Obsessions This Instant: Spring Forward

Sooner or later, Spring will bloom. Here are five pieces to help you transition.

Sooner or later, Spring will bloom. Here are five pieces to help you transition–Angela Bobo

Aqua Waterblossom Cami and Pants,
Photo courtesy of Bloomingdale’s.

Pajama dressing has been very popular the last couple of seasons. I have to admit I am not quite on board with wearing actual PJs (i.e the silky button-down and pant kind), but I do appreciate a comfortable and chic outfit like this affordable pick from Aqua. The print colors are neutral enough to work as separate pieces with other items, and the neon pop keeps it from being dull. Aqua Waterblossom Cami and Pants, $78 each; bloomingdales.com.


ASOS Stripe A-line Skirt in Scuba
Photo courtesy of ASOS.

This skirt, mixing dark and light, will receive maximum wear, which makes it the perfect transition piece from winter into spring. Pair it with opaque black tights for chilly days, or play up the bright tangerine and cream blocks for lighter weather. The skirt is structured, so balance the proportions with something more relaxed: a cropped sweater for winter and a flowy, chiffon blouse for spring. ASOS Stripe A-line Skirt in Scuba $59.26; asos.com


Maje ‘Fraiche Woven Neck’ Tee
Photo courtesy of Bloomingdale’s.

Speaking of flowy, chiffon blouses, this piece looks great paired with the above ASOS skirt. The printed collar adds a bohemian touch and looks chic when contrasted with the modern v-cut. The rest of the top has a simple shape and would take on a more laid-back look with a pair of white denim, which would also pick up on the matching bit of color in the woven neck. Maje ‘Fraiche Woven Neck’ Tee $315; bloomingdales.com


Shakuhachi Geo Print Tee Dress
Photo courtesy of Needsupply.com.

The t-shirt silhouette of this dress makes it the perfect piece to just throw on and go, but the print keeps it anything but basic. I am drawn to three things—prints, colors and comfort—and it is the perfect blend of all three. The geometric floral and white blocks seem to put a new spin on the striped and color-blocked shift dresses of last season. Shakuhachi Geo Print Tee Dress, $220; needsupply.com


Alexander Wang Malgosia Lace-Up Sandal
Photo courtesy of Shop Bop.

I always have a soft spot for pale pink pieces. The color is universally flattering and a nice break from the bright colors and prints that I regularly don. This shoe is the definition of pretty edgy, combining soft pastel suede with a lace-up caged stiletto design. The design commands attention, but the color allows the heels to remain approachable for daytime dressing. Alexander Wang Malgosia Lace-Up Sandals, $625; shopbop.com

(March 2014)