Styling Advice To Keep In Mind While Springing Forward

It’s almost time to spring forward again … And I’m not talking about your clocks – I’m referring to your outfits, duh!! 😉

It’s been a lot warmer here in Tennessee the past few days, and it’s supposed to be in the 60s and 70s all week – whaaat?! Part of me is excited because I’m a summer girl at heart and the closer we get to beach, pool and lake days, the happier I am haha .. buuut Teej and I are also really into snowboarding and we haven’t gotten to go even once this year. 🙁 Living on the East Coast, it can be hard to even get a decent snowfall (although last year we did get to be in Snowshoe when a snowstorm came through & left us with 30-something inches), but this year, it’s been so warm that most of the places where we usually go to snowboard have barely even been open at all this winter. Needless to say, I think we’ll be headed out West next winter – and ya won’t hear me complaining about that!

Anywho, since it is starting to warm up in some places, I wanted to share this look that can hopefully inspire y’all when you go to put together your next transitional look. Going from fall to winter or winter to spring can always be somewhat tricky because it’s one of those times of year when you just flat out don’t know what to wear (and trust me, I still go through this myself from time to time!). One thing I always try to keep in mind is: It doesn’t really matter what everyone else is doing … do whatever makes you happy! Kind of my life motto too, ha!

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It’s true .. finding transitional pieces and styling transitional looks can be challenging. I mean, when is it too early to start wearing boots? Can you really wear sandals with a sweater?? Can you wear a dress and bare some skin in the winter??? The questions could go on for days, and if you start actually thinking about these questions over and over and over every single time you go to your closet when it’s time to transition into a new season, you’ll drive yourself cRazYYY. Trust me, I know this only because I’ve been there and my friends have been there too, lol. It’s not fun, and fashion should always be fun!! 😉

Even though I am a fashion blogger and stylist doesn’t mean that I never have times when I struggle with finding the ‘perfect’ outfit. It happens for everyone no matter who you are or what you do, because sometimes you just simply aren’t feeling certain looks – ya know what I mean? Anytime I’m having trouble with finding the perfect outfit for an occasion or during a transitional season, I usually get some outfit inspo from Pinterest boards I’ve created, color palettes I love, looks I’ve seen in Vogue, etc. Most of the time, I always have a clear vision of who what I want to be each day, but I’m just like everyone else and have my days when I go to my closet and say to myself, “I literally have nothing to wear.” – which typing that out makes me want to stop saying that because that is so not true and it’s just plain selfish of me. However, I will say that when I do think that while sitting there in front of my clothes, it’s usually because I am just having a hard time finding what I want to wear for that certain day. Right? I’m sure we’ve all done that from time to time! I hope these outfits that I post on here are some great #ootd inspirations for you all when you just feel stuck!

My biggest advice of all is that you have to do what makes you happy. Just be you! If you feel like wearing Uggs in the middle of June (bc trust me, I have!) then do it. Who cares what other people think. I think that’s one of the main reasons I’m so in love with all things fashion is because it’s the one place I have always been completely myself and made decisions based off of what makes me happy. Of course there are times when you want to dress nice for your husband in something that you know he finds attractive, but a lot of the time, I dress for myself. I don’t dress for other girls or guys or anyone. I wear what makes me smile and makes me feel like the best version of myself (and trust me, the best version of myself is when I am wearing a really cute outfit, haha). All the time, I hear people saying “..but you can pull that off, I can’t” – and that’s fair to a degree … but trust me, I didn’t always think that I could pull off certain looks. It all comes down to how you wear the outfit and the confidence that you put off to others while you are wearing that look. You could literally wear a trash bag, and if you rock it and seem confident in that outfit, then chances are, you just might start a new trend! You get my point?

All this to say … when you are struggling with what to wear during those awkward hot/cold/rainy/snowy days that you never know what the weather is going to be because of a seasonal transition, just wear what makes you happy and of course, something that is stylish and cute! We don’t necessarily have to wait on others to start breaking out the shorts and sandals before we do it ourselves. As you can see in the pics above, I’m literally wearing a big slouchy sweater with sandals and a skirt. Just because we’re in the month of February doesn’t mean that we can’t start breaking out our open-toe shoes, right ladies?! That’s just another fabulous excuse to go out for a pedi (my fave!!). And, y’all know that I was baring my legs even in the winter months with a fur jacket to keep me warm (see this post or this post!). All in all, I want to encourage you all to mix and match your staple spring and winter pieces as we transition into the warmer temps for the next couple of months – and always, do what makes you smile!

Thanks for hanging out with me today, beautiful ladies! I just love y’all!

xo, P

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