Sure the sky might still have a snowflake or two in store for us, but the unseasonably sunny weather is cause to celebrate with a shopping spree.
We asked our resident retail guru Wendy Woods to list three items that every woman needs this March to prep for a spirited spring.
A brightly coloured sweater
Shed your parka with pride this spring to reveal a cool and colourful cover-up. Woods suggests a bright sweater to “add spring colours into your wardrobe while maintaining warmth.” This practical piece is “easy to pair with a skirt, dress or jeans” and is a sassy staple of any spring wardrobe.
Woods recommends the funky turquoise Simone cardigan by classic American sportswear brand Tory Burch.
A pair of flats
As grass begins to peek through the melting snow and sidewalks dry up in the sun, a girl can’t help but crave a stroll down the street. A pair of funky flats is sure to add that seasonable spring to your step as you boldly venture beyond your winter abode.
“I always love flats in the warmer months because you’re walking around so much more," Woods said. “For a trendy 2010 flat try a feminine twist on the oxford.”
She favours Giggle Water oxfords by Cole Haan when mixing fashion and footwear.
A tribal print dress
Some might think purchasing a dress in March is a tad premature, but Woods contests that a fabulous frock, when sported with some warmer wear, can make for a punchy and practical ensemble.
“A dress can be paired with an opaque pair of tights and boots for March and then worn through summer with sandals,” said Woods. She adds that it’s the perfect way to “spice up your current wardrobe” all while providing you with a “real hit of spring feeling!”
Woods recommends Diane Von Furstenberg’s Tabalah Dress in Diamond Gaucho for any lady looking to add some spice to the spring season.