The time in between two true seasons is always tricky, but it’s the winter/spring gap in particular that feels the most confusing on account of wildly unpredictable weather. However, there are ways to sport next season’s core pieces now by employing thoughtful layers and savvy styling tricks. For those stand-out items you just can’t wait to wear, here are five outfit ideas for instant gratification.
Hero Piece: The Boho Maxi
Style your go-to bohemian maxi dress with a chunky, oversized sweater and suede over-the-knee boots for warmth. Finish with statement sunnies and a sleek saddle bag.
Hero Piece: The Pleated Skirt
Wear spring's trendy pleated midi skirt now with tights and pointed-toe booties. A lace-up henley and trench coat are the finishing touches on a pragmatic yet stylish cold-weather look.
Hero Piece: The Slip Dress
Layer an of-the-moment slip dress over a tissue-thin long-sleeved shirt. Top with a blanket-style cardigan and add a ribbed beanie and sleek sneakers for a minimalist, Scandi-cool outcome.
Hero Piece: The One-Shoulder Top
Get more mileage out of a one-shoulder top by wearing it with a basic long-sleeved bodysuit underneath. Keep the rest of the outfit sleek and straightforward by finishing with tonal leather trousers, classic pumps and refined earrings.
Hero Piece: The Platform Sandals
The socks-with-sandals look isn't for everyone, but if you're up for the challenge, just make sure to keep the color combo neutral and in a similar hue so the effect isn't jarring. Team with spring's ubiquitous uneven hem jeans, a crewneck knit, kimono jacket and simple choker for a fashion girl-approved ensemble.