As the Big Apple begins to thaw, New Yorkers are trading in their bulky coats for spring jackets, their wools and corduroys for lighter fabrics. But with the unpredictable weather that's been plaguing NYC, getting dressed can prove challenging. In this transitional time, layering is key -- and so are pieces that can be worn multiple ways, depending on the day.
amNewYork hit the streets to find New Yorkers embracing this seasonal transition in style.
Model pals Kayla Miller, left, and Michelle Easter both pair shorts with black jackets during an afternoon stroll. Miller, of Harlem, wears an Evisu jacket, shorts she bought in Washington Heights, a Cobra Society bag and Camper shoes, while Easter, of the West Village, wears an All Saints jacket and shorts, Oliver Peoples sunglasses and rag + bone slip-ons. (Credit: Jeremy Bales)
Glassbook magazine creative director Jessica Lewis, of Bed-Stuy, gets spring-ready in floral-print Levi’s jeans, worn with a Korintage leather jacket, Mackage handbag and shoes she bought in the South of France. (Credit: Jeremy Bales)
Earning her stripes
Claudia Leung, of Park Slope, wears a striped Zara dress underneath a linen Forever 21 jacket. Superga sneakers round out her look. (Credit: Jeremy Bales)
Williamsburg resident and sommelier Lex Kiefhaber wears a Paul Smith suit, topped off with a hat by East Village designer Barbara Feinman. (Credit: Jeremy Bales)
Chelsea resident Coline Gautier, an interior designer, rocks a pair of tights underneath her denim shorts for an extra layer. She also wears a Lana Siberie hat, H&M jacket, Comptoir des Cottoniers scarf and Vans sneakers. (Credit: Jeremy Bales)
Cool and casual
Martin Nembhard, who works for Friends of the High Line, dons a Patagonia down vest — a great transitional piece — with Joe Fresh jeans, Florsheim shoes and Polaroid sunglasses. (Credit: Jeremy Bales)
Gregg Martinez, of the Financial District, accents his ensemble (Diesel jeans, All Saints Jacket, J.Crew sweater, Theory shirt) with a cool camouflage-print backpack from Nike. (Credit: Jeremy Bales)
Brooklyn-based singer Oh Land’s standout feature is her ever-changing hair, which is now pink but was blue a few weeks ago. Her jacket is by Yigal Azrouel and her pants and shoes are from Danish designer Day Birger et Mikkelsen. (Credit: Jeremy Bales)