Essential #1: Polka-Dot Tunic — This lovely, classically printed tunic is extra-graphic when tucked under a fuzzy leopard coat. Plus, with or without the topper, it looks great and can double as both a shirt and dress, depending on one's hemline preference. Add a sleek pair of tights underneath for when the chill rolls in.
J.Crew Retro-Dot Tunic, $65, available at J.Crew.
Essential #2: Round Sunglasses — Shade your eyes from those UV rays with cutesy oversized frames. Not only are they a great way to block out the excess spring sun, but they look mega-cool as a pseudo headband.
H&M Round Sunglasses, $9.48, available at H&M.
Essential #3: Walkable Booties — These boots were made for walking. But really, they are. Sport low-key booties that offset the tunic and jacket combo — plus, your feet will thank you.
ASOS ALBY Mid Heel Leather Chelsea Boot, $98.48, available at ASOS.
Essential #4: Leopard Coat — These Bay Area temps fluctuate like crazy, so prepare for the chilly evening with a cool-girl coat in another bold pattern to mix and match with your frock. Of course, one can never go wrong with a lil leopard.
ModCloth Feline Groovy Coat, $29.99, available at ModCloth.
Essential #5: Gold Necklace — Don't forget to accessorize. Top off the fun look with a touch of gold. A delicate, girly necklace is a stellar way to jazz up the 'fit without it being too extreme.
Stella McCartney Polished Gold-Tone Star Necklace, $415, available at Net-A-Porter.
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