Transitioning Your Wardrobe from Winter to Spring

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Spring is in the air and you are itching to put away your heavy winter clothes and go for a lighter, brighter look. But with plenty cool days ahead, it’s not quite time to put your winter wardrobe into storage. Lucky for you, current trends lend themselves to multiple seasons with winter styles seamlessly extending into spring. Now clothing and even boots, have become almost season-less.

Though a few pieces won’t be able to make the transition, like that faux-fur vest you rocked all winter, almost everything else will. This is the time to think outside the box. Get creative and you’ll be surprised at just how far you can stretch your winter wardrobe. Try these tips from the pros to help you transition from winter to spring:

Add a Sheer Blouse

In winter, we often wear dark leggings, boots and a chunky cardigan. We like to call it “the winter uniform”. You can admit it…we all have one. While it works for winter, it’s time to update the look to carry it into spring. Lighten it up with a sheer blouse to make the transition an easy one.  It instantly refreshes “the uniform” into something softer. We love how this ensemble will keep you toasty but the light, airiness of the sheer blouse gives the slightest hint of spring.

Pastel Hues

One of the simplest ways to add a little spring to your winter woolens is by adding pastel hues like baby blue, mint green, light yellow or lavender. You can easily do this with a pastel purse, shoes, belt or jewelry. For colder spring days, you could throw on a pastel scarf. This is also a great time to introduce your soft-colored jeans. Top them off with a warm sweater and a strand of pearls for a classic look. You can see why pastels are one of our favorite ways to brighten up your winter wardrobe. Aren’t you just dying for this handbag with the slightest hint of robin’s egg blue?

Maxi Dresses

Who doesn’t love a good Maxi!  They are a perfect piece to transition your wardrobe from winter to spring. The longer length allows you to continue to wear leggings and boots underneath, while at the same time, wearing a maxi dress made from lighter material is the perfect way to welcome spring. We all know layering is important during this transitional time and a maxi dress makes it simple. A bright cardigan or denim jacket worn on cool mornings can easily be removed when the temperatures warm up in the afternoon. The navy and white stripe on this dress is very versatile and can be worn a number of ways.

Lace

We are seeing a lot of lace this year, even during the winter months. Wearing lace in the colder season typically means a slightly edgy look with leather jackets, dark tights, boots and heavy jewelry. Spring is the time to lighten it up. Lace tops are perfect for layering with a cardigan and a pair of jeans. Wear a lace skirt with a pastel tank and a denim jacket for a double dose of spring. If you want just a hint of lace – add a lace scarf with a chunky sweater, skinny  jeans and a short boot for a smooth transition.

 Metallics

In our opinion, metallics are the new neutral! We are seeing them everywhere and in every season. There isn’t a wardrobe anywhere in North America that a little sparkle can’t brighten up! The key here is to keep it understated. In order to do that, you need just one piece to pair with your winter clothes. A metallic brocade skirt with dark tights and sweater can be worn on any cool, spring day. A sequined tank with a denim jacket and pastel skinny jeans are yet another option. If you don’t own any glitter infused clothing, accessories will fill the order just fine. Metallic handbags, jewelry, scarves and even tights will add a touch of spring to those winter duds.

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