Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Spring Season Pt. 1: The Transition

It's simply amazing how people instantly assume that the weather will dramatically increase as soon as the first day of spring arrives. Well, it has been a little over a week now since spring hit us over here in Los Angeles and it hasn't been pretty. We've seen more rainfall than sunshine. Our team had to cancel our shoot last weekend because it was raining so hard that it would've been completely impossible to shoot until this past weekend when the weather finally cooperated with us. Enjoy our first installment in our small spring series. Photo Credits to KSole

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.


  1. Love love love this post, the denim jacket is perfect!!


  2. ^^ thanks for the feedback guys. I truly appreciate it.

  3. Rei—

    Thanks for your kind comments over at The Midwestyle. We're loving the fact you're keeping the denim jacket—a wardrobe staple—in the rotation, even when it's from '02. Especially like that title photo: "The Transition." Great photo, great typography. Very nice.

  4. Lovely look Guy! Kiss xxx

  5. Seth - Thank you so much. Love what you guys are doing over there. I'm a big, big fan.

    Marie - Thanks! Cool blog you've got going on there. Left a comment on your page! Keep it up!

  6. Can't say I've layered a cardigan with a denim jacket before. You've inspired me!

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