How to wear 4 of spring’s hottest pieces now and later
The jean jacket
Ready to ditch your heavy winter coat? Layer two lighter coats —a jean jacket under a cool collarless number—for a look that says "spring" but is it still warm enough to wear on a chilly day. Later, the jean jacket can be worn over sweet spring dresses on date night! Super chic.
Fix Design Denim Jacket, $122, farfetch.com; Wear It Now: Zara Rustic Coat, $129, zara.com; River Island Leather Leggings, $58, asos.com; Jeffrey Campbell Leather Boots, $195, jildorshoes.com; Club Monaco V-Neck Tee, $19, clubmonaco.com; Wear It Later: Topshop Floral Stripe Cutout Dress, $84, topshop.com; Zara Black Ankle-Strap Sandals, $90, zara.com; Joy Gryson Envelope Cross-Body Bag, $98, nordstrom.com; Kate Spade iPhone 5 Case, $40, piperlime.com
The leather skirt
Bright-color leather is a huge trend for spring, but the fabric totally works on colder days too. Wear a kicky A-line skirt with a Chanel-inspired knit jacket and closed-toe heels now, then switch to platform sandals and a sleeveless tank later. Isn't that second look so Gwyneth Paltrow in The Talented Mr. Ripley?!
3.1 Phillip Lim Pink Leather Skirt, $895, farfetch.com; Wear It Now: Dorothy Perkins Striped Biker Jacket, $44, dorothyperkins.com; Jonathan Saunders Cotton T-shirt, $159, theoutnet.com; Zara Black Strap Heels, $49, zara.com; Bauble Bar Chunky Strand, $80, baublebar.com; Wear It Later: Zara White Sleeveless Shirt, $40, zara.com; Zara Printed Platform Sandals, $70, zara.com; Norma Kamali Cat-Eye Sunglasses, $98, shopnouvelles.com; Lori’s Straw Bag, $37, lorishoes.com
The printed pants
This printed pants trend isn't going anywhere, and good thing too: It works in practically any weather. Amp up the luxury with a cashmere sweater and OMG heels now, then make the piece beachy and cool when the weather warms up with a cotton tank and barely there heels.
Zara Printed Trousers, $60, zara.com; Wear It Now: Zara Suede Shoes, $90, zara.com; ASOS Collection Cross-Body Bag, $42, asos.com; Iris & Ink Cashmere Sweater, $168, theoutnet.com; Bop Bijoux Gold Bangle Set, $40, shopbop.com; Wear It Later: Guess High-Heel Sandals, $99, guess.com; 3.1 Phillip Lim White Side-Seam Tank, $325, lagarconne.com; Forever 21 Round Sunglasses, $6, forever21.com; BCBGMAXAZRIA Orange Clutch, $148, neimanmarcus.com
The shift dress
Every girl needs an LBD, and if you pick up one in a lightweight fabric like cotton or silk, you can totally wear it on sunny spring days. In colder weather, toughen it up with a biker jacket and fierce heels, then later wear it with cheery accessories and cool-girl shades.
Acne Swing Shift Dress, $427, matchesfashion.com; Wear It Now: Solitaire Platform Pumps, $138, nastygal.com; Illamasqua Lipstick in Eurydice, $24, sephora.com; Topshop Tall Biker Jacket, $116, topshop.com; Zara Metallic Clutch, $36, zara.com; Wear It Later: Kate Spade Saturday Circle Splatter Paint Bag, $95, saturday.com; Kate Spade Saturday Squared Sunglasses, $50, saturday.com; Need Supply Co. Blue Studio Flats, $38, needsupply.com; Kate Spade Saturday Lasso Belt, $40, saturday.com