Style 911: How Do I Accessorize Summer Clothes For Spring?

It’s pretty warm out these days and I kind of want to wear my summer wardrobe. Is it too early? Every time I see girls dressed head to toe for summer in early April I can’t help but think it looks a little dumb.–Nina

The weather in New York right now is frickin’ gorgeous. It’s sunny, warm, birds are out, people are falling in love, etc. That said, if we see one more girl in a tank top, bootie shorts and flips-flops, we will rage out. The desire to take a spot of warm weather and act like it’s full-on summer is understandable — we all want to go there. But please, ladies, a little self-control. Instead of going all-out beach-ready, dress your summer wardrobe up the right way for spring. Take the jump and we’ll show you how to accessorize last summer’s floral frocks and the cute little sundresses you can’t wait to wear without looking seasonally confused.
Pick up a bright cardigan and skinny belt to throw over your favorite summer dress. And instead of buttoning the cardigan, belt it open so that you get the effect of wearing it without covering up that sassy dress too much.

It’s a bit too early to be doing sandals with summer dresses and bare legs. If you’re definitely wearing a summery dress without tights, pick a shoe that’s somewhere in-between pump and sandal. We think these are adorable. [$70, Johnston & Murphy]