Transitioning to Spring with the Basics

A few weeks ago, I got the opportunity to finally meet up with my blogger friend Vincent from Cytherial in real life and shoot with his photographer Makito Umekita. We met up at City Hall in Pasadena to take a few outfit shots, then went downtown to explore the food options. I’m not familiar with Pasadena, but luckily Vincent knew all the best places to go – the first stop was Abricott for a light lunch, then we headed down the street to the cutest little ice cream float parlor called Float. I had a great time shooting with Vincent and Makito, but it was definitely out of my comfort zone when he wanted to try some more serious portrait shots (I actually hate close ups and trying to maintain a serious expression is so hard for me!) Although I felt a little uncomfortable at first, the final shots turned out pretty cool and it was a really great learning experience. I can’t wait to shoot with them again soon!

Now, on to outfit details. I wasn’t sure exactly what to wear, especially since the weather in So Cal has been extremely temperamental lately. A few weeks ago the El Niño rains were in full force, last week the Santa Anas were blowing like crazy, and this week it’s been in the 80’s. So clearly it’s a little difficult to figure out what to wear! My favorite way to transition into spring is with the basics: a good pair of dark wash destroyed denim, a flirty off the shoulder top, classic black lace up flats, and playing with bold colors and patterns in my accessories. Although leopard has basically become a neutral in my book, I still think it adds an element of fun into any spring outfit.

I’ve been pretty much living in these jeans from American Eagle. They have the perfect amount of distress and I finally got them hemmed so they hit me right at the ankle. If you don’t already have a pair of dark denim jeans, you should definitely look into American Eagle – this pair is on sale for only $30 right now! The rest of my outfit are pieces that I’ve had for a while so most are sold out, but they are staple pieces you most likely already have in your closet – and if not, as always I’ve linked similar ones for you below.

Spring Transitioning 3

Romwe top | American Eagle jeans | Charlotte Russe flats | BCBGeneration clutch | Kendra Scott Rayne necklace and Elise M druzy necklace c/o Rocksbox (RENT FIRST MONTH FREE WITH CODE “WORLDWIDESTYLISTAXOXO” | ZeroUV sunnies c/o

What pieces are you wearing to transition into spring?



  1. February 17, 2016 / 9:51 am

    NorCal weather has been been weird for us too! I love this outfit and obsessed with the top!! You are the cutest and yay for stepping out of your comfort zone!!


    • WorldWideStylista
      February 19, 2016 / 6:53 pm

      California needs to get it together! Thank you so much girlie!! I appreciate your encouragement! xoxo

    • WorldWideStylista
      February 19, 2016 / 6:54 pm

      It’s so perfect for spring! You should definitely get one, it would look great on you :) xoxo

  2. February 17, 2016 / 11:02 am

    You look GORGEOUS!! Love the top with those jeans!! And, the close ups are all lovely. You have prefect hair and amazing skin 😉


    • WorldWideStylista
      February 19, 2016 / 6:55 pm

      Thank you so much darling! I’m not a huge fan of close ups but I’m glad that you like them :) xo

    • WorldWideStylista
      February 19, 2016 / 6:55 pm

      Thank you so much babe! It’s definitely my go to when I can’t figure out what to wear. xo

    • WorldWideStylista
      February 19, 2016 / 6:56 pm

      Yes, me too! I’ll be wearing them all season for sure :) Thank you so much love! xo

  3. February 17, 2016 / 11:35 pm

    Yes, LA weather has been so weird! 80s all week and then rain today. Love the top and the distressed jeans. I need to find a pair for this spring!

    • WorldWideStylista
      February 19, 2016 / 6:57 pm

      Right?! I wish it would make up its mind so I could figure out what to wear! You should try checking American Eagle, they have great distressed options! xo

  4. February 19, 2016 / 5:06 am

    CiCi, even though this was out of your comfort zone, it is STUNNING! You did great and what a lovely outfit choice!! xo

    • WorldWideStylista
      February 19, 2016 / 6:58 pm

      Thank you for the love & encouragement Ruthie! Happy Friday :) xo

  5. kavyaede
    February 19, 2016 / 9:01 am

    I’m currently obsessing over off-the-shoulder tops too! This one is super pretty on you! You look so gorgeous! Love the entire look! Happy Friday, babe! :)

    • WorldWideStylista
      February 19, 2016 / 6:59 pm

      Aren’t they just the best?! I have an off the shoulder romper I can’t wait to wear all spring long! Thank you so much girlie, hope you have a great weekend :) xo

  6. February 19, 2016 / 7:44 pm

    CiCi–despite what you thought, the photos look amazing! after all it’s all about pushing boundaries right?! taking pictures is never easy or comfortable, at least in my opinion. also, great go to basics, loving those distressed skinnys on you and those sassy sunnies!!! have a great weekend girl. xoxo,

    janna |

    • WorldWideStylista
      February 21, 2016 / 7:57 am

      Thank you so much Janna! Definitely agreed, I think it’s always good to push yourself out of your comfort zone into new experiences! Hope you had a great weekend :) xo