Misty Morning

The weather gets warm, flowers sprout and we put away our cold-weather gear to collect dust until October. Surprisingly, I found myself digging into my retired winter wardrobe this past week as sweet Carolina brought us chilly and rainy mornings. As I reached for this quilted jacket from H&M, I was provoked to share with you how some pieces in our wardrobe can certainly be used year-around as opposed to just a three to four month season.

To answer your question: no, I am not hot in this jacket. What most people outside of the fashion world don't realize is that not every jacket is made to keep you warm in the winter, and not every t-shirt is going to keep you cool and comfortable in the summer. That's why this post stresses how important fabric is in your warm-weather wardrobe. In fact, some long sleeve pieces will keep you cooler in July than some T-shirts will; its all about fabric!

Luckily, some pieces like the jacket in this wardrobe can be used as a tool year-round. It'll keep you warm on those cool spring mornings, while keeping you warm (if layered properly) in early January. 

To keep a 'spring' feel in my outfit, I decided to pair this jacket with a cotton pocket t-shirt, white jeans (they never let me down) and driving moccasins. A special thanks to my furry friend Vance for the shots. 

He loves me...

He loves me not...

Jacket: H&M

Shirt: J Crew

Pants: Rue 21

Shoes: Cole Haan

Have you ever recycled your fall/winter clothes for the spring and summer? Is this not the cutest dog you've ever seen (you bet it is)? Let me know in the comments below!

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Photo Credits: Austin Baker, @abakerpresident (instagram)