By Megan Douress
Photography by Alexa Nahas Photography (alexanahas.com)

No matter how you look at it, winter tends to put us all in a slump. Let your wardrobe lighten up your mood! To celebrate the changing of the seasons, Manayunk’s most fashionable retailers put together looks to help you transition from winter to spring, from grabbing Sunday brunch with the girlfriends to heading out to your favorite cocktail bar with a loved one.

Outfit Styled by Threads

Winter Look:
Jacket – Gia Jacket
Sweater – Mara Sweater in “Teddy”
Pants – Marled Jogger in “Black”
Bag – Breakaway Bag
(free monogramming at Threads)
Sunglasses – Le Specs
Bracelets – Mini Wrap Bracelets

Spring Look:
Jacket – Gia Jacket
T-shirt – Roman Top
Jeans – Agolde Sophie Crop in “Hyper”
Bag – Breakaway Bag
(free monogramming at Threads)
Sunglasses – “Le Specs”
Bracelets – Mini Stretch Bracelet Wrap in “Turquoise”

“This look was inspired by the modern-day woman’s weekends. I like to incorporate pieces that can take you from every errand to brunch.
The kind of woman who would wear this look has a lot on their plate but wants to look stylish, pulled together, and also very comfortable at the same time.
The staple piece in this outfit is the Gia Jacket. For the winter look, I styled it with a really comfortable and warm brushed jogger, a cute little sweater, and I layered the lightweight Gia Jacket over it to give it some structure. For spring, it’s super easy to transition with a swap out of denim. I like a light wash denim and a simple patterned t-shirt. I chose this one that has a leopard print and it’s linen, so it’s perfect to layer with the Gia Jacket for chilly mornings.
I love this look because anyone can wear it — all of the pieces are wardrobe staples. Everyone needs a lightweight jacket, and the Gia Jacket has a trench vibe, which is classic.” – Anna Purcell, owner of Threads

Outfit Styled by Vamp Boutique

Winter Look:
Top – Lacey Top in “White”
Jeans – Nola Mom Jeans
Earrings – Small Tassel Earrings
Bracelet – Lila Beaded Bracelet

Spring Look:
Top – Lacey Top in “White”
Jeans – Becky Dark Denim
Earrings – Celine Earrings
Shoes – Diana Heeled Sandal

“Anyone can wear this look—from the college student to a mom going out for a lunch or a girls’ night – even to the hair salon!
The way I transitioned our staple piece, the Lacey Top, from winter to spring is by switching up the accessories. For winter, I styled the Lacey Top with jewel tones in the earrings, bracelets, and leather bag. I added a suede bootie and paired it with a darker denim. For spring, I just brought in a pop of bright color with florals on the bag and a nice strappy metallic shoe. I accessorized with some hot pink tassel earrings and a more mellow toned bracelet.
This is a fun look — it brings a little bit of the 70s vibe to streetwear! I love that the Lacey Top can be worn in so many ways. You could wear it more casual with some kick sneakers and short denim shorts, or you can dress it up with a skirt and some heels.” – Teresa Davis, owner of Vamp Boutique

Outfit Styled by LILA Fashion International

Winter Look:
Dress – Burnt Orange Faux Suede Dress
Sweater – Black Cashmere Batwing Sweater
Vest – Black 100% Wool Vest
Earrings – Sparkling Teardrop Earring

Spring Look:
Dress – Burnt Orange Faux Suede Dress
Top – Leopard + Lace Cami
Pants – Black High-Waisted Tie Front Pant
Earrings – Mother of Pearl Earring
Bag – Nude Leather Circle Bag

