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Spring is in the air (almost), and we’re more than ready to start shedding our heavy wool coats. Here are 31 chic outfit ideas to try each and every day this month, without a single puffer in sight.

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Belt Your Scarf to Your Coat

Now you can rock your favorite scarf like a sash (and add a fun pop of color) without fear of it slipping off your shoulder.

Get the look: Madeleine Thompson scarf ($380); Everlane trench coat ($138); Lafayette 148 New York pants ($145); Converse shoes ($125)

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Sport a Pair of Glittery Boots

Sparkly footwear is having a moment. Yes, even in the daytime. A menswear-inspired blazer helps ground this flashy accessory.

Get the look: Mango blazer ($123); Diane von Furstenberg skirt ($190); Forever 21 bag ($20); Kate Spade New York boots ($299)

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Try a Statement Trench

Trench coats are a major trend for spring, but not just your classic khaki version. Bright colors, unusual fabrics and prints are where it’s at this time around.

Get the look: Stradivarius trench coat ($48); Uniqlo turtleneck ($6); Reformation jeans ($128); Steve Madden heels ($90)

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Wear Your Winter Whites with a Skirt

That cozy cream turtleneck deserves at least one more wear. But instead of pairing it with jeans, put on a colorful skirt normally reserved for beach weather.

Get the look: Tory Burch sweater ($350); Diane von Furstenberg skirt ($368); Brahmin bag ($265); Stuart Weitzman boots ($598)

fancy track pants are trending
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Try a Pair of Elevated Track Pants

Opt for luxe fabrics in more tailored cuts to avoid looking like you’re just wearing regular old gym sweats.

Get the look: Dorothy Perkins jacket ($59); Grana T-shirt ($15); Amanda Uprichard pants ($216); Fossil bag ($138); Dolce Vita heels ($91)

RELATED: 5 Pants Trends We’re Suddenly Seeing Everywhere

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Align the Hem of Your Dress with Your Coat

Even better if they’re both in complementary patterns.

Get the look: Guess coat ($154); Boohoo dress ($44); Very Volatile boots ($100)

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Add a Few Super-Bright Touches

Nothing lifts your spirits during those dreary last days of winter like the pop of yellow kicks or a cheeky bag charm (especially when the rest of your outfit is in grayscale).

Get the look: Mango coat ($130); Amour Vert T-shirt ($42); The Range pants ($195); Chelsea28 bag ($35); Anya Hindmarch charm ($495); Vans sneakers ($55)

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Try a Miniature Handbag

The perfect size for the essentials—phone, keys, credit card and lip balm. (Psst, did you know swapping your oversize tote for a petite purse can also help you look taller?)

Get the look: Badgley Mischka jacket ($130); Dorothy Perkins dress ($56); Journee boots ($80); Mansur Gavriel bag ($795)

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Turn Up the Volume with Ruffled Pants

Bring an all-new meaning to flared jeans.

Get the look: Madewell jacket ($118); Gap turtleneck ($21); Scripted jeans ($265); Diane von Furstenberg boots ($224)

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Top Off Your Coat with an Exaggerated Belt

Don’t stick to the matching belt your coat came with. Instead, switch it out for an extra-long leather version in a contrasting color.

Get the look: Isaac Mizrahi Live! coat ($82); Reiss belt ($80); Steven boots ($149)

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Wear a Shoulder Bag as a Crossbody

Who needs a brand-new bag? Save your hard earned cash and treat yourself to something even better.

Get the look: Sofia Cashmere coat ($596); Closed top ($150); Dickies pants ($72); J.Crew bag ($138); Vionic boots ($150)

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Pair Plaid with Stripes

Choose pieces that share one or two colors in common for a perfect bridge between a classic winter tartan and warm-weather staple.

Get the look: Club Monaco coat ($399); Maeve dress ($178); Louise et Cie heels ($100)

houndstooth and silver are a perfect match

Try a Few Muted Metallic Pieces

Subtle silver can be a neutral, too, when paired with shades of gray and black-and-white prints.

Get the look: Jessica London jacket ($105); Forever 21 sweater ($35); Modcloth skirt ($35); Lane Bryant tights ($20); Rebecca Minkoff boots ($99)

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Big shoulders are in once again, but don’t go reaching for your Working Girl-inspired blazer just yet. The new and improved trend is more about structured tailoring than bulking up with padding.

Get the look: Forever 21 blazer ($40); Athleta top ($89); AG jeans ($178); M. Gemi heels ($298)

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Sport Joggers That Look Like Trousers

Find us a pair of comfortable work-appropriate pants like Barbie Conga's and we’ll be the happiest employee on earth. Wool-crepe in a windowpane check pattern should do the trick.

Get the look: Lioness blazer ($109); Shein pants ($12); Express belt ($40); Dr. Martens boots ($140)

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Go Heavy on the Bold Florals

But on an unexpected piece, like Coterie member Katie Sturino does here with a killer kimono.

