Ah, so the shops are all full of lovely spring fashions. Yet somehow I’m still freezing? Could it be that it’s still January, and therefore FREEEEZING?!
Dressing for the transitional period between Winter and Spring can be a nightmare. Some days are freezing icy fog, and the next watery spring sunshine, that’s surprisingly warm out of the wind.
So, how can you make your winter wardrobe work for spring and your spring wardrobe work for the winter, and for all those days that can’t make up their minds?
My top five tips are:
- Layers. Ditch the Chunky jumpers and layer up with scarves, jackets and cardigans
- Ballet pumps. It’s way to cold for open toes, but your chunky winter boots are far too warm, this is the perfect weather for this wardrobe staple that comes in many colours and works with trousers, tights and bare legs.
- Accessorize. If you like to follow trends then update last seasons looks with new season accessories while it’s still too chilly for for the full look.
- Colour. A splash of spring colour can make the winteriest of wardrobes look fresh and bright rather than winter drab.
If you’ve been working skinny jeans and boyfriend blazers, then ditch your chunky winter jumpers for a fine knit (£4.99 Retro Chick), maybe with short sleeves. Chuck your blazer over the top and a scarf to cosy up when the chilly wind blows, and these great ruched ankle boots ($38, Fox Hunt Vintage), perfect for days that look a bit nippy (but might end up warm.
And for those days that look warm (but might end up chilly) work your Spring look by teaming your skinny jeans with some Spring colour. Coral and Gold are set to be big Spring / Summer trends, this cute coral vintagey blouse from Miss Selfridge looks cool with these Chunky Gold Bangles. Keep the look light, but with warmth potential, but covering up with a blazer in a lighter hue.
I don’t really have the legs for skinny jeans, but I love prom dresses and cute skirts. They tend to be a look that works easier for evening, or for Summer day wear than for winter, but there are ways to work it as transitional wear.
Make your Prom Dress (£12.99 Retro Chick) work for Winter by layering it over a skinny polo neck for warmth but not bulk. Black opaques keep your legs warm and these zip detail ankle boots will keep you going all the way into Spring, plus they’re just £10 in the sale!
For warmer days brighten up a bit by picking a colour for the dress and going 50s style with a cardigan, ballet pumps and a cute box bag.