Classic and Classy

It’s transition season ladies! We are glad that winter is over but dressing for spring brings its challenges – it is not time to wear summer linens, but some dark pieces or wool separates can look too heavy. Synthetic fabrics (as seen above) are perfect for this time of year, actually great year round. This JMclaughlin top I have had for years, generally worn with black…when I paired it with these bright white Theory pants, wow! A whole new look, perfect for spring. By adding a camel jacket, black becomes the accent color instead of the base. This beautifully tailored wool jacket is by Rag and Bone…it will soon be put away when summer temps are here to stay, but when it is still in the 50s and 60s, it’s a classic look that can’t be beat!

Camel with black and/or white is one of my favorite color combos!  Ginger loved it too.

Right along with two-toned shoes!  Flats or high heels, espadrilles or pumps, high-end designer or  bargain brands – love ’em all!  These are by Ann Taylor from a few years ago – under $100 and super comfortable.

A quick switch from my black tote to this shiny camel one adds lightness and texture…

And finally, a dramatic black wrap for the morning chill…

The bottom line: without pulling out all summer clothes, the white pants transformed the whole look from ‘same old same old’ to ‘spring is officially here’!

Are you wearing white yet?


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  • Candy,
    I love the entire outfit. But I haven’t pulled out my white pants yet. (I only have 2 pair – one of linen, and one of denim). I know that I COULD, it’s in the high 70s or low 80s here now, but I just haven’t. I had Jury Duty today and wore a camel cotton blazer, piped in black, black pants and a black 3/4 sleeve V neck shirt. I had on two toned Taryn Rose flats. I thought, “This is a Candy outfit!”


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