*Four ways to style the black version here!
It’s all too easy to fall into a style rut at this time of year. The weather is often unrelentingly chilly and grey, and retailers’ promise of spring by way of floral prints and bright colors feels like a tease. Whenever I find myself in these sartorial doldrums, I stop trying to force myself to shop for spring trends and, instead, turn toward the classics that make up the foundation of my wardrobe. They may not be particularly exciting or paired in a groundbreaking way, but they are a breath of fresh air after a winter bundled up in woolen layers.
J.Crew trench | LOFT top (old; similar) | Gap jeans | Bass loafers | Gucci bag (see what fits inside here) | Julie Vos ring (c/o; similar) | Monica Vinader ring (similar) | Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses (old; similar)
Forty degrees felt downright tropical when I took these photos on Saturday. The warm(ish) weather was such a welcome break from the frigid temperatures we had been experiencing and a fantastic excuse to break out the LOFT bell sleeve t-shirt I picked up a couple of weeks ago. I wanted to wear it with my red DVF bag, but came across this one as I was rifling through my closet. I’m still as enamored with the design as I was when I first purchased it. However, it doesn’t fit the current iPhone rendering it virtually useless now. I bought it when I had an iPhone 5s (I think) and it was a tight fit then. Anything larger needs to find a home in a pocket (or, you know, Dave’s pocket). Despite this, I can’t bear to part with it. I love the design too much, but I won’t be adding too many more mini bags to my collection again!