This impossibly fun striped number by Lisa Marie Fernandez is exactly the kind of transportative look I need. It’s perfect for when I’m feeling like there’s way too much standing in between me and Memorial Day. It’s optimistic color and bold pattern are an instant mood lifter. So is the margarita you order while wearing it, just FYI. If ever a dress mastered “beach umbrella chic,” it’s this one.
Accessories get in on the winter avoidance game too, don’t worry. There was possibly an audible squeal of delight when I located my white Cult Gaia mules and packed them for this trip. They’re teaming up with a takeout container-inspired Pop and Suki bag I’ve raved about before. It reminds me that fun fashion moments happen all year, if you can remember where you packed them away for the season. Fortunately, my memory is air-tight, and my hairspray is humidity proof.
POP & SUKI
All of this is to say that cold weather is well known for bringing on a fashion rut. So that’s all the more reason to put winter on pause and style your way out of the funk. We all know I don’t think much of the “no wearing white after Labor Day” rule. And I’ve yet to meet a bad mood a bold print can’t fix. So hit your closets hard and find your joy—it’s in there somewhere. And when you can, grab a window seat, your favorite in-flight entertainment, and head somewhere sunny, stat.
KENNETH JAY LANE