FINALLY, the snow piles are starting to shrink and spring is fast approaching. Time to put away your NorthFace coats and slip into something more comfortable. Springtime shopping has officially begun, so in order to help our lovely BUSTies we did a little searching for you all. Pick up these warm weather staples to keep your seasonal look fresh, fun and delightfully parka-free.
1) We love this adorable pink umbrella from Bella Umbrella. It's perfect for those rainy, warm days since it's both waterproof and offers UPF 50+ sun protection. It is a tad pricy but has superb quality, and, well, just look at it.
2) Despite the high chances of stormy weather we are willing to risk it for these shoes found on Etsy. After all, it can't rain all the time so you're going to need something for those upcoming day trips to the park.
3) Modcloth's hat is perfect if you need some sun protection or you're just having a bad hair day. Cute and sophisticated, it works if you're going out to hang with the girls or heading in for a casual day at work. Not to mention that color is to die for.
4) Nothing says springtime like a little Etsy bling. A simple touch of color to remind us of the green to come.
5) Another ring from Etsy because (a) two rings are better than one, and (b) some people love a gold finish and some like silver--options for everyone!
6) Nordstrom's polka dot rain boots are unbelievably cute and stylish. Featuring 2-3 colors, we love this shock of pink after a season of endless black, grey and blah.
7) Finally, this coat from Cichic is one of the best we've ever seen. Featuring a gorgeous teal color and lightweight waterproof design, this spring staple will keep you chic whether it's rain or shine.
Images c/o Cichic, Nordstrom, Etsy, ModCloth, and Bella UmbreallaPrincess Weekes is a part-time bookseller and a full-time writer with a Master’s in English from Brooklyn College. A former intern at BUST magazine, she has since written articles for The Mary Sue, BUST and maintains her own video channel under the name Melina Pendulum, discussing the intersection of pop culture, feminism and race. She is currently working on a fantasy novel about black witches during the Jim Crow era, while attempting to purchase every liquid lipstick the world has to offer.