Y’all. I’ve found it. The ultimate winter to spring transition dress is here – and I’m obsessed. During the winter, I am all about neutrals, especially black. Spring brings pastels and prints before I go into full on color mode in summer. So it would make sense that a transitional piece should incorporate elements from both seasons it is cusped in between. Thanks to this gorgeous EILEEN FISHER dress from Saks, I’ve realized that grey is the perfect color for transitioning to spring.
Think about it: it’s lighter and airier than black – kind of like a pastel version of black. So perfect, right? And to make things even more fun, this dress has an easy print, but my favorite element has to be the fabric. It’s so soft and flowing. The brand actually worked with skilled dyers in Narumi, Japan who modernized the ancient art of folding, tying, and pleating fabric to create these beautiful, intricate designs. I felt so feminine, cool, and stylish in this dress. And after knowing the history and art used to create it, I appreciate this dress even more!
It’s funny, I always avoided this length in the past because I am petite at just 5’1”, so I assumed it would make me look stubby. But I have to admit, I was totally wrong. I really think the fact that this dress is layered with a sheer top layer makes a difference, but it has honestly opened me up to trying more lengths in the future – especially this spring.
I wore it with my new slip on heels and a classic white saddle bag. And it looks like spring really is here in the south, because I picked these flowers from a bush I walked by right before snapping these photos. Aren’t they so pretty?
What’s your favorite winter to spring transitional piece?