Uptown Bourgeois is a word-focused blog created by new York-based freelance writer Jefferey spivey. UB explores universal themes through a black, queer lens. 

April Showers

Spring layering is tough to navigate.  The mornings and nights are chilly; the afternoons are warm.  The jacket you threw on for your morning train ride to work becomes the source of a sweaty back when you head out to lunch.  The key to combat the changing temps is choosing the right layers.  

Whenever I shoot on a rain day, I instantly think about how boring the shoot will be because I get limited to working indoors.  However, I saw this as the perfect opportunity to demonstrate what to wear during the most uncertain season of the year.  The bomber jacket shown here is a great choice because it provides just enough warmth-there's no lining and the thicker cotton blend is still breathable enough to avoid smothering you.  The zipper sleeve detail gives just enough of a fashion edge to make it more than just a simple layer.  I paired it with a cotton-linen blend cardigan and gingham woven shirt.  Once the rain stops and the sun pops out, I can ditch the jacket and I'm still appropriately layered for the weather and work.  

The key to winning Spring is to live in layers that are never too thick and create looks that stand strong as you peel the layers off.

Photography by SahedPhotography.com

Cardigan, Woven, and Jeans: Banana Republic; Jacket: Gap; Shoes: Steve Madden; Umbrella: Brookstone

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