What to wear with lavender

We've been having a heat wave in San Francisco the last few days—it's been sunny and in the upper 60s, which has felt like heaven after months and months of rain. I have a feeling winter still has a few weeks left, but in the meantime, I'm all about spring. So this week, I put together a transitional look—the colors are very springy, but the layers are a little more realistic for the weather this time of year.



Lavender is not a color that I own a lot of. In fact, this appears to be the only lavender piece in my closet at the moment. But this sweater was on sale at Madewell, so I decided to try something new, and I'm glad I did. It's crazy soft and quite flattering. I sized up to a medium because the reviews said it ran small, or at least short. I probably could have gone with a small, but I like the ease of the larger size. The length is somewhat cropped, but it's perfect for wearing with high-waisted jeans such as these.



I wear white jeans all year round (most recently here), but I practically live in them in warmer months. I love how these lighten up my entire look, but real talk, I should have sized down because the more I've worn them, the baggier they've become. (I'm in my usual size 28.) They're sold out now (it's last year's style), and I can't say I'd really recommend them anyway. So my search for the perfect white jeans continues—feel free to recommend your favorites in the comments below!



I decided to top this look with a raincoat because, well, it was raining on and off when we shot these. This is my dressier raincoat (you last saw it with leggings), and while I love it, I'm also kind of tired of wearing it! Anyway, I thought the navy harmonized well with the lavender, and the darker color is a welcome contrast against the lighter sweater and jeans. For reference, I'm in a size small, which is my usual at Everlane.



While I wouldn't normally advise wearing a pair of Italian leather shoes in the rain, these actually can handle it, thanks to their cracked metallic finish. They also instantly make any look fancier (last seen on New Year's Eve). Gucci no longer makes this shoe in silver, but the gold is still around, and it's just as good, if not better. I'm in a 38.5 (I normally wear an 8.5 US) and I'd say these run pretty true to size.



We shot these photos in Telegraph Hill, which is kind of a touristy area and one that I haven't spent much time in. It has incredible views of the Bay and the entire city, and it was kind of lovely and quiet too. The main attraction there is Coit Tower, and I recommend driving if you don't like walking up like a 60-degree incline—they weren't joking around with the Hill name!



OUTFIT DETAILS: Everlane trench coat | Madewell wrap sweater | Madewell jeans | Stella & Dot bag (similar here) and Arc necklace | Gucci Marmont loafers (also here)


8 comments

Logan Porter said...

I'm literally fangirling over your shoes! This outfit is so cute!

xo Logan
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Nancy's Fashion said...

Those shoes are perfect!

Jessica Jannenga said...



I like everyone else, loves your shoes too! The lavendar sweater is gorgeous on you! I love lavender and lilac.. would love something for spring in this color. The white really looks lovely with the top. I have white LOFT jeans, but want a pair of AG white jeans.too.
thanks for linking!
jess xx
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mummabstylish said...

The colour is perfect for Spring. It also looks super on you. Love the shoes as well - very sweet. I'm hoping they were comfy for you. Jacqui Mummabstylish
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passion fruit, paws and peonies said...

Lavender is such a pretty colour. It is a great colour for Spring and Easter. Love your shoes too! xx Maria
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Julie | This Main Line Life said...

Oh, there's that lavender sweater. I keep forgetting how nicely lavender goes with navy. Love your outfit.

Ivana Split said...

White jeans and lavender top- this is such a lovely colour combo. I also really like the silver shoes. You look lovely!

Mica said...

Such lovely spring colours in your outfit! I really like the lavender with the white jeans :)

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