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Goodbye, Winter. Hello, Spring.

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at MSU chapter.

This year, the Midwest was hit with one of the hardest winters on record. We have endured months of marshmallow jackets, frostbite warnings and static-y hat hair. With March upon us, spring isn’t necessarily in full swing, but we can see the light at the end of the polar vortex. Dressing for those exciting fifty-degree days can be tough, but here are some tips on transitioning your winter wardrobe into spring.

1.     Floral dress and knit sweater. If you’re ready to brave bare legs after a long winter, you can layer a swingy sundress with your favorite neutral sweater (even if you’ve worn it nearly every day for the past four months.) You can also wear it under a leather jacket for some extra warmth against that cool, springy breeze. Since it isn’t quite sandal weather yet, pair it with ankle boots. 

2.    Pink pants. If you still have to keep your legs covered, ditch your winter neutrals and jeans for something more cheery. Instyle.com cites pale pink pants as one of the spring trends recently spotted on celebrities. Pair them with a breezy, white top and some flat sandals. If you’re feeling bolder, try them in a printed variety. 

3.     Crop tops. This flirty trend that reveals slivers of skin is not done yet. When we’re lucky enough to enjoy some real warm weather, wear your cropped solid with printed shorts or a bold, flowy skirt. Pair it with low-top sneakers for a sporty vibe. 

4.     Raingear. Get ready for those April showers by trading out your parka for some waterproof outerwear. Brighten up the grey days by opting for raingear in bright shades and daring prints. Mix things up by shying away from the traditional knee-high galosh and going towards a fresher, mid-calf height. 


I am a sophomore at Michigan State University double majoring in apparel and textile design and journalism.
Alena Davis is a senior journalism major at MSU and co-campus correspondent for HCMSU. She hopes to pursue a career in magazines based in New York or Chicago. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, Instagramming and excursioning with friends. Follow her on Twitter: @alenaadavis & Instagram: @alenadavis