As winter comes to a close, spring styles are everywhere. But if you live in the Midwest, you know all too well that just because the calendar says the first day of spring is near doesn’t mean it feels like it. As much as you might want to wear those new spring buys, they just don’t stand up to the chilly temperatures and random snow flurries. This Fashionista demonstrates how to navigate this transitional period with ease.

Chances are you’ve been rocking monochromatic looks all winter. This Fashionista ushers in warmer days by trading the standard black on black combo for bright whites. She opts for a white bouclé coat to add texture. This Fashionista pairs her coat with another one of winter’s biggest trends: the chunky turtleneck. The turtleneck is a versatile piece that can be paired with skirts and worn under dresses. This Fashionista smartly shows that it can work in lieu of a bulky scarf during the winter warm-up.

This Fashionista makes her white on white ensemble work for class by pairing the combo with a pair of ponte pants, which are thicker than leggings but just as comfortable. Her footwear of choice is a sleek pair of patent Chelsea boots that reflect the streamlined feel of the outfit. If you live in a relatively dry area, try going for the triple threat by rocking a pair of white flats. Take inspiration from this Fashionista’s effortlessly chic style for a look that’s sure to chase the winter gloom away.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK?: “Wear clothes that make you smile!”