8 Real-Life Looks That Are Perfect For Spring's Random Temps

Getting dressed when the weather is absolutely bonkers — hello, freezing rain and balmy sunshine! — presents a very specific style conundrum: How do you dress for two distinct seasons at the same time? Well, we've got a handy cheat sheet made up of 8 inspiring outfits we've snapped on real-life D.C.'ers. Copy these creative getups and you'll be well equipped to navigate whatever the forecast holds. Bring it on, spring!
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We're smitten with the face-framing hat (scored at a yard sale!) and brilliant red tresses spotted on Meg Walsh of Eastern Confederate. A cashmere coat that once belonged to her great-grandmother adds some coziness to her basic button-up and American Apparel jeans, and a dainty necklace from local designer Jennifer Jeremias polishes off the look.


Photographed by Kate Hoffman
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Stripes on stripes! We snapped Linda of NomNomBlingBling at National Archives wearing a striped blazer and top from H&M, Gap jeans, Stella McCartney sunnies, and Pour La Victoire heels. A sunny mustard Marc Jacobs clutch and J.Crew belt add the perfect pop.


Photographed by Kate Hoffman
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An all-black look can still work for the stretch between winter and spring, if the layers are light and breezy — and local lady Sharnelle Clue proves it here. Her H&M jacket, American Apparel scarf, and H&M shirt play nicely together in a monochromatic palette.


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Bridget Pollock proves you can pull off a head-to-toe look from a single brand (in her case, it's Madewell) — she masters the boy-meets-girl vibe with a rugged chambray shirt and a patterned maxi-skirt.


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Who can resist a well-dressed fella? We sure can't. Gavin Dowd navigates chillier days with ease, thanks to a lightweight Topman jacket, J.Crew shirt, and Zara pants. Those killer glasses are from Urban Outfitters.


Photographed by Maria Carey
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This might just be our new go-to outfit — the edgy combo of a faded tee, rag & bone skinnies, and Sandro high-tops on GWU student Ricci Taylor feels right for a day when you're bopping around town. A Washborn jean jacket wards off the chill, while a Mulberry satchel and casual beanie add some uptown/downtown cool.


Photographed by Kate Hoffman
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We've never seen Morgan Hungerford West of Panda Head in an outfit we wouldn't want to steal, and this transitional getup is no exception. She puts a tomboyish spin on classic Levi's jeans with an Urban Outfitters beanie, thrifted J.Crew jacket, and BDG chambray shirt, but adds a little feminine wink with a bright lip and Sam Edelman leopard booties.


Photographed by Kate Hoffman
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We stopped in our tracks the moment we spied this amazing fuzzy jacket — is there any better way to handle iffy weather than with a statement piece like this? Her patterned blouse and Nike kicks are the perfect low-key compliments to a look-at-me topper.


Photographed by Maria Carey
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