Whew! It’s a new year, and although it’s already half way through January, we’re all finally finding our feet again after the holidays. One way we like to fight through these long winter days is to look ahead to spring. Specifically with a few select items that we can wear now (with a few extra layers) all the way through May or June when the sun finally starts to shine again. We’ve picked our four favorite items that really scream spring, but won’t hang lonely and lonesome in your closet till warmer days.

Silk Blouse - this cheeky take on the classic silk blouse from Rails just makes you think of spring. The butterfly print is whimsical and flirty while the shape is totally timeless. Layer it under a chunky sweater now for extra warmth then sport is solo or with a lightweight military jacket and distressed denim as the temperatures rise.

Mini Skirt - The denim inspired mini is back people! Updated with a higher waist for a cleaner and more sophisticated look, we’re gaga over this lace-up, stretch chino version from J. Brand. It’s begging for some black tights and booties and a slim fit, turtleneck sweater for that classic sixties, beatnik vibe. For spring, add a worn in graphic tee, well loved sneakers and a smile.

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Colored Denim - These aren’t the colored jeans from 2013, the colors are more muted and much easier to wear. We love that the lilac version from AG can read pink, purple or even a little grey, making them a staple that you’ll turn to over and over again. Keep things tonal with shades of pink, white and cream for a fresh take on “winter whites’ then go bold with lace up sandals, a breezy blouse and chunky accessories when you pull them out again for summer.

Tweed Jacket - This isn’t your mother’s tweed jacket. Iro, the masters of French Girl Cool, have updated the tweed staple once again. This time with an exaggerated open weave, that makes the piece function like a cozy sweater as much as a jacket. Pair with denim for that nonchalant look that only Parisians seem to have or over a breezy, silky sun dress.