Getting leggy with it at Tibi's Spring 2010 show. Photo: Kristian Dowling/Getty Images for IMG

Among my guy friends, the first day of spring has eclipsed Christmas as their favorite holiday. As the hot sun banishes the winter gloom, emails entitled "Happy Legs Day!" make the rounds. They are usually followed with,"It's the most wonderful time of the year!"

And it's a treat for the ladies too. There's nothing better than banishing those itchy cable-knit tights and bopping about free and easy with your (admittedly pale) legs basking in the sun.

For this week's installment of The Weekender, we're going to help you work out a coming-out party for legs that have been living for months without seeing the light of day. This is our go-to get-up for your gams.


Style Tips:
  • Consider mixing up the skirt-and-shirt routine this spring by trying out the short shorts, tap pants, and bloomers that dominated the runways. This Forever 21 floral pair is the right price point for testing the waters, and the darker color is flattering against not-yet-tan legs.
  • It's all about mixing and matching patterns this spring so think nothing of pairing a preppy nautical stripe with flirty florals. Add a sturdy winter boot with a slouchy sock to keep from looking like you jumped into summer too quickly. (Plus the choice footwear will also serve you well come the colder months!)
  • Though this look skews a bit younger, the bag does not. The saddle bag is making a big comeback for both spring and fall. Consider it a classic buy that can be worn for errand outfits or for slung over the shoulder for a night out on the town.

See what other fashionable trends are grabbing out attention this season.