The look of spring…in layers

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NEW YORK — No doubt about it, the calendar says it’s spring. Yet, in many parts of the country, you’d freeze in any of the sleeveless sheaths, short-sleeve jackets or rompers that are all over the stores and catalogs.

NEW YORK — No doubt about it, the calendar says it’s spring. Yet, in many parts of the country, you’d freeze in any of the sleeveless sheaths, short-sleeve jackets or rompers that are all over the stores and catalogs.

And light blue, yellow or pink color — nevermind white or light sand — don’t look quite right against a predominantly gray and brown landscape.

Still, says stylist Clinton Kelly, co-host of TLC’s "What Not to Wear," instead of retreating back to turtlenecks and tweed, lay on the layers to make your outfit weatherappropriate.

“I’m a big fan of lightweight leather. When you leave the house, it could be 45 (degrees), and at lunch, it can be 65 degrees,” Kelly says. “A light leather jacket works for both.”

In fact, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the average April temperature last year was 51 in the continental U.S. Not quite sundress — or even above-the-knee skirt-with-bare-legs-and-sandals — weather.

The exception would be a place like Miami, where warm days are the norm year-round.

Next month, Kelly makes the rounds to 15 cities across the country in collaboration with Macy’s, giving spring makeovers to 15 women at each stop.

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