With D.C. weather being such a tease lately – teetering between 60 and 16 degree weather – I’ve got my sights on spring. While I love when the temperature begins to climb, it definitely requires a wardrobe adjustment. Layering takes on a new meaning in the spring. In the winter you pop on layers to keep warm, but in the spring you invest in light layers you can add or edit to deal with the temperature fluctuation. Thankfully my standby Anthropologie has abundant options to help me get through the season. And let me say, these staples are barely basic.
Spring does not have to be the end of long sleeves. A comfortable white blouse, like this Cloth + Stone Lilith Buttondown, pairs well with any skirt of pant. I’m thinking it would go particularly well with dark wash skinny jeans and my leopard print Sperry loafers.
This Holding Horses dip-dye chambray is what I like to call a “Statement Chambray.” This comfortable trend has definitely transitioned to a denim mainstay. I appreciate this dip-dye pattern for offering both comfort and a punch of style. Tuck it into a red skirt or pop it over some white jeans and you’re ready to go. Let’s not forget about this Cozy Cableknit which is just cropped enough to let your buttondown have a style moment.
Check back next week for more spring essentials!
Anthropologie Fall Must-Haves
Did you know the first official day of autumn this year falls on September 23? That means it’s time to refresh and update our fall wardrobes. This fall I’m hunting for cozy and versatile pieces to help me get more use out of what’s already housed in my closet. I’m also looking for pieces I can spin into outfits for office work-wear, casual Fridays, special events, and weekend brunches. Thankfully Anthropologie is a one-stop shop for this kind of wardrobe. If you’ve ever looked at a piece and wondered, “This is cute but how can I wear it?” or, “How will it fit into my current wardrobe?” then these tips might help you be a more decisive and strategic shopper.
Scalloped Cocoon Cardigan
Since high school I’ve nurtured a mild obsession with cardigans. Whether it’s to cozy up during fall or winter, or to add some conservatism to a dress, a cardigan is always my secret “outfit weapon.” I prefer cardigans in neutral tones (white, tan, black, or gray) for their versatility so I can get more wear out of the piece. That’s why this Scalloped Cocoon Cardigan is a stand-out winner in my book. The cocoon style allows you to cross it over in the front for warmth without the sometimes awkward pulls of a button closure. However, as a petite woman, I’ve noticed that longer cardigans can tend to pull on my bottom and create an unwanted bubble effect on my backside. That’s why I’m digging the split back of this scalloped cardigan. It’s perfect for a t-shirt and jeans outfit on the weekend, but is ready to warm up your sleeveless shift dress during the workweek. Of note: because of this sweater features an acrylic-wool blend and a cocoon shape it’s important to store this heavier sweater folded on a shelf or in a drawer since hangers could create unsightly pulls at the shoulders.
Blouse || Skirt || Dress || Belt || T-Shirt || Jeans
I have become so accustomed to dressing up for the office Monday through Thursday, I am finding myself increasingly challenged by the concept of “Casual Friday” in the business sector. Continue reading