How to Layer Your Way Straight Into Spring

Buffalo Exchange How to Layer Winter to Spring

Styled & Written by Teresa Gugliotta Kremer, Photography by Katie Peter, Buffalo Exchange Chicago

Now that Old Man Winter has really made himself at home, many of us are already dreaming of springier styles ahead. When the temperatures are below freezing, though, how do you update your look while still staying warm? The answer lies in layering. No matter your style, these looks from Buffalo Exchange Chicago are perfect now or later. Come spring, peel off a few layers and you’re ready to roll!

How to Layer: Maximal Artist

Buffalo Exchange How to Layer Artistic

This printed sleeveless dress layered over a colorful orange turtleneck and pink tights makes for a fun spring look. But how to layer this outfit so you can wear it now? The right coat and boots, of course! The Maximal Artist knows this well, going for a bold, unique look with a lime green faux fur coat and platform boots in white cracked leather. These are sure to keep her on top of the snow and win her compliments!

How to Layer: Madewell Minimalist

Buffalo Exchange How to Layer Minimalist

If you want to look like you just walked out of a Madewell or a Steven Alan store, an oversized camel coat is key. For the coldest winter days, add a plaid shawl for extra warmth and texture. Add a pair of on-trend Chelsea boots and everyone will wonder how you managed to look so “put-together” in below-0 temperatures. Then, in spring, ditch the shawl and jacket to reveal a fuzzy turtleneck sweater and adorable overalls.

How to Layer: Athleisure

Buffalo Exchange How to Layer Athleisure

Some of us like to wear leggings all year round, especially during the colder months. You can keep this athletic look fashion-forward by pairing it with great athleisure pieces from brands like Nike or Adidas. This kimono-inspired puffer jacket makes for an edgy, super comfy look and these waterproof boots ensure you’re fully protected from the elements. In the spring, swap the boots for sneakers and you’re ready for anything!

How to Layer: Bohemian

Buffalo Exchange How to Layer Bohemian

The Free People gal obviously thrives in the summer, but when she knows how to layer for winter, she can look just as good year-round! This blush sweater paired with crushed velvet flares and ankle boots is a great look for a cool spring day. Layer a faux sherpa-lined denim coat and a faux sherpa vest on top to feel cozy and magical all the way to festival season.

How to Layer: Punk

Buffalo Exchange How to Layer Punk

For a put-together punk look, warm up a vintage band tee by layering it under a dark-colored cardigan and blanket scarf. Complete the look with a leather moto jacket like the All Saints one pictured here. When the spring weather hits, simply leave the sweater and scarf at home.

How to Layer: Menswear

Buffalo Exchange How to Layer Menswear

This men’s look is both functional and fresh. The bomber, eye-catching sweater and distressed denim are great for spring while these Eastland boots and wool coat make the outfit toasty enough for a winter day. When the weather warms up, wear just the sweatshirt or just the button-up for two different looks.

If you’re ready to pull out your spring wardrobe like we are, don’t let the cold weather stop you! Our stores are already buying the best of both spring and winter. Stop in your local Buffalo Exchange today to trade in the spring pieces you know you won’t wear again and pick up some new-to-you styles while you’re at it. Still not sure how to layer for this tricky time between seasons? Just ask a Buffalo employee for help. Styling is our middle name.