What are some staple wardrobe items to look for when considering the change from winter to spring? 

As the temperatures start to get a bit warmer when we transition from winter to spring, layering items are everything. Maybe pair a thin turtleneck under a blazer instead of the thick sweater and coat combo you wore throughout winter. I also think midi-length dresses and skirts are great staples for this time of year…they look great worn over tall boots with the sweater or light coat of your choice on top. And finally —  find a good pair of casual sneakers that can be dressed up or down. I’m really liking white ones right now to wear with cropped pants or a dress. 

What’s a good color palette for this transitional period? 

Neutral colors have been a huge hit this winter (white, believe it or not, as well as cream, grey, brown, etc.), and these will carry over into spring very well since they’re lighter colors. I’ve also seen a ton of pastels (pale blue, lavender) and even bright neon shades in the spring collections that I’ve looked at. 

Here in Washington umbrellas are taboo — any good way to stay dry? Best raincoats? 

We all know Patagonia is amazing! I also have a warm raincoat from Baro Drywear that I love. And, surprisingly enough, I’ve found great lightweight raincoats from retailers like Zara. However, I recommend shopping small if possible and checking your local boutiques first to see if they have what you need! 

What are some big trends for this season this year? 

Like I mentioned before, I feel like we will be seeing a lot of pastels and neon in spring 2020. That said, you can never go wrong with neutrals either. I also think that work-style suits, trench coats, cargo-style pants, colored leather, and fun prints will make an appearance. 

What’s the best way to keep your feet dry: socks, boots, any other tricks? 

I am loving tall leather boots right now! I have a cream pair that I’m super excited to wear throughout the spring. Some of my favorite shoe brands are Dolce Vita, Dr. Martens, Jeffrey Campbell, and Vagabond. 

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