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10 Chic Ways to Transition Your Wardrobe from Winter to Spring
Spring isofficiallyhere—in spite of the snow much of the country has seen this month. The forecasters keep telling us the weather will soon catch up with the calendar, and all we can do is hope they’re right. But even during the prettiest spring seasons, dressing right can be tricky: Some days the sunshine makes us ready to retire the winter coat and live in floral dresses, but other days frigid winds hit and make us wish we were bundled in wool and cashmere. That’s where transitional dressing comes in.
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The key to surviving this awkward transitional period is through light layering. Swap out your heavy winter knits and coats for lighter knits and outerwear pieces such as a leather jacket or trench. Trade your dark wash denim for a lighter wash, and reintroduce white and color into your outfits.
Ahead, check out 10 mini style hacks to help you survive the winter-to-spring wardrobe transition. If nothing else, they’ll give you inspo and hope that 65 degree days and sunshine will return—eventually.
It's time to swap out your pants for a bright midi skirt and layer a chunky sweater on top. The sweater will keep you warm on cooler days, and the skirt is the perfect segue into spring.
Opt for a bright moto jacket this season. The pop of color will instantly brighten up your entire look—not to mention your winter blues. The key to transitional dressing is light layering, and you can throw on the jacket at night when the temperature drops, or drape it over your shoulders during the day.
Hasta la vista, snow boots! Our favorite spring shoe is a great mule. We love how easy they are to style with anything; plus, we're dying to show a peek of skin after a long winter.
Lightweight and perfect for layering, the trench coat is a spring staple.
Light wash denim has spring written all over it. The top item on our current shopping list is a classic high-waisted pair of (light wash) jeans, which can be dressed up, down, and worn in any type of weather.
Spring is all about reintroducing bright colors, but let's not forget about white. For an instantly lighter, effortlessly chic look, white sneakers are our go-to.
Trade your chunky knits for something more lightweight on warmer days. These pieces can be used for light layering or replace your jacket all together.
Neutral bags are so winter. Top off your look with a colorful bag this season—it's an instant conversation-starter and will add some variety to your closet.
Not ready to bare your legs yet? Pair your OTK boots with a mini-dress or skirt. It's the perfect compromise on spring days that still have a bit of chill in the air.
Switch up your leg game and try a colorful pair or tights or socks. Dress them up with fancy heels or make them more casual on the weekend with boots and a midi skirt.
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