Spring Layers

Can it be? Is spring finally here? With this climate-driven roller-coaster ride we need some serious transitional outfit inspiration. Follow these stylish layering cues and finally say goodbye to winter for spring!

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Nothing says “springtime is here!” Like dreamy watercolor florals. Helena Bordon’s jacket pulls double duty as the statement piece of the outfit and a warming layer.

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This street style star took layering and prints to a new level with a wide-striped blazer worn over a contrasting narrow-striped blouse. Then she finished off her menswear look with skinny jeans and edgy, studded brogues.

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Lauren Kennedy Malpas gives us another reason to obsess over pink coats. The great thing about a pastel winter coat is that the color is appropriate for spring, but the weight still keeps you warm. Plus, her open-toe heels with pink socks are a fashionable and functional combo.

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Chiara Ferragni kept warm in a delicate lace suiting separates by throwing on a long cardigan and edgy cutout boots.

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This fashion savvy civilian makes the most of her bright cape by wearing it as a spring jacket layered over a contrast-collar shirt and distressed skinny jeans.

Happy Spring!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Paint the town: Watercolor Prints

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This season, it seems as if everything from silky button-downs to skinny jeans are drenched in the dreamy, pastel motifs, and the look couldn’t be more appropriate for spring. At turns the trend is chic and youthful, like Ashley Madekwe’s Etro Butterfly Print Dress ($1998, 310.248.2855) at the Rodeo Drive Walk of Style event in Beverly Hills last December. At other times, watercolors feel more romantic and feminine, particularly on Lela Rose’s Withering Floral Organza Draped Bodice Dress With Cowl Detail And Full Skirt ($1795) from the S/S 13 collection. Here are a few watercolor-inspired styles for you to try!

Marni Printed Cotton-Jersey T-Shirt ($270)
Marni’s playful top displays a watercolor tiger print from Dutch artist Rop van Mierlo’s book Wild Animals. Add some polish to the tee with a fitted blazer and slim blue jeans.

CC Skye Bright Love Lucite Clutch ($255) in Orange/Yellow
This boxy Lucite clutch adds a refreshing splash of color to your look. Style it with a crisp button-down and white trousers for a decidedly fresh take.

Theyskens’ Theory Damara Printed Silk Mini Dress ($595)
For a watercolor look with downtown appeal, try Theyskens’ Theory silk dress. The of-the-moment marble print lends it a contemporary vibe, and the front ties echo the current shirt-tied-around-waist trend too.

Guess Brittney Skinny Ankle Jeans ($138, available May)
Upgrade your classic skinnies with Guess’ sophisticated pair rendered in a mix of hazy hues. Play up the pastel palette by teaming the jeans with a silk blouse in soft lilac or creamy yellow.

tarte Cheek Stain ($30) in Awakening
Make watercolors part of your beauty repertoire with this universally flattering cheek stain. Apply to the apples of your cheeks for a natural, sweet-looking flush.

Charles David Bliss Heels ($230)
The abstract print gets a polished twist in Charles David’s pointy-toe heels. Wear these with a slim pencil skirt for a soft, feminine take on office-appropriate attire.

Harlyn Blouse ($187, 213.614.9292)
If you favor bold, splashy prints, you’ll want to snag Harlyn’s button-down. Wear it with a pair of bright trousers for a statement-making ensemble.

BaubleBar Marquise Leaf Drops ($26)
Tap into the watercolor trend with pastel blue baubles. Slip them on with an equally elegant cocktail number at your next soiree.

XOXO

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