|Dries Von Noten|
|Kris Van Assche|
Along with the not-going-anywhere crop top, spring knits make for next season's staple separate. Whether it's boldly printed or inventively cut, the seasonal sweater is an easy-chic piece to pair with tailored pants, flirty skirts, and blousy shorts—or to just throw on over a light dress.
Shown: Trina Turk, Altuzarra, Mara Hoffman
While the midiskirt may be the ultimate transition piece, the tea-length—between midi and maxi (yes, it's starting to get that specific)—is it for spring. The ladylike hemline can be just as modern as a mini; pair it with a cropped top to offset the length (and make you look taller!). Of course, you could also get the look with a breezy tea-length dress, but keep it modern and sexy by baring some arm (and maybe a little shoulder).
Shown: Christian Siriano, Alice + Olivia, Proenza Schouler