STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Spring for Sweaters

Spring is in the air! Okay, maybe I’m a couple months off, but I couldn’t help to stop and chat with this week’s Fashionista about her sense of style and her excitement for spring. While she hasn’t fully committed to the stereotypical spring look, her croquet dress and camel cowboy boots instantly transported me to my fondest memories of fun care-free spring dresses and summer hats. So the question is, how do you manage to wear a dress that could easily be part of a southern belle’s summer wardrobe and still fit into that “almost spring…not quite yet” category? My suggestion is to take a que from this week’s Fashionista and throw on a sweater.

We’ve seen them everywhere: super warm knitted shrugs that add a needed layer of warmth to any cute dress. Not only does this Fashionista’s choice of a sweater guard her from the January chill, it also acts as a nice complement to the southern flair of her outfit.

If your trying to mimic our Fashionista’s distinct “sweater and dress” look, I suggest first finding an appropriate dress. ThisFashionista is wearing a dress by Free People, but any dress in your closet with a little bit of color or an interesting pattern will work just as well. We want to spend the majority of our time finding a nice sweater. If you’re interested in this Fashionista’s sweater choice, White Warren offers a large array of cashmere sweaters in similar styles. Just keep in mind; your guilty pleasure for soft cashmere knits will not come at a small price. Lulu’s has some similar sweaters and wraps for a more reasonable price.

Now that you’ve got your dress and comfortable sweater, pump up your outfit with some stunning jewelry or a chunky leather belt. This Fashionista is sporting layered bracelets, and a gorgeous pair of crystal embellished earrings from Urban Outfitters. With the final addition of your accessories, you have now achieved a perfect look for that lag time between winter and spring.

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