TREND: Pretty and Punk

It may still be cold outside, but the sun we’ve seen in Bloomington says it’s time to bring back the flirty spring dress. Luckily, a few good layers and a cute coat can help make this work between any two seasons.

This Fashionista wears a trend we’ve been talking about, the lace dress, and a matching jacket in crisp winter white. Her contrasting black boots and black bag really make this outfit pop. My favorite part? Look closely at the details. White edging on her tote and the tiny white skulls are cute and cool without being overkill.

If you love to layer, start with streamlined pieces, like the hint of black sweater that’s worn over her dress. Stay away from anything padded, puffy or ruffled – or risk losing your shape under the weight of heavy clothes. It’s not quite spring, and no one’s ready for bare legs. Try the basic black legging or another slim option that won’t distract from the rest of your look. Opaque tights will always be a classic. To give your outfit a little more edge, try patterned or gray tights (like our girl) for some unexpected flair.

Hint: Accessories can be a hassle when you’re worried about staying warm. Try one cool piece, like a statement necklace, for something that will help you finish the look without wearing you out.

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