STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Easing into Spring

Style Advice of the Week

As winter begins to make its slow transition towards spring, many of us are already eager to wear our warm weather clothing. However, in Switzerland it is considered socially unacceptable to wear shorts and skirts until June. While many of us continue to wear our heavy and dark winter clothing, this Fashionista stood out with her creative approach to transitional clothing. To avoid a Swiss fashion faux pas, she has subtly added floral and jeweled elements into her ensemble.

On top she has paired a floral printed turtleneck with a gray, belted, shawl-collar coat. I have recently come to the realization that I wear collared shirts too often, so her use of a turtleneck is a nice alternative. Boden offers an array of colorful turtlenecks. She is also ahead of the trends with the style of her coat. This belted coat, which has been coined the “robe coat,” appeared all over the runways at New York Fashion Week last month. Cole Haan makes a similar one here.

She wears a lighter shade of jeans on the bottom, along with blush colored, embellished ballet flats. Flats are the best shoes for fall and spring. They are not as heavy as boots, but they still keep your feet warmer than sandals. The jewels on top of her shoes add flair to her outfit too. Try this pair from J.Crew.

Instead of throwing on shorts in March, ease your way into spring clothing more gracefully like this Fashionista. Combining floral patterns and pastels with your winter wear will help you overcome your end-of-season fashion slump while still keeping you warm.

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