There’s no mistaking it: spring is just around the corner! And yet…there’s still enough of a chill in the air to make you wonder whether you should throw on a jacket before you leave the house.
The transition from winter to spring is rarely seamless. When the weather is constantly flip-flopping between warm and frosty – sometimes all in the same day – you also the risk of over-dressing or under-dressing.
Not to worry! We’ve got five tips for effortlessly transitioning your wardrobe from winter to spring, so you can comfortably (and fashionably) go about your day, despite the temperature.
Move Heavy Winter Items to Storage
With the worst of winter out of the way, you can ditch the heavier pieces that take up the most room in your wardrobe. Think: coats, jackets, thick jumpers and knits. These can all go in a dedicated storage area, which will free up more than enough space for items more suitable for spring.
This is also a great opportunity to 'Marie Kondo' your wardrobe and decide whether some of your clothes should go into temporary storage, or be given away or donated.
Prepare For Any Weather
Don’t put all your winter clothing away, though! Given the unpredictable nature of the weather, it would be wise to keep several winter-appropriate clothes to hand. This will save you the frustration of having to go into your storage to dig out a jumper, a coat or warm leggings.
Don’t Be Afraid to Mix Seasonal Clothing
There, we said it. Some might consider mixing seasons a fashion faux pas, but in the transitional period between winter and spring, anything goes. At least, we say so!
Don’t let anything stop you from wearing your favourite cable knit jumper with a pair of cropped light wash jeans. Similarly, light spring blouses can go quite well with solid-coloured leggings. Try it out for yourself!
While your heavy-duty winter clothing is best left in storage, having lightweight layers in your wardrobe can be helpful when you need to dress a little more warmly. Layers will be your best friend as you transition your wardrobe from winter to spring.
From light jumpers and winter knits to spring cardigans and blazers and even peacoats, there are countless ways to layer and accessorise.
Embrace Spring Colours and Patterns
There’s nothing that says ‘spring is here’ quite like a wardrobe of fresh, bright colours and patterns. Now’s the time to start breaking in your pastels and flower prints once again – and with your versatile layers at the ready, you’ll be able to look chic no matter the weather.
Some spring colours you can begin integrating into your wardrobe include cream, mint, blush pink, robin’s egg blue and lilac, to name just a few.
And aside from florals, there are other spring-ready (and layer-able) patterns to play around with. May we suggest some breezy stripes for your wardrobe?
Until next time…