YOU'RE GETTING WARMER...WARMER...YOU'RE HOT!

by kim naci


73. 75. 68. 72. That's the weather line-up for this week. So, let's start acting like it.

First step, flip through the pages of Marie Claire's Spring Issue

Dakota proves you can wear Red as a Redhead. And that she's won the gene game. Thanks, Tess and Crockett!

Dakota proves you can wear Red as a Redhead. And that she's won the gene game.

Thanks, Tess and Crockett!

While flipping through the pages, you may find yourself on PAGE 89 and pause. At length.

Photographer Anna Campanelli captured the perplexion on my face,  having emerged from the wrong exit - searching frantically for my metrocard. 

Photographer Anna Campanelli captured the perplexion on my face,  having emerged from the wrong exit - searching frantically for my metrocard. 

Readers, I don't want to tell you to what to buy for Spring weather. I mean, I DO, but first Id like to help shepherd you into the season by using what you already have. Like a mentorship program for your Spring / Summer dresses, without the Green Juice runs. 

My favorite combo is Toasty on top + Tarty on bottom: keeping your trunk warm should be your #1 goal on the brisk walk to the subway. Your legs will become furnaces as you navigate the streets. They can be bare. So, select your lightweight cashmeres to pair with "springy bottoms." (Did I just discover the best band name?)

One of my favorite shops for layering pieces: &otherstories  / pair this look with booties and squeeze out more wears of anything pony hair!

One of my favorite shops for layering pieces: &otherstories  / pair this look with booties and squeeze out more wears of anything pony hair!

Make a Tinder match between your blacks and pastels. She's new in town and looking for a seasoned pillar of style. He wants to laugh again and share stories with someone. 

Make a Tinder match between your blacks and pastels. She's new in town and looking for a seasoned pillar of style. He wants to laugh again and share stories with someone. 

Love the look, but have to insist aggressively on more color. See below, and I put down the knife...

Love the look, but have to insist aggressively on more color. See below, and I put down the knife...

The highly anticipated collab between Ferragamo and Edgardo Osorio. There's even a mesh detail so no piggies escape...

The highly anticipated collab between Ferragamo and Edgardo Osorio. There's even a mesh detail so no piggies escape...

Im studying Greek mythology with my 7yr old daughter Ayse. I feel like these will help illustrate my story of Nike, the winged goddess. Its an investment in her education. #childrenarethefuture

Im studying Greek mythology with my 7yr old daughter Ayse. I feel like these will help illustrate my story of Nike, the winged goddess. Its an investment in her education. #childrenarethefuture

If Ive failed to lure you outside of your comfort zone of black only, that's on me. Let's revisit this in July. But at the very least...please consider a bag. 

Green is my comfort zone. Maybe I was algae in a previous life. 

Green is my comfort zone. Maybe I was algae in a previous life. 

Ive never tried to hide my affection for red + pink together. Nice try!

Ive never tried to hide my affection for red + pink together. Nice try!

So there it is. For Spring we need thin layers to escort our looks to the dance. And choose color. Nothing shocking. I know. Just enjoy.

XK