Depending where you live, spring can be a fickle month, especially during transition months where days range from warm and breezy to cool and dismal.
The secret to transitioning seasons requires layers, waterproof elements for most days, and lots of color.
The first step is to really get familiar with your wardrobe. A not-so-secret way to use the most of your wardrobe is to pair a top/pant/whatever with at least three other items in your closet. The more basic the item, the more use it will get.
Here’s a list of seven combinations that make the most of your basics, and get you ready for spring.
Basics include: white and gray tees, a colorful cardigan, printed or floral skirt, gray tights, jeans, a chambray shirt, leather jacket, and a rain jacket
What better print for spring than floral? I love this look for Saturday afternoons.
Basics: White tee, floral skirt, and gray tights
Extras: Beige booties, beaded necklace, leather belt, waterproof jacket/trench if needed
Dress for the office or meetings in mind with sleek cigarette pants and a cheery cardigan.
Basics: Colorful cardigan, gray tee
Extras: Thin belt, loafers or smoking slippers, black cigarette pants
Run weekend errands in this relaxed look. Opt for a colorful scarf to give a sunny lift to your outfit.
Basics: White tee, jeans, and leather jacket
Extras: Colorful scarf, waterproof boat shoes
This is a great look that works well transitioning from day to after-work drinks.
Basics: Floral skirt, chambray shirt, gray tights
Extras: Kitten heels, leather belt
For rainy brunches or casual Fridays, pair your jeans with a waterproof coat and accessorize with statement jewelry.
Basics: Rain jacket, jeans
Extras: Waterproof boots, white blouse , and a pendant necklace
This sophisticated look works great for meetings with clients or Friday night cocktails.
Basics: Chambray shirt
Extras: Black cigarette pants, ballet flats, long chain necklace
For casual evenings and dinner out with friends, keep it basic but cozy with a crew neck sweater. Add a jeweled or beaded necklace for an extra layer of texture.
Basics: Jeans, leather jacket, chambray shirt
Extras: Crew neck sweater, jeweled necklace, flats
Check out House of Harlow for modern jewelry, Piperlime for of-the-moment shoes, and the Gap for basics like tees, chambray, or jackets. LOFT is great for colorful cardigans and printed skirts.