Five Simple Ways to Look Spring-y While It's Still Cold Outside

What was the guy who decided that late March was a good time for spring to offically start thinking?! It's just such a tease—like, if the calendar says it's time for bare legs and lemonade, why are we still chugging hot chocolate in our puffers?

Arguably, the weather is a little bit warmer now than it was at winter's biting peak—it's just not "spring warm" and certainly not spring clothing warm. But while tights and sweaters will linger in our wardrobes for the next few weeks, there are other ways to sartorially acknowledge the shift of seasons, starting with my tips in the slideshow below. Click through for five ways to update your look without freezing.

Bright Maxis

Long skirts are such an easy way to cheat; you can wear tights and boots beneath one and no one will see! Also, most any cold-weather knit works on top: long cardigans (with a belt, always), cropped pullovers (if the bottom is high-waisted) and slim crewnecks (just like Leelee Sobieski in this Dior dress) included.