Is it cold, is it hot, or somewhere in-between—and what the hell do you wear when transitioning from season to season? Right now can be a really confusing time to get dressed in the a.m. Somewhere around your first cup of coffee, we're sure you ask yourself what we ask ourselves, “What's the weather like? And what do I wear today?” We're here to help you solve that problem.
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The best solution starts by layering with great light outerwear like a leather jacket or trench coat. Scroll through as we show you 5 foolproof outfits to outwit the vagaries of the weather.
1. Look 1
Pair jeans and a blouse for a put-together light look. Add a long trench for warmth and ballet flats to keep it casual yet sophisticated.
Shop the Look: Topshop Mettalic Trench Coat, $160; nordstrom.com. H&M Patterned Blouse, $18; hm.com. Loeffler Randall Suede Shoulder Bag, $195; net-a-porter.com. Frame Le Boy Cropped Mid-Rise Straight-Leg Jeans, $250; net-a-porter.com. Michael Michael Kors Alina Knotted Suede Flats, $130; net-a-porter.com.
2. Look 2
Keep the hemlines long for more leg coverage and layer up with knit sweaters and a leather jacket. Keep florals in mind during this time, as well as fun pops of color to keep your outfit light and happy.
Shop the Look: Topshop Crop Sweatshirt, $38; nordstrom.com. Mango Appliqué Biker Jacket, $80; mango.com. Preen by Thornton Bregazzi Lennox Ruched Midi Skirt, $520; net-a-porter.com. Mansur Gavriel Elegant Checked Canvas Tote, $695; net-a-porter.com. 1.State Waylan Slip-On Sneaker, $100; nordstrom.com.
3. Look 3
Take a walk on the wild side in a leopard coat. Pair it with cheerful colored pants and a tunic for the ultimate layering effect. Fun tip: The tunic can be worn as a dress in the summer—a two-for-one!
Shop the Look: 19 Cooper Crepe Fit & Flare Dress, $89; nordstrom.com. Ganni Leopard Print Cotton Twill Coat, $315; net-a-porter.com. Topshop Metallic Glitter Suit Trousers, $85; nordstrom.com. Sam Edelman Rizza Bow-Embellished Satin Slingback Flats, $120; net-a-porter.com.
4. Look 4
Plaid, turtleneck, need we say more? Have fun with prints and patterns during this time of transition and opt in for a statement-making plaid jacket paired with a light sweater and high-waisted jeans. Add a pop of color with a bright pair of shoes, like these Sophia Webster leather, point flats.
Shop the Look: MSGM Ruffled Check Cotton-Blend Jacket, $985; net-a-porter.com. Jacquemus Asymmetric Ribbed Wool Sweater, $570; net-a-porter.com. Michael Michael Kors Frayed Cropped Boyfriend Jeans, $135; net-a-porter.com. Sophia Webster Bibi Butterfly Appliquéd Metallic Leather Flats, $320; net-a-porter.com.
5. Look 5
The slip skirt will take you day to evening, and its transitional nature makes it the perfect investment for your wardrobe. Pile on a cozy sweater and denim jacket for a relaxed day look. Top it off with an exotic ankle-strap shoe from Cole Haan.
Shop the Look: Vince Hammered-Satin Midi Skirt, $255; net-a-porter.com. Manu Atelier Pristine Mini Bag, $495; net-a-porter.com. Leith Bell Sleeve Sweater, $59; nordstrom.com; Madewell Denim Jacket, $130; net-a-porter.com. Cole Haan Millicent Ankle Strap Flat, $90; nordstrom.com.