There are still a few more weeks until the official start of spring, but by now we are all tired of bundling up for our terrible trek out into the cold. I’m sure you’ve begun to peek into the depths of your closet at the sandals, light jackets and spring purses that you haven’t been able to wear in months. Besides what’s already hanging in your closet, stores everywhere are featuring thin kimonos, tiny cut-offs and cotton T-shirt dresses. If you’ve recently taken a trip to your local boutique or placed an order at your favorite online store, your spring purchases are probably impatiently waiting in the bag on your bedroom floor to be worn for the very first time. You may be wondering how you can possibly pull off these warmer weather items while the temperatures are still at the freezing point. This Fashionista shows us how we can begin incorporating spring style into our wardrobes a few weeks early, without sacrificing any of our warmth.

This Fashionista’s look is perfect for transitioning from winter to spring. Her look screams spring because of the eye-catching bright color palette she selected. When I spoke with this chic Fashionista about her look, she told me that she had incorporated white and blush, typical spring colors, into her look for just that reason. She explained that she had been feeling drab and boring in her all-black and gray winter ensembles. Switching to these light, spring colors is the perfect way to brighten up your outfit and even your mood!

This fashion-forward Fashionista began her look with a structured white jacket. This particular jacket features metallic gold zippers and leather details for added interested. She complements her jacket with a white, quilted cross-body bag that provides texture to the look. She adds blush shades with her oversized scarf and sleek ballet flats. A lighter scarf and flat that reveals some of your foot are wonderful changes from the thick woolen scarves and knee-high boots that you’ve been wearing since the snow began to fall. However, both of these items still keep you covered enough to withstand chilly temperatures. To finish the ensemble and ground the bright look, this Fashionista layers a muted gray sweater under her jacket. For bottoms, she selects a pair of slightly distressed, medium wash denim, a style that breaks away from the darker jeans we all tend to sport in the colder months.

Don’t let the chilly, end of winter weather get you down! Take a cue from this Fashionista and begin incorporating spring wardrobe staples and shades into your daily look.

One Simple Change: This look can easily be converted to one that is perfect for your class presentation. For a dressier outfit, swap out the casual denim for a pair of tan chinos. For an extra professional look, ditch the cozy scarf for a strand of classic pearls.