Unexpected Mixes – Make Your Transition Season Wardrobe Next Level


This spring, it’s time to rethink mix-and-match, amping it up and adding some snap! Go for unexpected pairings when combining separates, then take the extra step and accessorize with unique, vintage-inspired pieces. These ensembles may not seem obvious at first, but when you put them all together as an outfit, they just…work, you know? Here are some tips to help you hone your mixing technique:

Left: Blouse; Zadig & Voltaire at Bloomingdale's. Skirt; AllSaints. Shoes; Paul Andrew. Belt; Topshop. Earring; Lila Rice. Eye Makeup; MakeUp Forever Aqua Cream 8. Cheek; Benefit Hoola. Right: White top; Bloomingdale's. Denim top and pants; M. Martin. Shoes; H&M. Handbag; Furla. Lip; MAC Candy Yum Yum.

Left: Try pairing a top and bottom with different weights and textures to create balance while maintaining visual interest. A lightweight floral blouse worn with a black leather mini looks so fresh, blending elements of mod and biker chic. Right: Spring is also the ideal time to break out your sleeveless summer tops a little early by wearing them over a long sleeved blouse. For maximum drama, ruffled sleeves give off polished vintage vibes. A retro handbag is the perfect accessory to top off this look.

Dress and jacket; Tanya Taylor. Jeans; AllSaints. Shoes; Manolo Blahnik. Sunglasses; Thom Browne. Necklace; Lila Rice. Lips; Zinca Bright Orange. Cheek; Stila Convertible Colors Petal.

Another approach is to layer multiple pieces with contrasting structures. A finely-detailed crop top is sweet on its own, but take your look uptown when you add an oversized denim jacket with heavy embroidery on the sleeves. And don’t forget to add a pop of orange lipstick! Yas!