Friday Five - Spring Transition Pieces

I had so much fun this past week working with a new client! She chose the Closet Audit Package, so we went through her (very organized) closet to see what needed to go and what was missing. Recommendations were made, fun was had, lists were created. As we talked about closet staples, it got me thinking about transitioning winter pieces into spring.  The key to a solid wardrobe is a good mix of basic staples with some fun elements. Most staples can transfer from season to season (white tees, jeans, cardigans, trench coats) and then you can add in trendy, inexpensive items. Here's a few items on trend now that can transition into Spring with you.  

  1. Purse poufs - these fun furry poufs have been popular for a while now, ever since Fendi first debuted them at fashion shows last year. Everyone from Michael Kors, to H&M is jumping on the bandwagon. I've seen leather penguin charms at Coach and furry owls at Kate Spade; And since we're all just girls playing dress up,  I predict this trend will continue into the spring.

Frye-Shearling-Sheep-Bag-Charm MICHAEL-Michael-Kors-Selma-Key-Charm


Kate-Spade-Whale-Bag-Charm Dolce-and-Gabbana-Orange-Bag-Charm Burberry-Thomas-Pink-Bear-Bag-Charm






2. Gray denim - gray is fabulous for winter, I just found a pair at banana republic that fit like a dream (I'm a petite and have the HARDEST time finding anything I don't have to get altered). ANYHoo, I've been loving the soft combination of how gray denim looks with a cream sweater; just imagine these colors with Pantone's Colors of the Year rose quartz  and serenity (essentially, pink and a pale blue).

Express Gray Denim

express gray denim

Distressed Gray Skinny Ankle Jean - Gray

 Distressed Gray Skinny Ankle Jean - Gray










3. Plaid shirts - You've been wearing them all fall and winter, why not carry them into spring? Pair them with spring colors or pick up one in paler tones. Check out how cute these look with white jeans!

pink plaid + white jeansrails plaid shirt















Nordstrom Plaid shirt                                                                           Rails Plaid shirt


4. Rain boots! Not sure about your town, but Charlotte has a very rainy spring. The only thing that cheers me up sometimes is a bright outfit. And some fun rainboots. You can easily transition these to Spring with a tee shirt and trench coat. Plus, keep your eyes open, they might have an end of season sale on Hunters! I'll let you know if I see one! (Also, if you are a smaller size, like 5 or 6, you can actually fit into the Big Kids' versions of Hunters, which are way less expensive!) pink hunter bootsChooka rainboots










Hunter boots - PINK ON SALE for $104 (reg $150)               Chooka Polka Dot rainboots

5. Hats - While I'm not a huge hat-wearer (they always look weird on me), I LOVE seeing them on other people. One of my favorite bloggers wears them all the time, has them in all different colors; so I live vicariously through her. Here she is in today's post. Although I will caution you her hat is quite pricy; there are many cheaper options at Forever 21, Gap, Charming Charlie's and Amazon.















Janessa Leone hat                                                             Forever 21 straw wide brim fedora