Weekend Wear: Survive Spring’s Fickle Weather With These Versatile Layers

It’s never easy to dress for transitional weather. Brisk mornings with warm afternoons can be a major headache when you’re picking out your ‘fit in the morning. This contrasting combination of crisp blacks and rich brown, however, will be sure to satisfy your on-the-go lifestyle without the remnants of heavy winter apparel weighing you down.


1. Burberry Tropical Gabardine Car Coat, $2,295

Fresh off the runway from Burberry’s latest collection, this see-now-buy-now beauty is a fashion forward reimagining of the classic car coat. The cut is loose and the exaggerated cuffs are a unique detail, while the weatherproof fabric and breathable cotton lining will keep you cool and dry.

2. A.P.C. Coast Sweatshirt, $215

A.P.C. is no stranger to taking a staple and making it special, and this black crewneck sweater is no exception. The speckled fabric is eye-catching, while the lightweight fleece-cotton blend fabric is lightweight and soft to the touch.

3. Acne Studios White Glasgow Pop Cotton Shirt, $330

When it comes to simplicity and attention to detail, Acne Studios does it best. This crisp white poplin shirt fits like a glove thanks to rear darts that help it contour to your body — wear it tucked in for a polished look, or un-tucked to show off the brand’s signature pink gussets.

4. Levi’s 519 Extreme Skinny Fit Jeans, $110

As much as there is a case to be made for wearing wider pants, black denim still looks best in a slim cut. Levi’s calls this pair of jeans the extreme skinny fit, and they look it. Thankfully, elastane has been blended into the cotton fabrication to give you room to move.

5. Gucci Square-frame Optyl Web Sunglasses, $370

These classic square frame Gucci sunglasses are made from a lightweight tortoiseshell optyl, with green lenses that provide 100% UVA/UVB protection, and a subtle enamel Gucci web running down the gold metal arms.

6. Saturdays NYC Ali Plain-Toe Derby Shoe, $360 at Nordstrom

These khaki canvas derbies add some subtle contrast to a mostly-dark outfit. They compliment the Burberry coat without being too matchy-matchy, and the chunky lug sole is fashionable while also keeping you sure-footed if rain is in the forecast.