In New York, this weekend provided the first tastes of spring. The weather was clear, warm, and sunny, but when you stepped into the scaffolding shade there was still a lingering chill. These breezy variations in temperature are what make spring dressing so fun and challenging.
Some pieces including layering jackets and lightweight scarves make the transition far easier and more stylish.
This hand-painted military jacket from J Crew is a great layering option. Here it is paired with denim shorts for day, but it could also be thrown over an ultra feminine sundress to take a date night look one notch down in formality.
I also love the idea of semi-sandals to ease into summer footwear.
This pair from Sam Edelman provides more coverage than your average wedge, and the sturdy shape makes it a great transition look for grounding an obviously summery dress. However, I’m a sucker for shoes with girlie touches and might pair this style with cuffed jeans and my vintage band jacket, or the tie dyed inspired sandal I talked about earlier.
I also find one of the biggest challenges of this season the switch from steamy sunshine to an overly air conditioned office. A lightweight scarf like this one can be tied up for warmth, and then wrapped around the handles of your bag when you head back to the street.
Of course with sunshine comes spring showers, so stick this in a roomy tote, and enjoy the season!