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5 essential clothing pieces for spring in Chicago

Lani Love
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Lani Love

Spring is in full swing in Chicago, and choosing what to wear for Chicago's fickle weather season can be tough. Here are five great pieces of clothing to keep your style on point as we transition to summer.

1. Shirt dress

Bridge & Burn Loren Shirt Dress, $155 at Rocky + Luella in Logan Square

One of the most versatile pieces in womenswear is the shirt dress. They can be dressed up or down with belts and jewelry, worn alone on warmer days, or paired with tights and a jacket on cooler ones. This dress is the perfect shade of blue for spring and beyond.

2. Fresh whites

JOA Honeycomb Sweatshirt, $70 at Rocky + Luella in Logan Square

Whites look great year round, but they're especially wonderful and fresh for spring. White sweaters are perfect for spring in Chicago. They're light enough to be worn as we transition towards warmer weather.

3. Floral prints

Forget Me Not Dress, $224 at Penelope's in Wicker Park

Nothing says spring and summer quite like floral and tropical prints. They're a great way to add some color and revive a closet after a long winter. Print dresses like this one can be worn with a blazer to the office—and with a leather jacket or a light cardigan for more casual settings.

4. Pointy Flats

Ivanka Trump Zariner Flats, $124.95 at Lori's Shoes in Lincoln Park

Now that it's finally warm enough to put away the boots, menswear-inspired flats are great for work and weekends. Picking pointy flats in softer hues like yellow or pink gives them a feminine touch and adds an easy pop of color to every look.

5. Wide brim hat

Wide Brim Hat, $40 at Penelope's in Wicker Park

Taking care of your skin is always in style, and one of the most fashionable ways to do so is with a wide brim hat. Hats add a little polish and whimsy to every outfit. Look for a hat that fits well so it won't fly away when the wind picks up.

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