The sweet spot between when winter begins to fade, and a few hope filled, glorious days begin to emerge before the full blast of Spring is almost upon us. As a girl from Northern California, the transition from one season to the next was significant but brief. When I moved to Washington, DC for undergrad, these transitions were one of the things I cherished the most. The slow progression from winter to spring was like magic to me. Walking through the city, there was always some discovery: Magnolias blooming in Dupont Circle, then a couple of tulips in Meridien Park, Are they Boxwoods or Cherry Blossoms?!? Then finally Cherry Blossom season emerges and the sun starts pouring out throughout the city. They say the grass is always greener, but when I moved to San Diego the lack of seasonal changes almost drove me insane.
The best part of full seasons?… the clothing. When the weather fluctuates as much as it does on the East Coast, one has to have an entirely different kind of wardrobe. Everything from full parkas to light linen blazers become necessary in the ever present quest to be prepared and look presentable. Add unpredictable office temperatures into the mix and it becomes completely insane. However, this provides many opportunities for experimentation and evolution in ones wardrobe. What better way to welcome spring and signify a fresh start than with crisp whites and luxurious creams. We all grew up hearing that this was a faux pas, but to me the best fashion comes from subtle defiance rather than full on shock and awe. When attempting a cream and white combo, the best tactic to to combine classic and elegant pieces, with contrasting textures. The statement is in the subtle clash of colors (or lack thereof), not in the actual garments themselves.
I’ve pulled together a few of my favorite white and cream looks for inspiration!