It’s been everywhere from summer like 70 degree weather back down to freezing temperatures the last few weeks in NYC, so it’s been sartorially confusing to say the least. Just when I started to change over my closet to my spring wardrobe and let my winter gear hibernate, I’m styling a shoot in Boston this week where I need it all again thanks to snow and freezing temperatures all week and it’s April. Winter is coming…back.

There’s something about that in between season that makes getting dressed such a challenge. I’ve lived in New York my whole life and despite the four distinct seasons we usually get, I still haven’t mastered dressing for anything but freezing or sweltering weather. I’m often leaving my apartment in Brooklyn early in the morning and by mid-day it could rise 30 degrees and I’m stripping layers by then.

Nothing says “in between season” like suede though. It’s refreshing after the snow melts to break out the suede pieces. I’m loving these culottes from White House Black Market in an unexpected luxurious suede fabric. They look expensive (but are currently on sale!) and totally on trend, as the 70’s vibe doesn’t seem to be going anywhere. I paired this fresh relaxed silhouette with their lace trim blouse, which softens this heavy pant look.

In case you haven’t noticed, the lace-up shoe trend is going strong and I’ve been on board with it since the fall. These suede detailed flats are an updated version with an open back, perfect for when we can guarantee snow isn’t in our upcoming forecast.


White House Black Market top, pants (on sale!) and shoes (on sale! All c/o) // Chloe bag // The Row sunglasses (via // Vestal Watch (c/o)

photos by Lydia Hudgens