It’s that time of year; the weather’s unpredictable, allergies are acting up, and spring fashions aren’t quite ready to wear yet. Here’s a little study guide of 10 tips to help you take baby steps toward warm weather fashion and bring spring into your wardrobe.
1. Cashmere can move into spring
Cashmere sweaters or cardigans can be a great choice heading into spring – even summer, especially when they are in lighter colors and/or are lightweight. Reach for them as great layering pieces for when days are flip flopping between warm and cold.
2. Boots keep on giving
Not only are boots great for the fall/winter fashion season, but they also march right into spring months when worn with ankle socks or no socks at all. Boots, especially in lighter colors, make great companions to skirts and dresses. Ankle booties are sweet with rolled up jeans or when worn with a knit skirt and a chambray top.
3. Stripes are so darn springy
For the love of stripes, get yourself in them this spring. Blouses, trousers, dresses, scarfs; stripes in anything is the perfect pattern to pull out now. Get creative and mix stripes with stripes or stripes with floral prints.
4. Shorts are not mandatory
Warm weather brings the temptation to wear less clothing but shorts may be going too far. If you are not a fan, try an ankle pant or wear a shirtwaist dress to cool off.
5. Leather is not only for 50 Shades of Gray
Lightweight leather can be great in the springtime. Bomber jackets provide protection from the elements when a heavier coat would be too much. Light shades of leather are classy in dresses, skirts, and peplum tops.
6. Scarves may be your go-to accessory
A great way to add spring colors to your wardrobe for a small investment is a colorful print scarf. Keep wearing wool ones if they don’t look too heavy or too dark. It might be time to shift to scarves in silk, cotton, or linen.
7. Outsmart the weather with layers
When the weather can jump 20 degrees in spring days, you have to dress smart. Smart layering is the answer. Be sure your outfit looks cute with or without that outer layer because you could be taking it on and off a few times in a single day. Look for cotton cardigans or crocheted sweaters.
8. Refine your outfit in a matter of seconds
To dress up a casual spring outfit, throw on a couple of long necklaces to add a focal point and interest. Need to spruce it up some more? Add a pump or strappy sandals.
9. Black is forever green
Your black clothing items do not have to hibernate in the spring and summer months. They are great year round and can be part of your outfit. Help black shift into spring by adding a spot of color in an accessory. Or do some color blocking by wearing a black pant with a geranium red or turquoise top.
10. Get wild and have fun
Prints and patterns are plentiful in the spring. Go out and find one you resonate with and that will fit it into your current wardrobe. Make an outfit to show off your favorite prints of the spring season.
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Until next time,