How To Start Wearing Spring Fashion Now

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 Well, as you can tell by how I wore a floral dress on Good Day New York the other day while talking about winter fashion, I’m ready to incorporate spring into my wardrobe already. If you are as well, in addition to how I styled said dress for winter, I have a few ways to incorporate spring fashion into your wardrobe now.

I’ve been styling and still am styling lots of stuff for things coming out in the spring, so it’s no wonder why I can’t wait to try out all of the trends and fun clothing coming out. I even started to make a shopping list while styling Lands’ End’s spring editorial shoot (trust me, you’re going to as well when it comes out!). Two of the items I couldn’t wait to try happen to already be out like their anorak and gorgeous leather bucket bag—which is so on trend even this season and the gorgeous stone color can translate into both seasons as well. Both pieces also happen to be perfect for my lifestyle, running around the city all day.

I need a bag for day that I can swing over my shoulder for hands free shopping, but still looks professional and high quality when I meet with clients and showrooms, so the “Regatta” style bucket bag has become my new favorite—even my girlfriends all were so impressed by it and asked what designer it was!

I’m not a puffy jacket or vest type of girl normally, so never in a million years would I have thought I would gravitate towards one, but when I wanted to try out the spring anorak I’ve been eying, it made sense to layer with it when it was 40 degrees in NYC this past weekend while I was prepping for a job. Wearing the vest under this lightweight coat gave me the warmth I needed while over-heating and schlepping a zillion bags on my arms. It doesn’t become all about this massive puffy thing that’s wearing you when you wear it as a layer and a pop of color UNDER your favorite light jacket for some warmth AND style. This is an easy styling trick that anyone can pull off—while avoiding the Marty McFly look and keeping it modern.

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Lands’ End anorak, vest and bag (c/o)* // Duffy sweater // J.Brand jeans // Nike sneakers // Maison Antonym ring (c/o)

*{These items are courtesy of the brand, sans compensation. What I choose to wear and my opinions on this site are always my own.}

It’s a Good Day To Talk Winter Fashion

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In case you missed it, I got the chance to talk winter fashion on Good Day New York on FOX5 this morning. It’s always a challenge to look stylish while you’re combating the elements of the season, so I showed 4 look ideas that can help you stay on trend while still staying warm in these cold months. Bonus: everything featured is under $299! You’ll be able to try these trends without the commitment if you follow my lead.

Some of my favorites in this piece include:

-faux fur booties from Marshall’s for only $16.99 (seriously!)

-a removable faux fur collar from ASOS for 26 bucks to jazz up your coat and make it look way more expensive than it is (this one was $180 but looks like hundreds more, right?)

-amazing leather over-the-knee boots from TJMaxx for just $22 (I can’t even!)

-a Lands’ End puffer coat that doesn’t make you look like a marshmallow man and at only $119, it makes you look like a smart shopper (duh, you are if you read this).

-a warm winter hat from Echo Design for $48 that has headphones built in already, so you’re always warm and ready to listen to your tunes while you commute (for real!)

-snow boots from Sorel that convert into stylin’ booties instantly so you don’t have to change your shoes when you get to work or going out (well worth the investment at $225).

Apparently some of  YOUR favorites include the dress I’m wearing in the segment and received emails about where to get. Answer is here. (courtesy of the brand)

Check out where to buy everything else featured, more behind the scenes and the segment below:

 

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Chatting with Greg Kelly and Rosanna Scotto at our Winter Fashion Show (complete with red carpet!)

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How amazing do my fabulous models look in their winter gear? Here are all of their trends from left to right:

Erin – camel coat, faux fur details, over-sized coats, slouchy beanies, winter whites, and bucket bags

Deja – pastels mixed with black, booties, faux fur, turtlenecks, and backpacks

Suma – blanket coats, layering, over-the-knee boots, pom pom hats, faux fur bags

Jocelyn – army green (trend into spring), sporty style, wearable tech, stylish snow boots

Weatherman Mike Woods – layering for men, cool snow boots for guys

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Setting up the looks in the green room before the show—looks a lot more glamorous than it actually is! You didn’t see the 100+ garments I lugged to the studio that we all loved that sadly didn’t make it in. Check out the retailers listed on the FOX5 site for where to buy my picks and more.

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{The opinions of this post and the fashion show segment are all my own. I was not compensated by the brands for this.}

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