Tips and tricks for transitional dressing

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Tips and tricks for transitional dressing
You love: Your Wool Hat...

Switch to: A Panama Hat

That little leather-belted guy took you through some dark days (it’s still too soon to even utter the words polar vortex). For warmer temps, swap the heavy felt for a straw Panama hat. City slickers and beachcombers alike can use it to shield their eyes from the sun.

You love: Your Black Leather Jacket...

Switch to: A Bomber Jacket

OK, so we won’t knock you for sporting leather year-round. But just wait until you slip into this season’s lightweight, colorful bombers. Their shape is similar to that of a leather jacket (meaning they play well with denim or flirty frocks), but they come in seasonally appropriate patterns and silky fabrics.

You love: Your Oversized Tote Bag...

Switch to: A Streamlined Lady Bag

In March you carried a slouchy tote and 17 scarves. Spring forward to May, when one structured lady bag is all you need to schlepp your sunnies.

You love: Your White Jeans...

Switch to: White Boyfriend Jeans

We’re big advocates of the year-round white jean (enough with these Memorial Day to Labor Day rules, people). This season, try a pair with a boyfriend fit. The cropped leg is everything, and it looks so fresh with block heels or slip-on sneakers.

You love: Your Chambray Shirt...

Switch to: A Chambray Tank

It’s not rocket science, but it sure is smart. Pair yours with those white boyfriend jeans for a weekend amongst the cherry blossoms.

You love: Your Midi Skirt...

Switch to: Culottes

A good pair of culottes can look like a midi skirt. But... because they’re pants, they’re even more comfortable. Rejoice!

You love: Your Blanket Scarf...

Switch to: A Cashmere Scarf

Since your office doesn’t seem to understand the change of seasons (freezing one day, sweltering the next), a lightweight scarf comes in handy no matter what the weather. For a fresh update, try wearing yours untied and draped around your neck.

You love: Your Ankle Booties...

Switch to: Peep-Toe Ankle Booties

Popping up like spring daisies, peep-toe booties are an “it” shoe for spring. Perfect if you’re not exactly the dainty-sandal type.

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OK, so you finally perfected that blanket scarf plus leather jacket ensemble. But now it's above 30 degrees and you're hard-pressed to find an adequate alternative.

Introducing eight springtime swaps for your tried-and-true winter staples.

Can't bear to part with those worn-to-the-bone ankle booties? Trade them in for a summery peep-toe pair. Have a borderline unhealthy attachment to your chambray shirt? Tuck away the security blanket and switch to a breezy tank version.

Scroll through the slideshow to see all of our suggestions... and try embracing some change.

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