Spring (or "mud season" as locals tenderly refer to it) is a strange season in Colorado. In some places, Spring comes in smoothly. Flowers bloom, clouds clear, and temperatures rise. But here, it could be t-shirt weather one day, and the next morning, you wake up to a blizzard.
I've been tempted to bring out my warmer weather pieces, only to have my hopes for tank tops and pastels dashed by a snowstorm. And so I've been forced, by necessity, to hold on to my cold weather clothes and get creative for a little while longer. Warm weather is inevitable, but for now, my "transition to Spring" wardrobe has been almost identical to my Winter wardrobe, but with the occasional color thrown in and layer taken off.
Although I wore my VETTA Capsule cardigan over the top during a chilly morning, I was excited to find that all I needed was my Gema top from Mimi Miller.
My boots, from Alice + Whittles, have served me so well this "mud season". They're such high quality, and can go with almost anything - I've worn mine with everything from legging to dresses.
Lastly, my beanie. 144 Stitches, a NY based brand creating hand-made knitwear from ethically sourced wool and yarn, reached out to me earlier this Winter, and I've had so much fun incorporating her pieces into my wardrobe. Functional, yet stylish, Michele's pieces can withstand a Colorado winter but are still fashionable enough to wear in the Spring, when they're more accent than fashionable-furnace.
There's a fine line between practicality and fashion, living in the mountains, and I'm grateful for brands like 144 Stitches that make it possible to choose both.
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