3 Transitional Coats You Need for Spring

Spring is one of those tricky seasons where it is still rather cool out especially in the evenings, but it is just too darn exciting to see the peek of warmer weather during the day. While a coat is still very much needed, it doesn’t need to be a heavy wool peacoat. Try one of these three light-weight jackets that will instantly update your look for Spring.

The fun part of these three styles is that it will take your staples and turn them into three very distinct looks. To demonstrate, I wore the same base outfit (V-neck top, Banana Republic black pants 40% off with code SPRINGFUN, Vince Camuto black heels and Loft aviators) with each jacket style. Watch as the look complete changes with each coat!

Faux Leather Jacket
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Such a classic Spring jacket that keeps your style edgy and fierce. This look is perfect for concerts, casual brunches with friends or date night. There are plenty of faux leather jackets that look  better than real leather. Mine is from Blackswan Clothing, but here are a few of my favorites:

 

Trench Coat

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Another absolute classic is the tan trench coat. While very structured lapels look too boxy on my body frame, I opted for a softer silhouette. I love that the drawstring cinches the waist and the sleeves have elastic cuffs adding a bit more of a feminine touch. Mine is from Zara. Here are more amazing trench coat options:

Duster

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This coat style has been trending every since Kim Kardashian stepped out in one last year. I think it is a beautiful trend that can really take a simple outfit and turn it into a glamorous look. I especially love the olive green color of this duster, a color we will see a lot of this upcoming fall and winter. Mind is from W by Worth. Here are a few more of my favorite duster jackets that will make your Spring look complete:

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Wide Leg Pants & Winter Whites

Trends, trends, trendy trends. One trend that is coming and staying for 2016 is the must have wide leg pants. And I am obsessed. It is time to change up the silhouette with booming wide leg pants that makes walking that much more fun.

I particularly love the feel of the fabric swaying with each step. I feel powerful, in charge, as if I am saying, “Look out world, I am coming through!”

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The High Line & Firmoo Sunnies!

Exploring every nook and cranny of New York  is one of my favorite parts of living in this magical city. For the past 6 1/2 years, I’ve been venturing to the High Line. Practically ever since this “park in the sky” was built, it has been my oasis. I remember in the warm summer months right as dusk fell, there used to be a cabaret show from one of the ladies who dwelled in the apartments overlooking the High Line. She would sing classic broadway songs to about twenty of us marveling in disbelief that we happened upon a free show.

From sunsets to sunbathing, the High Line has it all. Even in the cooler weather, it is nice to be above the honking taxis and racing über drivers. But if there is one thing I’ve learned the hard way it is, never venture the High Line without a great pair of sunglasses!

Today I am wearing my new pair of sunglasses from Firmoo, an online optical store housing a plethora of affordable glasses and sunglasses. I chose the #CM8059 in tortoise-shell with priority shipping. I received them quickly in the mail with a beautiful hardcover sunglass case, a soft pouch, and a pink lens cloth. They even sent a small tool to tighten the screws in the lenses if they become loose. They really thought of everything!

I chose this particular style because I love how big they are. I am also loving the colored mirrored lens trend happening right now and wanted in on the fun. They are very comfortable, not pinching anything nor are they heavy. It feels weightless on my face. The double bridge bar makes these sunglasses stand out from the rest, which I really enjoy. The best part, they are only $19! Isn’t that crazy?

I thoroughly enjoy the customer service as well as my new sunglasses from Firmoo. Now it is your turn to try these on for size!

GIVEAWAY!

One lucky reader has the chance to win a pair of glasses from Firmoo. All you need to do is comment below with any of these Firmoo styles you’d like to win. Then like my Page on Facebook. That’s it! For additional entries follow my Instagram account. One winner will be chosen at random for the grand prize of a pair of Firmoo sunglasses. Five additional winners will receive $10 off vouchers to Firmoo. The giveaway closes on February 1, 2016. Good luck everyone! Read more info on the giveaway and terms of agreement here.

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Pretty Pleats!

Oh Tory Burch, you did it again. You made a skirt I’ll actually wear. My black skinny jeans simply didn’t have a chance against these pleats. Of course I have to wear stockings because the amount of times I run into inanimate objects is slightly terrifying. But back to the skirt, pretty pleats!

I am a sucker for pleats, mainly for the way they move easily when I walk. I don’t feel constricted, nor is it too fussy. It is just right. The pattern in this particular skirt brings enough character that I really didn’t need to add much else! I just threw on my favorite navy blue top (similar for $7 here) from LOFT. They have the best closet staples if you are in a crunch!  My black stacked booties were the perfect touch, and ta-da, look completed!

Searching for a similar skirt, check out these two Tory Burch pleated skirts on sale here and here. If you want a similar pattern check here!

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Thank you for stopping by, let me know how you feel about pleats in the comments below! If there is something you need help styling, tell me that as well! I might feature it in the next style studio segment. See you next time!

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The Mock Turtleneck & Bucket Bag

It finally snowed! I was starting to think it wouldn’t happen this year, but Sunday’s flurries ended up blanketing the town with a pretty white coating.

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(Don’t worry I had a coat! This one is from Coach)

Today I wanted to share my favorite casual look for the season, featuring none other than the mock turtle neck. The turtle neck is having quite a moment right now in fashion. Have you noticed it popping up everywhere? I am seeing it from sweaters to sleeveless tops, and sweater dresses. If you aren’t willing to fully commit to the high neckline, the mock turtleneck is a great solution.

Cutting a little lower that a full turtleneck, it gives the appearance of wearing one without feeling too constricted. The one I am wearing is from Zara, similar look here. Being a bit looser, it is super comfy and warm. I the love slits in the sides to make it easier to move while adding a different dimension.

The second piece I am obsessed with is my new bucket bag by Deux Lux. Originally retailing for over $100, I snagged it for less than $20 at Century 21’s massive sale going on right now. It is faux leather, which I constantly checked before buying because it is super soft! The fabric feels like butter, I kid you not. It is a fairly decent size for a bucket bag, which only means I can pack more than I ever need.

My boots are from 14th & Union similar here. They are unbelievably comfortable. I can walk around in them with such easy, even in the snow. I love that they give me added height for my simple and casual look.

What is your go-to look this season? Let me know if the comments below!




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