The countdown to spring is finally over!!! Well, sort of..
While the spring is technically here, the weather remains relentlessly chilly. TCNJ fashionistas are dressing up and dressing accordingly by slowly transitioning their warm winter wardrobes into lighter spring ensembles. Janet Park, English and Spanish double major, says that she transitions her wardrobe from winter to spring by keeping it simple: “The easiest way to transition your style is to layer,” she says. Here, Park layers a grey long sleeve Brandy Melville top with her Zara trench coat. On the bottom, Park pairs her Forever 21 plaid shorts (which we love) with a pair of black tights and little booties.
The two of us love how Park paired her bottoms with a pair of sheer black tights. “Tights are the perfect way to dress up any outfit,” Park says. She then adds that “tights are great because you can wear cute dresses, shorts and skirts without looking too bare/being too cold” during the colder spring days. Not only this, but tights automatically make any outfit classier. The tights were the perfect finishing touch to Park’s ensemble.
Taking Janet’s outfit as inspiration we compiled a few looks that make us swoon. Tobi recently released some spring pieces and featured a handful of AH-DORABLE shorts in all different styles. Their Plaid For the Bad short reminded us of Janet’s look and we can see it on fashionistas everywhere. We also picked black leather shorts with a floral design and a pink skort!
To top off the shorts, and add flare and style, layer your outfit with a cute trench! We chose three simple coats, all designed by Forever21, and all affordable. Two of the jackets featured below are simple in off-white and grey and will add sophistication. For a pop of crazy cool, try out the Checked Dolman Jacket! Pair it with any plain pair of short and it makes a statement. Or- if you’re a daredevil- try it with a pair of patterned shorts and try to mix and match. Good luck, fashionistas! We know you can rock anything.