J.Crew: Blouse (similar) | Jeans: AG Jeans | Necklace: Madewell (similar) | Midi Ring: c/o Pretty Particular (use code laceandpearls to receive 20% off your order)| Ring: Stella & Dot |Bracelet: Stella & Dot (similar)| Purse: Club Monaco (sold out) | Sandals: Josef Seibel | Lip gloss: Georgio Armani (#519) | Lashes: Ardell (similar)
Now that Spring has officially arrived, it’s time to move those winter clothes to the back of the closet. I picked up this leather calf hair purse from Club Monaco on a great off-season sale. I wanted to be able to put it to use before it was too late. Here are some tips to make even the most winter handbag work for Spring.
How to Make a Winter Handbag Work for Spring
Dark distressed denim
AG jeans are my absolute favorite denim. The fit is perfect for me and the leg opening makes them great for cuffing. I recommend the dark wash over the light. The distressing can give it a warm weather feel.
The light weight material of your top will minimize the off season bag, and give you a fashion-forward look that is perfectly transitional.
I know I say this often, but a bright lip will do you wonders. It will also brighten up your smile and give you an upbeat appearance.
Sandals or an open toe shoe
Either one of these options will keep you looking fresh. I was hesitant to go with a nude sandal since I didn’t have the color represented anywhere else, but I think it worked out.
Since the color of the purse is black, I went with black accents (bracelet, ring, and necklace) to pull in the color of the purse and balance out the look.
Have you been able to get an extra season out of a piece you love?
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Amelia Vesper says
That bag is so cute! I really need to visit Club Monaco more. And that top is one of my favorite colors ever – love it!!
Thanks Mil! You’re too kind. We still need to do a shopping trip one of these days. I love Club Monaco. 🙂
My Fashion S/ash Life says
Interesting I dont really put bags into seasons….I think once a bag has predominant leather detailing, you’re good to go come rain, sleet or sun….One thing I do to take pieces into different seasons, is with my open toed shoes, I wear socks with them in A/W ( :
I don’t normally, but since this one has calf hair I feel like it’s more of a winter purse. I’ve seen you style your open toed shoes with sock. You wear that trend well.
What a cute outfit. That bright blouse really worked to make the bag totally spring appropriate!
Thanks Alecz! You’re very sweet. :*
Dana @ IveGotCake says
Great tips boo, yes to all of them!!
I’ve been cuffing my jeans a lot lately too 🙂
Thanks lovely! :*
Cuffing can be challenging, hope I do it justice. 🙂
Silly Crazy Me says
Really pretty outfit! <3 I love your shoes and that bright blue colored shirt 🙂
Thanks so much Thays! You’re the best. :*
Great post idea! I don’t want to put my winter bags away and this is a great way to keep them in rotation 🙂
Thanks Yasmin! So glad you liked the post and found it helpful. 🙂