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This tapestry-inspired cardigan is cotton--not wool--so it won’t burn you up as the mercury rises. Bonus points for the bright, cheerful colors.
$169 at Peruvian Connection, 925 W. Armitage Ave.
A lavender leather boot can stand up to near-freezing lows but looks fresh enough to hint at brighter days to come.
$120 at Timberland, 625 N. Michigan Ave.
Made using abstract photographs of nature--including the sea floor, lagoons and trees--these super lightweight, soft cashmere/silk scarves from designer and SAIC alum Peter Litzau, of Lincoln Kelly, are an artful way to ward off chills.
$178 at Adelaide, 1704 N. Wells St.
Did you hear? Mirrored sunglasses are back. If it snows again, this chic pair by Illesteva will guard against glare--otherwise, bring on that springtime sunshine.
$177 at Bloomingdale?s, 900 N. Michigan Ave.
Your big, black catchall handbag is suddenly weighing you down in a way that feels too much like winter. Free up your arms with Hammitt Los Angeles’s streamlined cross-body in a sleek neutral hue.
$385, order online or at Material Possessions, 704 N. Wabash Ave.
Bare legs? We’re almost there. Bare arms? Not quite. Bridge the gap with this long-sleeved shirtdress in olive green--one of our favorite unexpected neutrals. You can even wear it with tights if you must.
$148 at Splendid, 3510 N. Southport Ave.
You?re done with snow boots, but your pretty pedicure won?t come out to play for another month at least. Put a pop of color on your feet with these emerald oxfords from Bangi.
$105 at Milk Handmade, 5137 N. Clark St.
We’re still eight days away from the official end of winter--and who knows how long before it really feels like spring.
So we’ve decided to embrace this awkward in-between time sartorially. Check out our slideshow of seven transitional pieces that work whether it’s chilly and gray or blissfully balmy.
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