Spring is on the horizon, and we’re more than ready to say so long to winter weather, but don't pack away your oversize jackets and cozy sweaters just yet. The temps are warming, but we’re still not in the clear. The days ahead promise plenty of transitional weather that can make dressing and staying comfortable tricky. If you’re wondering what to wear in 50-degree weather, we have a few ideas.
Take a cue from Farfetch Fashion Director Yasmin Sewell and layer a bell-sleeve top under a short-sleeve dress to avoid bare arms and add a bit of drama in one fell swoop. Consider MyTheresa Buyer Tiffany Hsu’s unconventional evening look for your next night out by pairing a knit turtleneck and denim jacket with your flounciest skirt (Prada’s pink marabou feathers optional but never a bad idea). Or try Tank CEO Caroline Issa’s easy, sophisticated combo of an olive green sweater and jeans under a tailored plaid coat. Either way, you can’t go wrong.
Below are 11 foolproof outfits to wear for a spring day that’s still a bit brisk, plus shop velvet jumpsuits, classic scarves, and statement outerwear that make layering a cinch.
Add a bit of color with burgundy socks and yellow tinted shades.
Comfy on top, party on the bottom.
The dramatic shape of this coat is elegant without making the outfit stuffy.
Take your summer dresses into fall with a long-sleeve layer underneath.
This mixed-material ensemble is impressive on its own, but the neck scarf takes it up a notch.
These layers are as practical as they are stylish.
Reconsider the ultra-wide-leg pant; it's come a long way from the JNCO years.
Warm neutral colors and a timeless silhouette make this a classic choice.
Dress up a hoodie with cropped trousers and embellished shoes.
Between the quilted jacket and the velvet pants, this look is all about the rich textures.
With a coat like this, you can keep the rest of the look simple, yet all the details here feel well considered.
Scarlet and bubblegum pink are bound to be your new favorite color combo.
Available in sizes XS to XL.
The retro chevrons are après-ski chic.
Available in sizes 34 DK to 42 DK.
A killer choice for a fall wedding (or just date night).
Available in sizes 0 to 10.
The coolest velvet pants we’ve seen in a long time.
Available in sizes 0 to 12.
Meet your lifetime scarf.
Leave it to Sandy Liang to put a quirky spin on the classic fleece.
Available in sizes 2 to 8.
Upgrade your basic black booties.
Available in sizes 35 IT to 41 IT.
Style these with a vintage tee and pointy pumps.
Available in 6 UK to 16 UK.
Another fall essential? Black tights. See how fashion girls are styling them this season.
This story was originally published on October 6, 2017 and has since been updated.