Spring Styling in March

Spring Styling 1.2

Leather Jacket, this SWAP | Turtleneck, random shop in Hong Kong | Floral Midi Skirt, Forever 21 (still available!) | Vintage clutch, Spirit Lake 4th of July Park Picnic, Boots, Zara (from a visit in Hong Kong for Kevin’s brother’s wedding!)

I’m not going to let March get the best of my spring styling. Rather, I’ll add some spring touches while dressing for the inclement weather that falls upon us during a Hong Kong March. For example, the reason you cannot see the sky in these pics is the bay is currently surrounded in fog. It has been all week. And tomorrow the temperatures will drop again. We’ve entered the humid season, but come late April and definitely May, it will all be worth it with visits to the Hong Kong beaches. There are three things that I’ve done with this outfit that hint to spring styling, even though I was dressed warmly.

Spring Styling in March

1. Flowers! April showers will bring May flowers, but I’ll start wearing them in March!
2. Muted colors hint at a change in season. The greys and purples in this skirt are softer than my usual bold color scheme–Christmas plaid in December, a lot of blue in January, and a very red Februarly.
3. Gauzy texture in the form of my white turtleneck hints at just a touch of skin while still keeping me warm.

Spring Styling 4.2

Spring Styling 5

There’s a bit of a funny story behind this gauze turtleneck and its purchase with my mom. (My mom might get after me for writing this, but she doesn’t read this blog, so I think I’m safe since she’ll never know!) She was visiting Hong Kong, and of course we went shopping. I took her into one of those “off the truck” shops where everything has been made in China but never made it to the actual store. We found this turtleneck, and she tried it on right there in the store! I was like, Mommmmm! You can’t do that. But she did! And we bought two. I laugh just thinking about it. She wedged herself into the rack thinking that made her invisible. Oh, it was so funny! I love shopping with my mom–always have, always will.

Spring Styling 3.2

Spring Styling 2.2

What are you doing style wise to deal with the long, dreary last winter month called March?