It's officially spring, but March can be tricky to navigate sartorially-speaking. Winter is not always ready to release it's icy grip and it just feels off to be wearing dark, heavy colors and thick fabrics in late March. In order to combat this I always try to add some great spring-like jackets to my arsenal. I look for bright colors in timeless silhouettes, (think longer day coats and the ever timeless trench), that can easily be thrown over lightweight spring tops and ankle length pants. They still provide warmth but don't look so winter-ish.
This cheery yellow coat from Zara ticks all the boxes for the perfect spring topper. It's simple yet sharp styling adds structure and polish while delivering a bright punch of color. I would wear it with everything from boyfriend jeans to skinny ankle pants layered over a simple white long-sleeve tee.
Another great piece to help combat spring's fickle weather is a leather jacket in white, cream or tan. A leather jacket can easily add warmth by being thrown over lightweight spring tanks and dresses. It's inherent edgy style also toughens up sweet spring pastels and florals that look out of place on a cold, gray day. Invest in a really good one and you will wear it for years to come. I have white butter-soft leather jacket from Banana Republic that I have owned for 7 plus years and wore it over a flowy Clover Canyon tank and skinny black ankle pants this weekend when the temps dipped down.
I am absolutely in love with this nude leather Muubaa jacket. Can you just see it thrown over a white tank and white jeans?
This cream leather June jacket with the fold-over or fold-up collar would also be the perfect timeless piece that you can wear all spring, fall or winter.
What to wear on your feet can also be a bit tricky in early spring. It seems too early to wear full-blown sandals and flip flops and knee-high boots can look too heavy. I stick with ballet flats in fun colors and bust out my my wedges. If the weather is really bad and you need boots to combat the cold and wet, switch out your winter boots for a pair of rubber wellies in a bright color (Hunter and Joules are my faves).
I am in love with the Stuart Weitzman Corkswoon Wedge. It comes in a dark navy suede and a woven metallic pyrite gold/gray color. Both colors will work wonderfully with all shades of denim including white. They instantly add polish and look springy but the closed toe still looks appropriate for cooler days. Did I mention they are also extremely comfortable and a favorite of the Duchess of Cambridge?