How to create the perfect look for the not-so-perfect weather

Reagan Graham

Now that we’ve gotten our fair share of the snow here in the Golden Triangle, it’s time for us to start putting together our transition outfits for the spring!

It can be quite a task when you are getting ready in the morning and it’s super chilly outside, then near noon it starts to heat up! I’m going to show you a few ways to put together some very trendy outfits and still be comfortable no matter what it feels like outside.

The first, and one of my favorites, is wearing an oversized or loose fitting sweater over a dress or with a maxi skirt. This trend looks great with any body type and there’s so many pairings you can do with this style.  I paired my olive green sweater over a floral dress that came almost to my knees and added some short black booties to complete the outfit. Pairing warm fall colors with floral or light shades of pink work best!

The next style is wearing blazers with cropped denim, which are not quite capris but instead come just a little above your ankle. I would suggest wearing a simple tee tucked into your jeans and let your blazer be the main attraction. I think a black blazer looks best with light-wash denim, but your possibilities are really endless. You can dress this outfit up by adding some strappy heels or your favorite wedges or dress it down for running errands after class by slipping on some sequined loafers.

The last transition outfit is throwing on a tunic top with some eye-catching leggings. Patterned leggings were a huge hit this winter and will continue to be a favorite this spring as well. I wore a white lace tunic over some green floral tights I got from Free People and put on my favorite moccasin booties for a nice boho feel. I always keep a jacket of some kind with me, so I added a brown-knit cardigan over my tunic before I left my house that morning.

Essentially the idea here is to layer your pieces on top of each other and, as the day goes by, you can take off your jacket and feel great when it has warmed up. I hope these tips have helped you prepare for the transitioning weather!