What it lacks in material it makes up for in dimension when layered with a great button-up or sweater.
Above, at left: Izzy oversized sunglasses, BCBG Max Azria; Whitney Moto vest, Tatum shirt, Bucket bag and belt, all Club Monaco; Emily colour-block scarf, Banana Republic; floral-trim cami, Jacob; broken-in straight khakis in Hot Coral, Gap; Chiou loafer, Aldo.
Break out of the office rut. A blazer also makes a great spring jacket, providing instant structure to any outfit.
Above, at centre: floral silk-satin blazer, Zara; Kayleen silk top in Bright Emerald, BCBG Max Azria; Goddess necklace and ring, both Banana Republic; white wide-leg pant, at Holt Renfrew; Jentry tote and Lettiere mid-heel in Orange, both Aldo.
The classic trench doubles as a fabulous dress when fully buttoned.
The Anorak is back and better than ever. With its bat-wing sleeves and cape-like feel, it's the perfect layer for those cool spring mornings.
Above, at left: dotted wool scarf in Blue, Banana Republic; Michael by Michael Kors zip anorak, Michael Kors; striped T-shirt, Jacob; 1969 Perfect Boot jean, Gap; Kezele cross-body bag and Kopelman floppy hat, both Aldo; Hunter original tall gloss rain boot, at the Bay.
What better topper for a strappy number on a crisp evening out than a great studded or sequined jacket?
Matchy-matchy is out; mix-and-match is in! A colourful coat will look great even when paired with seemingly contrasting shades.
Above, at centre: purple trench coat, at the Bay; all-over lace shell cami in Cocoon, The Mad Men Collection rose print cardigan, cigarette pant in Majesty and floral brooch, shoes, ring, straw fedora and belt, all Banana Republic; Picketpin handbag, Aldo.
Erica Wark works as a fashion journalist and stylist in Toronto, Ottawa and New York City. A former model, Erica has been in the industry for more than 10 years. She is a trendsetter who isn't afraid to push the boundaries of fashion.