How to Create 3 New Chic Looks for Spring

We can hardly wait to start dressing for spring. The word itself sounds great on the tongue and the idea — of swapping out grim outerwear for lighter pieces — seems even better. We’ve already started planning our outfits, earmarking key items that our wardrobes will be rotating around for months to come. We love the idea of dressing down a bit of sequins with sneakers, or throwing on Lucite heels to shake up the usual trench look. And then, of course, there are styling staples that will have mileage for seasons to come, like Marni’s mint leather skirt that we can look forward to wearing this spring all the way through fall. Click ahead and see the many ways that we’ll be putting together looks as the seasons change.

A hint of mint against a cool black gradient gives a new edge to this pastel number.

Sequins can work with the right sneakers. Dress down this shift dress with simple white sneakers and a no-frills clutch, then top it all off with this red motorcycle jacket worn over the shoulders.

No surprise that a heel dresses up your favorite jeans. Go for a Lucite shoe this season, then pair with a classic trench and floral prints to elevate the look. Farhi by Nicole Farhi Navy trench Coat, $391 at My Wardrobe; L.A.M.B Chase Lucite Sandal, $325 at Shopbop; Handheld Bag With Floral Print, $47 at ASOS; Gold Chain Bracelets, $16 at ASOS.