Stepping out of your gray, navy, and black comfort zone, the first days of spring demand a nauseating amount of cheer. (This too shall pass). But for now, lean into it, grab your coral pumps, your newest statement necklace, your floral button down, your golden sunnies and make no apologies.
Where to wear: Cos Bar, 50th & France
We’ve been teased before. A hint of spring, and then a shitstorm of snow. But WINTER NO MORE. It can’t last forever, and the bitchiest season of all is finally letting up. It’s not warm enough for light and ary tanks paired with flutter skirts and sandals, but the jackets are getting lighter and the sun rays are getting stronger.
Spend today caching up on your favorite blogs, books, and soak up sunshine from the comfort of one of your favorite, and coziest coffee shops.
Where to wear: Urban Bean Coffee, Minneapolis
Green With Envy
Granny called, she wants her look back.
Well too bad grams, jacquard pants, button upped collars, and Jackie O inspired necklaces are all the rage. So too bad, we’re raiding your closet.
We’ll roll our sleeves in that nonchalant, perfectly messed up/put together way, and maybe do a half tuck with our oxford, but basically we’re embracing granny chic, and loving every minute of it.
Orthopedic oxfords? Yes please.
Where to wear: A stonearch bridge in Ireland
Jacket-less weather is near, and you can’t wait to bust out of your winter rut and out of hibernation. Cold weather sweaties are a thing of the past. Stay comfy as you transition into your most stylish summer self ever. Bright lips + neutral clothes are your favorite classic go-to.
Where to wear: French Hen Cafe
Friday Round Table
Racing to the finish line with one last burst of productivity before the impending weekend, you put your best (polka dot) foot forward to Friday’s working lunch.
Where to wear: The office
The Iceman Melteth
The sound of trickling water is music to a Minnesotan’s ear. While leaping and bounding over giant puddles in your new spring booties will be an obstacle for the next two months, the tolerable ice-melting temps are worth it.
Dare to bare and relinquish your winter puffer, light jacket weather is making a much anticipated return.
Where to wear: French Meadow Bakery & Cafe
Dinner and a Show
If you loved vests in middle school, then this looks for you. Party down in the most bedazzled of all sweater vests and get the party started. Nosh at the Loring Pasta Bar and then head over to the Varsity for the sweet sweet tunes of Ms. Brandi Carlile. 2013 is going to be off to an amazing style start.
Where to Wear: The Varsity Theater
Anything goes, and we do mean anything. More is more on NYE, so drag out every gilded item you own and swath yourself in your favorite precious metal. Dripping in head to toe gold, it’s only fitting that you choose an equally dramatic lip color, and nobody paints a pout quite like Tom Ford. Keep the rest of your make up look simple (so as not to look like a character from Dynasty in a non-ironic way), and you’ll be the toast of the town.
Where to wear: Crystal Ball, International Market Square
Night at the Museum
Life imitates art. Take a modern approach to dressing as you head out for an evening at the Twin Cities premiere modern art museum. Keep your makeup simple and let your patterned dress and bag do all the talking. Sensible heels ensure you wont’ be nagging your date about sore feet so you two lovebirds can stroll for hours.
Where to wear: The Walker
Put Some Spring in Your Step
Just because it’s the dead of winter, doesn’t mean you can’t daydream about the middle of summer. Take a break from fair isle sweaters, wool socks, and bulky scarves, and lighten up.
Where to wear: Day trip to Barneys New York