In-Between Seasons: Back to the Basics

February. I swear it hasn’t to be the hardest month (in the south at least) for dressing. There are days like today when it is 75 degrees (what?!), followed by a weekend (like this weekend) with a low of 30 degrees, which leaves us all asking what do I wear? With this fickle weather, I’ve been jumping between my spring and winter outfits, and it’s becoming a bit annoying. Why can’t it just be spring already so I can wear pretty all the pretty spring dresses?! In an effort to make dressing a little less stressful over the next few weeks, I’ll be reaching for a few of my closet staples that can be worn year round. So, let’s talk about a few of these basics:

White Jeans

White jeans are an item that I reach for year round – forget that no white after Labor Day rule! I’ve worn them in the winter as seen here and here and in the late summer as seen here. With the right top and accessories, they become the most basic building block for any wardrobe.

A Striped Top

Another staple in my closet that gets worn year round as you can see here with shorts and here with spring layers. A navy and white striped top in particular goes with everything – jeans, shorts, skirts, colors, patterns, prints – you name it and this shirt goes with it! I wear this shirt so much and highly recommend adding one to your wardrobe if you haven’t already. Mine is from J. Crew Factory and is great quality!

A Neutral, Long Sweater Vest

This vest has been one of those perfect third pieces that I throw on when I need to add a little something extra to an otherwise plain outfit. I last wore it on the blog here but have also worn it over dresses and as a light layer over sleeveless tops in the early summer.

As you can see, these three basics can be worn year round. However, when paired together like in today’s post, they create the perfect transeasonal look. So when in doubt on what to wear this time of year, reach for all your basics!


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