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Floral Dresses And Knit Sweaters Are The Perfect Winter-To-Spring Items

The beauty of this fashion trend is that you probably have these two transition pieces in your closet.

Florals for spring might not be groundbreaking, but that doesn’t mean you should ditch them altogether.

Once the weather starts warming up, florals, particularly floral dresses, are the easiest way to bring your wardrobe out of the winter darkness. But seeing as the weather can be fickle as it transitions from cold to warm, you’ll probably need some sort of outer layer. Enter the chunky knit sweater, the perfect companion to all your floral dresses.

Knits are paired with florals at the Kenzo fall/winter 2019 show on Jan. 20 in Paris.
Knits are paired with florals at the Kenzo fall/winter 2019 show on Jan. 20 in Paris.

The overall aesthetic of this wardrobe combo has a cool, grunge vibe to it — think Marc Jacobs at Perry Ellis — yet still feels modern. Street style stars are into the trend, and it also showed up on the runways, notably at the Kenzo show (above), where bright chunky knits were layered under equally bright dresses. But you can also try layering a chunky cardigan or sweater over your dresses, giving the illusion of separates.

Yasmin Sewell, vice president of style and creative at Farfetch, wears a floral dress wrapped in a belted, chunky cardigan in London.
Yasmin Sewell, vice president of style and creative at Farfetch, wears a floral dress wrapped in a belted, chunky cardigan in London.
Style consultant Estelle Pigault wears a purple cardigan atop a green floral dress in Paris.
Style consultant Estelle Pigault wears a purple cardigan atop a green floral dress in Paris.

The beauty of this trend is that you’re likely to have these two style staples in your closet. But if not, we’ve rounded up a few options that might inspire you. Check them out below:

Reformation Sarah Dress
Reformation
Everlane Texture Cardigan
Everlane
Aritzia Babaton Floral Wrap Dress
Aritzia
Forever 21 Striped Floral Dress
Forever 21
& Other Stories Rib Knit Cardigan
& Other Stories
Urban Outfitters Dallas Floral Plunging Midi Dress
Urban Outfitters
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