Spring is right around the corner here in Cleveland, the sun is finally showing itself and the days are getting a little longer. But alas, the cold winter weather seems like it’s here to stay for a bit longer, forcing us to keep our spring dresses and cute sandals locked away in the closet. But that doesn’t mean that our style should feel stifled by the subzero March temperatures. This Fashionista demonstrates that perfect winter, almost spring, look with ease.

She keeps her outfit mostly monochrome black with a structured coat that reminds me of something out of the Assembly New York spring 2015 collection. She has her cigarette pants cuffed to show off her amazing See by Chloé studded ankle boots, which are my absolute favorite part of her look. These boots are so on-trend and cool but still classic and timeless. She could wear these beauties for years to come and still look like an off duty model.

She adds a little bit of spark to her style by having her Burberry printed cardigan peeking out from under her coat, which is another timeless piece of her outfit—the Burberry print is a sophisticated staple that is here to stay. Her Michael Kors satchel and super cute hat pull her look together perfectly.

One Simple Change: Once Mother Nature officially decides it’s time for spring, just take off the coat and show off your chic patterned cardigan or scarf for a look that’s a little less layered and ready for the sun!