In Translation

Written By , on March 2, 2010

Slowly the snow is melting away (too slowly, if you ask us) and we can begin to shed the layers that have kept us warm for the past few months. Transition season allows you to experiment with nearly all facets of fashion, since there’s nothing iconic that reads in-between weather. Mix florals with fuzzy texture, dark colors with light, and ease your beauty routine into spring for a look that’s fresh and easy as we coax in the warm temperatures.

Tied Up – A trench is essential for transition weather. They’re easy to layer pieces underneath without adding all of the bulk of a coat. Look for a trench with strong details like studs or gorgeous buttons, which can be worn with a pair of skinny jeans and flats for a chic look while running weekend errands.

’80s Baby – Yes, the neons are still everywhere and will become a mainstream trend this spring and summer. Sport the look now with black, and transition to spring by adding neutrals like pale gray and warm beige. Don’t be afraid of wearing neon separates. This adds a casual luxe vibe to your wardrobe that will update simple pieces. The soft draping of this skirt make it suitable for day and night.

Flat Out – Slouchy flat boots will protect your feet when showers hit. Keep the shaft shorter to avoid the look of heavy winter boots, and a neutral shade like beige or olive will lighten up any outfit with a dash of subtle color. Even if you keep with your dark colored pieces through the spring, the shot of light shoes will keep things in tune with the coming season.

Tailor Made – Tailored shorts can work over tights while it’s cool out, and with bare legs once the weather warms up. To keep them neat, stick to ballet flats, versus sandals. These shorts are treated with a lace overlay, perfect for trying out with a silk tank and knit cardigan to play with texture.

Cross Over – A bag that can be carried multiple ways is functional for transition season. Toss it on messenger-style while you’re still wearing layers, and take a lighter approach by tossing it on the crook of your arm once you’re sporting sun dresses and tank tops.

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