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Occasionally I find myself being recruited by friends to be their personal shopper, tracking down the perfect dress for a dental school white coat ceremony or a slimming puffy coat for winters in Boston. And while I tend to gravitate towards bright colors and vibrant prints, many of my friends are of the "but does it come in black?" variety. Just because their closets are filled to the brim with LBDs doesn't mean they're spring wardrobes have to look boring or heavy.
The easiest way to ease out of all black for warmer weather is by adding touches of other neutrals — gray, white, beige, or even metallics like silver and gold. Take a cue from Atlantic Pacific blogger Blaire Edie and try delicate black and white lace with classic black accessories for an (almost) "all black everything" look that still feels spring ready.