It’s not that warm
to be parading in shorts, tanks, thong sandals, and such. (But to shop? Well, yes.) Nor do I find it the time to be completely ridding my closet of fabrics normally suited for winter (except those heavy knits and down jackets). I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: a good, evergreen, light wool blazer is what I suggest starting from to those who ask for simple fashion advice. You can dress it up or dress it down; layer under, layer on top, or not even layer at all. And when it comes to changing seasons, like the in-between of winter and spring, lightweight wools and cashmeres are still relevant. It’s all in how it’s paired with the pant and the shirt underneath. No rocket science here — and I’ll keep this short in the name of brevity — but it’s simply cotton pairings. Next level? Elements like airy, baggy, pleated pants keep a cool sophistication and some funky derby shoes sans chaussettes with a wide-neck tee make for welcoming spring more the merrier.