Hot & Cold: Yellow Jacket

In January I tried on this jacket and have not been able to stop thinking about it:

I love jackets in general but I especially love bright jackets for transition weather.  A bright jacket can be mixed with your black basics for both hot and cold weather.  You can keep the same foundation pieces and just switch out the accessories depending on the season.  In this case, we are using the same bright yellow jacket and basic black dress as our foundation.

For cool weather, tights are a necessity.  Add some heavier accessories such as a statement necklace and cocktail ring and you are set.  This outfit has two pieces that I absolutely adore: the studded clutch and yes...ankle bootie.  I have seen this clutch in-person at Forever21 and the quality is pretty good for $25.  As far as the booties, I own a pump version of this shoe with the same type of heel.  People love this heel.  I love it because it is more comfortable than a traditional heel and is a bit funky for changing an outfit's look.  My go-to Bobbi Velvet Plum eyeshadow would complement this cold weather ensemble well.

Yellow Jacket / Hot

For warm weather, obviously tights are no longer required, however, a great pair of sandals are a must.  This pair combines two trends for Spring: ankle straps and metal shields.  The price tag is pretty fab for two trends.  Other than that, this outfit is kind of a recap of some accessories we have seen in previous outfits: the Alexander McQueen knock-off scarfmodern square sunglasses, a dainty necklace and of course, flamingo nailpolish.  One of the new pieces is this beautiful white bag from H&M for under $50.  Every outfit needs a great bag regardless of the temperature.  Last but not least, nothing says warm weather than a bright pink lip also courtesy of Bobbi.

If you are looking to add a little punch to your wardrobe this time of year, I recommend a bright blazer because of its versatility and four-season ability.  Besides being a great color, this blazer has a nice fit for the reasonable price tag.  The ruched sleeve is a nice touch for a lovely collection of bracelets or a statement watch.  Also perfect for us ladies with long arms.

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