Chicago’s unpredictable spring weather makes it nearly impossible to get dressed in the morning. As the sun comes out and warmer weather makes a few (very welcomed) appearances, it’s easy to get carried away and wear open toed shoes while the temperatures are still sub-50. To combat these issues, we’ve rounded up the top four styles that will help you make a flawless transition from winter to spring.
You know, the denim shirt’s softer, lighter step-sister. Chambray button downs give you some breathability while still being heavyweight enough to keep you warm while you are outside. Chambray’s generally light color leads to a subtle, springy feel. Try layering a vest over your top for a little bit of added warmth, or wear as a dress with cute sandals like Olivia Palermo (right) for an office-ready look.
These bad boys combine comfort, spring fabrics and colors, and warmth. You can leave the house feeling fully covered during chilly spring mornings, and transition into the warmer hours with the breathable fabric. The best part? These pants feel like pajamas, but are sleek enough to wear out of the house. (photo: cupcakesandcashmere.com)
For a casual weekend look, slip on some sneakers before you head out the door. Pair them with boyfriend jeans and a crisp white t-shirt for brunch, or wear your favorite gym shoes with leggings and a running jacket for an athleisure look that can take you right to the gym.
Whether rocking the athleisure look or heading into work, stripes are the answer this spring. The pattern adds dimension while still being a basic piece that can go with absolutely everything in your closet. Invest in a basic striped tee and pair with a military jacket, a flowy midi skirt, or light denim for an extra springy look. (photo: whowhatwear.com)