This time of year, my social feeds become completely oversaturated with stories covering the pieces to buy when transitioning your wardrobe from winter to spring, and then from spring to summer. And while I am guilty of this type of relentless posting myself, one small, but very important piece of advice is often left out of the equation: look for items that will help you transition your wardrobe for many seasons to come.
In my younger years, I certainly had a knack for jumping on every trend that was thrown my way- sadly, there is a handful of rather embarrassing posts from my old blog that will prove this very statement. However, now being much older and (hopefully) wiser, I have found that trends come and go, so taking a moment to invest in pieces that will go the distance over the years is the best way for any style maven to build their own wardrobe.
One piece that I personally like to invest in every year is a suit. A couple seasons ago, my Bianca Jagger-inspired burgundy suit with the fitted blazer and flare leg trouser carried me through the season, and also broke up nicely as separate pieces throughout the rest of the year. Even now, I still wear the blazer to work on a regular basis. This season, I invested in this camel, cape- style blazer suit that has lead to so many compliments and sparked so many conversations over the past few weeks that I am still not sure why I ever leave the house without it on.
I can wear the two pieces together with a silk cami for spring, don the pants solo with an off-the-shoulder top for summer, or even pair the cape blazer with denim and boots for fall. Of course, me choosing to keep the color neutral gives me more options, but who says a suit has to be safe? In this case, I let the cape silhouette and tie detailing on the pants really put the power in this power suit.