Depending on where you live, transitional dressing can mean very different things. In the Midwest, it often equates with being slightly less freezing than you were in the dead of winter, while in the South, it can be synonymous with feeling actually warm (unlike the rest of the country). For this reason, in order to round up the best pieces to wear between winter and spring, we knew we’d have to break it up by region. So, today we’re bringing you the best picks for the East Coast, the West Coast, the Midwest, and the South, all of which are as practical as they are stylish.
Scroll through to see what we chose!
The West Coast
If you live on the West Coast, odds are you won’t be too cold during the transition from winter to spring, but you may not be dealing with high of temperatures either. Light layers and season-less pieces are perfect for you.
Thanks to its light nature and removable shearling collar, you can wear this year-round whether you choose to layer it or not.
A long cardigan is the perfect “jacket” for when you don’t want bare arms but also don’t need much in terms of warmth.
This versatile knit dress will do wonders for your wardrobe.
If you’re not braving the elements, as you likely won’t in L.A., you can pull off a sock boot in winter, and thanks to their rust color, this pair can be worn in the warmer months too.
Unlike the West Coast, the Midwest is definitely on the lower end of the thermometer well into April. This means, that while you may be ready to retire your winter coat out of pure fatigue, you’ll still need some warm essentials to tie you over.
Veda’s heavy-duty leather jacket is perfect for keeping you warm while adding an edgy vibe.
This bright hoodie will have you feeling like it’s spring while (stylishly) providing an extra layer of warmth.
You can probably swap your super chunky knits for a slimmer sweater during the winter-to-spring transition.
These shearling-lined ankle boots will covertly give you extra warmth without feeling (or looking) like you’re wearing a winter boot.
Those located in the South can probably start dressing for spring even before it even begins, thanks to the swiftly rising temps. So, if you’re over winter gear and live in the South, you’re in luck!
This airy trench is the perfect lightness in terms of weight and color.
If you’re not ready to go sleeveless just yet, fashion-forward button-downs are your best bet, as they can be layered or worn alone depending on the temperature.
Time to break out the light jeans! If you’re looking to buy something new, we suggest opting for a pair that goes with all types of footwear, like these vintage-inspired ones from Levi’s.
Unlike the rest of the country, you can get away with wearing these affordable beauties without freezing your feet off.
The East Coast
Somewhere in-between the West Coast and the Midwest (weather-wise) the East Coast will still be feeling the chill but the frozen days of winter will (hopefully) be long gone. You can opt for warmer pieces that aren’t over the top.
While you probably can’t throw on a thin, silky bomber yet, a padded version gives you the same vibe while keeping you warm enough.
Beyond adding another interesting element to your outfit, scarfs are the ultimate transitional piece because they give you just that extra bit of warmth for when you want to ditch the coat or heavy jacket.
Make nights out stylish again by opting for long-sleeve blouses like this one from Reformation.
A brown over-the-knee boot will be an outfit-maker well into fall, and perfectly pairs with everything from jeans to skirts and dresses.
Now that you’ve got the pieces, check out these NYFW street style snaps for the best inspiration on how to wear them.