How We’re Styling Our Favorite Staples From Winter To Spring
Spring Has Sprung
Have we mentioned how much we love finding the perfect wardrobe staples that transition easily from season to season—and last for years? In a sea of inexpensive clothes and trends that come and go in a matter of weeks, it’s so refreshing to find a piece that you can see yourself treasuring throughout different eras of your personal style.
Enter: EILEEN FISHER’s ethereal spring collection.
The classic pieces are built with everyday wearability in mind, and the collection features timeless pastel colors, while still feeling fresh. Our team had a chance to try out EILEEN FISHER’s Slip Dress and Organza Layering Dress, and since spring has been slow to start in Los Angeles, we styled them with both winter and spring in mind.
These pieces can also be dressed up to the nines for a formal event, styled to fit perfectly in our casual studio for work, or worn on a springtime stroll through the park.
What’s your most versatile piece of clothing? Let us know how you’re transitioning your wardrobe from winter to spring in the comments below!
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Styles The Sandwashed Tencel Slip Dress
To be completely honest, I am not a huge fan of winter. Growing up in Los Angeles, where it’s sunny 90% of the year, I’ve had it pretty easy on the weather front. So when the temperatures do happen to dip below 70, I work backwards—wearing basically what I’d normally wear in the warmer months, with an added layer or two and closed-toe shoes.
For my winter look, I paired this ivory EILEEN FISHER slip dress with my black high-neck bodysuit from Los Angeles Apparel. On top, I’m wearing a black blazer that I thrifted and my black, block heels that I feel make the look a bit more fun. This look is perfect for work on a breezy day in LA. When I’m in the studio I might go so far as to take the blazer off, as the space heater keeps us pretty warm all winter long, and slip the blazer back on before a coffee or lunch run.
Transitioning into spring, I’ll ditch the blazer entirely and let the slip dress-bodysuit combo speak for itself. Since it’s a black and white outfit, I’m still using my shoes as the fun element. For spring, I’m most likely to reach for a pair of platform slip ons—still simple, but different enough to stand out. For both the winter and spring looks, I’m wearing some simple hoops, of course, because hoops transcend earthly seasons.
Aside from my wardrobe, this spring I’m working on slowing down and working on being more present. I’m reading “Wherever You Go There You Are” by Jon Kabat-Zinn, a book about mindfulness and meditation for beginners lended to me by another one of our editors. I’m planning on staying in more, and making more meals at home (in my new apartment!) I’m anticipating this spring being a very restful and grounded season, after a very active and introspective winter.
Styles The Washed Silk Organza Layering Dress
I’m always looking for a good reason to add more pink to my wardrobe, and the princess vibes I get from this EILEEN FISHER organza layering dress make me feel so cheery during this strange, dreary Los Angeles winter. It’s actually a two piece combo—a beautiful blush slip dress and a sheer, yet shimmering pink overlay that is a bit more cropped than the slip. It adds a little more coverage for the colder months, while still showing off some skin.
I’m not one to wear a lot of black, but since this dress is a little more formal than my typical daily wear, I decided to ground it with a blazer and some thrifted edgy boots. It’s cowgirl-punky-office-princess chic, if I had to name it. For colder days, I’ll add an oversized coat and some tights, and this would look awesome with a bright contrasting bag in a bright mustard. *Adds to wishlist*
This season, I’m moving towards lighter colors. I typically gravitate towards more saturated colors, but the dullness of this extended winter has me reaching for pastels to ease into spring. This thrifted cropped denim jacket is such a cute light floral pattern, and these Everlane shoes help keep the slip dress cool and casual. I got a few chuckles from my coworkers when I opted to wear the overlay as a scarf, but I really enjoyed the whimsical element it added to the look. I felt a little like Audrey Hepburn, and immediately craved a countryside cruise in a convertible wearing oversized sunnies for that final touch of drama.
Aside from my wardrobe, I’m excited to usher in this new season by opening up my windows to let the springtime breeze add some freshness to my apartment. I’m turning off the tv more and spending time outside—and wandering barefoot in a park near my home, which is something I haven’t done much in years. Josh Groban’s most recent album, Bridges, has been on loop in my home and car, and I’m dusting off my winter vocal cords and singing along at full volume. And finally, to celebrate all the newness of the season, I’m diving into some recently-discovered passion projects that are well outside my comfort zone—yay for trying new things!