We finally have sunshine here in the San Francisco Bay Area! Our spring weather was so crazy cold. It felt like late fall instead of late spring. Last week we had fog and 60 degree temperatures, this week we have 90 degree weather. It is quite a change!
Since sunshine is naturally cheerful, I felt like wearing a happy, yellow top to kick off summer vacation when I met my friend Dawn from Fashion Should Be Fun for lunch, and of course, blog photos! I felt like the cheery yellow hue represented summer sunshine.
We snapped a few photos on the streets of Campbell, and then enjoyed a leisurely lunch at Flights on Campbell Ave. If you are local, and haven’t eaten there yet, it is a must-do! They have a fun menu you can mix and match, and a hip atmosphere. You will love it!
Our lunch conversation consisted of our favorite brands to take on vacation with us this summer, and New York Fashion Week! It’s never too soon to start talking about fashion week. After all, it’s the biggest fashion gathering of the year; well, technically it happens twice a year, but who is being technical?? haha, I’m not!
Shop my summer sunshine, casual denim look:
I’m so excited summer vacation starts this week. Has summer vacation started for you too?
There is something about this wall! If you have been following along for a few years, you may have noticed I photograph in front of this wall quite a bit. In fact, if you follow other Bay Area bloggers, you may have seen them in front of this wall too!
Sometimes I try to avoid the wall, because I feel like it has gotten a little over-done. But, when I spent the afternoon on Santana Row the other day with my family, this was one of the few spots without crowds of people; plus the light was perfect. So, what can I say? I guess I am “just another brick in the wall.” . . .;-)
That being said, I do like this wall. It is quite pretty! So, I guess it is fitting to be the background for my current go-to spring outfit! Jeans and a tee are always perfect for a casual go-to look during the spring months. The addition of this spring blazer, last seen at fashion week, makes an otherwise basic outfit look on-trend and chic. Love blazers!!
What is your current go-to look for spring? Are you jumping on the menswear trend too?
In case you are wondering where “The Wall” is located, it is behind Anthropologie at Santana Row in San Jose. If you visit, definitely take a picture in front of it! It’s a little bit iconic around here 😉
One of the most comfortable trends for spring, outside of athleisure, is the menswear trend. Why is men’s clothing so much more comfortable then ours? Thank goodness for this trend! I needed something comfortable, yet on trend to wear on day three of New York Fashion Week. This spring 2018 menswear inspired suit from Express fit the bill!
This suit is so amazing! Although it is a spring 2018 outfit, the blazer and sweater offer medium weight, which makes it an ideal outfit for wearing now during the winter season, and well into the spring season. I love clothing which transitions between seasons!
Together, the pants, blazer, and sweater make a fabulous outfit for winter days. If the temperatures drop below forty, a jacket or coat can be thrown on top of the outfit, plus a scarf, to make it cozy. Over forty degrees, this outfit is good to go! I wore it in the morning at fashion week when it was forty degrees. It was also comfortable later in the day when the temperatures rose to the high fifties.
The great thing about a suit, is that it can be integrated into your closet to create multiple new outfits. The pants can be worn alone with the sweater or paired with a chunky sweater for cold days. The blazer is great as a lightweight spring jacket over jeans, or a pencil skirt. (pencil skirts are hot for spring by the way). The sweater can double as a casual piece when paired with any style of jeans. There are so many outfit possibilities with these three pieces!! Love!
As the day wore on, I switched out of my high heel boots and into my silver sneakers and jeans. In my casual and comfy state, street style photographer Denton Taylor snapped me in front of the NYFW shows! Here is one of his photos:
On warmer days, the suit can be worn with high heel sandals instead of boots. It can also be made more conservative (perhaps for an office environment) when paired with pointy toe pumps. (also, a hot spring trend!) I cannot wait to keep re-wearing these pieces throughout winter and well into spring!
What are your thoughts on the menswear trend? Is it your thing this season?
Shop my New York Fashion Week menswear inspired look:
Thanks for stopping by!
*sponsored by Express, all thoughts and opinions are my own