Spring can be tricky. Don't get me wrong - I love the change of seasons, the extra hours of sunlight and the beginning of buds on the trees. Spring is so beautiful, but for me is one of the hardest season's to dress for. In Toronto the weather can have a twenty degree shift throughout the week so dressing for the day can pose a challenge; how do you choose what to wear for the day when you want to stay cool, but also need to be prepared for a sudden change in temperature?
Enter the blouse. I am a huge fan of blouses, not only for their feminine silhouettes but also for their practicality. This adorable printed blouse from Reitmans totally caught my eye on a recent shopping trip. I love how light and breathable the material is, while the longer sleeves make it weather-appropriate (it was raining cats and dogs on this particular day.) The tie front detail gives the blouse such a fun retro vibe, especially when paired with a pair of cropped denim pants.
|Blouse - c/o Reitmans, Crop Pants - c/o Reitmans|
This is my definition of the perfect rainy day outfit. Special shoutout to the cropped pants which, because Reitmans understands that women's bodies come in all different shapes and sizes, are petite in length and actually fit my like crop pants! I paired the entire outfit with some strappy sandals, but you could definitely wear a cute boot if the weather became colder. Cropped pants are also perfect for transitioning into summer months for those of us who are uncomfortable wearing shorts. All in all, a spring win for sure!
What do you guys think? Do you love a good blouse as much as I do for Spring? How do you dress for the transitional weather? Let me know!
This post was created in partnership with Reitmans. All opinions are my own.