March signifies the unofficial start of Spring, with warmer temperatures, longer days, and sunshine. Here in New England, however, the weather can be unpredictable, so it’s best to be prepared for anything! Here’s a list of must-haves when leaving the house to combat unforeseeable climate changes!
A lightweight rain coat is a staple wardrobe item for wet Springtime conditions. Rain in the forecast? Trade in your long winter coat for a long all-weather rain jacket. Pick one up in black, slate gray, or cement to ensure it’s compatible with everything in your wardrobe. Things to look out for when choosing a raincoat are: adjustable hoods; for stronger rainfalls and winds, zippered or snapped pockets; for the extra layer of protection of items like cell phones, and insulation; some jackets have detachable layers to transition between seasons and weather patterns like snow and wind, while others are simply a shell designed strictly for rain protection. For bonus points, keep a matching umbrella handy for that unexpected downpour.
Fluctuating temperatures means adding layers to your wardrobe to avoid freezing in the morning, and boiling in the afternoon! Start with a basic camisole or V-neck, and add a light sweater. Make it spring-y by choosing one with a floral print and bright colors! Top the look with a jacket-one with fringe for added texture. A lightweight jean pairs well, finished with an ankle boot, the stylish way to keep your feet warm!
A maxi skirt is one of the top spring trends for 2023. On warm weather days, pair a pastel maxi skirt with a crop top. Wear it with a jean jacket, or cardigan on chilly mornings. To finish off the outfit, add a pair of ballet flats, the most versatile office-to-outing shoe! Include a neutral color pair in your wardrobe as the go to shoe for a busy morning.
An oversized bag is perfect for storing all your extra layers, while being practical and cute! This season, try out a bucket bag. Often with top handles and a shoulder strap, the bag transitions well from outfit to outfit. Originally designed to carry champagne bottles, the bucket bag is the perfect shape to fit an umbrella for those rainy days, with plenty of space for your essentials like wallet, makeup, phone, and keys. A cinched, typically drawstring, top will keep out any water and prevent your items from falling.
After a dull, dismal Winter, we may have forgotten how nice the warm sunshine feels. But the warm sunshine means we need eye protection. Purchase a new pair of sunglasses to face the sun this Spring. Want something different? Try colored frames. A thick frame in pink, or most popularly green, accentuates the eye while screaming Spring! Paired with tinted lenses and you’ve got the latest fashion trends covered.
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