Madewell shirt, pants, and neckalce, Michael Kors suede bucks
Seeing as this is my first springtime outfit post of the year (wooho!), I think I'll share a few of my favorite tricks for dealing with this warm-but-not-too-warm (and frequently wet) weather, all of it relating to the outfit I have on here at New York's Highline. Here goes!
- Embrace the french braid. I can't stand to have hair in my face when the weather is especially humid or breezy. I finally forced myself to learn how to french braid, so I've been playing with different versions of the style lately. The braided bun has become one of my go-to looks when spring showers strike or I plan on spending the day outside.
- It's okay to be a walking catalog. Sometime around late March, my mailbox gets flooded with spring catalogs from J. Crew, Madewell, and the likes. When I treat myself to a spring shopping spree, I head to my favorite stores with those hyper-styled pages in mind, and sometimes end up leaving with head-to-toe looks. So while I usually try to mix different different brands in an outfit, I can make an exception for the beginning of a new season when a fresh wardrobe feels so right.
- Shoe texture is important. I'm all for unexpected textures in the spring and summer. Suede shoes? Leather shorts? Yes please! But with footwear, some advance planning is required. Luckily there was no chance of rain when I wore these suede bucks, so I knew they wouldn't get ruined. When it is wet out though (it is a drizzly Sunday morning as I write this), I take no chances and wear my trusty Hunter rainboots that look just as cute.
Well, that's all for now. I'm off to enjoy this lazy Sunday and rest up before the third week of my internship... more on that to come!!