By Jahneil La Mara

The temperatures are slowly rising, so you know what that means! It’s time to peel off those layers and get your spring wardrobe popping. To help you better transition, here are a few looks that will have you ready to hang up your winter coat sooner than you know it. Turn your basic looks up a notch and be effortlessly chill and chic everywhere you go this spring.

1. Showstopping Structure 

Nothing screams spring more than bright colors, of course. Add a needed pop to an otherwise basic dress with this long structured trench vest. The metallic bootie is a sure attention-grabber.

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Vest, $99 / Dress, $17 / Clutch, $30 / Booties, $30 /Cuff, $10 / Socks, $16.50

2. Time- and Effortless 

Spring is like summer’s pre-season. With this look, you will always be ready for the last-minute plans your crew is talking about in the group message. Minimize the time it takes for you to get dressed with a playful sock and a not-so-basic top for a nearly ready-to-wear look.

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Pants, $54 / Shirt, $50 / Shoes, $75 / Socks, $19 / Watch, $149 / Sunglasses, $280

3. Damsel in Distressed 

The great thing about denim is that it doesn’t always have to come in blue. Brighten up the room with distressed white denim this spring. Why stop there? Add more crisp cool to your look with a white bag.

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Pants, $35 / Shirt, $39 /Shoes, $17 / Bag, $65 / Hat, $38/ Lipstick, $28 / Readers, $10

4. One on One 

Monochromatic is so on trend right now. Go nude this spring with matching tops and bottoms. Try tying a denim top around your waist for a stylish flare.

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Shorts, $40 / Shirt, $35 /Shoes, $50 /Denim Shirt , $50 / Watch, $50/ Hat, $30

5. Savvy and Sophisticated

A wrapped skirt is a simple yet sophisticated way to make a statement. Subtle hints of floral and polished accessories will have you strutting to after-work engagements all the way into summer.

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Skirt, $64 / Shirt, $25 / Shoes, $34 / Watch, $88 / Readers, $15 / Necklace, $28 / Bag, $59

What are some looks that you can’t wait to wear this spring?

 

HEADSHOT--Jahneil La MaraJahneil La Mara is a Southern California native and graduate of Florida’s Bethune-Cookman University where she received her B.A. in Mass Communications and served as editor-in-chief of the school paper. She has always been intrigued by the personal style of others and loves food, natural hair, traveling and Instagram. La Mara enjoys reading all things queer, fiction and non-fiction, and writes about her personal experiences being a young fashionable queer woman of color on her blog, LaLaLaMara.com. Keep up with her madness on Twitter and Instagram .

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