Drop Shoulder Coat by Emerson Fry

Drop Shoulder Coat by Emerson Fry

As temperatures are finally starting to warm up in Montreal, most working women are thinking about how to transition from being fully bundled up to more open layered options, all the while navigating slush piles and the possibility that it could still snow at a moment’s notice. While my trusty cashmere tunic and parka have held steady over the last six months, I’m looking forward to lightening things up a bit.

Having recently cut my hair to a short pixie style, I’ve also found that many of my former work wardrobe staples are no longer very flattering – namely classic suit jackets and button-down shirts. With this in mind, I’ve made a collection of some new pieces that together form a cohesive look, adaptable from meeting clients to more casual occasions.

Here is a small collection below, (a first experiment with Polyvore), as well as more ideas on my Pinterest Spring basics board. I always like warming us basic black with natural elements like leather and gold. Easy-fitting pieces tend to be my favourites – it’s nice to be able to walk or bike without being hindered by heels or tight clothes. What are you wearing this spring?

Warm black

Spring basics - Warm black