Finally. Spring collections are trickling into stores, giving some much-needed newness to barren sale floors. Of course the problem with the beginning of a new season is the issue of wearability. Who could think of buying wispy spring cocktail dresses or shorts when the snow is piled high out on the streets? But there is always the potential of buying great new pieces now that can transition between cold winter winds and warmer spring days. Enter this beautiful silk jumpsuit by Valentino. I can see this work with a pair of high boots, a ’70s-style wide-brimmed wool hat and a great looking cashmere coat. Transformation into a modern-day Jane Birkin complete, you are ready to face the Chicago winter streets.

$4,490 at