The weather is (sort of) warming up and I couldn’t be more excited to shed my heavy winter coat. Yet sometimes dressing for spring can be intimidating after a long winter of blacks, grays, and navys, and it’s still a little too early to shed all of those layers with the weather being 60 degrees one day and 35 the next. Florals for spring can feel tired (cue Meryl Streep à la The Devil Wears Prada), but I do love gradually incorporating some pastels, fun colors, and pops of white into my every day looks. So, regardless of whatever the weather decides to throw at you this season, here are five layered outfits that welcome the warm weather but keep things versatile.
Play Around With Pastels
Nothing says spring like pastels. Try some coveralls that you can wear again and again, and layer with a bright yellow track jacket. A customizable cotton candy bag and graffiti plimsolls tie the look together, and if the sun does come out, these pearly sunglasses will keep you looking cool.
Invest in Water-Repellant Wear
Spring means rain, and rain means accessorizing with umbrellas. Try one with fun red stripes that balances a classic plaid water-repellant jacket. A plain white T-shirt and bleach cropped jeans keep things simple, and red leather ankle boots mean you can afford to splash in a few puddles.
Get this look: Barbour Stripe Bubble Umbrella ($59); Zara Checked Safari Jacket ($70); Topshop MOTO Bleach Cropped Wide Leg Jeans ($75); Gap Short Sleeve Crewneck T-Shirt ($25); Zara Block Heel Leather Ankle Boots ($60)
Ease Out of Dark Colors With Pink
If you’re hesitant to give up those dark winter layers, a translucent raincoat can make things easier. Keep things sleek in black jeans and a detailed black crossbody, and toughen up the look with a band sweatshirt and rocker rain boots.
Make a (Bright) Impact in an Interview
Besides rain, flowers, and exams, spring also means interviews. A structured blue coat makes an eye-catching statement, and a classic white button-up keeps things professional. Show off a bit of personality with pink trousers and eyelet lace sneakers, and top off the look with chic gold earrings.
Work with Layers During Dicey Weather
Some spring days start off cold, and end up with you peeling off every single layer you put on. Be prepared and sporty chic with a classic striped rugby shirt and a mustard sweatshirt. Adidas track pants keep you comfy and cool (in both senses of the word). Add some bright pops of white with sneakers and a faux leather backpack.
How do you dress for unpredictable spring weather? Let us know in the comments below!