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Taking winter pieces to spring

Julie Kraut is a freelance writer and the author of Slept Away and Hot Mess. Visit for more.

Switching for the season

The snow is melting, and the sun is setting later than 4:30 p.m. It must be spring -- which is wonderful for getting reacquainted with sunshine, the color green and fresh local produce, but a rather awkward time for personal style. You're ready to shed your dark, woolly layers from the winter months, but it's not quite warm enough for your summer shorts and sandals. What's a fashion-conscious gal to do? Here's how to put some spring in your winter-wardrobe step by mixing and matching pieces you already own.

Switching for the season

Sharp chic

The blazer is a classic for spring style, working as a light spring jacket and adding a tailored look to casual wear. Olivia Palermo exemplifies effortless chic with this blazer and skinny pant combo. If you've been wearing the same black suit all winter, take the jacket and use it as your spring blazer. Just remember to dryclean the entire suit together to keep both pieces the same color.

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