Okay, we're officially confused about the weather. One second it's apocalyptic downpours, and the next it's balmy 15-degree sunshine. Seriously, England—make up your mind. But of course, this is the nature of spring, and every year we manage to power through the meteorological mayhem and make it to the other side where summer awaits. It'll happen. We promise.
So when it comes to deciding what to wear this March, we're taking a tentative—but no less stylish—approach and offering up five simple outfits that can easily be layered up or dressed down according to your needs. For example, fashion blogger Minnie perfectly adapts a spring-ready gingham dress (expect to see more of these in the coming months) for unexpected wind chill with a black roll-neck and lace-up boots. For a smarter spin, we're looking to Brittany Bathgate, who layers up a pleated midi (another spring staple) with a wool workwear jacket.
The secret to their success? All these outfits feature pieces that can be brought out the moment summer hits, and that's what we call getting more bang for your buck. Scroll down to see our full edit of March-ready outfits.
Leggings + Pastel Cardigan + Kitten Heels
Style Notes: Leggings are the unlikely wardrobe staple making a comeback this season. Style them out with low heels and a cropped cardi for a high-impact look.
Statement Coat + Neutral Separates
Style Notes: Not quite warm enough to step out in your white jeans and a light knit? Just add a patent trench for transitional weather.
Ruffled-Collar Blouse + Leather Trousers
Style Notes: It's official: We're all about the big collars this spring. Best of all, this trend lends itself perfectly for layering. Make like Linda and layer yours under a crew-neck knit.