Spring has finally arrived, and although I’m excited, it’s always this time of the year that seems to be the the trickiest to get dressed. I can never foresee what the temperatures might be, so I’m usually confused about what to wear for the day. And it becomes more confusing when traveling is involved, which happens frequently. After years of this constant battle, I’ve realized that no matter what temperatures we might get, there’s one staple piece I have on hand each spring: the transitional jacket.
There are quite a few options for transitional outerwear like the denim jacket I spoke about recently, a trench coat, or a lightweight bomber jacket. However, I’m biased to the blazer because it’s endlessly chic and looks classy under all circumstances. The fact that it can be layered over or under anything makes it more suitable when it’s time to change your wardrobe from winter to spring.
Wearing the same woven blazer with your favorite jeans is a look that can get old after so many variations. So, I’m switching it up this season with a textured blazer by St. John. I love this one because it falls slightly below the waist, which elongates my torso and always looks great with anything high-waisted and dresses! Blazers, especially those in tweed or boucle fabrications, are perfect around this time of the year because you gain some warmth from the weight of the fabric, and it allows for more layers underneath. I also love that the texture adds a touch of heritage chic to my outfits.
If you want to modernize the traditional style pair it with stronger textures like leather or vinyl. The high-waisted leather pants I’m wearing are a great example of that. In case the temperatures get too scorching, I also like to wear a sleeveless top under the blazer that way I can be comfortable no matter how chilly or warm it is outside.
Special thanks to St. John for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.