While Punxsutawney Phil might have predicted six more weeks of winter, we here at Mama’s A Rolling Stone say that right now the weather is decidedly unpredictable, which in turn makes it tricky to know what to wear each morning. Luckily, our latest Style Tips story is here to help! We have rounded up four fab outfits from four of our favorite stylish stars—specifically, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Jessica Alba, Taylor Swift, and Amber Heard—that will help you easily make the transition from winter to spring, and back again if the weather so demands! On that note, click through for all the tips and tricks you need.
1. Pick up a cropped jacket in a tweedy fabric.
While a lightweight jacket is a great way to cover up during the transitional months, we are particularly partial to tweed iterations—just like the jacket Rosie Huntington-Whiteley was seen wearing recently. A tweed jacket is always chic, thanks in part to its reputation as a signature Chanel piece, but the real reason we think it makes a great transitional piece is because of the fabric and silhouette. The cropped shape, which is perfect for a spring day, is balanced by heavier fabric, making it just as ideal during moody weather. To try this look for yourself, we suggest you check out these three jackets: MICHAEL Michael Kors’ Cotton-Blend Tweed Jacket ($175), Tory Burch’s Tweed Jacket ($505), and Zara’s Metallic Thread Blazer ($90).
2. Swap your wool coat for a lightweight anorak.
If you live in a climate where something a little heavier is required, we suggest you swap out your wool coat for, say, a lightweight anorak—much like the one recently seen on Jessica Alba. An anorak will provide you with plenty of resistance when the weather is volatile, but it is also a great way to add a utilitarian twist to your outfit. In particular, we suggest you do as Jessica has done and look for a military-inspired style and wear it with a few girly pieces—like a floral scarf or a printed dress—to create balance. On that note, both MICHAEL Michael Kors’ Hooded Anorak ($150) and Zara’s Safari Jacket ($129) would look great when paired with Topshop’s Chintz Dress ($52).
3. Look for lighter versions of your closet staples.
One of the easiest ways to make the transition between seasons is to wear lighter versions of your go-to pieces, which is what Taylor Swift has been doing recently. For instance, if one of your go-to pieces is a bulky jacket, you might swap it out for a lightweight leather jacket. If you usually wear sweater dresses, you could choose a tea dress, and if you tend to opt for knee-high boots, you could swap them for a pair of flats instead, and so on. A bonus: by keeping these basics on hand, you will be prepared every change-of-season. On that note, we like these staple pieces: Joe’s Jeans’ Drape Jacket ($257), Zara’s Double-Breasted Blazer ($90), and ASOS’s Lula Pumps ($45).
4. Wear your maxi dress with a knit cardigan.
Last, we have an outfit idea for those who live in warmer climates, thanks to Amber Heard, who was recently spotted out in Hollywood wearing a maxi dress with a knit cardigan. This look is perfect for those sunny-yet-cloudy days. The maxi dress adds a summer-ready vibe to your look, but the knit cardigan ensures you stay warm when the sun does duck away. Even better, this is an outfit that you can adjust as we pass through the transitional months by swapping heavier cardigans for lighter ones as the days go on. To try this look for yourself, check out these key pieces: Free People’s Undercover Maxi Dress ($128), Lanston’s Racerback Maxi Dress ($121), and J Crew’s Classic Merino Cardigan ($90).
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