3 Genius Looks to Wear, Winter or Spring
In an ideal world, our entire closet could be seasonless. Every piece of clothing would layer easily and be styled in endless ways so that we get the most mileage out of each item. While that’s not entirely realistic for anyone who lives in a climate with four seasons, transitional dressing makes it possible to extend the life of your closet over the course of several months. In this case, from winter to spring.
Instead of leaping from puffer jackets straight to mini skirts, we’ve compiled three transitional looks from our friends atthat welcome back warm weather slowly. They include sleek athleisure that’s worn with trend-forward layers and pretty spring dresses that you can wear ASAP with classic, multi-season outerwear. To stretch your dollar even further, Forever 21 is offering a buy-one-basic-apparel, get-one-50%-off deal. More into athlesure? Get two select athletic pieces for just $30. And since each piece can be mixed and matched with items you likely already own, you’ll find tons of exciting ways to style them well into summer, too.
A minimalist, matching workout set is not merely for your at-home barre class. It makes for the perfect base for any in-between-seasons outfit. Specifically, for the cool span of winter to spring, try warming up the sporty set by tossing on a sweatshirt in a highly popular tie-dye print. Then, top the look off with a boxy denim jacket — a modern update to the classic fit — and chunky sneakers. Later on, the jean jacket and printed sweatshirt can be worn separately, with spring dresses and lightweight denim. As for the cropped top and leggings, they can appear solo for an outdoor run in the park.
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The combination of jeans and a T-shirt works for any season, any taste, or any budget. So for this next transitional look, start with that simple outfit equation and build from there. Layer the two pieces with a structured, knit, shirt jacket — or shacket, if you will — for when there’s still a chill in the air. Opt for a sturdier footwear choice with a lace-up, lug-sole boot. It’s a style that’s definitely winter-appropriate but also lends a timelessly edgy look to the entire ensemble. When temperatures go up, ditch the knit jacket or swap in a low-top sneaker for a more lightweight spring shoe option.
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No one wants to wait until spring’s in full bloom to break out the pretty, floral-printed dresses. And you don’t have to. This moss green design is already slightly more covered up with its long sleeves and maxi length. To make it more winter-to-spring appropriate, style the dress with a classic leather jacket that offers some warmth and nice texture contrast to the delicate, flow-y material of the frock. Complete the look with a crisp white ankle boot that can be worn now and with everything from shorts to skirts going ahead into warmer months.
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