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by on May 20, 2011

We’re getting just beyond transition time – it’s May 20th and almost the End Of The World. We’re getting restless and reckless and damn close to busting out our summer clothes and just throwing a jacket on top. Well, you know what? Go for it. If we’ve only got one day left, hell, even if we don’t, bring on your new warm weather purchases. A few extra layers (and some neutral colors) will make it work right now.

Late May Look of the Day

(In order of appearance to me)

High Waist Native Shorts | Pendelton Meets Opening Ceremony

Here the outfit began, a tall cut flounce short with an old time print.

Loose Knit Crop Top | Wool and the Gang

Hand-knit by Peruvian women, this cotton crop breathes and fits the high waist proportion.

Striped BlazerTopshop

Make it work aprop with a sport jacket, and make the Man Repeller proud of your pattern smashing.

Lace Bike Shorts | I Still Love You

These will be your new essential. Safety shorts with subtle pizzazz.

Thigh Rise Knit Socks | Pendelton Meets Opening Ceremony

With light patterned details in the knits (think horseshoes and snakeskin), these’ll give you added warmth for a light chill.

Rounded Salmon Frames | Cacharel

Even on a rainy day, it’s good to be optimistic.

Box Stitch Braid Ribbon | 3.1 Philip Lim

Match the native print with a lanyard stitch from your childhood (or maybe just mine?).

Jaded Rock Ring | Kenneth Jay Lane

The jade stands alone emboldened by the salmon surrounding it.

Wicker Flap Satchel | Stella McCartney

This only works for work if you don’t need to bring your own computer. (AKA I can’t wear this to work)

Wood Wedge Nude BootieMaury and Eve

I first chose these, but suede and rain don’t get along. And as this May is raining on our parade, stick to platforms that can take weather the storm.

Contributed by Jessica Lapidos

I impart my daily love of light layering, thick-as-thieves platforms and undiscovered fashionable gems. I love to turn a phrase, and in truth I'm a designer at werq.