March 7th, 2016 at 2:00am

If you’re a true Michigander you understand the struggles of the constant weather fluctuations. For example, It’ll be 60 degrees and sunny one day and next thing you know you’re in the middle of a blizzard! So you really need to learn to go with the flow and fully embrace what ever Mother Nature throws at you.

When we’re on the cusp of spring it is definitely okay to play around with warmer tones. Incorporating these brighter hues in pieces that were made for the winter, such as sweaters or scarfs, is the best way to go about handling a situation like this. By creating a contrast you can really revitalize your outfit and stand out from the bleakness of winter.

The colder weather also allows you to experiment with various trends. You can mix and match winter trends with spring trends to create a very unique look. You can hold onto staples such as ankle boots and dark skinny jeans or leggings, but you can pair them with something totally unexpected! Layering many trends together can really complete any outfit.

This Fashionista truly took advantage of the weather and did not dial down on style! She encapsulates many trends into one effortlessly chic ensemble. This outfit captures the essence of winter with the black suede fringe ankle boots and the black corduroy skinny jeans. However, there is a clear contrast with the splash of color added by the solid burnt orange sweater and the warm, tribal blanket poncho. The blanket poncho really ties the whole outfit together since it has elements of both winter and spring. It also plays around with all of the different colors in the outfit and really contrasts the neutrals that surround her.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Blanket ponchos are a great staple item for the winter-to-spring transition. They’re a great way to stay warm yet trendy without being bogged down by all the heavy winter gear!  Don’t be afraid to add some pizzazz to your outfit by throwing one on top and layering up!”