Happy March! I'm sitting here trying to figure out how January lasted two years, but now we're almost a quarter-way through the year...I guess time flies when you’re getting your life together. While most people spend March dreading the weird point we've hit in the year (not really the beginning of the year anymore, technically not Spring yet, and the month after the greatness we call Black History Month), this is one of my favorite moments for fashion-related reasons of course. This is the month that people refer to as the female of all the months because Mother Nature doesn’t know what she wants and the weather is completely unpredictable. One day it’s 65 degrees and feels like spring or even summer. Two days later it’s back down to 45 degrees and I’m forced to pull out my fur again (yes, I've been wearing my fur!). I’m just grateful I’m not in New York because y’all are getting snow every week — sorry guys! With the weather fluctuating like this, it’s really hard getting dressed in the morning. It’s like you have to ask yourself “Do I want to be hot all day or do I want to be sick by the end of the week?” Being a fashionista, we sacrifice so much for the sake of fashion, including our health and trust me when I tell you I've had to learn the hard way. But today, I’m here to help ease the stresses of dressing for the weird, in-between, not-quite-spring-but-not-always-winter weather. It’s not as time consuming as you may think, but it requires you going back into those storage containers and pulling out those winter clothes again. I'm talking to my Georgia Peaches who thought our Winter was over; I actually know people that got excited and packed their warm clothes away.
Over the years, especially being from New York, I've learned that this is the best time to layer; from your tops and jackets, to your cold weather accessories. Layering makes dressing for unpredictable weather easy because you can either add or remove pieces when going into different temperatures. For example, for a 50-degree day, you might wear a long sleeve top with a leather jacket and faux fur vest over it, and when you get to work or wherever your destination is, you can take off your jacket and wear your vest over your top. Layering adds versatility to your wardrobe from now to every season, regardless of the occasion. A lot of these pieces we already have in our closets, it's just a matter of putting the pieces together to create a look.
So on that note, here are some examples to keep it cute, versatile and trendy, while being weather-friendly for the next few weeks.