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#nylongirlproblems: transitional dressing

the trends that will take you from winter to spring.

by rachael wang

The Question:

I'm tired of winter! What things can I buy now while it's still cold, but keep wearing into spring?

The Answer:

I just got back from

London Fashion Week

where I am lucky to say that it was 50 degrees and perfectly sunny. I almost felt as though Spring had sprung and I could ditch all my coats and lug sole boots until next year but alas I returned to New York where winter is still in full effect. To mind-over-matter the hard month of February I prescribe mixing some bits of spring fashion into your well-worn winter uniform. Here are 10 pieces that work for the remainder of winter and can be worn into spring too. 

METALLIC: Topshop Unique Silver Leather Skirt -- $390

Wear it with a heavy hooded military coat, charcoal tights, and a chunky heeled boot now, and with slip on Vans and a crew neck sweatshirt in April.

HAWAIIAN PRINT: Asos Bomber Jacket -- $141.14

Layer it under a long black menswear coat and pair with leather jeans now. Later you can toss it over a mesh tank and high waisted shorts.

PLEATS: Q-Mack Pleated Skirt -- $79

Throw this mini skirt over a slim cropped trouser in the same shade to mimic the cool skirt-over-pants trend that was huge for fall. When it warms up, toss on a sporty sleeveless top.

SLIP DRESS: The Reformation x UO Slip Dress -- $59

Pile on a wooly knit scarf, long cardigan and toggle coat not to mention thick heathered tights and boots. In spring, wear it with nothing but a wide brim felt fedora and some beat up, lace-up boots.

MESH: Bebe Mesh Cropped Bomber -- $94.99

Layer a turtleneck under now. Rock it with a bandeau top later.

DISTRESSED WHITE DENIM: Guess Low-Rise Moto distressed Skinny Jeans -- $128

Rock these with a heavy oversized white or cream fisherman sweater and tan boots. When the weather changes pair with your favorite well worn sleeveless band shirt and some broken in chucks.

TRIBAL PRINT: Nicole Miller Skirt -- $195

CROP TOP: Aqua Top -- $48

Layer a long sleeved button down shirt under a crop top for a cool layered look now. In the spring brave a sliver of belly with a simple pencil skirt.

SHIRT DRESSING: Kate Spade Saturday Dress -- $160

Try it belted with a long skirt layered underneath now. In the spring try pairing with white mens style lace-ups.

WORD PLAY: Jac Vanek Uncool Sweatshirt -- $69

Clothes emblazoned with written statements were all over the runway for Spring. Rock the look now with a turtleneck worn under. When spring arrives push up the sleeves.