Wednesday, March 28, 2012 • 2:10 AM •
Oversized Hats & Miniature Bunnies – My Spring 2012 Style
Spring is officially here and the weather in Montreal has been shockingly great lately. While some of us are taking full advantage of this good fortune by dusting off our razors and letting our legs see some sunlight, it’s obvious many are still hesitant to fully trust mother nature’s good spirits. With sweaters and gloves tucked deep inside our oversized totes we’ve been programmed to hope for the best but expect the worst. Being in Montreal, you never know when a heat wave will turn into a full fledged blizzard despite the weather network’s contrary predictions. Regardless of the fact that it can all go away in one split second, I can’t help but get really excited at the infinite possibilities brought on by a spring wardrobe. I’ve decided that my personal theme this year will be floppy hats, scarves, brogues, and dresses with pretty, but usually very random, prints. Bring on the sunshine!
If I could spend over 500$ on shoes without needing to file for personal bankruptcy, these are one of the pairs i’d be willing to purchase. These Robert Clergerie tan leather brogues have that perfect masculine and feminine balance I look for in a style like this. They are also the perfect spring colour and can be paired with a spring or summery dress, or light jeans, a t-shirt and a cardigan.
These G.H. Bass & Co oxfords are gorgeous, chic, and remind me of my childhood when my mother would dress me up in puffy sleeved frilly dresses (the ones with the itchy taffeta underskirt) and shiny black leather shoes. While I could have done without the over the top dresses, I remember being particularly fond of my shoes. #toddlerswag.
If you don’t like scarves, we can’t be friends. Scarves are one of the most versatile accessories out there. They have the ability to dress up a casual outfit, add a creative flare to a boring one, and obviously, serve as a protective shield against raging winds. Whether worn at the waist, neck, or on your head, a pretty scarf can make a pretty difference!
I’ve never been one to wear hats. Mostly because I have a massive head. However, after watching numerous episodes of Kourtney and Kim take New York (don’t judge me, boredom can make us do crazy things), i’ve decided I shouldn’t let the circumference of my cranium get in the way of great style.
Floral prints, tribal prints, turtle prints, whatever the print may be, if it’s done right I would probably wear it.
Here’s hoping Montreal’s weather permits me to indulge in these looks for the next few months to come!