“At LILA, we try to look for pieces that are versatile and can be worn year-round. We know when our customers come to us, they’re looking for those types of investment pieces — they want their money to go a long way. They appreciate when we show them all the different ways the pieces can be styled — it opens them up to a world of experimentation. They learn that with just a single anchor piece, they can create a multitude of different looks and have fun in the process!
Transitioning this look was so fun! For winter, we styled our anchor piece, the Burnt Orange Faux Suede Dress, as a dress. Because of the colder climate, we layered under it a cashmere turtleneck sweater to make the look cozy but still chic. I always love belting things – I think it adds a really nice finishing touch that pulls everything together and lends uniformity to a look. I also like that it can give more shapeless and unstructured garments a silhouette. A trend I’m loving right now is snakeskin. We incorporated the pattern with a knee-high boot, which gave the look a cool, edgy aesthetic and tied in well with the color story. For spring, we styled the dress open as a kimono. Even though the material is a faux suede, it’s a super lightweight piece so it’s perfect for transitional weather. We rolled up the sleeves to make it a little more spring appropriate and paired it with a leopard cami and high-waisted pant. The outfit was styled with a heel, but you can absolutely wear it with a flat or sandal as the weather gets warmer.
Our winter look can be styled for everyday as it is super comfortable and easy to recreate. We also love it for work, as it is both stylish and office appropriate. As for our spring look, it’s a really comfortable outfit you can live in on the weekends. We love the relaxed fit of the pants, the pop of leopard in the cami, and the kimono thrown on top to pull the look together. And of course, each of these pieces can be paired with so many other things in your closet – the possibilities are endless!” –
Laura Anne Lamprou, co-owner of LILA Fashion International

Outfit Styled by Remix on Main

Winter Look:
Skirt – Missoni Skirt
Top – Fiorucci Sweater
Shoes – Stuart Weitzman Black Boots
Bag – Chanel Black Bag

Spring Look:
Skirt – Missoni Skirt
Top – Helmut Lang Jean Jacket
Shoes – Jimmy Choo Heels
Bag – Gucci Bag

“This look is inspired by young professional women and mothers. As a young mother of two, I always go for fashionable yet comfortable. I love this skirt because it’s a four-season piece. It’s colorful — it brings some brightness to winter. It’s very versatile, too. You can wear it with summer sandals, sneakers, heels, or booties to take you from the morning to the evening. I’m actually a very big supporter of skirts and dresses with sneakers!” – Ljupka Neducsin, co-owner of Remix on Main
“Like Ljupka said, the skirt brings color to all four seasons. It’s so comfortable and made of silk. The sweater is very cozy and made of 100% cotton. The fabrics are great and make the look easy to transition from season to season. To transition the look from winter to spring, we paired it with a jean jacket because it’s one of those pieces that you can take from day to night and even spring to summer. Every piece in this look is a staple piece.” – Tanya Malinovska, co-owner of Remix on Main

Outfit Styled by Nicole Miller – Manayunk

Winter Look:
Dress – Classic Lauren Ponte Sheath Dress in “Black”
Jacket – Nicole Miller Black Leather Jacket
Shoes – Dolce Vita Black Booties
Hat – JDD Beret
Bag – Nicole Miller Horoscope Crossbody

Spring Look:
Dress – Classic Lauren Ponte Sheath Dress in “Black”
Earrings – Gold Pearl Accent Earrings
Shoes – Dolce Vita Patent Leather Pumps
Bag – Nicole Miller Horoscope Crossbody

“Nicole is an amazing American designer. She really knows a woman’s body and designs dresses to go from day-to-evening designs that are season less, timeless, and ageless.
Our featured dress is the black Classic Lauren Ponte Sheath Dress. The woman who would wear this is body-conscious and likes a great fitted dress. It can easily go from day to evening as well as effortlessly dressed up or down.
I actually own this dress in several colors. In the winter, I’ll wear it with boots, a leather jacket, or a wool sweater so it looks more like a skirt. In the spring, I change it up with my favorite sandal or a pump. It’s sleeveless, so I may pair it with a light jacket or cashmere wrap.
The “Lauren” is also a great travel dress because it doesn’t wrinkle. I love that it can take a woman from New York or Philadelphia to LA. It’s priced amazingly for a designer dress.” – Mary Dougherty, owner of Nicole Miller – Manayunk