The Spring Swerve

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You will be DANCING to Spring!

It’s Spring, but COLD. What Do I Wear?! Ask Megan.

In the March edition of our fashion advice column “Ask Megan,” Style Coach Megan LaRussa Chenoweth of Megan LaRussa tackles readers’ questions about transitional style — how to dress for spring when it is cold AND hot outside.

Style Coach Megan LaRussa Chenoweth of Megan LaRussa

Style Coach Megan LaRussa Chenoweth of Megan LaRussa

What shoes should I wear during this transition weather? I often notice that some people start breaking out the spring shoes with open toes. Can I still wear my booties?

Shoes are often the trickiest part of dressing for transition weather. It can feel confusing knowing whether or not to wear sandals or booties when it’s going from 50 degrees to 80 degrees in a day! But I’m here to help you with this shoe dilemma with a few easy guidelines.

For most Southeastern cities, it doesn’t get full-blown HOT until later in the spring. With that being said, we should be sticking to closed-toe shoes until mid- to late-March. This means you need a nice shoe arsenal of closed-toe shoes for transition weather, ranging from a ballet flat or loafer to a stylish sneaker to a nude pump and even a neutral color bootie.

What makes these closed-toe shoes appropriate for this spring weather is their color and fabric. Opt for shoes in lighter, brighter colors such as taupe, grey, metallic and even bright colors like pink and blue. It doesn’t mean black is out of the picture, just stick to black shoes that are less suede and other winter fabrications and more light and airy in appearance.

Finally, let’s chat styling. Booties, for instance, can definitely be worn this time of year. But it’s all in how you style them to keep from looking like it’s the dead of winter. Select neutral, like taupe and grey, booties that can be paired back with white, tan or grey jeans. It can be a very chic transition weather look to style your summer white jeans (full length, not ankle) with lighter, neutral-colored booties.

A loafer or ballet flat in your favorite neutral shade is a must in every woman's closet. Image: Eloquii

A loafer or ballet flat in your favorite neutral shade is a must in every woman’s closet. Image: Eloquii

Closed-toe booties in lighter neutral shades are a transition weather style staple. Image: Nordstrom

Closed-toe booties in lighter neutral shades are a transition weather style staple. Image: Nordstrom