I’ve been thinking a lot about Sophia’s bare-leg dilemma and, while I tend to take her 50-degrees-and-above side of the argument, I think it has a lot to do with the short skirt and bare legs uniform I wore at school from the ages of 5 to 18 (yes, straight through winter!) As such, I have some styling tips up my sleeves (quite literally) to keep warm on top while the breeze hits your shins (a.k.a. a flawless transition form winter-to-spring!). My favorite? The long-sleeve dress.
To the extent that we can, we like to fashion a high-low ensemble so that the look works equally for a weekday at the office or a weekend brunch date. Whether you pair your cotton dress with brogues or a more tailored, dressy option with a pair of sneakers, break out a dress that exposes your legs but covers your arms. It’s a great way to dip your toe into the almost-there spring weather.
MSGM cotton-blend lace shirt dress, $1,065, net-a-porter.com; Elizabeth & James Logan pendant necklace, $135, shopbop.com; Converse Chuck Taylor All Star canvas sneakers, $50, net-a-porter.com; Loeffler Randall lock clutch, $350, shopbop.com
Striped cotton dress, $30, mango.com; Tassel pendant necklace, $45, madewell.com; Church’s the Burwood glossed-leather brogues, $535, net-a-porter.com; Twist-lock leather clutch, $120, stories.com
A.L.C. Gates poplin collared dress, $495, intermixonline.com; Michael Kors horn-motif pendant necklace, $135, shopbop.com; Shiny penny loafers, $90, zara.com; Sporty mesh clutch, $110, jcrew.com