The months of spring are full of transitions. Students are graduating, flowers begin to bloom and the days get warmer throughout the season. Likewise, a very smart Fashionisto knows that he has to transition his style out of the winter mindset. Contrary to popular belief, seasonally transitioning a wardrobe does not require going out and buying a bunch of new clothes. With some thoughtfulness and a little creativity, the perfect spring outfit can be styled with what is already hanging inside your own closet.

Using basic pieces that everyone owns, this Fashionisto created a getup that is perfect for the season. Wearing a plain black T-shirt, he brightened up his outfit with a pair of faded dark-wash jeans and taupe leather boots. His olive twill utility jacket is a versatile piece that is both light enough to wear during the day and will still provide much needed warmth when it’s cool at night. Taking advantage of his simple outfit, he found an opportunity to create visual drama with his accessories. His silver pendant necklace and trendy arm candy, which included a large-faced watch layered with a few leather bracelets, completed this trendy look. After breaking down this Fashionisto’s ensemble, it’s obvious that dressing for the season is not too hard to do. All it really takes is just a little spring cleaning in the closet.

One Simple Change: Want to put a more casual spin on this outfit for the library? Instead of the boots, opt for a pair of printed sneakers.