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Winter Transitions

January 18, 2017
Best winter to spring transition piece in a camel wool coat, leather leggings, leopard cross body bag, statement vest and wool fedora

Best winter to spring transition piece in a camel wool coat, leather leggings, leopard cross body bag, statement vest and wool fedora I know spring feels like it’s ages away, but personally, I feel like time has been flying by so far this year (isn’t it always, though?) – I mean, we’re already more than halfway through January! This is totally dependent on where you are in the world but here in Vancouver, come February the temperature definitely starts rising a touch and that glimmer of hope (aka spring!) is just around the corner. I’m kicking off a little series (culminating in a video, so stay tuned for that!) that will get you prepped for that very near point when we can start thinking about spring, aka some key seasonal transition pieces!

Best winter to spring transition piece in a camel wool coat, leather leggings, leopard cross body bag, statement vest and wool fedora As you guys are likely quite aware by now, my style throughout the fall and winter (and even into the spring) is all about layering. I feel like I say it in every style post and am becoming a serious broken record, but it really is my key styling go-to. Not only does it add that much-needed warmth, but it gives you a chance to really play with visual interest and add in key texture, colour or print.

Best winter to spring transition piece in a camel wool coat, leather leggings, leopard cross body bag, statement vest and wool fedora Adding in a statement vest like this beauty from Sanctuary (sold out but here’s a similar one on sale!) will not only keep your most important area warm (your core) but it basically instantly updates whatever coat you have on, similarly to a stole. I get so much use out of this Aritzia camel coat it’s crazy (worn here, here and here for some quick examples), but as much as I love a classic piece and really believe in investing in a quality one, I think it’s equally important to stay in love with it by updating it when and where you can to keep things interesting.

Best winter to spring transition piece in a camel wool coat, leather leggings, leopard cross body bag, statement vest and wool fedora Best winter to spring transition piece in a camel wool coat, leather leggings, leopard cross body bag, statement vest and wool fedora While the rest of my outfit features some of my signature basics (leather leggings, camisole, wool fedora and my fave ankle boots from Frye), another important update to make to stay in love with your winter wardrobe (and to help transition into a more lively spring closet) is to swap in appealing accessories.

Best winter to spring transition piece in a camel wool coat, leather leggings, leopard cross body bag, statement vest and wool fedora This leopard bag from Nine West (sold out now but here’s a similar one!) is just the ticket – it’s roomy and just as functional as any other more basic bag, but the animal print just adds another layer to the look and also ties in the neutral colour combo I’m wearing.

Best winter to spring transition piece in a camel wool coat, leather leggings, leopard cross body bag, statement vest and wool fedora Simple and dainty jewelry by my girl Leah Alexandra and a great nude-rose lip like this one by Charlotte Tilbury and I have a winter look that encourages me to get out the door (even on the gloomier days!), but once the temps start warming up, I can just swap out the coat for a leather jacket and maybe lose the fedora and still keep the impact!

Best winter to spring transition piece in a camel wool coat, leather leggings, leopard cross body bag, statement vest and wool fedoraI’ve got products or similar pieces linked below so that you can shop this whole look, but also included some extra statement vests as I know they can be tricky to find! Trust me though, this is a piece you’ll get a surprising amount of use out of, and I love the idea of styling them up with dresses for a glam look, for a cozy weekend at the cabin with cashmere, etc – the styling options are seriously endless!

Other than that, kicking off a serious video kick with my first one of 2017 tomorrow – make sure you’re subscribed to my YouTube channel so that you can catch it as soon as it goes live!

Happy hump day friends!

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4 Comments

  • Reply Diana January 18, 2017 at 8:48 pm

    Love the layering!! So great.

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  • Reply Ewa Macherowska January 19, 2017 at 4:09 am

    So on point!

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  • Reply Katie January 23, 2017 at 10:54 am

    Love, LOVE this look! I’m wondering, though, if you could do a piece on one item worn 5 ways type deal (or maybe you already have done so?) I love the look of the vest as an added layer, but have no idea how to create other looks with it :S

    Thanks!

    • Reply Alex Grant January 23, 2017 at 12:30 pm

      That’s such a great idea! I feel like that would be an awesome video actually – I’ll definitely brainstorm a couple different trickier to style pieces for those spring transitions! Thanks babe! xo

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