Classic, lightweight dress pants can be the cornerstone of spring dressing (since the wind is a little troublesome for skirts right now). These will carry you through work, weekends, and even make a nice day to night look if you're dining on a swanky restaurant patio after work. (High Waist Pants, Newport New $29). The feminine cardigan will keep you warm in air conditioned offices and cool evening breezes. It will also help you transform a sundress into work wear and a summer tank top into acceptable springtime wear (Applique Cardigan, Old Navy $26.50). A pop of color makes any outfit more cheerful. This bright pink draped tank can go from the office to a picnic to a night on the town to a lazy day in the backyard. It has that perfect mix of casual and chic (Draped Jersey Tank, TheOutnet $34.30).
New accessories can make every spring look seem as fresh as the air. If you're going to invest in a new everyday flat, make it a comfortable one. Simple, cutout suede flats will be soft and not too warm for the changing seasons (Cutout Flat, American Eagle $29.50). A simple straw bag will keep the load light now that you'll be packing extra sunscreen and sunglasses (Magid Wood Handle Tote, eBags $32).
The entire wardrobe warm up costs $151.30.