Come February, I’m in the mood for lighter colors and hints of a seasonal shift. Sweaters and jackets are usually still required and layering is key. Scarves and boots still have their place too. What I’m looking for is a freshness that signals the end of winter and a focus on pieces that can go right into spring.
White jeans are a year round staple and look perfectly appropriate when paired with a black boot. The versatility and non-descript cut of Balenciaga’s straight leg boyfriend jeans are spot on. The natural wood sole on this Balenciaga boot has a light feel and is a perfect mate for spring looks. And I love the high, narrow ankle that will sit well under straight cuffed jeans.
A striped sweater tossed into the mix is a little less expected than the classic breton striped tee and offers additional warmth. A good option is the figure friendly, slim shape from Étoile Isabel Marant. Attention to detailing with red stitched button holes elevates a basic piece and adds a nice touch. On cool days, when an extra layer is called for, I’d add a scarf like this gorgeous Gucci logo botanical or the Saint Laurent bandana. The now iconic Gucci Tian print has become a favorite shooting this scarf to the top of my spring wish list.
A small bag is perfect for running around with just the essentials: phone, keys, wallet, lipstick. I’m eyeing Victoria Beckman’s cherry red option. The color will bring life to all my basic everyday looks and the forgiving texture makes it very wearable. When I carry a large tote, I like to have a smaller bag inside to take out when I need just the basics. The compact size of this bag would serve this purpose well.
A boxy suede jacket like this from Étoile Isabel Marant would top off the look. The shape and detailing have hints of a retro vibe while not being over the top and the tan color softens the starkness of a black and white outfit. A red detail on the neckline adds a subtle, cool factor too. Oversized frames are making a return for spring and with Acne Studios adding sunglasses to their offerings, this caramel pair is very appealing.