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Mastering Spring Layers

Patiently—or maybe not so patiently—waiting for warmer weather has us dreaming of maxi dresses, sandals, and crop tops. What we aren’t dreaming of is how to adequately navigate the transition between seasons. While you want to jump right into warm weather fashions, the weather outside is telling you a different story. Here are the best tips to looking great, while still being prepared for the often unexpected weather that comes with spring.

US By Understated Leather For UO Slogan DenimTrucker Jacket, $239, urbanoutfitters.com

US By Understated Leather For UO Slogan DenimTrucker Jacket, $239, urbanoutfitters.com


Denim on Denim
It’s no secret that denim can be implemented in a variety of ways. From a heavyweight denim shirt layered with a sweater to the iconic denim jacket, layering denim will provide you with warmth while still exuding the ease of spring fashions. Throw it over a maxi dress, a pair of white jeans, and even mix it up by adding it with different shades of denim. The results will seem effortless. Oftentimes we think that denim is reserved for casual outings with friends, but if layered right, it can be a look for all occasions.
Faux Leather Jacket in Bright Yellow, $69.90, zara.com

Faux Leather Jacket in Bright Yellow, $69.90, zara.com


The Leather Jacket
Whether real, vegan, or faux, the leather jacket aesthetic is one to imitate as it gives a flair and edge to any and all of your spring ensembles. While most jackets within this family are more lightweight and geared towards a specific weather type, they serve as an ideal layering item in your wardrobe. They can be worn within a large temperature range, with a bulky sweater and circle scarf in the brink of winter or over a maxi dress or tee in the midst of spring. This transformative piece will do your closet wonders, and also adds an edge to each outfit you create.
©Getty

©Getty


Sweaters and Kimonos
Long sweaters and kimonos are the best way to fight off the early morning spring chill while also looking chic. This look is especially trendy when you layer a long kimono-like sweater belted over a dress or a skirt. It breaks up the monotony of being covered up and keeping warm, and could be played up with pops of color and texture. It is the perfect versatile piece to use as a transition item from season to season.
©Imaxtree

©Imaxtree


Colorful Scarves (or Turtlenecks)
Who said scarves were only for the winter? In the spring, tie a silk one loosely around your neck so it drapes in the front. Want to leave the house without a coat or jacket? A wide, decorative scarf can even double as an extra layer. This item not only elevates your outfit, but adds that extra flair to an otherwise simple look.
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