It’s hot. It’s cold. It’s somewhere in the middle. It’s incredibly hot again. No, I’m not talking about a steamy on-again, off-again romance. I’m talking about spring! Around this time of year, I always find it challenging to dress for the indecisive weather – it’s tricky because the temperatures haven’t really made a drastic change, but with all the airy, beautiful spring/summer clothes hitting stores, don’t you want to lighten things up and look on-season, but not be shivering come sundown? I’m with you. Well today, in hopes of tackling this tricky time of year, I have put together some helpful tips and am talking about how to transition your wardrobe from winter to spring. Keep reading to find out the pieces you need to help you gracefully make the move into spring.
- Transitioning out of winter requires layering, and one of my favourite layering pieces is an army jacket. Nothing groundbreaking here, but I find they are the perfect weight that can take you from day to night, plus they play nice with florals, stripes, leopard, you name it. Designers have given the classic piece an update this season, with cuts ranging from long, hooded, swing-style, pleated, and even cropped, the choice is yours.
- A lot of spring and summer wardrobe pieces tend to be on the more feminine side, so having something that adds a touch of edginess (and doubles as some added warmth) will help balance your outfits – this leather jacket even has spring florals on it!
- Skinnies will always be around, but wide leg pants like these are having a moment. This silhouette will keep your gams warm and covered, plus they look incredibly chic when styled with a short sleeve lightweight crew neck sweater and platform heels, or sneakers work too.
- You can never go wrong with a cotton button-down like this one. Go the sophisticated route and button it up all the way to keep that breeze out, or keep it unbuttoned, roll up the sleeves, and layer it over a printed silk cami.
- A sleeveless coat or vest is a great solution for tricky temperatures. Try this one for a polished look that offers some extra insulation, but you don’t risk overheating, and the soft pink suede is perfect for spring.
- I know this doesn’t necessarily help with fluctuating temps, but adding a pop of spring-happy colour with an accessory such as this bag will make you forget all about winter just by looking at it!
- In terms of footwear, the flops are not ready to come out of storage just yet. Opt for a sturdy block heel like these, or an easy slip on pair of mules like these for on-trend feet that are practical for the not-yet-clean streets.
- Fashion’s obsession with athleisure is a staple for spring. This roomy sweatshirt is the perfect light-weight topper for those brisk mornings and evenings, and when it gets too warm, tie it around your waist or shoulders for a pop of colour.
I hope this gives you some ideas for how you can make the transition from winter to spring. Are there any tips you always follow to get through this in-between phase?
Until next time,