Spring Transition: Ciao Winter (Ciao Bella)
As March comes to an end, so does our comparison of romance fashion versus punk style for spring transition looks. While I love the opportunity to burrow in for the winter, I can’t but help be excited for the burgeoning spring. Ahead, there are warm, sun-lit days, and an earth shrugging away the doldrums of cold frigidity, exchanging a sluggish snow-crusted mantle for riotous color. Although this look is Ciao Bella, it should more accurately be called: Ciao Inverno (Winter). Each season brings its own special beauty, and winter is no different. I will miss many of the rites that characterize winter in Minnesota: hot chocolate with sweet whipped cream, crackling wood-fires that accent a falling blanket of winter snow, and curling up in thick blankets with a great book. Such are the beauties of winter, but spring . . . spring is, as comedian Robin Williams once said, “…nature’s way of saying: Let’s Party!”
So, goodbye winter. It’s time to put aside the heavy coats and thick sweaters. This final transition from winter to spring look is all about meeting spring with the fierceness of a well-spent winter. Jumpsuits are still a thing. For a petite woman like me, the wider leg is just wide enough to give me a bit of length, but it’s not so wide that it makes me look hippy and short. I’ve paired the sleeveless jumpsuit with one of the flirty lace undershirts so popular this spring. The black and white contrast, the lacy top and laced-up jumpsuit work together to provide a polished, sophisticated look, while the hat and hoops add a touch of street-wise. Dress this look up with a good heel, or you can embrace street-style by adding a plaid top beneath the jumpsuit and a pair of Converse to give you two unique and easy-peasy spring transition styles.
Oh For Fashion’s Sake!
Shirt: Forever 21
Jumpsuit: Forever 21
Shoes: Christian Louboutin