One day it’s warm enough to hang at the beach, the next there’s snow in the forecast. Trying to get dressed in the morning is a tricky sport this time of year, but there’s one trick in every fashionable woman’s styling arsenal: layering. Preparing yourself for temperature fluctuations is a sure way to survive the season as easily as possible. That being said, piling on item after item isn’t necessarily the most flattering look; there’s an art to putting things together.
To help ensure you’ll never be caught unprepared again, we turned to the streets for inspiration. With our favorite trendsetters braving every element during fashion month, you can be sure there are plenty of layering tricks to keep on hand for a chilly day. Now, you’ll know exactly how to layer for spring, without ever sacrificing style.
Read on for seven layering tricks for the spring to take advantage of!
When it comes to styling multiple coats together, it’s all about layering a lightweight style under something heavier to achieve ultimate coziness.
While it may seem tricky, mixing prints isn’t actually so hard. Keep your color palette simple and opt for one louder print layered with a simpler style.
Pair a Sweatshirt With Polished Pants
When you’re layering up for the cold, a sweatshirt is an easy way to guarantee you’ll be warm. But to make sure your look is still polished, style the piece with polished pants.
Put a Turtleneck Under a Top
If you’re itching to break out your spring tops, give them a season-appropriate spin by layering a turtleneck underneath.
Tie a Sweater Around Your Neck
We consider a sweater the ultimate layering piece, but if it’s not quite cold enough to wear one fully, keep it handy by tying it around your neck.
Throw a Sweater Over a Dress
Since a dress is best suited to warmer weather, don’t subject yourself to chilly temps. Toss on an oversize sweater for an extra dose of warmth.
Wear a Dress and Pants Together
Need a little more coverage? Try pairing your favorite spring dress with a pair of trousers underneath.
Wear Spring Shoes With Socks
Keep your feet cozy by sliding on a pair of stylish socks with your current must-wear shoes.
In need of more seasonal inspiration? Check out a few of our favorite trends for spring!