Sassy Style: Bridging the Sartorial Gap Between Winter and Spring

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This is the first in a new series “Sassy Style” – columns that offer great style advice, sponsored by Harbor East boutique Sassanova.

Remember what it felt like to be a little girl in a shoe shop, getting a brand new, shiny pair of Mary Janes? We couldn’t wait to put them on and wear them right out of the store.

New shoes, clothes and accessories still get us just as excited as they did when we were five. But the second half of winter is tough. Shops are filled with pretty springtime clothes, while the streets are still covered with gray slush and temperatures hover around freezing.

But instant clothing gratification is still possible, even in the dead of winter. Right now, Sassanova is full of clothes with great “transitional” potential. The trick is all in the styling.

Check out some of Sassanova’s most transition-friendly pieces – along with some great tips for how to style them from season to season:

Lighten with White

With its bold pattern and casual lines, the Tracy Reese Kurta, shown below in indigo, adds cheer to weekend staples in every season. Wear it now with black leggings, knee-high boots and a fitted jacket.

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Savannah models Plenty by Tracy Reese Kurta in indigo.


As the weather warms, the top will brighten up white jeans, worn with Sam Edelmen Yoselin heels.

Sassanova transition look 1

Boots to Bare

Who says sweaters are just for winter? Trina Turk’s short-sleeved Vegas sweater dress looks great now with brown boots and a cozy cashmere duster.

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Savannah wears the Vegas Sweater Dress by Trina Turk.

In the spring, leave the sweater at home and swap the boots for chunky, open-toed Felda sandals by Kate Spade. Finish the look, and add a little edge, with a Hammitt cross-body bag.

Sassanova Transition look 2

Embrace Brights

Pops of bright color work across seasons – it livens up dreary winter days and fits right in with sunny spring. While it’s still chilly, Amanda Uprichard’s Prairie dress pairs perfectly with black tights and boots and a black cashmere Ruana by Minnie Rose.

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Savannah wears the Prairie Dress in Royal blue by Amanda Uprichard.


The royal blue dress looks just as good on its own, accessorized with strappy heels and a long necklace for spring.

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Unwrap the Layers

Pieces that work under jackets, sweaters and scarves in the winter are given a new life on their own in the spring. The versatile Cascade blouse by Amanda Uprichard is a great “desk to date” top with major wardrobe staple potential in every season. Now, wear it under a jacket and over a skirt, jeans or leggings for work or play.

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Savannah wears the super versatile Cascade blouse in ivory by Amanda Uprichard.


As the weather warms, wear the blouse on its own with something fun and colorful, like Trina Turk’s Qiana skirt.

Sassanova transition look 4

Sassanova is located at 805 Aliceanna Street in Harbor East. Remember to like Sassanova on Facebook and follow Sassanova on Instagram.

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