Spring Style By Region: Get The Staple Piece For Your Local Lifestyle

We picked the six wardrobe essentials for six different regions, so you can build a basic uniform for your local trends and climate.
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We picked the six wardrobe essentials for six different regions, so you can build a basic uniform for your local trends and climate.
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These days, our busy lives have us craving easy go-to outfits. But we all live in different places and at different paces, and there really is no such thing as "one size fits all." We need uniforms based not on universal trends, but on our individual realities – versatile, personalized pieces that perform perfectly in our unique climates. 

Here are six strong pieces that are tailor-made for local lifestyles. Scroll down to find the one that fits you best!

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For the Southern gal: A white cotton shirtdress is a strong option no matter where you live, but the classic tailoring and menswear-inspired style make it a great go-to piece for the South. The breathable fabric is perfect to wear in the heat and can be paired with everything from a simple sandal to a cowboy boot. Literally any accessory can work, in any bright color. To Buy: Shirtdress ($186)

regional spring style

For the East Coast city slicker: A figure-flattering dress in an interesting print is the perfect pick for dinner and drinks with friends or for date night with your guy. When cut-outs are strategically placed, they can be super flattering but not over-the-top revealing, and the longer hem still keeps things sophisticated. Add a sharp mule and bold lip for drama. To Buy: Cut-Out Dress ($50)

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For the PNW hipster: The Pacific Northwest lifestyle is all about work-life balance. Priority is put on community and time outdoors, and "less is more" is a popular theme. This vintage-inspired wrap dress is about as versatile as they come. It's easy to take from the office or the city streets into the park for a walk, or even out for some live music that night – all you need is a change of accessories. To Buy: Wrap Dress ($148)

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For the modern mountaineer: You're lucky enough to live close to the mountains, but that doesn't mean you permanently live in performance gear. Ditch your fleece and tech fabrics for something with slightly more style, like this cozy quilted coat. It's perfect to pair with denim or corduroys and a hiking boot, or you can layer it over your favorite romantic dress. To Buy: Lightweight Jacket ($190)

regional spring style

For the Midwest style maven: Weather in the Midwest can be tricky. The very best way to combat the unpredictability is by wearing modern classics that can be mixed, matched and layered. These cropped nautical pants are easily adaptable – wear them with oversized knits and ankle boots when it's chilly, or combine them with a vintage tee and chunky heeled sandal once the snow finally stops. To Buy: Nautical Pant ($325)

regional spring style

For the SoCal bohemian: The vibe along the sunny coast is laid-back and relaxed, and a true gypset girl lives for an easy-breezy caftan. This short modern version feels simpler to wear then the typical long flowing muumuus of the past. Pack this for a beach trip, and you can basically leave everything else at home. To Buy: Linen Caftan ($188)

p.s. Once you've chosen your apparel, find the perfect spring shoes to match.