“A lot of people resist transition and therefore never allow themselves to enjoy who they are. Embrace the change, no matter what it is; once you do, you can learn about the new world you’re in and take advantage of it.”
— Nikki Giovanni
Trench – Gryphon (similar) || Scarf – Club Monaco (similar)|| Boots – Stuart Weitzman Lowland || Bag – Mulberry ‘Willow’ (bought on the Real Real) || Gloves – Sandro (similar) || Sunglasses – Karen Walker || Necklace – Chan Luu || Lips – MAC in ‘Rebel’
Photos courtesy of Ali of Those White Walls
I’d say the hardest time to dress all year in Chicago is between March and April.
It’s still winter… kind of.
But starting to be spring… kind of.
It’s a time I like to call the “dressing gray area” — no matter how you try to prepare (do you have your spring wardrobe essentials yet?), the weather will ALWAYS throw you.
One moment gusts of biting wind are freezing you to the core.
The next rays of warm sunshine cause you to overheat. It can be a maddening mixture of extremes!
But just as I do in the frostiest parts of winter, the key to transition dressing in March is LAYERS. Lots of them.
Scarves, gloves, knit hats, and over-the-knee boots (they act like pants!) are all very necessary. Pair these great, warm layering pieces with a spring dress or skirt and top it off with a great trench coat for a look that embraces the coming spring season without leaving you frost-bitten!