As excited as I get about the return of spring, I always seem to view it with a pair of rose-tinted glasses. It isn't until we're in the deep throws of the season that I remember it's an in-betweener season (aka one that doesn't always consist of sun, warmth, and generally balmier days). In fact, it's usually packed with rain and weather that can run up and down a 20-degree scale within 12 hours. Suffice it to say, all of those leg-baring, sandal-centric outfits I dream up aren't always appropriate when spring actually arrives. To prepare myself, I'm going to back to the outfit drawing board.
If there's one thing I do know, it's that I'll be entering spring armed with plenty of booties. If I can't rely on sandal weather just yet, closed-toe shoes are the weapon of my choice. So to get some inspiration for how to build the perfect spring bootie ensemble, I'm running through a list of the best transitional outfits I've seen this month. It's time to get shopping.
The ultimate spring ensemble. We're always crushing on Grece Ghanem's style, but this particularly colorful outfit is one for the books. It's good to know white booties aren't going anywhere this spring. Now to find the perfect color-blocked sweater and floral pants to complete the look.
We love an outfit that utilizes everything we already have in our closets. Sometimes, we just need a fresh perspective on how to style them together. Here, Janelle Marie Lloyd tops off her lace-up booties with a pair of white wide-leg trousers, the cutest rectangular mini bag, and a classic button-down coat.
Alyssa Coscarelli is a master at turning simple items into a well-styled look. Here, she keeps her snakeskin bootie as the focal points, topping them off with a cropped cargo shirt and some basic black denim.
Confession: I've been trying to re-create this look since the first time I scrolled past it in my feed. Since trying and failing one too many times, I've discovered that it's all in finding the right babydoll dress for your frame. Because spring can still be balmy, I love a dress-centric outfit that can still be paired with tights. Fingers crossed I get this formula down by the time March rolls around.
Speaking of perfect spring looks, from the layered turtleneck to the lightweight patent car coat, this ensemble is a prime example of how to do transitional dressing. I'll be bookmarking this look for the inevitable spring days where the weather can't quite make up its mind.