Fashion Corner

Lauren McCarthy

As the days get longer and our dreams of more snow days fade, so do our desires to sport our winter apparel. The pea coat that you loved back in November has become your sworn enemy, and you can’t wait to break out some new spring fashions. Despite the sporadic 50-degree weather, remember that it’s only mid-February. Now is not the time to walk through campus in your favorite tank top, as much as you may want to. If you are yearning for spring, try to incorporate spring fashions into your winter wardrobe. Here are three easy ways to integrate the warm weather into your closet – without looking ready for a day at the beach.

1. Throw a cute cardigan over a T-shirt or tank top.

While you might feel smothered by your winter coat as the days get warmer, it’s not yet appropriate to go out in just a T-shirt. Compromise by topping it off with a classic cardigan. This button-down from American Eagle will match almost anything, while this open sweater by Splendid, available at Anthropologie, will add a pop of spring color into your life.

2. Trade in your winter boots for some lighter footwear.

As much as you may miss the breeze that your favorite flip-flops give your toes, it’s not time to dust those off yet. However, the warmer weather means that your trusty UGG boots can take a much-needed break. Try a cute pair of flats, like this peacock feather-adorned pair from Urban Outfitters. If you aren’t quite ready to retire boots from your daily ensemble, try a low slouchy pair. The light tan color of these Blowfish booties will make the perfect statement, whether you are out for the night, or in your 10:30 a.m. class.

3. Accessorize with bright jewelry.

Although you still may be wearing sweaters, you can bring elements of spring to your outfit with your accessories. The golden Ladybird Locket from Fred Flare evokes warmer weather with a pair of birds delicately etched in the enamel. You could also try the Serein earrings from Anthropologie. When these rose and green beads dangle from your ears, you’ll be instantly reminded of the first blossoms of spring.