the spring switch-up, featuring timberland ss18.

at long last, mother nature’s taken a much-needed chill pill and allowed some of that sweet spring weather to show its face, which means we can finally say goodbye to this endless season of dread and hello to the day parties, brunches, and all of the other weekend-in-the-city plans ahead. this time around, i plan on soaking up as much of the sunshine as i can, so a wardrobe update is definitely in order. thankfully, my buds at timberland were here to help me get my style switch-up underway.

it’s been quite a while since i’ve actually wanted to go outside, so the brand’s nautical feels this season are more than welcome right about now. i pressed pause on work for a bit and headed over to the hudson river park for a little chillout session wearing a couple of key pieces from the new SS18 assortment.

first up: the boat shoe. beyond being a totally comfy option to break out for the weekend, they’re an always-on-trend selection for this time of year. plus, i love that rich blue hue. it’s the perfect little color pop, don’t you think?

keeping the seaside vibes in full flow, i broke out this breton stripe shirt, a longtime spring staple, to complement my shoe game. it’s an awesome transitional piece for those days when the temperature’s still a little all over the place, and whether you wear it solo, layer it up, or throw it around your waist, it’s a smart choice to have on deck this season.


trust me, there are plenty more spring-ready staples waiting where these came from. head over to to check out some of the latest drops and get your wardrobe flip in motion asap.

yes, this post was sponsored by timberland, but as always, all imagery, words and suggestions are my own. -j

season staples: spring style hacks à la timberland.

out of nowhere, mother nature finally flipped that glorious switch and released the sunshine. now that the temperatures are feeling right, it's time to start making space in your closet for some season-appropriate style staples. below, you can find four of my favorite transitional style hacks, brought to life by timberland, to get your spring wardrobe on 100.


the white sneaker


bright whites always come in handy when you're trying to give your daytime looks an extra cool point or two, and the newport hikers come in a canvas fabric that feel totally right for the season—not to mention, make me want to get outdoors asap.


the backpack


maybe I caught a little cabin fever, but now that hibernation season is finally over, i have no plans to stay at home in the months ahead. a tough (but cool) bag makes it easy to hang onto everything i need on-the-go without having to head back to the crib to grab this or that. the ipswich river backpack does the trick perfectly.


eco-alert: timberland teamed up with thread™ for the ipswich river pack & newport hiker boots above—using fabric made with 50% recycled PET (layman's terms: plastic bottles) collected from the streets of haiti—making them not only sweet additions to your wardrobe, but a conscious cop, too. 👍

a strong pop of color


I'm not sure when it happened, but somewhere in the past few months, I fell in love with the color red. it makes such a bold statement, and this skye peak insulated vest makes it really easy to seed the punchy hue into my looks with just a few simple layering moves. no matter your personal preference—yellow, purple, pink, whatever—don't be afraid to give all your favorite shades a go this season.


double denim


for whatever reason, i was sort off of denim the past two seasons (at least, the blue kind), but I've come across some really sweet styles these past few weeks, and they have me so excited to break out a clean canadian tuxedo. matching washes can be a little tough, so don't feel the need to. here, I paired timberland's mumford river slim fit denim shirt with one of my favorite pairs of jeans from ASOS and tempered down the look with a few tan complements.


hit to cop more of their new-season staples, and check back here for more transitional style tips to get you through the weeks ahead.

fyi: this post is #sponsored by timberland, but as always, all thoughts, tips, and content are my own. -j