We’re finally in the last week of March. This means snowstorms and winter days are almost behind us. The time has come to start working spring outfits back into your everyday wardrobe. Even though you went through this whole process last year, it’s always nice to have a refresher before the warm weather starts pouring in. Besides, small things change. Last year’s bold, black tropical top isn’t the right piece to usher in your 2017 spring look, but that pastel sweater you’ve been saving will be perfect. It’s all about knowing how what you already own can be tweaked and combined to fit in with the latest trends. As we persevere through the chilly days of early spring, here are some tips to help you start assembling the ultimate transition wardrobe.
When it comes to transition wardrobes, sweaters are your best friend. You can throw them on when it gets chilly and wrap them around your waist if the sun starts to shine. When the day is cool but mild, let your sweater ride solo without any layer underneath. Though practically any casual sweater will keep you looking spiffy until spring fully arrives, you’ll look especially chic in pastels this year.
Your wool scarf was great for freezing mornings and snowstorms, but those are over now. It’s time to find something a lighter. A longer silk scarf will do the trick. It’s the perfect way to usher in spring while keeping your neck warm when the wind picks up. For an extra hint at the colorful spirit of spring, select a pattern covered in young blossoms. Your transition wardrobe can bring May flowers in April even if Mother Nature doesn’t.
Believe it or not, co-ord is warmer than most woven fabrics. Similar dresses may have a better slimming effect, but they’ll leave you shivering in the cold when the winter wind rears its chilly head. If you can’t predict the finicky weather, opt for a cosy, knitted co-ord. You can spice it up with comfy tights and a colorful moto jacket.
Your need this under-appreciated hybrid shoe your transition wardrobe. Part sandal, part boot might sound weird, but it’s just the right combo for a casual spring outfit. If you come across the occasional windy day, there’s no shame in wear these with dark or sparkly socks. The only situation these booties don’t work is in the rain. You’ll want your real, covered boots back if it’s pouring outside.
LITTLE PINK DRESS
Pink is to spring what black is to winter. Time to shelve those dark-colored dresses and start embracing the signature light-hearted hue of spring. Find something that speaks to you. Don’t worry whether the will keep you warm or not. You can always complement what you find with a heavy coat and stockings if the weather takes a harsh turn. The little pink dress is all about taking Chanel’s classic black look and making it lighter. Pastel pink is trending this year, so it’s the perfect time to try this classic reinvention out.
There is no way you made it through the last few months with a spotless pair of white sneakers. You’ve trudged through salt, snow, mud, and plenty of other mucky conditions. It’s time to invest in a new pair of bright, clean shoes for your transition wardrobe. Sneakers are a key element in streetwear fashion, so take the time to find a perfect pair. Are you a pure white or metallic gold kind of person?
White is a useful color when spring is on its way. With white, you get a mixture of last winter’s snow and spring’s beginning. This year, incorporate white into your transition wardrobe some light-colored jeans. Jeans are always a good item when you’re crafting a transitional wardrobe. They’ll keep you warm without insulating you too thoroughly. If you really can’t stand white jeans, opt for a light-blue wash or other pastel color.
The time has come to push your winter wardrobe to the back of the closet. With these transitional items, that task shouldn’t be too hard. Dark and bold are out. Usher in spring with the colorful, light-hearted outfits it deserves.
— Timothy Vest