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28 Things You Need In Your Wardrobe For The Winter To Spring Transition

It can be basically impossible to know how to dress for the weather rn, but never fear. Here are some killer dresses, jackets, sweaters, booties, and more to ensure your style will stay fierce as a lion even when March goes out like a lamb. Everything you need to be prepared for even the most unpredictable weather.

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1. A lightweight scarf (be it a funky floral or perchance covered in pugs) you'll want to get wrapped up in.

anthropologie.com, amazon.com

You can kiss those heavy, knitted winter scarves buh-bye and swap 'em out for one of these babies, which can be tied in myriad fashions and also worn as a shawl in an overly air-conditioned office.

Get the tasseled floral scarf from Anthropologie for $58 (available in five colors), or the pugs from Amazon for $9.99 (available in three colors).

2. A sunny raincoat to brighten even the grayest of early spring days.

Get it from Modcloth for $79 (available in sizes XXS-4X).
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Get it from Modcloth for $79 (available in sizes XXS-4X).

3. A gorgeous midi dress that combines long sleeves with florals to get the best of both winter and spring worlds. Hannah Montana would be proud.

amazon.com, amazon.com

Promising review: "This dress fits really well and the pattern is stunning. I've gotten loads of compliments on it. It's comfortable and a great material that's not too thin, so it could be worn in fall, winter, or spring." —SimplySo

Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in six colors).

4. A midweight utility jacket you can pop over all your fave summer dresses so you can wear them right. this. second.

Get it from Forever 21 for $27.90 (available in sizes S-L and in three colors).
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Get it from Forever 21 for $27.90 (available in sizes S-L and in three colors).

5. Cheeky cropped pants (or even a whole dang suit) so you can show off some cute shoes that are NOT snowboots 🙌.

The stretchy elastic waist combined with the gingham print make these the ideal pants for a picnic feast.Get the pants from Target for $23.99 (available in sizes 2-16 and in two colors). Get the matching blazer from Target for $31.99 (available in sizes S-L).
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The stretchy elastic waist combined with the gingham print make these the ideal pants for a picnic feast.

Get the pants from Target for $23.99 (available in sizes 2-16 and in two colors). Get the matching blazer from Target for $31.99 (available in sizes S-L).

6. Speaking of cute shoes — versatile cutout booties for days when you're dying to wear sandals but the weather isn't cooperating just yet.

amazon.com, amazon.com

Promising review: "These are perfect! They're comfy and stylish, and can be worn with or without socks. They look great with cuffed jeans! I have wide feet, so I usually have some issues with shoes fitting, but these are great. I can wear them all day." —kathy zink

Get them from Amazon for $20+ (available in sizes 5.5-11 and in 12 colors).

7. A bright quilted vest you'll want to bring with you on all your spring adventures, just in case it gets chilly.

Promising review: "This vest is well-made and comfortable. I wear it for chilly early morning and evening outings. I went a size up to accommodate wearing a sweatshirt underneath, but my regular size would have worked just fine." —TBellGet it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in five colors).
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Promising review: "This vest is well-made and comfortable. I wear it for chilly early morning and evening outings. I went a size up to accommodate wearing a sweatshirt underneath, but my regular size would have worked just fine." —TBell

Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in five colors).

8. The perfect pair of ripped jeans to let your knees enjoy the early spring breeze.

Get them from H&M for $39.99 (available in sizes 25/30-36/34).
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Get them from H&M for $39.99 (available in sizes 25/30-36/34).

9. A solid or floral pleather jacket that'll keep you warm and finish off every look with a bang, faux real.

amazon.com, target.com

Get the solid colored jacket from Amazon for $25.46+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and in 16 colors). Get the floral from Target for $39.99 (available in sizes S-L).

10. A pretty midi skirt you'll wanna twirl around in and exclaim, "Look Ma, no tights!"

If it's still a bit nippy outside, try pairing this number with some heeled, tall boots.Get it from Asos for $56 (available in sizes 0-14).
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If it's still a bit nippy outside, try pairing this number with some heeled, tall boots.

Get it from Asos for $56 (available in sizes 0-14).

