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March 07, 2011

Spectator Sport


It might be different where you live, but these early spring days here in the south require carfeul wardrobe planning. Windy & overcast mornings that give every indication of a rainy day suddenly become blissfully sunny and warm by noon. It's easy to look at your weather app and think you're safe in a short sleeved tee. But don't be fooled, mother nature packs a punch with a fierce wind and falling temps late in the day. If you're not careful you'll be wishing you'd grabbed a jacket before heading out the door.

Dressing the part is a balancing act. Layering is always the key, and there area areas where you can let a little spring shine through. Lighter colors and playful wedges usually do the trick for me. My daytime weekend wardrobe of late consists of skinny jeans, peeptoe wedges and a cardigan tossed on over a fitted top. Mid-day I can enjoy the warmth of the sun, but once that wind kicks up I can be just as warm as I am stylish.

Weather like this begs for a trench coat, and I love that classic look. But it's nice to mix it up now and then with an imaginative sweater like the one above. The weave is too loose to wear over a printed top, so a simple cream fitted tee or tank is the solution. The YSL peeptoe wedges are great during the day and will look even better in summer paired with navy shorts. Love their subtle nod to spectator pump in the piped detailing.

The best part of spring is the opportunity to dine outside. I've been jumping at the opportunity to dine on the patio everywhere I go. My on-the-go solution (as always) is that extra pair of shoes and a smaller clutch tucked away. Here, I'd swap out those chubby wedges for these elegant Elizabeth & James crocodile-effect heels. Pure perfection.

{Lovely items & images above all courtesy of Net-a-Porter}

What the beautiful people are saying...

I generally don't like wedge heels, but those are dreamy. What a fantastic casual date outfit!

Katie, I am ALL about the wedge... but it must be worn with just the right outfit. Glad you liked them :)

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