Photo: Lauren Cashwell
Ah, the beautiful, sunny and warmer days of spring lay straight ahead. The only thing stopping them? That middle-of-two-seasons weather where it is 40 degrees one day, 70 the next and then snowing that night. For this reason, tis' the season for catching colds. But, be smart ladies! Don't let a cold get you down and dampen your excitement for spring flowers and showers (of the baby and marriage kind!).
The key to keeping your chic springtime look and overall health in unpredictable and vastly ranging temperatures is to ease into the new season with transition pieces that scream "It's spring!," while still keeping you warm and layered for any winter weather surprises that come along.
With spring just around the corner, everyone is getting ansy about showing off their gams. After all, they've been hidden for the past few months and are in some serious need for sunshine! We get it, and show off your gams if you must - but be smart about the texture of your skirt. It isn't consistently about 60 degrees yet, so make sure you choose a thick skirt with a good amount of texture to keep you warm. For now, pair a thickly textured skirt with a ffitted top in a basic color like this black tee that makes the outfit work appropriate. Be sure to keep a pair of tights with you, as well, in case the temperatures turn for the worst.
Striped Pencil Skirt, Peruvian Atelier
Start embracing spring trends now and get ahead of the game. Anything from plaid prints to geometric shapes will get you spring ready, but keep the cuts longer and a bit thicker to ward off chilly breezes. With plaid prints, keep the rest of your outfit neutral. Here, we've paired a basic white tank and neutral heels with the look. If you are in a more northern climate, grab a black leather jacket to add to the look and be sure to keep your heels closed toe to keep any possible colds away.
Red Plaid Pants, A.sweeT.
Continuing on the geometric trend, spring is all about prints and stripes this season and you should be stocking up whether or not the warm weather is here. A striped dress like this is a smart wardrobe addition, a perfect foundation piece that works for both the office and nights out. This particular dress is cut in a thicker fabric that will gaurd against cool breezes and the hem extends below the knee, helping to keep your lower half warm. For days above 60 degrees, you won't need anything else to gaurd against the weather other than this dress itself. However, if the temperatures dip, grab a monochromatic light jacket from your wardrobe to keep you warm.
Stripe Pencil Dress, à bientôt
While single pieces cut in thicker fabrics are great go-tos during the transitional seasons, layering is the real name of the game to dressing for spring but keeping warm like it's winter. Load up on light weight cardigans that come embellished with the upcoming season's coolest trends. Here, we picked an oversized cardi with studded shoulder details and paired it with simple skinny jeans and a basic top. For this look, the cardi serves as a statement piece all its own, but can easily be taken off and pushed aside if the weather decides to reach record highs.
Cardigan with Spikes, Wh!te Label
Candy Colored Crop
And for the days when the temperatures drops below normal for March and you still want to dress for the spring days ahead, toss on a brightly colored sweatshirt. The hue will keep the gloom away the knit will keep the cold out. Plus, you can add a feminine and dressed-up edge to a basic sweatshirt with a tulle skirt. Keep the length long to ward off the cold, but keep the colors bright to welcome spring.
Crewneck Sweater, Urban Chic