11. A cute and roomy bag for stashing the countless layers and the umbrella you'll inevitably be schlepping for most of the season.

us.boohoo.com, katespade.com

Get the structured red tote from Boohoo for $25. Get the heart tote from Kate Spade for $119.

12. A lightweight turtleneck that's just as awesome as a base layer as it is on its own.

Rock it with jackets, sweaters, scarves, even sleeveless dresses. The possibilities are endless!Promising review: "I'm in love with this shirt. It's simple yet unique. The frilly hem on the neck and sleeves adds a nice touch to your outfits, and the fabric is super soft and stretchy." —AnonymousGet it from Urban Outfitters for $20 (available in sizes XS-XL).
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Rock it with jackets, sweaters, scarves, even sleeveless dresses. The possibilities are endless!

Promising review: "I'm in love with this shirt. It's simple yet unique. The frilly hem on the neck and sleeves adds a nice touch to your outfits, and the fabric is super soft and stretchy." —Anonymous

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $20 (available in sizes XS-XL).

13. Fun peep toe booties so your tootsies can slowly begin to emerge from their months of hibernation.

Get them from Charlotte Russe for $11.99 (available in sizes 6-10).
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Get them from Charlotte Russe for $11.99 (available in sizes 6-10).

14. A 3/4 sleeve floral blouse for when it's only 3/4 of the way to spring but you just can't wait any more, dammit.

This one is soft and stretchy like a T-shirt but way more stylish.Get it from Francesca's for $30 (available in sizes XS-L).
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This one is soft and stretchy like a T-shirt but way more stylish.

Get it from Francesca's for $30 (available in sizes XS-L).

15. An oversized jean jacket (with or without a warm fleece lining) so classic and easy to layer, you'll have it in your closet forever.

freepeople.com, levi.com

Get the fleece-lined jacket from Free People for $128 (available in sizes XS-L). Get the unlined version from Amazon for $40.11+ (available in sizes XS-XL and in three colors).

16. Waterproof block-heeled booties, because you're sick of letting the weather stop you from rocking heels.

Promising review: "I'm so happy I purchased these beautifully made boots. I wanted to add a '70s vibe to my outfits, so I went with the red. I wear these rain or shine. I love them!" —triplevGet them from Urban Outfitters for $60 (available in sizes 6-10 and in six colors) or Nordstrom for $59.95 (available in sizes 6-10 and in five colors).
urbanoutfitters.com

Promising review: "I'm so happy I purchased these beautifully made boots. I wanted to add a '70s vibe to my outfits, so I went with the red. I wear these rain or shine. I love them!" —triplev

Get them from Urban Outfitters for $60 (available in sizes 6-10 and in six colors) or Nordstrom for $59.95 (available in sizes 6-10 and in five colors).

17. A patterned bomber that's as comfy as your go-to sweatshirt but way cuter.

Promising review: "I love this jacket, and at this price, I'm so happy I purchased it. The material is thicker than I was expecting, so it's a nice layer and I don't get too cold. I get so many compliments on this." —OptimusPrime0725Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in 17 prints).
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Promising review: "I love this jacket, and at this price, I'm so happy I purchased it. The material is thicker than I was expecting, so it's a nice layer and I don't get too cold. I get so many compliments on this." —OptimusPrime0725

Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in 17 prints).

18. A whimsical umbrella so you'll be able to see clearly even before the rain has gone.

amazon.com

Promising review: "I love this. It's been pouring rain for the past two weeks where I live. I pull this down close to my head and it protects my upper body, plus I can see through it when walking in city traffic. I highly recommend it!" —April S.

Get it from Amazon for $19+ (available in nine styles).

19. A swingy velvet smock dress that strikes just the right balance between cozy and breezy.

The heavy material ensures you won't freeze, but the flowy skirt means you won't be sweating, either. It's just what you need to walk the temperature tightrope we call spring.Get it from Nasty Gal for $40 (available in sizes S/M-M/L).
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The heavy material ensures you won't freeze, but the flowy skirt means you won't be sweating, either. It's just what you need to walk the temperature tightrope we call spring.

Get it from Nasty Gal for $40 (available in sizes S/M-M/L).