Get the look: ASOS Curve kimono ($119); Calvin Klein turtleneck ($60); Steve Madden fanny pack ($45); Eloquii leggings ($70); Boden heels ($150)

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Bring Out the Pastel Hues

Rock this season's biggest hits from head to toe, even without the spring weather.

Get the look: Equipment shirt ($238) and pants ($288); Rebecca Minkoff bag ($175); Dr. Scholl's shoes ($88)

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Wear the Pattern of the Year Head to Toe

Polka dots are destined to be big in 2018, and they look their best when you mix and match different colors and volumes.

Get the look: Kate Spade New York coat ($280); Alison Andrews top ($35); J.Crew jeans ($125); Dr. Scholl's shoes ($98); Urban Originals bag ($98)

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Pair a Tunic With Cropped Pants

Tunics are a great way to more or less wear a blanket out of the house, but the chic pant length will ensure you never look frumpy.

Get the look: Eileen Fisher tunic ($220); Vince Camuto pants ($89); Ted Baker boots ($250)

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Brighten Up a Rainy Day with Funky Accessories

Swap your boring black raincoat for a futuristic clear version, then add a floral umbrella and bright white boots. Not so dreary now, is it?

Get the look: Joules umbrella ($33); Boohoo rain coat ($34); Bench jacket ($139); Max Mara pants ($275); H&M boots ($70)

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Wear a Jean Jacket Like a Shirt

Button it all the way up and tuck it into your waistband, just like you would a classic chambray button-down.

Get the look: Kut from the Kloth jacket ($75); Loup jeans ($165); Clare V. clutch ($185); Blackstone shoes ($225)

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Let Your Socks Show

Take inspiration from Coterie member Babba Canales and sport a pair of fun, patterned socks with solid-colored sandals and voilà! It’s as if you just purchased a brand-new pair of ankle boots.

Get the look: Kenneth Cole coat ($99); Gibson top ($49); Nic+Zoe pants ($128); Hysteria socks ($18); Stradivarius heels ($32); ALDO bag ($40)

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Try a Boiler Suit

This super-easy look might even be more comfortable than our favorite sweats. Cinch your waist with a belt and toss on a pair of heels to avoid feeling like you’re on your way to repair a faulty transmission.

Get the look: Madewell jumpsuit ($138); Kate Spade New York belt ($78); Schutz heels ($160)

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Layer Under an Off the Shoulder Dress

Get more cold weather use out of your favorite skin-baring dress by pairing it over a cozy turtleneck and textured tights.

Get the look: Topshop turtleneck ($45); Bailey 44 dress ($149); Hue tights ($10); Sam Edelman boots ($120)

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Layer a Sweatshirt Over a Sundress

It can be 70 degrees and sunny in the morning and 45 and raining by 2 p.m. Adjustable layers are key to making it through this tumultuous time, and a comfy sweatshirt looks just as great tied around your waist as it does when worn.

Get the look: Champion sweatshirt ($110); K by Kersh dress ($50); Charles & Keith bag ($49); Rag & Bone boots ($287)

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Sport an Off-the-Shoulder Sweater

This awesome day-to-night top from Coterie member Alyssa Amoroso is one part cozy, one part flirty and 100 percent fabulous.

Get the look: 525 America sweater ($86); Banana Republic pants ($98); Furla bag ($301); Caslon shoes ($80)

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Repurpose Your Jacket Belt

You already tried swapping the belt that came with your jacket for a bolder version, now what to do with the one that's left over? Tie it around a suit jacket or dress and give it a life of its own.

Get the look: J.Crew trench coat ($200); Ann Taylor suit jacket ($179) and pants ($109); Dune London clutch ($75); Tamara Mellon heels ($395)

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Break Out a Sweater Vest

They’re not just for teachers anymore. Wear yours with a statement belt and heels for a less studious vibe.

Get the look: Old Navy top ($17); Miu Miu sweater vest ($584); ASOS belt ($21); EVIDNT jeans ($75); M4D3 heels ($128)

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Play with Proportions

Pop quiz: What’s the best way to balance a voluminous top with wide leg pants? We think the answer is a bright white belt at the waist.

Get the look: Free People top ($78); BCBG Max Azria belt ($78); Diane von Furstenberg pants ($221); Kenzo bag ($373); Madewell heels ($130)

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Swap Your Coat for a Chunky Sweater and Blazer

You’ve still got your layers, but they can be worn all day and exude a more professional vibe.

Get the look: Boden jacket ($190) and pants ($98); Naadam sweater ($195); BP bag ($45); G.H. Bass shoes ($110)

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Dress Up a Pair of Paper-Bag Pants

Vibrant stripes and a bold blazer turn this into an outfit that stands out for more than just your tiny-looking waistline.

Get the look: Boden blazer ($198); Pam & Gela top ($95); J.O.A. pants ($82); MICHAEL Michael Kors bag ($298); Sol Sana boots ($200)

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