It’s springtime, ladies! I love this time of year for many reasons, one of them being that it’s the perfect time to break out all my pastels and florals. I personally love winter because I enjoy wearing outerwear and layering, but the turn of the season makes it possible to embrace both winter and spring trends in fun, creative ways. Learning how to style your wardrobe is so important because it opens you to many outfit possibilities. It saves you money, and slowing down consumption is always a plus in my book. In this article, I’ve got a ton of useful tips to help you create transitional outfits for spring.
To start, you’ll want some key transitional pieces on hand. I would consider them closet staples so check your closet for these pieces! These are items that, for the most part, can be styled for the winter and spring. They’re versatile and can be worn for many occasions. I have a pretty hefty list of transitional staples, but to simplify it I recommend these: transitional outfit
Cardigan (v-neck, cropped, fluffy, etc.)
The key piece in both outfits is my v-neck sweater cardigan. For winter, I like to use a turtleneck or mock neck top as a base layer under my cardigans, hoodies, oversized sweaters — the list goes on. However, there’s no need for that in the spring. A v-neck cardigan like this is super versatile because I can adjust the way it lays on my body by adjusting the buttons. For spring, I like to have an off-the-shoulder moment. transitional outfits
**Style tip: To create a cropped silhouette, I unbutton the last button and tuck the excess fabric under my bra to secure the cropped look. If you prefer not to show midriff, then you can just leave the last button undone for a casual look. transitional outfits
For the bottom, switch out your denim pants for skirts. In the winter I’ll wear black or white jeans, but in the spring I’ll swap it for a black or white midi linen skirt. You can swap blue denim pants for a denim skirt. I swapped my combat boots for leather mules with a chunky gold chain.
The key piece for these looks is my floral midi skirt, but any midi skirt will do! I personally like to incorporate patterns into my winter and spring outfits as they pair easily with neutrals. To transition, swap your sweaters for lightweight mock neck tops, t-shirts, tanks, or casual button-down shirts like the one I’m wearing. For the shoes, I’m ditching my suede knee high boots for my Thousand Fell white sneakers. This soft approach seamlessly transitions your outfit from winter to spring.
This next style tip is about tonal neutrals. Earth tones are suitable all year round so I love taking a beige jumpsuit from winter to spring. I find jumpsuits to be more versatile than dresses for trans-seasonal styling. For winter, I’ll wear a heavier, longer line coat with a plaid scarf to keep myself warm. Swapping winter outerwear for spring appropriate outerwear is a simple trick to “lighten up” the look (more below). For shoes, I’ve incorporated heeled thong sandals for my spring look. Sandals are go-to shoes for the spring and summer. transitional outfits
Denim jackets, blazers, shackets, lightweight trench coats, and even leather jackets are great transitional outerwear picks! I gravitate towards cropped silhouettes and oversized looks because they offer a chic contrast against many different styles of clothing. transitional outfits
If you want to avoid looking too summery or bright (or like you’re heading to Hawaii), you can incorporate a transitional outwear piece to tone down your finished look.
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