Kate Bosworth's latest outfit gives us a much-needed burst of transitional styling inspiration — especially in light of the East Coast's current snowy forecast. But let it be known: the actress's darker take on Spring layering is useful for those lucky enough to be in warmer climates, too. How exactly does it cater to both scenarios? Her oversize tweed blazer strikes a seasonal balance between functional outerwear and a more sophisticated piece that breathes; her leather pants toughen up the look; her light-hued bag and punchy shoes play to Spring's softer mood; and her paper-thin knit sweater and sunglasses are perfect for sunny days when minimalism is key. Read our editors' three styling tips, then shop the Kate Bosworth-inspired essentials below.
- If the weather is still teetering on the edge of warm vs. chilly, keep an oversize blazer or longer lightweight jacket nearby. We love how Bosworth topped off her look with a tweed iteration, providing outfit polish, and on a more functional note, it also served as a perfect transitional layer.
- We typically approach Spring styling with a brighter-hued outlook, but Bosworth reminded us why darker neutrals are just as cool. Between the subtle gray shade of her bag and the studded embellishments on her black shoes, you can inject the "lighter" vibe of Spring via playful pieces. If studs aren't your thing, try an updated classic — Jenni Kayne D'Orsay striped denim flats ($425) do the trick.
- If you happen to be on the East Coast (read: snow in mid-March is all too real a thing) right now, you know breezy floral dresses and printed shorts aren't exactly a viable dressing option. Instead, follow suit on Bosworth's edgier choice and don faux-leather pants. Need a starting point? Citizens of Humanity's Rocket leatherette jeans ($229) supply a luxe coated feel without the authentic leather finish.