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The Perfect Jacket: Spring Fashion and the Art of Layering

Buffalo Exchange Spring Fashion Layering

By Jessica Pruitt, Buffalo Exchange HQ; Featuring Buffalo Exchange Ventura, Buffalo Exchange Costa Mesa and Buffalo Exchange Austin

We don’t know about you, but we’re already dreaming of blue skies, birds chirping and the perfect spring picnic. Ahhh, we can see it now. When it comes to spring fashion, though, picking an outfit can actually be a little confusing. Should you dress for frigid morning temps or 75 degree afternoons? The answer is both, of course! Spring temperature swings require artful layering and, most importantly, the perfect jacket.

American Gothic – Buffalo Exchange Costa Mesa

Buffalo Exchange Costa Mesa Spring Fashion Layering
Photographed by Buffalo Exchange Associate Manager Julia Mejia, Styled by Julia Mejia and Sara Villegas, Modeled by Buffalo Exchange Buyer Zoe Juarez and Darren McAtee

Buffalo Exchange Costa Mesa shows us how to layer for spring fashion at the office. We love this monochromatic, business casual take on the slip dress-and-shirt layering trend. Throw on a floppy hat and you’re ready to soak up some rays during your lunch break. For the guys, layer a vest over your button-up instead of going for a full-on blazer.

The Robe Coat – Buffalo Exchange Costa Mesa

Buffalo Exchange Costa Mesa Spring Fashion Robe Coat
Photographed by Buffalo Exchange Associate Manager Julia Mejia, Styled by Julia Mejia and Sara Villegas, Modeled by Buffalo Exchange Buyer Zoe Juarez and Darren McAtee

For those chilly mornings when you don’t want to get out of bed, let alone go into work, this robe coat is the perfect outerwear. Paired with a silky top, it’s like you never had to leave your pajamas!

Mix and Match – Buffalo Exchange Ventura

Buffalo Exchange Ventura Spring Fashion
By Buffalo Exchange Buyer Specialist Danielle Pelkola and Riley

So you just went on a spring fashion shopping spree, but it’s still too cold to actually wear what you bought. You could throw everything in the back of your closet and call it a day, but why not layer up instead? By pairing your new spring dress with Doc Martens and a leather jacket, you can add a little edge to your look and make it work for cooler spring days.

Kicking it 90s – Buffalo Exchange Austin

Buffalo Exchange Austin Spring Fashion Layering
Styled by Buffalo Exchange Buyer Julie Vann

For a day on campus or a Saturday exploring the city, this take on the slip dress-and-shirt trend is comfy and casual. Amp up the 90s vibes with a choker and add a pop of color and warmth with a ball cap. Throw on your favorite moto jacket and you’re set!

Metallica – Buffalo Exchange Austin

Buffalo Exchange Austin Spring Fashion Band Tee Layered Dress
Styled by Buffalo Exchange Buyer Julie Vann

This look strikes an oddly perfect balance between dressed up and dressed down, hard and soft. Looking for a way to bring your NYE dress into your spring rotation and add a glimmer of life to your wardrobe? Or perhaps a new way to wear your favorite band tee? Voila! The clutch move of this outfit, of course, is the go-with-everything leather moto jacket.

By March, our winter wardrobes start to feel a little drab, yet it’s not quite time to switch over to spring. The solution? Start experimenting! We recommend pulling out all of your mid-weight jackets and playing around with different combinations. If you have a cute tank top or a sleeveless dress, try layering it over a long sleeve so that you can wear it now. And, of course, if you need to add a little life to your closet, stop by your local Buffalo Exchange to pick up a few new pieces. Until then, happy layering!

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