After months of what felt like never-ending cold and gloom, it’s hard not to impulsively jump into our spring wardrobes at the first glimpse of sunnier days. From what we can see, true winter weather is officially in the past — but let’s not get ahead of ourselves by stowing away jackets and layers 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 popping into the office in an outfit not quite appropriate for the weather. Trust us, we’ve been there. 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 must-rent looks that are perfect for that warm, but not-too-warm 60 degree weather.
Model in image wearing: Natori Boro Dress, Loeffler Randall Lea Drawstring Bag
1. Long-Sleeved Dresses
A long-sleeved dress combines two essentials 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. When it hits 65+, break out a pair of open-toed mules or strappy sandals. To take this look from day to night, just grab a clutch and some higher heels.
Our Picks for Long-Sleeved Dresses:
2. Spring Dresses & Light Jackets
While we all know how important it is to be practical, sometimes when the sun comes out (even just a little bit), the floral frock you’ve been saving for that first nice day demands to be worn. We’ve come up with a solution that lets you and your dream dress do your thing while still feeling weather appropriate. Just add a light jacket! No matter your preference of outerwear silhouette, we’ve got you covered.
Our Picks for Spring Dresses & a Light Jacket:
3. Midi Skirts & Sweaters
Replacing your winter-worn trousers and jeans for a midi skirt is 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 simply doesn’t permit it. With that, we suggest you keep your sweaters and combine 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:
4. Long-Sleeved Blouses & Denim
While skirts and dresses are spring favorites, a good pair of jeans is season-less. After all, denim is suitable for every season and looks 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, bold prints and bright hues are top trends, so plan your upcoming rentals accordingly.