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The BARNEYS Team Thaws Out Their Closets

Put away the parkas—it’s time for the great sartorial thaw.

This can be a tricky time of year, style-wise. After months of covering up from head to toe, you can barely wait to break out the sandals and slip dresses, but Mother Nature isn’t quite there yet. Looking to balance our craving for spring style with some not-yet-spring temperatures, we asked the Barneys team, “How do you transition your style from winter to spring?” Here’s what they had to say…

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AMANDA BROOKS
Women’s Fashion Director

“Besides basic jeans and shirts, going from winter to spring is pretty much a total restart. I’m usually so excited to wear my new spring clothes that I spend many weeks dressed inappropriately for the weather and covered in goosebumps.”

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SIMON DOONAN
Creative Ambassador at Large

“It’s all about layering and peeling and revealing and flaunting.”

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DANIELLA VITALE
Chief Merchant, Executive Vice President

“I try to pepper in a bit of color or wear new sandals (like Manolo Blahnik‘s Antofac sandals) with tights. Lanvin tweed jackets are fantastic to wear straight through until summer; The Row mint green Thornbury shirt can be worn under jackets or on its own under a great fur; and my new green Valextra Isis clutch has subtle hints of grey and blue that go with everything.”

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MARK LEE
Chief Executive Officer

“I wear mostly Thom Browne shirts, and I start mixing in new spring ones with winter-weight suits as soon as they arrive.”

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DENNIS FREEDMAN
Creative Director

“My overall way of dressing doesn’t change very much—I just wear fewer layers.”

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CHARLOTTE BLECHMAN
Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications

“Springtime is my favorite time of year, so I probably transition way too early…Do you think it’s bad that I wear open-toe sandals with dresses in a snowstorm!?”

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TOM KALENDERIAN
General Merchandise Manager, Executive Vice President

“Spring means it’s time to break out the washed-cotton blazers. Check out the collaboration from Japanese design house Kolor and Italy’s pioneer of washed jackets, Boglioli. It’s a great jacket to have in your wardrobe, and it is very nice that the proceeds of the sale of the jackets will be donated to Save the Children Japan to support the children affected by last year’s earthquake.”

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