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The Spring Style Guide For Chilly Climates

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    By now, you're totally ready to break up with winter and go zero to 100 with spring (does anyone even remember a world without tights?). But, the reality is that Mother Nature's likely going to strike with a few more cold spells before it's really over. Before you spiral back into your default winter wares of all-black everything, take a few cues from Liz Adams, the style and brains behind Sequins & Stripes

    Based in Chicago, where winter can drag on for more than half the year, Adams has become a master at dressing for spring even though the temps may be playing catch-up. Not only does she have all sorts of inventive sartorial tricks to keep her style unhampered by the much-needed layers, she also proves that it's never too early to bust out those springy palettes we're salivating for. Ahead, Adams shows us three season-shifting looks featuring the latest from Old Navy. Want to pack up your winter inventory for good? Permission granted. 



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    Ditch the skinny jeans for a breezy skirt-and-tights combo.
    "While this look has really simple pieces, when layered together they're stylish and comfortable. If it were warmer out, I could've easily done without the tights, but adding on the booties and the skirt creates the perfect winter-meets-spring vibe."

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    Inject a spring palette into your look with accessories.
    "When my ensemble is more neutral, I try to reach for a pop of color or print to make the outfit jump."

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    Swap the dark topper for a light utility jacket.
    "Find pieces that still give you a layer but are more [appropriate] for spring, like ones that're in a lighter fabric or a softer silhouette. Here, instead of a black blazer, I opted for a green army jacket."

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    Style your maxi-dress for chilly temps by layering on a slouchy sweater.
    "This dress is such a good piece to have in your closet because you can wear it like a midi-skirt."

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    Belt your maxi for a tighter fit.
    To balance out the slouchy sweater and create the illusion of a midi-skirt, Adams belted it. "I tucked the sweater into the belt in the front and let the sweater drape over for a relaxed, flattering look."