What to Wear in 60 Degree Weather: 4 Transitional Outfits for Spring

May 4, 2018 by Eliza Huber

After the last six months of what felt like never-ending snow, cold, and all-around gloom, it’s hard not to impulsively jump into our spring wardrobes full-force at the first glimpse of sunnier climates. From what we can see, true winter weather is officially in the past, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves by stowing away light jackets and denim just yet. While 60-degree weather may seem loads warmer than the temperature we’ve grown accustomed to, in reality, it’s not quite warm enough for the dainty dresses and flowy skirts that we’ve all been craving. That is, without some expert styling and a few key add-ons.

There’s nothing worse than running errands or going from meeting to meeting all day in an outfit not quite appropriate for the weather. Trust us, we’ve been there. Therefore, to ensure that you get through the next few weeks of confusing temperatures fashionably and comfortably, we’ve styled four easy-to-pull-off looks that you can rely on for anything from a work meeting to date night.

Scroll down for four editor-approved looks that are perfect for that warm, but not-too-warm 60-degree weather.

1. Long-Sleeved Dresses

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DRESS: THEORY

A long-sleeved dress combines two things essential for 60-degree weather – long sleeves for warmth and the freedom to say goodbye to pants (AKA the only real option for the winter months). In the low 60s, opt for boots and a dress in a heavier material like the look above; however, when it hits 65+, break out a pair of open-toed mules or strappy sandals. The best thing about dresses is their ease of transition. To take this look from day to night, just grab a clutch and some higher heels.

Our Picks for Long-Sleeved Dresses:

DRESS: DEREK LAM, DRESS: SALONI

DRESS: DIANE VON FURSTENBERG , DRESS: DEREK LAM 10 CROSBY

DRESS: WAVERLY GREY, DRESS: HUNTER BELL

DRESS: ALI & JAY, DRESS: ELLIATT

2. Spring Dresses & Light Jackets

DRESS: CINQ À SEPT, COAT: GREYLIN

While we all know how important it is to be practical, sometimes, when the sun comes out even just a little bit, the floral wrap dress you’ve been saving for that first nice day just can’t be put off. Don’t worry, we know the feeling. With that, we’ve come up with a solution that lets you and your dream dress do your thing while still allowing the look to be weather appropriate. Just add a light jacket. Whether you love trench coats or moto jackets, we’ve got you covered.

Our Picks for Spring Dresses & a Light Jacket:

JACKET: ELIZABETH AND JAMES, DRESS: THE KOOPLES

SHIRTDRESS: TIBI, DRESS: SLATE & WILLOW

COAT: SLATE & WILLOW, DRESS: PARKER

DRESS: MDS STRIPES, DRESS: CAROLINA K

3. Midi Skirts & Sweaters

SWEATER: ELIZABETH AND JAMES, SKIRT: KATE SPADE

Replacing your winter-worn trousers and jeans for a midi skirt has got to be one of the easiest ways to transition from winter to spring; however, no matter how much we want to perform a similar swap from sweaters to tees, 60-degree weather just simply doesn’t permit it. With that, we’re suggesting keeping your sweaters and combining them with a midi skirt. Don’t worry, in a couple weeks, a t-shirt will absolutely be appropriate.

Our Picks for Midi Skirts & Sweaters:

SWEATER: THEORY, SKIRT: HUNTER BELL

SWEATER: MONROW, SKIRT: VINCE

SWEATER: THE FIFTH LABEL, SKIRT: TIBI

SWEATER: DEREK LAM 10 CROSBY, SKIRT: NICOLE MILLER

4. Long-Sleeved Blouses & Denim

BLOUSE: MOTHER OF PEARL

While skirts and dresses are the spring favorites, a good pair of jeans is undeniable. After all, denim is suitable for every season and if you can find that perfect pair, they look great on every body type. With that, the only way to end this list is with a classic denim and long-sleeved blouse combination. This season, balloon sleeves and bold prints are winning in terms of top trends, so naturally, that’s exactly what we’ve shown you.

Our Picks for Long-Sleeved Blouses & Denim:

TOP: DRAPER JAMES X ELOQUII, JEANS: LA VIE

TOP: NICHOLAS, JEANS: KENDALL + KYLIE

TOP: M.I.H JEANS, JEANS: CITIZENS OF HUMANITY

TOP: ALEXIS, JEANS: CURRENT/ELLIOTT