March is a tricky month for fashion in Utah. Everyone is itching to get outside, there are teasers of nice weather (and the chance to wear sun dresses!), but the weather has other ideas. Within 24 hours, it can easily go from sunny and 70, to a full-blown blizzard.
So what do you wear? Layers. Layers in this weird, weird month are your best friend. It can be difficult to find the right combination of layers. Because can you wear a chunky sweater with a sun dress? A parka and a tank top?
Spring is the perfect time to adjust your personal style. Find those quirky pieces in the back of your closet and make them work for you!
Here are a few tips & tricks to help you get started:
1. Check the weather.
It sounds like a no-brainer, but if you know what the weather's planning, you know where to start, what to bring, and how thick your socks should be.
2. Pick a base layer.
Now that you know whether you should buy an iced coffee or a hot coffee today, you can choose your base layer. If it's going to be sunny and 70, go for a sundress. Slushy, cloudy and weird for the majority of the day? Grab your favorite pair of jeans and a T-shirt or tank.
With layering, basic pieces can be your best friend. A t-shirt and jeans can be layered over, but still look good on their own and you can never go wrong with a nice sweater over a good blouse.
3. Account for the variables.
It's sunny and beautiful now, but the weatherman says there is a 73% chance of rain. Maybe the fringe sandals aren't the best option. Having unique, versatile shoes, jackets and accessories make a big difference and can take you from a sunny commute to a bleary coffee run.
Light jackets, windbreakers, and cardigans are all great pieces to keep on hand. Consider packing a light sweater in your bag to throw on when the wind picks up!
4. Rock your look.
Everyone is dealing with unpredictable weather, and although you may have combined a few pieces that you wouldn't normally pair together, they likely look fab. Rain boots & a sundress? So spring! Take an #ootd photo and share your great style on Insta!
Layering really comes down to a few things — having the right pieces, knowing your enemy (the gusty, ice cold wind of spring) and having the confidence to rock your personal style!
Do you have layering tips you want to share? Let us know in the comments. We love hearing from you!