Why "The Transition" you ask? This is a time where many people may be confused on what to wear due to the random weather. I like to call it The Transition because we're at a time where a small part of the winter season is still with us while slowly transitioning to spring and its warmer climate. Though you may not need to bundle up as if a snowstorm was on its way, you still need to have the right pieces in your wardrobe to keep you warm when cooler climates from the winter season decide to re-appear.
As you can tell by the photo above, the sun wasn't out at all and hasn't been out consistently since spring arrived a week ago. No sun in Los Angeles? Yes, it does occur and when it does, I like to layer up accordingly. The denim jacket is a nice, warm replacement of a wool coat that isn't necessary during spring. The versatility of the jacket is amazing and can be worn with so many outfits. In this case, I paired it with a slimmer fitting khaki and layered it with a cardigan and a button down. Topped it off with a solid pair of moc toe boots to keep my feet warm.
Above is a closer, more detailed picture of what I had on. Here are the details:
- Denim Jacket by GAP (from Fall of 2002)
- Navy Varsity Cardigan by BDG
- Button Down Shirt by GAP
- Slim Fit Grey Khakis by Old Navy
- "Lumber Up" Boots by Eastland
|I walked with them through mud and water, but they dried up the next day and looked brand new.|
More on the boots, I've had them for a little over a year now and they're probably my favorite pair of shoes. I picked them up for close-to-nothing at a local Nordstrom Rack and they have yet to disappoint. Eastland is a family-owned business founded in Freeport, Maine and have been manufacturing classics since 1955. People might be uncertain about the quality, but I'll be the first to say that they are made great. I've worn them in rain, slight snow, and even in mud. They've held up nicely and barely have any noticeable scuffs. I've had no regrets in buying these at all and would make the purchase all over again. To read more about Eastland and their history, click here.
Thank you all for taking the time to read and please stay tuned for part two of this series.