the layering act
The nature of spring is to be full of surprises. Especially around here in Virginia. We can easily have 30 degrees one day with gusts in the morning and by the time 4PM comes around, you’re sweating in 72 degrees. Some might find this annoying, but I think it’s a great time to play with layers. This is my take on spring – the layering act! I basically doubled up on everything. I layered two shirts, one that adds a little pop to the whole look and creates a bit of a contrast with the striped blazer and one that fits well with the jeans. I have three layers on top, plus a tee, so I wanted to make sure to choose fabrics that have substance but don’t make me look bulky. The last thing you want is looking like a stuffed pigeon.
striped blazer – h&m (sold out, but I love THIS design)
striped shirt – banana republic (available in blue stripes)
denim shirt – loft (love THIS one under $20)
skinny jeans – express
pumps – nine west (sold out, love THIS one, THIS one is almost identical)
Photos by Rick Robillard