How to Rock your Best Awkward Weather Styles this Spring

Because sometimes Mother Nature is a B**ch

Spring Style Looks for Awkward Weather Wear – Dress by ALC from Rent the Runway by Stephanie Mack of The Borrowed Babes Fashion Blog Jacksonville, Florida - 9.jpg

But So Am I...

Let's Have an Adventure

Adventure is my nice way of saying getting dressed during the most awkward weather of the year garners as much excitement from me every morning as getting a colonoscopy would, but ehhh, that's life and sometimes life is awkward. (Almost as awkward as that that time I accidentally text my boss shit I was talking about her to her...yeah, that's a true story and not just some bs I made to fit this post...come to think of it figuring out what to wear this time of year may not be that awkward but still uncomfortable none the less.) It's not that I don't love this time of year, it's just that I don't love attempting to decide if I should wear Winter, Spring or Summer attire.

Sweater Weather

So take that...you won't win with your weird weather swings between morning, noon, and night, Mother Nature. I've learned. In my 33 years of life, I've finally learned how to handle your mood swings and dress accordingly. Granted, it's taken me longer to learn than generally socially acceptable to admit, but I am strong willed, determined, and resolute (aka stubborn as all hell) and will make you my bitch. And I'll share my tricks to making you my bitch with EVERYONE...well at least the 4 people that read this will know SO HA-HA. We WIN!

Cause It's Too Cold

Here's the deal about this time of year...you are either hot or cold. There is never a level of comfort that can be easily achieved as one would hope. If you go full on jacket you'll get to sweaty by noon. If you go full on dress without layering your headlights will on distracting drivers all day long. You get the drift...

No Shirt, No Blouse

Here's my favorite style tip for spring dressing during awkward transitional weather. Dresses. Dresses are my go to for layering when the weather can't decide if it is going through early onset menopause or if it is just going to let the hot flash pass without killing us in our sleep. You may think dresses are counter intuitive but actually they are incredibly easy to layer and easy to mix from season to season. 

The Goosebumps Start to Raise

NOT ON MY STYLE WATCH! That's why you layer and always bring a light jacket. (Insert Miss Congeniality reference here, but that's not within my Sweater Weather theme so I left it out.) Dresses and jackets are the way to go because mixing seasons and styles with the juxtaposition of feminine and edgy is my go to thing. So here's what I do. I mix jackets with a little more edge with slightly more feminine dresses that you can easily wear with heels, sandals, sneakers or boots. Add in a long sleeve tee, pair of tights and a scarf and you're set. 

All the pics below taken by my girl @KellyMartucci are my best examples of said advice mentioned above. BUT since I know that doesn't give you a lot to go off of, I'm also including some of my favorite picks that are available to purchase now to help you achieve maximum awkward weather style. 

Shop The Styles

Rent the Look

Dress: ALC by Rent the Runway | Here

Jacket: Veda by Rent the Runway | Here

Jewelry: Switch Jewelry Rental Service | Here 

Move to a Place Far Away

Are you mad because you have no clue what I'm talking about because you live where it's hotter than two rats in a wool sock behind a dryer year round? Yeah, that used to me but it isn't anymore so I adapted and this is my story. :-) (Isn't that an SVU type sign off?) What are your go to style tips for this time of year? Leave a note in the comments below. 

 

XOXO,
Steph

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