In this weekly feature, InStyle’s senior market editor/digital correspondent Dana Avidan-Cohn shares tips and tricks on how to tackle the latest trends. Look for it on What’s Right Now every Friday and be sure to try out the trend yourself and tweet your look using #HowToWearIt.
With warm weather “allegedly” right around the corner, it’s time to spring clean your closet. Forget revamping your entire wardrobe, it’s all about the easy update. If you’ve been following along, you may have already picked up some key items: a cropped wide pant, a pleated skirt, and a boxy structured top.
Now turn your eye to layering. Since clothing during this time of year can be light and airy, mixing in a piece with a defined shape gives your outfit structure. I love the versatility of a sleeveless trench for this precise reason. With its slight menswear vibe it adds contrast to silky dresses and chunky sandals. Or you can pop it over a top and skirt for extra dimension and coverage. The neutral color makes it a no-brainer to throw on, even if you’re running out of the door late. I plan to keep it in steady rotation as my summer office go-to.
To complete your Band of Outsiders-inspired sleeveless trench look, snag this Three Floor look-alike style ($261, threefloorfashion.com) and layer it over the printed Tibi dress ($425, tibi.com) pictured above. And then style yourself with add-ons, like the ones below.