It’s one of the best times of the year, when the cold, gray winter weather begins to give way to spring sunshine (and rain showers). It’s fashion transition time from winter to spring. But it’s also one of the hardest times to get dressed! After all, it’s still chilly outside for most of us, and there’s a very real possibility of snow in many parts of the world; however, you’re probably dying to get rid of the heavy sweaters and down jackets and pull out your spring wardrobe! Here’s how to transition between the seasons with style.
Lighten Up Your Color Palette
Still need your cashmere? Do it in pastels or saturated brights! Changing up your color palette from winter’s charcoals, browns, and jewel tones to spring’s softer neutrals and colorful shades can help you bring new life to your look. An added bonus? Spring pastels and florals look great with your favorite black and gray pieces (which if you’re anything like us, you wear all year round). Something like this blush-hued RDI sweater is the perfect inter-seasonal piece. Pair it with black and gray now, and white denim in a few weeks. We love the tie-sleeve detail.
Try Out A Vest
A vest is the ultimate seasonal layering piece. Swapping your cardigans, sweater-coats, and other heavier pieces for a relatively less bulky vest (which can still be plenty toasty if you choose wisely) is an easy way to change things up. This silk georgette Eileen Fisher vest has an amazing fluid drape and it’s super versatile – we think it would look great with everything from a little print dress to slim cropped pants to jeans and a silk tee.
Wear Spring’s Hottest Patterns
Polka dots and checks are both major trends for spring 2018, so doing them in winter weights can help you bring your cold weather ensembles into spring. We’re loving this subtly dotty button down from The Kooples and this classic-with-a-twist Paul & Joe checked cotton-gabardine trench.
Crop It (As Soon As You Can)
As soon as it’s warm enough, bring out the ankle crop pants ((you didn’t think we meant crop tops did you?) to show off your fabulous footwear! Think mules, loafers, and even chic sneakers paired with ankle length skinnies and wide legs, and Uniqlo has some perfect options in both silhouettes.
Put Some Fringe On It
Fringe is another major trend, so wearing a piece with this type of embellishment will help you get over your winter blahs, even if you have to layer it up. And fringe doesn’t need to be over-the-top or make you look like you stepped off the ranch. It can be surprisingly subtle, like this ivory Free People pullover.
We know this is a tough time to get dressed – and look stylish – but there’s nothing like updating your look to herald the arrival of a new season. Happy spring!
Shop fashion transition time from winter to spring
The Kooples Polka Dot Shirt, now $107.50
Uniqlo Women Drape Wide-Leg Pants, now $19.90
Uniqlo Women Smart Style Ankle-Length Pants, now $39.90
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