Wear It Now, Wear It Later

It may seem like a bit of a tease at first, but if you think about it, the spring collections hitting shelves in the dead of winter offer a tangible sign of brighter days to come—and, with the help of a few styling tricks, the instant gratification of wearing them right now. Here, the three key pieces we’re getting behind.

The Shirt Dress

A true wardrobe workhorse, the mighty shirtdress layers neatly under weightier knits for extra warmth, then holds its own (with an assist from neutral accessories) come spring.

The Denim Skirt

The brilliance of a tailored denim skirt is that it can be dressed up or down—both sartorially and practically speaking. The cozy polish of a blazer is ideal for right now, while casual espadrilles and off-the-shoulder tops carry it into the balmy days of spring.

The High-Waisted Pant

A snug-at-the-waist, loose-through-the-hips navy pant is the definitive perennial piece, meaning that you can tweak the outfit formula just a smidge—a cashmere knit and pumps now; a billowy cotton shirt and sandals later—to create looks that are entirely seasonal.