Winnie Harlow Found A Genius Way To Bring Winter Outerwear Into Spring

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The sun is shining in New York City, but mild spring temperatures are sticking around a while longer. With lows of 40 for the foreseeable future, it would be wise to keep your statement outerwear on deck. To look on the bright side, the arctic tundra is behind us, which means you can actually show off all of those lightweight coats and jackets that have been buried in layers all winter long, granting them a legitimate moment to shine. Exhibit A: Winnie Harlow just styled her coat as a dress and totally pulled it off.

On Weds., Rita Ora launched her handbag collaboration with Escada in Manhattan, and her model pals gathered to celebrate in style. Harlow's look was superb, as usual, with a ribbed white turtleneck beneath the calf-length houndstooth coat. Paired with a sharp pair of knee-high patent leather boots, the look offered a flash of leg appropriate for the warming temps. Topped off with the coat's fur trim, chunky gold earrings, and a sleek blowout, the model's dinner look served unique sophistication for spring.

As seen by the 24-year-old's masterful styling, getting through mild spring weather doesn't have to be incredibly daunting. As a matter of fact, just keep it simple and let your outerwear do most of the work.

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Whether knee-length or midi, outerwear paired with a chic pair of pumps or boots can make the whole look, so get ready to look at your favorite wrap coat in a whole new light. And if you're in need of a few moderately heavy options to get you through the remainder of spring's chill, consider The Zoe Report's picks, below.

Not only will these pieces make staying warm easier in the coming months, but they'll surely still be relevant once winter rolls back around.

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