20. A pair of dressy shorts to pair with over-the knee boots for a transitional weather going-out look that's sexy as hell.

Get them from Boohoo for $29 (available in sizes 4-10 and in three colors). Get a similar pair in plus sizes here.
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Get them from Boohoo for $29 (available in sizes 4-10 and in three colors). Get a similar pair in plus sizes here.

21. A hella glam floppy hat basically begging to be paired with a maxi dress and a denim jacket.

This floppy friend is 100% wool, so it will protect your noggin from the crisp breeze while the brim shades you from the sun. Your fave winter beanies could never.Get it from Forever 21 for $12.99 (available in sizes S/M-M/L).
forever21.com

This floppy friend is 100% wool, so it will protect your noggin from the crisp breeze while the brim shades you from the sun. Your fave winter beanies could never.

Get it from Forever 21 for $12.99 (available in sizes S/M-M/L).

22. A chic trench befitting a spy from a classic movie. It even has a hood so you won't be recognized or, you know, splashed in the face with raindrops.

shop.nordstrom.com

Promising review: "This is the perfect trench coat. It's the right weight, the right length, and super comfortable. The generous cut on top gives you room to layer sweaters underneath when needed. The slight flare of the bottom is flattering and makes moving around easy. It's well constructed and the price is great, too." —Hwoodsam

Get it from Nordstrom for $119.90 (available in sizes 1X-3X). Get a similar coat in straight sizes here.

23. A cropped, flowery jumpsuit that basically comes with Insta likes included, especially if you pair it with a moto jacket.

Get it from Bloomingdale's for $70.40 (available in sizes XS-L).
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Get it from Bloomingdale's for $70.40 (available in sizes XS-L).

24. A sleek and simple bodysuit so even if you're wearing multiple layers, your look won't feel bulky. Tucked into jeans and flippy skirts, it's sure to become your new spring uniform.

freepeople.com, amazon.com

Get the one on the right from Free People for $58 (available in sizes XS-L and in three colors). Get the one on the left from Amazon for $15.99 (available in sizes XS-XL and in three colors).

25. A snuggly wool-blend cardigan great for keeping at your desk if your office temperature is even more unpredictable than the weather outside.

Promising review: "I purchased this sweater in two colors and I'm so happy with both! I got them in an XS and I find they have a generous, slightly oversized fit. The knit is soft and warm but breathable — it's the perfect sweater to throw over most anything. The pockets are a plus, as are the longer sleeves. I know I'll wear this season after season." —laurensophieGet it from J. Crew for $64.99 (available in sizes XXS-XXL and in four colors).
jcrew.com

Promising review: "I purchased this sweater in two colors and I'm so happy with both! I got them in an XS and I find they have a generous, slightly oversized fit. The knit is soft and warm but breathable — it's the perfect sweater to throw over most anything. The pockets are a plus, as are the longer sleeves. I know I'll wear this season after season." —laurensophie

Get it from J. Crew for $64.99 (available in sizes XXS-XXL and in four colors).

26. Posh sunglasses (be they cat-eye or an oversized wayfarer style) for when the future of beautiful weather is looking a little too bright.

shop.mango.com, amazon.com

Get the pair on the left from Mango for $29.99. Get the pair on the right from Amazon for $15.65+ (available in five colors).

27. A short sleeve knit pullover because sweater weather isn't quite over yet.

Promising review: "This is such a comfortable sweater! The fit is perfect and the material isn't too heavy for Georgia weather. I received so many compliments at work on this top! I love it!" —AMitch83Get it from Modcloth for $45 (available in sizes XXS-4X).
modcloth.com

Promising review: "This is such a comfortable sweater! The fit is perfect and the material isn't too heavy for Georgia weather. I received so many compliments at work on this top! I love it!" —AMitch83

Get it from Modcloth for $45 (available in sizes XXS-4X).

28. And finally, a show-stopping party dress that basically screams, "So long, tights weather!"

us.asos.com

It still has sleeves, though. Let's not get too crazy.

Get it from Asos for $103 (available in sizes 0-12).

Thankfully, now that you're prepared for any weather, you won't have to rely on Karen.

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