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If there's one thing I've learned so far in 2015, it's that the weather is not on my side.  From braving the brutally cold and long winter to now prematurely sweating out the Spring days, the only consistency has been Mother Nature's unpredictability. And if you're like me, you've already packed away your heavier gear in favor of shorts, tees, and lightweight jackets.  But until we hit a warm streak in June, you may want to hold off on completely switching over your wardrobe.

So far, May in New York has seen mornings slightly above freezing and sizzling hot afternoons.  If you find yourself navigating one of those schizophrenic weather days, layer appropriately so that you pull off and put on what you need to survive certain times of day.  I found this beautiful tweed vintage blazer a couple weeks ago.  I can throw this on for those unseasonably cold mornings layered with nothing more than a graphic tee and skinny jeans.  But once the sun pops out and the temp rises, the blazer ends up on the coat rack and I've still got a strong, sleek look anchored by my statement tee.  The perfect Spring isn't always about color.  Sometimes it's about layers: make sure your outfit stands tall with or without all of the pieces.

Photography by SahedPhotography.com

Blazer: Vintage; Tee: Gap; Jeans: Banana republic; Shoes: Rosin; Pocket Square: Y&G

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