It can be really tricky depending on where you live, but transitioning from one season to another can be fun and easy. Here are my top 3 no-fuss tips you need to transition your wardrobe from Winter to Spring.
Just like our bodies and nature change with seasons, so too does our need to dress for the changing weather. In the past, I have been the girl resisting the changing weather and wound up caught in the snow wearing sandals. Hey, I live in the south, it’s possible.
But you deserve to have the appropriate items you need to be prepared for this is a transitional season.
Work with the weather
First, you have to focus on what you need based on where you live. As temps warm up and days get longer you’ll need to really be aware of what the weather is like in your hometown.
Is it raining a lot? Does it cool off considerably in the evenings? Are there more opportunities for skirts, sandals, or are you still needing to rock rain boots?
When I lived in Chicago, Spring was one of the windiest times of the year. It was most certainly not skirt weather!
Change up your colors
Now is the time to start moving away from the richer colors of Fall, like burgundy and hunter green.
Instead, try pale pink or orange and army green.
Start adding in more subtle airy tones that you naturally see popping up all around you.
Think about your footwear especially. If you have a darker brown or chocolate colored boot try transitioning to a lighter tone like camel or beige.
Rather than a darker wash denim try a light wash or even white. You could even go from a black jean to a light gray. Though black is so neutral that you can and should wear it year round. Black is everything to me.
One note: just because it’s Spring, it doesn’t mean you have to stop being you. If your style is about moodier colors then, by all means, keep the mood going!
A lot of people brighten up the Winter by wearing bright colors. There is no rule about what colors to wear. However, keep in mind that as it gets warmer, lighter colors do reflect sunlight making it easier to stay cooler.
Lighter layers and lighter materials
But if you keep to dark colors, at least focus on choosing a lighter weight, breathable materials.
For me at least, it is all about the fabrics, their weight, breathability, and durability. The key here is to focus on right materials for the right occasion.
When Spring rolls around there’s usually that awkward phase of a few weeks where you need to be warm but not too warm. You need to stay cool, but ready to handle a plunge in the temperature or sudden downpour.
I’ve been the girl that thinks it’s going to be so cold only to be caught wearing thick wool socks and my winter boots with a sweater in the middle of the most beautifully warm summer-like day.
Ugh, pit stains anyone?
The key here is to think about transitioning from wool and heavier materials to linens, kinds of cotton, and silks which can all be layered to create warmth when needed. Please do yourself and your pits a favor and stay away from synthetic materials like polyester and blends. They trap body heat and cause you to become unnecessarily hot.
I will wear lighter weight shirts and blouses underneath a heavier weight denim jacket or linen blazer with a lightweight scarf, and thin socks with jeans and breathable canvas close-toed shoes, a raffia woven hat, and my trusty umbrella.
It may sound like a lot of layers and accessories, but when you use lightweight materials, you can remove some if the sun decides to come out or keep them on if there’s an unexpected Spring thunderstorm.
I hope you now feel empowered to take on the crazy Spring weather like a boss. Feeling comfortable and confident in what you’re wearing is the definition of feeling stylish. Focus on understanding your weather and planning to get the items you need to face each day well prepared. Consider moving towards more light and neutral colors, and switching your materials to thinner more breathable fabrics so you can layer as needed!
If you’re ready to work with an expert to edit your wardrobe and help you craft the perfect transitional and stylish looks, contact me today to set up a free 15 minute Style Coaching Call.