways to wear a tuxedo shirt and one way to wear a different white button-down shirt. Check it out: