5 Looks to Inspire Your Winter-to-Spring Transition

  • Day 1: My New Year's resolution is to only shop local, vintage or consignment, as I am increasingly turned off by fast fashion. I want to know where things are from and how they are made. This has really expanded my wardrobe and opened my eyes to designers I wouldn't have found otherwise.

    Kamperett dress, Sarah Swell necklace, FRĒDA SALVADOR shoes
  • Day 2: Today is stacked with design meetings. Our studio is located in an old ship yard/marina and is steps away from the bay. Salty, ocean air always reinvigorates my creativity when I feel blocked, so it's nice to take a quick walk outside.

    Derek Lam 10 Crosby sweater, Re/Done jeans, FRĒDA SALVADOR loafers
  • Day 3: I love taking pieces that I haven't worn in ages and updating them. This oxford is my husband’s old work shirt that I reworked. I cut off the sleeves, collar and hem. My daughter had the idea to use the hem as a necktie, which I love. If you look closely, you can see the dry cleaner’s Sharpie markings with ‘Papay.’ These jeans are oldies from Anthropologie that I cut up.

    Pussy bow shirt -- similar here, Anthropologie jeans, FRĒDA SALVADOR boots, Dior sunglasses
  • Day 4: We recently partnered with an incredible store called Neve & Hawk for a pop-up event with Diego, our vintage trailer (mobile) shop. I scored this State The Label vest there. The color and cut are so versatile, it’s been on repeat ever since.

    Chloé top (scored from The RealReal), State The Label vest, Re/Done jeans, FRĒDA SALVADOR boots
  • Day 5: I have mastered the art of search on The RealReal and have become quite addicted to the app. I can get on and off in about 60 seconds with something amazing, like this sequin top. I love a casual sequin anything for daytime wear.

    Chloé top (scored from The RealReal), Re/Done jeans, Gucci fannypack, FRĒDA SALVADOR boots
  • Day 6: I got this Creatures of Comfort dress from one of my favorite consignment stores in the city, Goodbyes. I love the geometric print! It works over denim or on its own.

    Creatures of Comfort dress, Re/Done jeans, FRĒDA SALVADOR boots
  • Day 7: If I were a jacket, this would be it! Reversible, pink faux fur and silver metallic. I mean....! This denim top is from a vintage shop, Born To Roam, who we partnered with for a pop-up event at our Fillmore store last spring.

    Opening Ceremony jacket, Born To Roam vintage top
Haley Nahman | February 27, 2017

MR-Closets

You know the perfect between-season climate that enables you to wear your favorite dress or your favorite sweater or both at the same time? Megan Papay lives there permanently. Partially because she resides in the Bay Area, fine, but doesn’t she just embody it perfectly? The airy dress over jeans, the fluffy pink coat, the tousled hair, the old oxford shirt cut into a smock with a pussy bow (this one killed me). She looks like she belongs in a season-less San Francisco diorama, perched on a sunny rock in patent oxfords.

Megan is the co-founder of SF-based shoe brand FRĒDA SALVADOR (along with Cristina Palomo-Nelson). Their classic shoes are inspired by menswear, handmade in Spain and named after Frida Kahlo, which some might call a hat trick. Shoe trick? I’ll stop. Anyway their stuff is really good. I wore these to an airport recently and two women stalked me down an entire terminal to ask where they were from! That’s a true story.

Please click through above for some outfit inspiration as we approach the monumental transition of winter to spring and tell me which outfit you’d wear if you had access to her closet. I’d pick #6.

Follow Megan and FRĒDA SALVADOR on Instagram @fredasalvador.

  • Isabel

    This was my New Year’s resolution as well! I will say it is hard to find responsibly-made sneakers and sunglasses. Accessories have been difficult all together. Searching for responsibly made jewelry and clothing has actually made me a more thoughtful shopper, which has saved me money even though I spend more for the quality of an item! Highly recommend trying this.

  • Camille

    I’ve recently embraced cultivating a capsule wardrobe and it has made my life so much less stressful. It’s important for me to have great pieces that are versatile and sturdy to last for many years, and the loose boyfriend-style jeans Megan features in many of these outfit ideas are perfect. My favorite look is #2 but I also adore that Gucci fanny pack.

    Sincerely,

    Camille, a Nashville-based blogger
    http://www.serialoutfitrepeater.com

  • Molly

    This is the exact article I needed. Dig the fanny pack and the white boots v v much.

  • AryaChic

    Maxi dresses are my thing right now, of the best transitional pieces

    http://www.aryachic.com/2017-oscars-report-card

  • Shevaun

    God outfit #6 and #1 👌🏽👌🏽👌🏽👌🏽

  • ella

    This is the time of year man repeller is seasonally relevant to me! I’m in Australia so it’s transition from summer to winter (to be fair it’s still like 60 or 70 degrees here but still- it’s no long 100 so it basically feels freezing)