We are now in that time, folks. Where it feels a little funny wearing your peacoat, but not quite that time to wear flippy-hemmed dresses. Bare legs still get incredulous looks ("my, aren't we excited for spring?") but you end up with a sweat 'stache if you try to walk to work in a hat and blanket scarf. It seems like there's no winning when toeing such in-between weather.
I, however, love this gray area.
You get a free pass to sample a little bit of everything right now. It's still technically winter so you can get away with a cable-knit and wool, but if you're feeling like a good popsicle shade the next day, you can switch gears and zip up a skirt in a bright citrus or electric red. There are no laws in this land!
The key is is, though, to balance just the right amount of layers. You can't go all-in summer or you'll look to eager, but you can't be fully committed to winter or else you'll look like you can't let go. It's a delicate dance.
I don't know how warm it is over by you, but in Chicago we're starting to get days that tease us with spring promises, but then take it all away with a hard slap of wind. So my strategy is to pretty much dress winter-esque sans the outerwear. Here I took heavy winter colors and juxtaposed them against softer, airier hues. I took a dark green cable-knit and paired it against high waisted gray pants to lighten up the color palette, and then topped it off with a statement shrug. I like how the shrug has a very cozy, winter element to it, but the color brings it back to toeing the line with spring.
While this might be a tad too warm in a couple of weeks, the cable-knit + high waist pants combo is just right for now. For those of you that don't have a shrug like this, a fur collar or a summer scarf tied close to the throat would work just as great!
Let's discuss: What tricks are you using to slowly push your winter wear towards spring?
PS: If you liked this sweater styling look, why don't you read next:
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- A Winter Look That'll Break Your Sweater Rut
SWEATER: thrifted (vintage similar: here)
SHRUG: Urban Outfitters
BOOTIES: TJ Maxx
BELT: Calvin Klein (thrifted)