Posts tagged ‘spring’
The Other White Denim
After a long winter of tampons and black skinny jeans, I’m happy to report that the latter are folded up on the shelf for the summer (the former unfortunately is still planning her monthly visits, but whatever. For once this isn’t about Flo). Though I’m not quite ready for bare-legged season (we’re getting there though!), my growing collection of white denim has become the go-to alternative to my fall through winter black jean obsession. But after a few weeks of back-to-back white jeans combined with being too lazy to do laundry (don’t judge me. I know you relate), there comes a point when:
a) You realize you need to lock it up, get some quarters, and do laundry. But come on, this breakthrough only comes when you’ve run out of underwear.
b) Your friends start making side comments about your recurring outfits and/or the guac stain build up on your pant legs. ‘Tis the season for margs and guac! AmIright!?
c) You start seeking alternatives to your new and very obvious addiction.
I went with C. and found the next best thing to white jeans in a soft canary yellow pair that coincidentally match this house around the corner from my apartment. Go figure!
After a few tastings, like pork to chicken, I found yellow jeans to be the other white meat. Though they aren’t quite as versatile and uniform as a grilled piece of chicken (or white denim), when paired correctly or standing on their own (if going topless is your thing), they become the commanding item on the plate…or outfit. I’m losing track of whether I’m discussing pants or poultry here. But I digress…
The point here is that I still haven’t done laundry and am just waiting for the next pivotal stain — be it guac related or because Flo’s in town — to make it’s mark. And until that happens, I find solace in knowing that yellow pants will continue to dominate in my daily sartorial choices, even while wearing a shirt that makes me look like Quasimoto from time to time.
But don’t worry, I won’t leave you with a photo of me channeling the Hunchback of Notre Dame. Instead, I leave with you this close up shot of some arm swag complete with a bracelet adorned in beads reading, “Let’s Bone.” Spring’s supposed to be about babies anyways…
Zara shirt (are you sick of it yet?) | J Brand jeans via Article& | Proenza Schouler shoes (again!) | BCBG clutch | Venessa Arizaga bracelet, H&M choker
// photos by the one and only, Emily Malan
I know what you’re thinking. “Sonia, you showed us a photo of this outfit on Friday. Throw something else out there.” And I hear you. I really do. But I felt I should give you a little more info as to my thought process behind the look.
When I was approached by StyleCaster to style an outfit for spring, my immediate thoughts went to my leather jacket. I realize that a leather jacket doesn’t exactly scream spring, but it’s transeasonal. Is that a word? Probably not, but I’m making it one. You see, the beauty of spring and fall is that the climate isn’t extreme. You can wear shorts with a puffer jacket. Pants with a tank top. A ski suit with flip flops. In this scenario however, I opted for florals (I know…”groundbreaking”) to break up the edginess of the leather biker jacket that I actually did buy at a Harley Davidson store.
The result is what I like to think as effortlessly European — as in “ooh I am wearing this floral outfit but there is a slight chill so let me just throw on this rough biker jacket before I hop on my Vespa to go drink wine outdoors with friends.” (I hope you all read that in a French accent). So maybe I should rethink those Isabel Marant sandals as my spring investment and go for a Vespa, because that seems pretty transeasonal too.
Schott jacket | J.Crew shirt | Asos skirt | Schutz heels | Celine sunglasses
// photos by Emily Malan
Ani Lee — The New Spring Staple
I’m very loyal to the brands that I love. Rag & Bone, Zara, Stella McCartney, Paige Denim, Equipment — I don’t have to tell you that I wear these brands religiously. But while these favorites will forever stay at the top of my list, I am always on the lookout for new labels that send my heart beating a mile a minute — because that’s what amazing clothes do to us, isn’t it? One delicious pair of stilettos and we’re ready to wear them to the gym simply because we don’t want to let them out of our sight. A new purchase is like the honeymoon phase with a boyfriend — we cannot get enough. (And yes, I really did just say that.)
While browsing through unread emails not too long ago, I stumbled across a standard press release sharing images of X celebrity wearing X label. Normally I delete these emails since that’s not something I generally share on here, but when I saw an image of Diana Agron wearing a schoolgirl inspired dress by a designer I’d never heard of until now, Ani Lee.
As someone who prefers crisp fall weather to balmy spring and summer, I don’t usually get too excited over spring/summer clothing. But Ani Lee nails the warm weather look with tailored short suits, feminine playsuits, and breathable dresses, all of which work for either day or night; a necessity for the warmer months as you really want to grab a happy hour table without having to go home to change first.
Check out her entire collection here!