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30 Fashion-Approved Layering Combos for Awkward Spring Weather

Despite the suddenly balmy temperatures on the East Coast, it still doesn’t feel like spring is in the air. (Especially since temps frequently go up and down from now through the middle of May.) And with normal highs around this time of year registering closer to the 50s and low 60s, it’s not quite time for shorts and miniskirts to go solo.

But there are definitely tricks of the trade to make practically any piece work in spring. Just like in winter, it’s all about layering clothes. In spring, the rules are a bit different, though. You want to look for pieces that add a touch of warmth without contributing much bulk. Flashes of skin are encouraged, but you need to be strategic about what — and when — you reveal. That’s why we’re stocking up on things like sleeveless turtlenecks. Jackets are also mainstays, but don’t rely solely on denim versions to get you through. Sweaters are still in play as long as you favor more lightweight, breathable options. Now is a prime time to ditch those sweatpants for flowy trousers, especially the plissé kind.

Ready for more season-appropriate tips? Then keep scrolling for a definitive guide to layering clothes this season.

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