All Black Outfit? Lighten Up For Spring With These Two Pieces

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Yup, I’m still wearing that outfit. Black turtleneck, black skinny jeans (a washed black rinse, for the record), but still. It’s March, and I’ve been rocking basically the same thing since…December? November? I am chasing that brass ring of summer, though, as I peruse swimsuit after swimsuit. But when it comes down to getting dressed….I’m…here. In my All-Black.

I find that my best outfits (and we can argue the definition of “best”…in this context feel free to swap “best” with “achievable on little sleep” or “stain-proof” rather than “amazing” or “swoon-worthy”) are the outfits that start with things I’m comfortable with…and then tweak.

Baby steps, rather than an overhaul.

Spring is coming, you say? I see your Spring and raise it a black sweater… and a….tan coat. I take those March winds and stand defiantly in my black jeans and snakeskin booties.

Or something like that, anyway.
Still stuck in your all-black outfit? Us too. It's almost Spring, so stay comfy & chic — but add some LIGHT. Enter this coat & these booties. Outfit DONE.Still stuck in your all-black outfit? Us too. It's almost Spring, so stay comfy & chic — but add some LIGHT. Enter this coat & these booties. Outfit DONE.Still stuck in your all-black outfit? Us too. It's almost Spring, so stay comfy & chic — but add some LIGHT. Enter this coat & these booties. Outfit DONE.Still stuck in your all-black outfit? Us too. It's almost Spring, so stay comfy & chic — but add some LIGHT. Enter this coat & these booties. Outfit DONE.Still stuck in your all-black outfit? Us too. It's almost Spring, so stay comfy & chic — but add some LIGHT. Enter this coat & these booties. Outfit DONE.

Outfit Details

coat: BB Dakota Coat, now sold out (c/o Social Threads – they still have Scott’s fav faux-fur on sale). But I’ve been scouring my fav retailers and found many good alternatives below…

sweater: Equipment Cashmere Turtleneck (xs)

jeans: rag & bone High-Rise Skinnies….oooh! They’re on major sale right now at Saks.

boots: Paige Willia Chelsea Bootie

A Few Tan Coats To Transition To Spring

The color doesn’t matter quite so much…as long as it’s light. Tan, beige, camel….even a soft gray would work. The key is to go with a lighter shade. And if it’s still freezing in March (wherever you live), a classic wool topper is a great choice. Otherwise, a French-girl trench is totally calling my name. In any case, I rounded up a few options I think would not only elevate a daily uniform, but lighten it up — just a little bit — for Spring.

 

Snakeskin Booties – My Favorites

I chose a pair with a slight western flare…but that’s not crucial. The biggest plus to a snake print is, rather obviously, the print. The reason it works so well is because it *almost* spoofs the white bootie trend…but because there are also darker tones in a snake print, it’s still grounded. Meaning? It goes with everything and is MUCH easier to wear.

Like our beloved leopard print….it’s a neutral.

 

Any other tricks to lighten up an all-black outfit for Spring? I KNOW I’m not the only one stuck in a black turtleneck…

xo,

S

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Shana founded The Mom Edit in 2008. She lives with the love of her life (his name's Mike) and their two crazy boys in downtown Philadelphia. She loves a good styling challenge (her engineering side shows eventually), appreciates kindness, and usually picks scotch over wine, sneakers over stilettos, and denim-underwear, always.

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  1. The snakeskin booties are fabulous, but still pretty obsessed with the white bootie scene–are they still on trend for spring or is that SO last year?

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