Flares for winter into spring 2016

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Pictured: Sunglasses: Chanel / Earrings: Ippolita / Lipstick: c/o Dolce & Gabbana Dolce Rosa / Blouse: Express / Tank Top: Mossimo / Jeans: Gap (on sale!) / Handbag: Chloe / Bracelet: Kendra Scott / Nail Polish: Dior Bleuette / Booties: Sam Edelman

Spring 2016 is coming! The cherry blossoms are in full bloom, the Magnolia trees are blossoming, and flowering trees around the Bay Area are displaying their wares. It is such a beautiful time of year!

In addition to natural beauty, spring in the Bay Area also means implementing some serious layering skills when it comes to get dressed in the morning. The fog will roll in and out, and the temperatures will swing thirty degrees.

Transitioning a wardrobe from winter into spring in the Bay Area is fairly easy. We don’t have to worry about snow, or any sort of crazy weather; just the occasional spring shower. The main thing to think about is staying warm in the morning, and early evening, when fog is present on the bay, and rolling in from the ocean.

The high temperature tends to hover between 65-75, and the lows hover around 45-55, during the spring months in the San Francisco Bay Area. This means warm afternoons, and cool mornings and evenings. The easiest way to combat these temperatures is to wear layers.

On casual days, jeans are a great bottom to wear since they are comfortable in both warm, and cool weather. This means layering your top is the only thing you have to do in spring weather. Placing a tank top under a spring blouse, and then topping with a light jacket, is the perfect way to warm up, or cool down, on a Bay Area spring day.

I wore a tank top underneath this spring blouse in order to add a little bit of warmth to the blouse. We took these pictures in the early afternoon hours, so my jacket was already off. In the morning I wore a jacket to keep warm, and I put it back on in the early evening hours. It was the perfect layering piece to combat the fog.

Other ways to layer for spring include cardigan sweaters, flannel shirts or denim shirts (both of which can be tied around your waist or stuffed in a purse for easy transport), blanket scarf, or a long sleeve tee underneath a blouse; although with a long sleeve tee you will need to find a way to remove it during the day, and then put it back on in the evening.

What are some ways you layer in order to transition from winter into spring in the Bay Area?

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