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Tommy Engstrom

“Spring passes and one remembers one's innocence.
Summer passes and one remembers one's exuberance.
Autumn passes and one remembers one's reverence.
Winter passes and one remembers one's perseverance.”

--Yoko Ono

Spring is in the air. While temperatures may fluctuate, it is evident that the seasons are slowly passing and moving on to the next. Snow has come and gone. Puddles are the only remaining evident. That and perhaps the electric blanket sitting at the foot of my bed. With this one change comes so much transition. Flannel sheets are folded and put at the back of closest. Wool scarves and jackets are tucked away. Winter snow boots are now replaced with spring rain boots. And our wardrobe does the inevitable shift that comes with the change of each season. 

This past week Erik came down to Chicago over his spring break. Walks to our favorite coffee shop Heritage, shopping along Michigan Avenue, birthday dinners at Fernando's in Lakeview. Our weekend was filled to the bring with activity. While there was still a definite chill in the air, everything about the city screamed spring. People were out and about, walking around, shopping, going for runs. The city was teeming with activity. 

The transition from winter to spring can be a tricky one when it comes to your wardrobe, especially in Chicago. One day it will be 30 degrees and raining and the next will be 70 degrees and sunny. So how do you prepare for this? Layers. Throw on a vest over your sweatshirt which will allow you to moderate your temperature if need be. We may be 20 years from the 80s, but acid washed jeans are some of my favorite right now. A much appropriate nod to an amazing decade. Throw on a simple hoodie and vest and you've got the perfect outfit for this awkward transition of weather. 


Shop the Look:

Neuw Ice Age Destroyed Lou Slim Jean (similar)
Navy Fisherman Poncho (similar)
'Bolton Mountain' Colorblock Quilted Down Vest (similar)
Chuck Taylor All Star II