How to wear a tricky spring trend

I am really loving the new* trend for spring, wearing a dress or skirt over pants. Before you run away, hear me out. Even if this trend isn’t right for your office, (i.e. law, financial planning, CPA, any conservative environments) it can be a great way to combat our crazy weather, i.e. hot-cold-hot…, for creative fields and casual offices. If it’s not right for you for work, it’s a perfect look for a busy weekend filled with various activities.

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What’s beautiful about this trend is that you’re able to layer and dress warmly for the morning and when the weather starts to warm up, you can shed both the pants and/or jacket. The key to getting this look right is to choose a DRESS, not a tunic. Um, you can’t take the pants off with a tunic.

The last reason I adore this look so much is because it’s so much fresher and a little more polished than leggings. Oh, I’m not getting rid of my leggings any time soon, but I can’t wait to start putting this trend into action!

Here are some tips to help you put this great layering combo together with flair:

 The Dress: Because it’s relatively unique pairing, your best bet is to stick with tailored shapes. My favorite is a classic shirt dress. Also up for consideration is the A-line, loose shift or asymmetrical hemmed dress. Feel free to wear your (button up) dress like a duster over a simple top and pants.

The pants: Slim pants are best; however, if you’re really up for risk taking, why not try flared/boot cut pants. If you’re worried about looking too bulky, stick to a monochromatic color scheme, i.e. black with black, navy with navy.

The top layer: It’s a free-spirited look daring to be experimented with; however, I like the dress/pant combo topped with structure such as a denim jacket, trench coat or blazer.

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I’ve created some ideas here to get you started. You can go to my Pinterest Page and see more examples on my “Trendz” board, too. (Don’t forget to follow me while you’re there for style inspiration all season long.)

And even though I’ve stated it’s a spring trend, I see no idea why you can’t get started now! I’d love know if you’ll try this trend or even if you hate it. Feel free to leave a comment below!

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