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How to Dress for Transitional Weather

We had a 50-degree day this past week. Compared to the below-freezing temps we’ve been averaging here in New York City, it felt positively balmy. It was enough to inspire me to break out my trench coat from the back of my closet and wear a pair of ballet flats for errands (the latter of which was a poor choice considering the slushy puddles on every street corner.)


Hard as it may be to believe (there's still some snow on the ground), spring is almost upon us—and we’re counting down the minutes till March 20th, the first official day of the new season. (T-minus 72 hours—we can practically smell the fresh flowers!)

I can’t wait to trade my winter uniform for breezy spring styles. But, for now, I need transitional styles that will keep me warm in cooler weather and cool in warmer weather. I've styled three outfits that work well for late March and early April. So, make some room in your closet. I'm here to help you prepare for the brighter and more stylish days ahead...

OPTION 1: You want to be practical, dress in layers. You never know what the weather will be like this time of year. It might be frigid one day, and beautiful the next. Prepare for all conditions with tank tops, short sleeve tees, and deliciously cozy cashmere sweaters.

Classic Fox Deluxe Sunglasses/ Sara Designs New York Leather and Stone Wrap Bracelet/ Color-Block Infinity Scarf/ H&M Ribbed Tank Top/ J. Crew Classic Merino Wool Long Cardigan/ Halogen Relaxed Slub Tee/ Sperry Top-Sider Elise Flat/ Gap Sexy Boyfriend Linen Jeans/ Canvas Tote

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OPTION 2: Gray is the new black. And this soft, muted shade of gray is very much on trend right now. The floral blooms on this quilted sweatshirt offer a nod to spring, and a few subtle pops of pink breathe life into this look.

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Floral Quilted Sweatshirt/ Modal Silk-Blend Scarf/ OPI Nail Polish, So Many Clowns… So Little Time/ Burberry Pink and Gray Sunglasses/ Gap Sexy Boyfriend Linen Jean/ J. Crew Mixed Stone Necklace/ BP Slip-On Sneaker, Gray Embossed Snake/ Gap Cross-Body Leather Tote

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OPTION 3: You don't have to wait until Memorial Day to wear white pants. Styled with a chambray button down shirt and a navy cashmere sweater, this look is classic, cool, and weather appropriate.

Crew Collection Featherweight Cashmere Long-Sleeve Tee/ Gap Fitted Boyfriend Chambray Shirt/ BP Faceted Statement Necklace/ Kate Spade New York Hawthorne Lane Tote/ Old Navy Pixie Ankle Pants/ H&M Trench Coat/ Tory Burch Reva Perforated Ballet Flat/ Ray Ban Large Aviator Sunglasses

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