Canadian weather during this time is an especially fickle friend; one minute you think it might be safe for sandals, the next it's colder than a mother in law's kiss. What to do? Transitional dressing is all about mastering the layering game, so be prepared for anything without looking like the fool in bare legs or a sweaty mess in a parka. I started with a tank top, layered on a sheer blouse, then a denim shirt with more weight to it, and finally a lighter pea coat. On the bottom the waxed denim gives you quite a bit of warmth, and if you are feeling springy then you can cuff it and flash some ankle. Topped off with a hat and perhaps a scarf, this is a good bet for a dry day with a wide range of temperature from morning to evening and will protect against wind.
Inherited Jeans is wearing: blouse - Equipment, denim shirt - Joe Fresh, coat - H&M, hat - Club Monaco, boots - Sam Edelman, bracelets - Stella and Dot, Joe Fresh
If the day is to be a wet one you will want to change your game plan a bit. Pack your nice shoes in your bag and bust out a taller boot be that a Hunter or something that isn't going to get your socks soaked (I realize that some parts of the country have been wearing wellies all winter) and bring a fun umbrella. There are so many great patterns and prints out there to make a soggy day less dreary. If it's also windy however, umbrellas can act as an obstinate para sail, so make sure you also have something to cover your head quickly (like the versatile circle scarf Jen has on) to avoid the drowned rat look #not chic. As Jen is showing here, I think skirts and dresses still need a tight or nylon under them to remain appropriate during this time, but if you are yearning for Spring then find a sheer one that gives the illusion of a bare leg. To finish it off if it's cold enough, put on a classic trench in any color you like to tie the look together.
Glitterary Girl is wearing: sweater - Vince, dress - Winners, scarf - American Apparel, boots - Call It Spring, Umbrella - Winners, bracelets - Club Monaco and Joe Fresh