Transition to Spring
Hot. Cold. Hot. Cold. Spring has sprung, and you have no idea what to wear.
Although it’s not time to bust out the strappy sundresses just yet, you don’t want to say goodbye to your favorite winter pieces either. Keep those in rotation while adding a few of your warm weather pieces, by following these style tips on transitioning from winter to spring clothing.
- It’s all about layers when the seasons are transitioning. To ward off a chill, carry a lightweight scarf in your bag (also perfect for a pop of spring color against a winter palette of gray or black). Try a long-sleeve shirt under a tank top or even a thin cardi under a blazer for a sporty chic. Before you leave the house, take a look at the outfit without all the layers in case things heat up – as we know they do during a spring day.
- Start wearing bright colors and florals in deeper tones (be patient on the pastel blooms for now). Try a pop of spring’s hottest colors – blush, tangerine, Aubergine or millennial pink – in a scarf or skirt with a solid sweater. Try a bright pair of shoes with a dark pair of pants for a bit of a spring in your step.
- Black leggings are your best friends. Wear them under a shirt dress for a casual about town outfit that transitions perfectly.
- While peep-toe shoes work better in late spring, an ankle strap or sling back shoe is well worn in April. And don’t forget your over the knee boots – they warm up a flirty spring dress, especially when paired with a cashmere cardi.
- Donning the down and wool is expected in winter, but spring requires lighter weight fabrics, such as a spring cashmere or cotton. A cardigan or cape in these fabrics can be a lifesaver on chilly mornings or evenings.
- Rules are made to be broken. Instead of stowing your white pants until Memorial Day, keep them seasonally appropriate during transition months by pairing them with a darker color knit top.
- Blend warmer fabrics with lighter ones. Think heavy denim jeans with a tank top or flowy cotton blouse or a chunky sweater with a soft chiffon maxi skirt.
You can easily have the best of both weather worlds. With these tips, you’ll soon be an expert at navigating this frustrating between-season fashion limbo.