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The Best In-Between-Seasons Pieces

Best In-Between-Seasons Pieces | Rachael Adele Lifestyle Blog

The first day temperatures reach 60, my winter coat is retired to the back of the closet. Never mind that it might be 30 the next, that coat is not seeing the light of day until next November. Bundling and layering can be so restricting, it’s refreshing to be able to let my skin breathe in lighter, airier pieces.

The Best In-between Season Pieces | Rachael Adele Lifestyle BlogThe Best In-between Season Pieces | Rachael Adele Lifestyle BlogThe Best In-between Season Pieces | Rachael Adele Lifestyle Blog
Admittedly, I’ve been throwing on athletic wear lately because I’ve grown bored of my winter sweaters and jeans. Last week, I decided it necessary to get out of my winter funk by purchasing a few new items that would get me back into the habit of dressing like a put-together human. I’ve listed off several items that have been renewing my love for getting dressed each morning.


My favorite in-between seasons pieces are light blouses that can be paired with pants or shorts for those warmer days. They can be layered with a cardigan or jacket, a pair of slides or boots. There are so many beautiful, feminine pieces out there right now! I found this blouse last week, have already work it twice and received several compliments on it.


Spring weather in Kansas City is especially fickle: warm and sunny one day, snowing the next. It helps to have a few lighter options that you can throw on when the days/night are a bit cooler. Some of my favorites spring styles are bomber jackets, biker jackets, and the classic trench.


I like to rotate my denim the same as the rest of my closet. I live in dark washes during the colder months, so lighters washes and cropped jeans are such a welcomed change of pace.

The Best In-between Season Pieces | Rachael Adele Lifestyle Blog
The Best In-between Season Pieces | Rachael Adele Lifestyle Blog

You can shop my look below. Hope you’re having a good week! xx

OUTFIT DETAILS: Line & Dot blouse, white denim (old, similar here), Sam Edelman over-the-knee boots, Lack of Color hat


Black and White Rugs

I always get a few curious people enquiring about my Moroccan shag rug when I post an image of it on Instagram. Where is it from? Would I suggest it for people with dogs or kids? Would I buy it again?

My rug and I, we’ve had a love/hate relationship. I believe that a good rug is the foundation of the entire room if done right, and my rug certainly is that. It’s the first thing guests comment on when walking into my home for the first time. Friends and dogs alike love it because it’s so soft. But it may as well be a dog because it sheds. like. crazy. Even after 4 years, it continues to clog my vacuum a minimum of 4 times a cleaning. Drives me nuts.

If I had to do it all over again, I think I’d still make the same purchase, but there are so many good-looking neutral rugs on the market right now that’d it’d be hard not to try something new! I’m sharing a few great black and white options I’ve fallen for across the web.

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Tile Wool Kilim Rug | Erased Lines Wool Rug | Vintage Beni Ourain Carpet | Black and Gray Ellis Rug | Lulu Hide | Ladder Printed Rug


Casual Style: The Striped Tee

Striped Style | Rachael Adele

There’s nothing more classic than a black and white stripe. As you all probably know by now, I love a muted palette and stripes are about as crazy as I get when it comes to pattern. I’d searched high and low for a B/W striped long sleeve shirt and found this one from LOFT this fall. It’s since sold out, but I’ve linked to several similar ones below!

I have the luxury of working in a very casual environment, so my style is laid back most days. Distressed denim is my go-to and I love finishing an outfit off with an unique shoe. Metallic has been my favorite as of late. I find myself wearing some version of this outfit often during this transition into the warmer days of spring.


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