May 19th, 2016 at 2:10am

With the sun finally shining and the temperature soaring into the 70’s, Fashionistas everywhere are showing off their colorful spring outfits to celebrate. Sporting a red cotton dress and denim jacket, this Fashionista is channeling the cheerful and carefree spirit of spring.

One of the reasons this outfit is so sartorially successful is her use of layers. Spring can be finicky, with chilly mornings and cool evenings, so layering is a chic and fabulous way to wear an outfit that stays comfortable, regardless of fluctuations in temperature. Denim jackets are the perfect way to conquer the weather’s capriciousness. This Fashionista chose a cute dark wash denim jacket—however, there are lots of styles and washes to choose from.

The red dress takes center stage in this Fashionista’s spring ensemble. The neckline is slightly ruched, giving it the feel of a ballet leotard. Indeed, this dance-inspired dress will make you want to twirl through a meadow, The Sound of Music style. You can pair nearly any dress with a denim jacket, so feel free to select whatever style or pattern appeals to you.

Finally, this Fashionista accessorized her outfit with floral slip-on sneakers and a vintage locket. The dreamy gold locket adds an ethereal element to her spring ensemble. And the floral sneakers seem like an ode to the newly blooming flowers she walks past on campus everyday. In short, this Fashionista took her outfit from merely simple to simply delightful, by combining personal accessories.

One Simple Change: Transitioning this outfit from spring to summer is easy. Trade the sneakers for a pair of strappy sandals and ditch the denim jacket. You won’t need the jacket in the summer heat, and the sandals simply sing summer!