5 Basics and 1 Perfect Outfit

Even if spring still feels a million miles away, warmer days are definitely on the horizon. And so, we've already been switching our closets over to give easy access to pieces that play nice with this unpredictable in-between season. But if you're a little dubious as to how to gradually lighten your winter look then take a tip from this well-heeled local. Her lightweight trousers, lace blouse, and long summery cardigan definitely have sunshine in mind, but her big, cozy scarf and fur-trimmed tweed jacket are plenty to keep her warm. The burgundy satchel and vintage men's hat are the perfect finishing tools, and could take any of us right through to next season.
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Here's what you need--and where to get it right here--to copy the look yourself.
Essential #1: Lace shirt--A great layering tool to have peeking out from underneath a cozy sweater. Wear it on its own once the mercury starts rising.
Top Shop Lace Tuck Shoulder Top By Rare, $70, available at Top Shop, 478 Broadway (at Broome Street); 212-966-9555
Essential #2: Big Scarf--If you don't have one (or lost it in a cab), we've still got dibs on a great version under $100.
Calypso Orchid Scarf, $95, available at Calypso,426 Broome Street (between Lafayette and Crosby streets); 212-431-0383
Essential #3: Pleated Trousers--No question, these lightweight pants are a girl's best friend all year round and can be souped up with heels or dressed-down with Keds.
3.1 Phillip Lim Tapered Trouser, $295, available at Otte, 121 Greenwich Avenue, (near West 13th Street); 212- 229-9424
Also pictured: Jerome Dreyfuss Billy Bag Lambskin, $798, available at Otte; Dress & Co Lace Up With Fur M65 Jacket, $680, available at Opening Ceremony; 35 Howard Street (between Broadway and Crosby Street); 212-219-2688
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