Perfect Outfit: How To Survive Chicago's In-Between Season In Style

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Is it just us, or is everybody in Chicago totally sick of winter? Seriously, our weather is nothing if not fickle — wreaking total havoc on our outfit decisions and wondering just how to dress for these in-between months. That's why we're taking notes from local blogger, Liz Schneider of Sequins + Stripes, to create the perfect crossover look. With an outfit this fierce — spring can wait!

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Here, Liz shows us that layering for chilly temps doesn't have to be all about functionality — you can have some fun, too. Take a walk on the wild side with an animal-print coat (cheetah is certainly having a moment), and relish the post-blizzard era with these eye-catching heels. An understated clutch ties the look together, making this perfect ensemble for those tricky day-to-night plans.

Clockwise, from top left: River Island Beige Leopard Print Boxy Blazer, $50, available at River Island; Equipment Sloane Cashmere Sweater, $266, available at Net-A-Porter; Bauble Bar Cobra Triad Strand, $28, available at Bauble Bar; Topshop MOTO Black Skinny Leigh Jeans, $76, available at Topshop; KORS Michael Kors Aberly Snake Pump, $275, available at Michael Kors; Christopher Kon Ellena Woven Clutch, $240, available at Shopbop.

Photo: Courtesy of Sequins & Stripes