Sunday, January 19, 2014

Slip into Spring


I was out shopping the other day during my lunch hour (one of the many benefits of working downtown) and realized that I was experiencing a season-dilemma, the likes of which I suffer from at every turning season. The sale racks are currently full of gorgeous wools, knits, sweaters, jewel tones and pretty, on-sale coats. And the new arrival racks are full of flowy, pretty corals and light blues, chiffon fabrics, and fun prints like stripes and florals. What to buy during the time of year when your winter clothes will soon need to be packed away for a year and you're lusting after spring colors and shapes? 

I say spring pieces that will be on-trend for the coming season and more easily wearable in the coming months. To make them relevant now in the cold weather, look for pieces that can be mixed and matched with your warm weather wardrobe and yet will wear well during the warm season. I'm teaming up with Lulu*s to bring you some outfit ideas that are transitional and versatile. First up? This pleated skirt and cami ensemble.





To make a chiffon fuchsia skirt work in the cooler seasons, make sure you stay warm by layering. I chose to layer a cami underneath my open-weave sweater for some full upper-half coverage. The sweater is a wardrobe staple all winter long and can be easily remixed with a spring skirt. Instead of strappy heels, I opted for these chunky boots and some boot socks. The outfit felt much more appropriate with a wintry boot.







Sweater: c/o Surfdome; Skirt, camisole, heels, boots: c/o Lulu*s

In the spring, this outfit will be perfect for date nights or late summer outings with friends. The skirt is breezy and fun and can be adjusted to fit high on the waist or lower on the hips based on the waistline snaps. Wearing a simple cami and some black heels turns the look into something much flirtier and more fun than the winter look. I can't wait to wear this bright skirt for the upcoming season and am happy not to have sacrificed shopping for the (way more fun) spring clothes in this dreary season.

(We took these photos up at Pittock Mansion this weekend which offered the most spectacular view of the city on a pretty Saturday. To be completely honest, it was 32 degrees and windy when we took these photos and spring felt so far from possible that I had to cling onto the color of this skirt to retain feeling in my limbs!)

30 comments

  1. You look so gorgeous my dear! Totally love your skort and its color suits you perfectly! <3

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  2. These are such lovely pictures. You look amazing in that flowy skirt.

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  3. This is the perfect mix of a spring piece in a wintery outfit! Thanks for the tips, Kelsey!

    ♥Silver♥
    A Silver Snapshot
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  4. OH EM GEE! Hello hottie! Love that slit showing a little sexy skin!

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  5. Well, Radiant Orchid is the color of the year for a reason - you look great!

    x. Sabrina | Simply Sabrina

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  6. Love how you did this. I have a gorgeous pink chiffon skirt too and it sits in my closet all fall and winter until I take it out again.

    Rebecca {at} Preppy Panache

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  7. Love love love this skirt and love both ways that you styled it!

    xo Amy

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  8. Pretty skirt :)
    Emilie
    http://www.mylittlefashiondiary.net/

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  9. Such a pretty outfit!

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  10. what a beautiful venue for photos! loving both ways you styled the skirt. especially loving the boots with the maxi and the lacy camisole -- it makes me excited for warm weather!!

    xo,
    gabby
    www.likealittlefox.blogspot.com

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  11. I love both of these looks, you look stunning!

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  12. Your photographing location was beautiful and so were your outfits! I adore the skirt!
    Nidhi
    An Unblurred Lady

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  13. Gorgeous!! Bah, I really enjoy winter but all the adorable fashion of the upcoming spring is making me long for warmer weather big time. I,too, and bringing out my more spring seasoned apparel and making it work this time of year.

    xo, Nina
    afterthe40barfinish

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  14. That pink pleated skirt is really soooo gorgeous! So glad I clicked on your comment on TLNIQUE and got led back here to yours. It's seriously full of GREAT info and juicy pics here! Just followed you on GFC and bloglovin', be sure to see more of you soon. You definitely have a hat face, super gorgeous and chic babes!! <3 By the way, I just bought my first pair of TOGA PULLA cowgirl shoes, they're TRES provoking, perfect novelty shoes that are impractically wonderful! <3 Check that out and be #provoked.

    xx The Provoker
    http://www.the-provoker.com/2014/01/the-reverse-cowgirl.html

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  15. Great look, love the skirt!!! You look darling!

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  16. So pretty! I'm so ready for warmer temps and sheer fabrics!

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  17. gorgeous skirt! :*:*

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  18. That's a gorgeous skirt and it looks amazing paired with that blouse!

    Kay
    Fashionably Kay

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  19. This is my kind of outfit, simple yet stylish. Brilliant.

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  20. Wow this looks gorgeous, sexy and chic in the same time, love it!
    new follower here,
    xo
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  21. You are so gorgeous! Love how versatile that skirt is :)

    x
    Missy
    Popofstyle.com

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  22. Love the color of your skirt, it is gorgeous!

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  23. gorgeous skirt and completely gorgeous shots - worth the cold ;)

    Thankfifi
    p.s. thanks so much for your sweet comment on my post.x

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  24. gorgeous outfit. i love your skirt!
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  25. Amazing!!

    xoxo

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  26. love the bold color and pleats of that skirt!! so fab!

    Animated Confessions

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