Tuesday, March 8, 2016

transitioning clothing, part I

Lately I have been so excited about the approach of warmer weather coming our way and for Spring and Summer to officially be here. I love pool parties, beach days, BBQs, and everything in between, especially those late evening family walks. The one thing I do get bummed about, though, are the thoughts of having to store away two of my favorite items to wear: leather jackets and boots. I can not tell you enough how much I rely on these two items to spruce up the most simple of outfits, or to add a little bit of rocker-chic to more feminine looks. I decided a few years back that there was not a reason for me to feel like I had to put these items away, and since style is what you make of it, leather jackets and boots are my style, and I wanted to rock them all year long... I know I am not alone in feeling this way! 


The key when transitioning clothing items and accessories into different seasons is all in how you pair them. A leather jacket and plaid shirt screams Fall, but a leather jacket and pretty florals and girly pinks - perfect for Spring! Boots paired with knee high socks and jeans, a little too winter-esq for me, but boots and a cute baby doll dress - bring on the sunshine. I wanted to share a little style post at how you can make these looks work for you, so I have created two different outfits where I paired my favorite leather jacket and two of my favorite boots from the last few months and made them a little bit more Spring and Summer friendly. These looks quickly became some of my favorite to date and were so easy and chic to wear, they also was pretty cool to see two dresses from over a year ago and make them look brand new! 


Here is my first look: a pretty floral maxi dress, my favorite cut-out booties, and my black leather jacket. This is such a great ensemble for a Spring or Summer evening party, date night, or for a weekend brunch; everything is so easy to wear, even if you are chasing around a toddler or two (or puppy, puppies count!).


















Another accessory you can not go into Spring and Summer without are the perfect sunglasses. If you haven't noticed, I have been wearing these Prada sunnies non-stop. They have been my dream sunglasses since last year and now that I have them, I feel like I don't want to wear anything else. If you are a sunglasses fanatic like I am, you have to check out this site - DITTO - you can rent and wear glasses for however long you want and trade them in when you are done for a new pair an unlimited amount of times for only $24 per month!! That is cheaper than getting a new pair of sunglasses every year that go out of style by the time you get them. If you ever wanted to try a rental site, now is the time to try it and see how you like it for FREE, use my code SOUTHCOASTMOVEMENT to get your first month free!! Let me know how you like using the site because I would love to hear your feedback, I have been so happy with their selection and process!


Stay tuned later this week for my second look of how to transition your leather and boots into Spring and Summer... 


With love,
Amanda 


dress Nordstrom (old) // jacket Topshop // booties ShoeMint (old) // sunnies Prada or here// 
bag Celine


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