Our Favorite Ways to Transition for Spring

Not sure how to dress for weather? Take a look into your closet. The secret is choosing pieces that can shift as the spring temperatures fluctuate. Here's how.

Transitioning from winter to spring can be tricky: chilly mornings, sunny afternoons, rainstorms, even the occasional snow or sleet. This season has it all. So how do you dress yourself for these dramatic temperature shifts? Layer lightweight pieces that let you warm up an outfit or cool it off. Here are our favorites.

The first must-own layering piece is a simple lightweight sweater. This sweater can be layered under a jacket and with a scarf in winter months. Wear it by itself, and it's the perfect item on a spring day. Bonus: That amazing color! We paired this top with a skinny pant and flats for an easy-going look.

For the second look, we chose a floral dress paired with a wedge heel. A floral dress is the perfect transition piece because you can pair it with a jacket or sweater and tights or leggings on cold days or go bare-legged when the temperatures warm.

So if the spring forecast has you scratching your head, remember: It's all about separates for layering. If you need a few season-stretching items, look no further than our favorite picks:

Throw a sweater over a dress or pair one with some cutoffs and booties. Or wear one of this season's hottest cropped sweaters with a circle skirt.

Lightweight dresses are ideal for transitioning between seasons. They're easy to layer and look great with a fitted jacket, tights, and booties.

When it's too chilly to bear it all, throw on a lightweight scarf with your favorite spring jacket. It will keep you warm, plus it's a fun way to add some color.

Jackets are essential. Adding a muted blazer or fitted trench will take your transitional look to a whole new level.

Chilly but don't want to cover your arms? Try out a khaki or denim vest. Throw one on over a dress or lightweight sweater to keep your core warm.

Every girl needs a solid pair (or 10) of tights. From super sheer to completely opaque, tights are the easiest way to add some warmth to any spring look.

Boots are great for so many occasions, and no wardrobe is complete without a pair. We're loving anything short and flat, and if it has moto details, it's a sure sale. Slip them on with any outfit, and you're good to go.

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