April Showers…

For many who do not have the pleasure of calling sunny California home, it’s common to feel unprepared when dressing for the month of April. From one moment to the next, temperatures can drastically change while a constant presence of moisture lingers in the air. Not surprisingly, most are left in a state of bewilderment as to what to wear. Where one day short sleeves are perfectly acceptable, the following day can leave you hailing a cab as your light jacket provides little warmth. Thanks to some of our go-to retail favorites, the following are must-have items to master April weather while looking chic and looking forward to those May flowers.

Cool and Sunny

The low 60s can be difficult to dress for because you need layers, but nothing heavy that will cause discomfort should the sun decide to make an appearance. Opt for a colorful, lightweight jacket to add character and bring a little warmth to cool, damp days. This parka from AHA Life is designed to be the perfect spring jacket – thin and light without sacrificing comfort or quality. The parka features a windbreaker shell, an extremely soft satin lining and adjustable bungee drawstrings with clamps.

Warm and Rainy

Spring showers are a tricky climate to dress for. Try accessorizing with practical and fun pieces as opposed to bulky, uncomfortable rainwear. A printed umbrella will provide necessary protection while adding a dose of style. This lovely umbrella from Wolf and Badger is a tribute to the beauty of the modern woman. Whether with an urban, chic look or an elegant evening dress, this playful and romantic piece enhances any outfit and makes for the perfect accessory.

Warm and Overcast

When it’s warm but not quite blouse-only appropriate weather, opt for a little summertime layering courtesy of the fashion favorite duster coat. Not only will it keep you comfortable, but it adds a pop of color or playful pattern that will anchor any outfit. Whether in the office or dining out, energize your entire wardrobe with this single, streamlined piece – a beautiful and lightweight knee-grazing duster in a bold hue from Nordstom.