How to Get Spring Use from Your Winter Wardrobe
A versatile spring wardrobe allows you to move from winter to spring to summer to fall without much of a hitch. You always have to snag a few seasonal pieces, of course, but there's no reason to stow all of your winter clothes just because of a date on the calendar. Plenty of your cold weather clothes can transform into trendy spring outfits. Leap of Faith can teach you how to maximize your wardrobe potential between seasons.
Bring Out the Boots
Never put your boots away just because the calendar says that winter is over for the year. In the first place, it's probably not. In the second place, spring is a rainy season—April showers bring May flowers, remember? Not only are boots practical for an early spring wardrobe, but they look fantastic with warm weather ensembles. As you begin to bring out your dresses, shorts, and skirts, pair them with knee-high boots or booties for a fashion-forward aesthetic.
Scarves as Statement Pieces
Scarves are stylish accessories all year. You may not want to carry your bulky knitted pieces into spring, but long, thin scarves, infinity scarves, and silk or linen pieces are essential. Wrap them around your neck, artfully drape a scarf over your head, or tie one to the strap of your handbag for an on-point Parisian vibe. Pair it with a statement necklace to draw attention to both pieces. In fact, spring practically cries out for eye-catching jewelry. Some days and nights will be chilly enough that a scarf is a practical accessory, as well.
Turn Blazers and Hoodies into Outerwear
Past March, you probably won't need your winter coat any longer. However, it can still get nippy in spring. What's a girl to do? Keep your blazers and hoodies in your spring wardrobe, that's what. Once Nature starts to think about bringing the spring weather, you still need a jacket, but you don't want something heavy. Blazers are chic and tailored; hoodies are timeless. Pair yours with jeans, a mini skirt, or your favorite springtime dress. It changes the entire vibe of the outfit while simultaneously giving your jacket a fresh edge.
The Long and Short of It
Combining winter items with spring pieces creates a showstopping juxtaposition that's ideal for the transition between seasons. Let's go back to your knee-high boots for a second. Pull on your favorite winter sweater, along with a pair of shorts, or a skirt, or the best of both worlds—a skort! That trendy spring outfit is all street style. It's Fashion with a capital “F,” but it scores an A+ every time. Mix up your wardrobe and experiment with winter basics and spring essentials. What outfits can you put together?
All About the Layers
Layering is a skill that will serve you well in fall, winter, and spring. Whenever the weather can't decide what it wants to do, you're better off creating an outfit composed of layers that you can take on and off as the temperature dictates. In winter, you may wear a winter coat over a thick cardigan over a long sleeve top over a tee shirt so that you're bundled up against the cold, but able to strip off layers if the need arises.
That's much too much for spring. Go easy on the layering, but make use of the skill all the same. A lightweight cardigan over a tee should do the trick. You may want to wear tights or leggings beneath your shorts and skirts during the beginning of the season, too.
Winter fashion typically revolves around neutrals and darker, more subdued hues. Once the promise of spring starts to warm up the temperatures, it's time to reintroduce bright colors into your spring wardrobe. Red shoes, a hot pink blazer, a lilac sweater, a cobalt blue scarf—how you brighten up your ensemble is entirely up to you, but now's the time. Prints and patterns have their place in springtime style, too. Consider a polka dot skirt, a floral kimono cardigan, or a striped top.
Transitioning your clothing from one season to the next isn't tricky. That's why it pays to fill your closet with timeless basics and on-point trends. Are there any clothes from your spring wardrobe that you can wear all year long?