Today is March 10th which means that the first day of spring is only 10 days away! While it's difficult to contain my excitement for warmer weather, strategic transitional dressing has saved me from jumping straight out of my snow boots and into sandals. To help you do the same, I have put together one of my favorite transitional looks and rounded up my top tips for transitional dressing that I hope will help you welcome warmer weather effortlessly.
Tip 1: Start With A Classic Foundation & Add Springy Accessories
One of my top tips for transitioning my look from winter to spring is to rely on a foundation of classic pieces in neutral colors that can be layered and accessorized with springy touches. For a warm day in the city I recently paired basic stripes with a classic pair of skinny jeans and topped it off with a bright, fun scarf. The top and jeans created a foundation that can worn across all seasons by changing the shoes and outer layers but when paired with no jacket, classic brogues and a bright scarf it instantly takes on the air of lighter fair.
Tip 2: Carefully Incorporate Floral Prints in Light Colors
Nothing says spring like floral prints which is why they are my favorite way to transition my go-to winter looks into spring. Two of my favorite ways to do this are by wearing floral scarves and floral blazers. By starting with standard knits in neutral colors, a simple silk scarf in a bright floral print can instantly upgrade your look from the fireside to the flower-filled countryside. Likewise for the use of a floral blazer. Simply by trading my boots for flats and throwing on a floral jacket, one of my go-to winter looks instantly feels spring appropriate.
Tip 3: Trade Your Snow Boots For Rain Boots and ankle Boots For Ballet Flats and Loafers
My final tip for transitioning your look from winter to spring is to trade your heavy footwear for lighter options. While I may not be able to jump directly from snow boots into sandals, rain boots, loafers and ballet flats help make knitwear and light outerwear feel less winter and more spring.
To share additional insight on this topic I am collaborating with the beautiful Robin of The Dress Decoded who not only has impeccable style but also phenomenal advice for achieving classic looks. Robin is without question my go-to account and blog for endless outfit inspiration and tips and tricks. You can read Robin's take on this topic here and if you do not already follow her on Instagram you can do so here - I promise you will love it!
Until next time, happy transitioning!