How to Dress for Spring When Warm Weather Stubbornly Refuses to Appear

Two of our fave local fashionistas show off completely different ways to do it.

By: Michelle Thomas

Are you as thoroughly over the cold as we are? Thought so.

In hopes that wishful thinking somehow magically turns the temps, we asked local fashion bloggers to show us how to channel spring when it’s not quite as warm as we’d like. Here, E from District of Chic and Elena from Classy and Fabulous show off two entirely different takes on transitional wardrobing.

E of District of Chic

Floral prints are a tried-and-true way to introduce some spring cheer to your wardrobe. A structured black blazer and glossy black accents help temper the sweetness of E’s floral dress, while pops of neon add a playful finish.

Ponte Boyfriend Blazer, $50 at Topshop; Eight Sixty Kona fit-and-flare dress, $94 at Piperlime; faux-suede clutch, $19.80 at Forever 21; Trina Turk City Lights bracelet, $100 at Max & Chloe; Rachel Roy Ana Brogue pumps, $225 at Shopbop; neon ring set, $3.80 at Forever 21; and skinny patent belt, $29.50 at J.Crew.

Elena of Classy and Fabulous

Elena takes the opposite approach—instead of heading straight for color, she keeps her look subdued in crisp white and light neutrals. Strategic layering offers some needed warmth, but lightweight fabrics and a soft, airy palette give this look a breezy, effortless feel.

Chunky knit sweater, $69.99 at Mango; Shilkuski patent clutch, $40 at Aldo; Blank NYC spray-on jeans in White Lines, $88 at Shopbop; patent pumps, $128 at C. Wonder; and perfect chambray ex-boyfriend shirt in Ferrous Wash, $69.50 at Madewell.