So we just survived yet another Nor’easter last week here in NYC. Although it’s officially spring, mother nature is holding on to winter for dear life it seems. But we will not be deterred. As much as I’m looking forward to going bare-leg again, it has also rejuvenated me into bringing more color and vibrancy into my work wardrobe. With that said, I’m sharing my 5 spring wardrobe staples.
The pieces I picked had to check off a few boxes including being transitional, meaning it can work in between seasons, and it has to be interchangeable so that you can create countless looks that’ll work from office to weekend brunches. They call for a small investment that won’t burn a hole in your pocket. While not all of the 5 pieces are classics, they can act as a foundation to your closet. So let’s get started!
Colored Moto Jacket
There’s no surprise that a leather jacket is a wardrobe staple. It truly is that one quintessential piece that is ageless and work with just about everything. But how about a colored moto jacket? For spring, I think a colored moto not only livens up any look, but is a great way to add some variety to your closet without breaking the bank since many of the options out there are faux leather. This indeed makes it a spring staple.
Flare Hem Skirt
Earlier I spoke on looking forward to bare-leg season. Aside from finally getting rid of stockings, I love wearing skirts to work. Similar to the moto jacket, a pencil skirt is essential in the workplace. It brings out your shape without it being grossly inappropriate. Similar to the colored moto jacket, why not opt for colored pencil skirts? My favorite is a pencil skirt with some pizzazz. Cue flare hem and ruffled skirts. They’re fun enough to wear but totally office appropo.
*I got my skirt tailored to ensure a flawless fit since I’ve been losing weight. I highly recommend getting any clothes you wear often tailored. It’s worth the extra money.
Are you guys sensing a theme yet? Yes, COLOR! Studies show that color instantly lifts the mood. Not to mention, it stands you out from the crowd. Speaking of standing out in the crowd, pussy bow tops have seen it’s reappearance in fashion for decades. I personally love the ability to tie it into a bow, in a knot, or allowing it to cascade across the chest. Regardless of the style you opt for, a colorful pussy bow blouse is a great piece for spring. It’s transitional so that you can wear it with jeans, slacks and pencil skirt as I did below.
While I am pro color during the spring months, neutrals will always have a place in every color scheme. Why? Simple, they’re universal hence they go with every color scheme. My two neutral colors for footwear is black and nude, however more pastel shades can also fall under that NUDE umbrella. Blush, pink, tan, peach-all these colors will look great with any ensemble and are a must in your closet because of this very reason.
So. which staple are you most excited about?