Real Steals: Almost-Spring Styles
A Pastel Scarf
Stash this painterly pastel rayon wrap in your bag in case the wind picks up.
To buy: $79, talbots.com (available late February).
A purple pointelle knit of linen, acrylic, and nylon offers a light and airy way to get the layered look.
To buy: $88, anthropologie.com.
J. Jill Dress
This sleeveless knee-length sweaterdress is an all-seasons blend of silk, cotton, and cashmere.
To buy: $79, jjill.com.
A Boatneck Sweater
A thin knit, like this cotton-and-silk boatneck, looks stylish layered or all on its own.
To buy: $59.50, mango.com.
Lands’ End Canvas Shirt
The classic white button-down: a roomy boyfriend cut in cotton that only gets softer with wear.
To buy: $39.50, landsendcanvas.com.
Rosena Sammi Bracelet
One continuous coiled bracelet that looks like a set of beaded bangles, without the clunk.
To buy: $50, rosenasammi.com.
Rachel Rachel Roy Pants
Because they’re cropped, these green modal-and-polyester trousers are made for spring. Yet they won’t look out of place on a nippy day.
To buy: $89, Macy’s, 800-456-2297 for stores (available in early March).
Fergie Footwear Heels
Debut the season’s first pedicure in not-too-summery leather sandals.
To buy: $89, fergieshoes.com.
A Cropped Jacket
Button studs with a black-and-silver grid pattern are small yet striking.
To buy: $12, shopthelook.net (available in late February).
LC Lauren Conrad Jacket
The price tells you it’s faux leather; the look suggests it’s the real deal.
To buy: $50, kohls.com.
Let this sheer chiffon tank peek out from under a cropped jacket or cardigan. (Just make sure to layer a camisole underneath.)
To buy: $68, kensie.com (available in early April).
Philippa Roberts Ring
Artful irregularities lend a handcrafted feel to this simple sterling-silver band.
To buy: $92, philipparoberts.com for stores.
Sold Design Lab Jeans
Fake-out front pockets and a wide waistband help give you a sleek profile in these skinny jeans.
To buy: cusp.com (available in late February).
A Classic Trenchcoat
Who says you have to drop hundreds on a timeless trench? Score this cotton-blend investment piece at a very affordable price.
To buy: $60, dressbarn.com.
French Connection Tank
You’ll wear this easy cotton staple once a week through August.
To buy: $38, macys.com for stores (available in February).
Level 99 Jeans
Pitch-black jeggings look like crisp denim but feel like had-them-forever khakis.
To buy: $98, anthropologie.com.
Textured gold-tone bangles add a little something to a simple outfit.
To buy: $12 for five, shopthelook.net.
Slip on a knockout ring of 18-karat-gold plating and Swarovski crystal.
To buy: $98, shopsineny.com.
Sam Edelman Flats
The gold caps on this leather pair will put some spring in your step.
To buy: $99, 877-932-7726.
A Patterned Skirt
AK Anne Klein Necklace
With subdued shades of blue, green, and topaz, this chunky strand of smoky quartz is tasteful and tough.
To buy: $95, 800-578-4552 for stores.
When white seems predictable, go for an unexpected neutral, like the blush color of this Tencel blouse.
To buy: $35, hm.com for stores (available in March).
Not ready for bright florals? Try a muted pattern, like the one on this cotton-and-linen skirt, which flatters the hips with roomy pleats.
To buy: $78, bodenusa.com.
Ami Clubwear Heels
More covered up than your average open-toes, these teal faux-suede beauties are the ideal between-seasons style.
To buy: $21, amiclubwear.com.