my transition months here are march/april-may and september/october-november, and i can wear the same clothes in autumn and spring. seeing that add up to at least 4 months allowed me to see the value in treating transition as a season of its own, and i was able to justify some of the items that should be wearable in winter being dedicated to transition. for example, i love my olive shirt, but i don't enjoy stuffing it into a sweater and i get too cold wearing it on its own in winter. it's cool over a jumpsuit or on its own in transition with or without the sleeves rolled up...or even as an extra layer in summer, but now i can justify leaving it out of my winter rotation.
transition is mostly just overlap of the seasons in either direction, but i like the thought of some items kept aside for those months when the weather seems like an adventure each day. change is in the air, and in the closet as well. i love that allowance, while still maintaining a simple closet.
-block print (this one is on trial)
-striped heavier tee
-striped 3/4 sleeved, cropped tee
-indigo long sleeved tee
-see-sun 3/4 sleeved
-white short-sleeved tee
-black short-sleeved tee
-black + white box top
-flared, cropped levis
-skinny jeans (cuffed)
-black tee dress
-red mexican dress
total: 20 pieces
none of these pieces are new, but i am considering buying a pair of closed toe clogs and making a white linen box top and a longer dress that can transition pasty, cold legs into more confident summer, warm, pasty legs. :) it's also fun for me to recognize that i know the origins of almost all of these pieces. they were almost all fairly made, thrifted or handmade by me. i know that the limited number of items definitely helps that become a possibility.
i spent a bit of time trying outfits on yesterday (the aftermath of which, you see above) and am really loving the look of high-waisted, slightly flared, slightly cropped jeans with boxy cropped tops right now. (inspired by looks like these.) i'll be wearing this silhouette a lot in the months to come.
can you believe tomorrow is april?