Liz Beson, Illustrator

Even though in Rochester the beginning of spring seems to be quite delayed this year, there is no reason for us to match the grey sky. While we wait for the weather to become warmer and the sun to come out, I have compiled a short list of “must have items” and where to find them so you can be prepared when the flowers spring up. 

Try a midi skirt for a fun retro feel on those days that are still cool and windy. My suggestion: Topshop’s “Texture Gathered Knee Midi Skirt” in pale blue. Find it at

Get your hands on a pair of colorful sunglasses like the “Light Brown Color Block Retro Sunglasses” of River Island – fashionable, functional, and the company provides free shipping every day. Find them at 

Two great options for tops are Zara’s “Crossover Poplin Top” and River Island’s “Silver Metallic Jacquard Wrap Over Top”. Find them at and, respectively.

Last but not least, if you are looking to spice up your undergarments, I recommend Elle Macpherson’s “Golden Feather Bra and Bikini Brief” you can find these items on or locally at Devil May Care on Park Avenue. 

One outfit I would highly recommend trying out is a pair of skinny jeans with an asymmetrical top, a pair of high heel sandals, and a leather jacket. These are sure to keep you warm and fashionable during these chilly spring days.

Happy Spring and happy shopping!



Cossich is a first year graduate student.  

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