Experiencing a bit of weather whiplash? You are certainly not alone! Winter is winding down and spring is just around the corner. In the meantime, why not “spring ahead”, even if it means jumping over the occasional slush puddle.
Put that parka down!
Yes, it’s time to think about retiring that bulky winter coat for the season. A statement jacket is the perfect pick me up while we wait for spring to really bloom. Whether it’s a classic trench, stylish rain jacket or your favorite leather, look for items that you can easily layer…both under AND over. For an added POP, think color!
Did somebody say layers?
With the ever-changing temperatures, planning your outfit can get tricky. Layers really are your best bet. Try wearing a blazer over that sweater and t-shirt combo or a blanket scarf with your favorite jean jacket. Remember, it’s always easier to peel off a layer than to wish you had one!
Transition is a time to start moving away from heavier sweaters and textures and reaching for lighter-weight fabrics. Think cotton sweater instead of cashmere over that tee, or under that jacket.
Yes – you can TOTALLY wear white pants!!
(no…you do NOT have to wait until Memorial Day!)
Keep them seasonally appropriate on chillier days by pairing them with a black knit sweater, soft Moto jacket or blazer. Save the brighter shades for warmer days! (They’re coming…we PROMISE!)
Say YES to the dress!
A lovely spring dress (or skirt) can really elevate your mood. Until the temperatures rise, stay warm by wearing tights. A simple sweater or your favorite jacket can really round out the look!
Ditch those salt stained boots!
While we’re not quite ready for flip flops, nothing says, “Spring is coming!” Lie a brand-new pair of white kicks. Or play it safe by opting for cute ankle booties or flats. And for those spring showers…there’s always a bright pair of wellies in color or prints!
Don’t forget your leggings…
Swap out your chunky sweaters for lighter-weight layers and your leggings are spring-ready!
ACCESSORIES – last but NEVER least!
Ok…let’s be honest…many of us will not be ditching our blacks and grays any time soon (ahem..you know who you are) and that’s ok. If you’d just like to “dip your toe” into transition, why not choose a favorite spring color or fun botanical print, and start there. A lighter weight scarf can change your look from dreary to cheery…in an instant! Think bold and beautiful statement scarves in vibrant hues and rich textures, or try a cute floral neck square for the jaunty little pop of whimsy. This season also boasts bags and clutches in a myriad of shapes, colors and textures. (2 words…pastel metallics!!)
While we may not be able to speed up Mother Nature, we sure can look great while waiting…Happy Spring!!!