I would describe this weekend as glass half full.
Although the weekend ended with cold rain and strong winds, we had a beautiful summer-like Saturday to remind us that the best is yet to come.
I did wonder (and worry) though. Will this kind of flip-flop weather become the new normal? Will we eventually say goodbye to predictability and the promise of all four seasons?
While I don’t have the answers, I do have a longwinded recap of my outfits from this weekend’s crazy weather.
Sunny and warm with temperatures in the 70’s all day until the evening.
Brunch, strolling through Prospect Park, and getting gelato in Park Slope.
Thoughts behind the outfit
70 something degree weather to me always means that I’ll be perfectly warm in the sun, but will also feel cold in the shade. That meant wearing my cardigan as a jacket and layering a t-shirt underneath.
Sunglasses: Karen Walker. These are my favorite ones because they’re a classic tortoise style and they don’t slide off my nose like 99% of the sunglasses out there. I got these a while back during one of Shopbop’s sales. I don’t care what Kanye says about tiny glasses, I’m always going to be here for the oversized fit.
T-shirt: Re/Done (in xs). I like my tees to have a boxier, cropped fit. This is the only white tee that I have ever loved. It’s the perfect weight and feels so comfortable. My only complaint is the $73 price tag. I recommend getting it during Shopbop’s next buy more, save more sale. Or signing up for emails on Re/Done‘s or Intermix‘s site for 15% off.
Cardigan: Doên (in medium). It’s my perfect cardigan. I love the chunky knit, the big buttons, and the bubble sleeves. The only downside is the price $358 price tag. This is definitely a buy now, wear forever piece. Similar cardigan via Marc by Marc Jacobs on the Real Real for $38.50.
Bag: Pop and Suki (bigger camera bag in black leather). I got this during their Black Friday sale. So far, this has been the perfect little bag for carrying around just the essentials. This bag also maintains its shape with wear. Which is surprising because most camera bags tend to bag or slouch with wear. You also have the option to buy different straps to change up the look of the bag. So far, the thin strap that it comes with is good enough for me.
Jeans: EVIDNT (in 25). I got these jeans last summer. It originally had a step hem (shorter in the front, longer in the back) but I decided to cut it for a more classic look. They barely have sizes left in this but they do have a cropped jean in their current collection with a finished hem here. Similar options: Free People, & Other Stories, Blank Denim, and Citizens of Humanity.
Shoes: Repetto (in FR 38.5, my US size is 7.5). I also got these last year from a Shopbop sale. I like how lightweight and soft the leather is. I love how they easily dress up even the most casual of outfits. I also never had to break them in. I will say though that I have wider feet that expand in the heat, so my feet did get a bit red after doing some walking. They didn’t hurt though. I think they will continue to stretch with wear.
Would I wear this again?
Yes! I liked that I was prepared for the sun and the shade. If you’re like me and always cold, this is the perfect outfit combo.
Layering is always a good idea.
Windy and rainy with temperatures in the low 40’s.
Grocery shopping and going to my uncle and aunt’s housewarming dinner.
Thoughts behind the outfit
The obvious outfit to wear would have been a sweater, jeans, and my rainboots. I started out with a long sleeve tee as my base layer with every intention of putting on a sweater over it. But then I saw my yellow tank top and thought it would be the perfect piece to brighten up all the gloominess outside. It didn’t look right layered together. Instead of giving up, I ended up with this Cher Horowitz inspired look.
Can you tell I was cold?
Long sleeve tee: J.Crew (in xs). So comfortable and perfect for layering.
Tank: Aritzia (old). This is from about three years ago. I’m not a fan of this tank because it just doesn’t seem to flatter me. I’ve been meaning to donate it but I’ve kept it in my closet because I knew there would an occasion like this one. Just kidding. I’ve just been lazy about donating my clothes, so I took it off of my “things to donate” section in my closet to make this look happen. It’s going right back though. For this look, I think I prefer silkier tank tops for a texture contrast. I’m eyeing this lilac one and this cowl neck floral one (both from Reformation).
Jeans: Re/Done (in 25). I like how these fit on me. I don’t wear skinny jeans much these days but this is one that I don’t mind wearing because of how comfortable they are. I got these because of a Re/Done store credit after exchanging a pair of their redone Levi’s that didn’t fit right. If I didn’t have the credit though, I would have gotten a pair of the cropped skinny jeans from AGOLDE instead.
Shoes: Vans (no longer available). In my previous weekend style post, I talked about how I was falling out of love with these. But this weekend I realized why I keep them around. They are perfect for gross, rainy days when I don’t want to wear my rain boots. I still want to find a better looking alternative though.
Jacket: Everlane puffer that is not shown (currently sold out in pink but still available in the other colors). This was the only weather appropriate thing I wore. It kept me warm and dry in the rain. I wish it had a hood like this one from Uniqlo.
Would I wear this again?
Nope. The proportions just weren’t right with this outfit. I should save look this for a warmer and drier day. I would definitely swap out the skinny jeans for wider legged bottoms though.
Dress for the weather because Mother Nature always wins.
What do you like to wear when it rains? Which season is your favorite to get dressed for? Do you prefer descriptive outfit details or is mentioning the brand good enough?
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