The In-Between Weather Pieces Every Girl Needs

Spring has truly sprung, and the fashion set are tweaking their looks accordingly. Like daffodils shaking free of the earth, we’re beginning to peel off layers—a shoulder is exposed here, an ankle there. Nothing flashy: It’s still cold, occasionally super windy and quite often drizzling. But wintry black can start being replaced with hint-of-sun pastels, woolen shawls with chic little scarves and clunky boots with something altogether more delicate.

Keep it grown-up with clean lines and modern fabrics: A '90s-style slip dress is a safe bet, but don't worry if you still need to wear a coat with one. A tailored sleeveless jacket will neatly segue into your workwear wardrobe, but will also be good for layering up with a warm knit should you need to. Sharp d’Orsay pumps will allow you to break out of the boot routine. Scroll down to see the pieces you need to deal with spring's changeable climate.

Cropped Kick Flares

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A Love Is Blind

All of the benefits of wearing flares without the problem of soggy hems thanks to the rainy British climate. Add a frayed edge and you're doubly on trend.

A Lightweight Scarf

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Style du Monde

Think cheerful and light: Come summer, the in-between scarf will be a beach throw, hair wrap, or even a bandeau top. But, for now, just wear it old-school style, as a scarf!

The Sleeveless Jacket

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Phill Taylor

Spring’s clean lines and (occasionally) carefree mood find their perfect partner in the sleeveless jacket.

Spring Knits

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The Styleograph

Time to swap your cashmere pullovers for neat little knits, preferably cropped and maybe—you daredevil—with a short sleeve.

D'Orsay Pumps

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Phill Taylor

The cut-out court shoes are only just about doable for surprise showers when you're pavement-bound but also a nice way to start showing a little flesh. 

A Classic Bomber Jacket

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Phill Taylor

Seen everywhere this season, the khaki bomber is youthful, ready for urban action and pretty much goes with everything—whether ultra-casual leathers and flats or a prim dress.

Slip Dresses

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A Love is Blind

A little bit daring, a little bit coy, give the slip dress a grunge twist with a slouchy cardigan shrugged off one shoulder.

A Pastel Bag

Perhaps more symbolic than any other accessory, a bag sets the mood for a whole season, so lighten it up—even if you do still want to wear it with a black outfit.

A Traditional Trench Coat

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Phill Taylor

A classic trench keeps the chill at bay without swamping your look—try shoulder-robing it over a tonal ensemble for extra points.

Some Statement Tights

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Christian Vierig/Getty Images

Too warm for 60 denier opaques, too cold for bare legs: Jazzy hosiery should be playful and delicate and worn with attitude.

What's the first thing on your spring hit list? Let us know in the comments box below…