Transitional Essentials You'll Wear Again & Again

Transitional dressing can sound pretty intimidating. It kind of feels like, "Wait, I have a winter wardrobe, and a summer wardrobe, and now I need something in between the two?!" Yep. But, it doesn't have to be scary and it doesn't have to mean scrapping your existing clothing in exchange for some weird, in-between season shopping. But, there are a few essentials you should have on hand to transition seamlessly from winter to spring, for both practicality and style purposes.
There are the more functional items on the shopping list, like a rain jacket, and then the more style-forward essentials, like a good mule or sheer sock. But what's most important is that these pieces are versatile enough to be worn now, while transitioning, and come spring (or even summer), too. So, we're rounding up the must-have staples for right now that you should scoop up sooner rather than later. Click on to make transitional dressing a walk in the park (which you should also do as soon as it's warm enough!).
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The Stylish Raincoat
You'll dread those April showers a lot less when you have a rain jacket you'll actually be excited to wear.

Sutterheim Stockholm Pale Pink, $295, available at Sutterheim.
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The Versatile Swimsuit
Get some swim that can be worn whether you're hitting the hot tub upstate or hitting the beach down south (and can be worn as a top, too).

Lonely Daphne Swimsuit Oxblood, $149, available at Lonely.
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The Fun Socks
Breathable and perfect for wearing with your favorite sandals.

& Other Stories Sheer Blossom Socks, $10, available at & Other Stories.
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The Black Bootie

A stacked-heel bootie looks just as chic paired with a miniskirt as it does with your winter wear — and the cool peep-toe keeps this one warm-weather ready.
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The Fresh Denim
You've probably worn your favorite jeans down to shreds this winter, so it's time to re-up with a fresh pair.

Warehouse Top Stitch Wide Leg Culottes, $98, available at Warehouse.
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The Not-Quite Sandal
Don't break out the flip-flops just yet. For now, a sophisticated mule will do, letting your feet breathe a bit but not going full-on summertime.

Mercedes Castillo Adira Mule, $495, available at Mercedes Castillo.
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The Blanket Scarf
It's the ultimate transitional accessory, so don't let it leave your side neck.

Wilfred Rainbow Bord Blanket, $34.99, available at Aritzia.
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The Spring Ankle Boot
It's different than the winter ankle boot, believe it or not. Because now, you can worry about style more than warmth (and white is not off limits!).

Dolce Vita PercyBooties, $102.90, available at Dolce Vita.
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The Go-To Jumpsuit
Wear it over a cotton turtleneck now, and bare later.

Built by Wendy Jumpsie in Poppy, $192, available at Build by Wendy.
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The Chilly Nights Sweater
Keep a light sweater on hand for air conditioning and nights when the temp still drops.

Rochas Step-hem Embroidered Cotton Sweater, $375, available at MatchesFashion.
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The Denim Jacket
Leather weather, it's been real, but we're moving on.

AGOLDE x Opening Ceremony Carpenter Jacket, $275, available at Opening Ceremony.
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The Neutral Sneaker
It pairs just as well with shorts and trousers as it does skirts and dresses.

Ganni Poppy Shine, $250, available at Need Supply.
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The Metallic Midi Skirt
Ease into giving your legs some air.

H&M Pleated Skirt, $34.99, available at H&M.

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