Are you sick of winter? I am, and there’s barely been any snow yet!
This is the time of year when I look out my window at the cold, gray landscape and think, “I’ve got to get out of these heavy, dull winter clothes, or I’m going to suffocate.”
What do you wear to feel happy and alive, when it’s freezing and dark outside? Here’s a look at a few great tops to perk up your mood, and bridge the gap between winter and spring.
|To make it feel more like spring, try my dressing tricks:
Wear A Top in a Bold, Colorful Pattern
When I’m feeling blah, one way to get out of it is to wear something bold. This silky V-neck blouse with it’s strong geometric design ($68) lifts you up out of the winter blues.
This blouse has long sleeves which makes it practical for this time of year, and that shot of bright sunny blue against the dark navy and burgundy gives off a fresh, hopeful feel.
|Slip Into a Pretty Floral Print
Soft, pretty florals signal spring and that is why I like this very versatile mixed media sweatshirt. ($58) This is the kind of top you can wear year round. It will make you feel light and bright in winter, but it also works in spring, summer and fall.
|Try a Cheery Top with a New Spring Detail
Something as simple catching the early wave of a new spring trend can make you feel more alive in winter.
For example, pleats are the big thing this spring, and that’s why I’m attracted to this cute 3/4 length sleeve top with the darling pleated hem ($75). It’s just a little bit different which makes it fresh and exciting and that exotic color called Dragon Fruit, tricks me into thinking I’m in the tropics.
|Lighten up in a Print Top that Incorporates White
White always looks so fresh and springlike, so if you can find a top like this fun, colorful Not Your Daughter’s Jean Henley blouse ($52.80) that has some white in the pattern, you will feel lighter and brighter.
The great thing about a print top with black and white in it is that you can get double duty out of it. You can wear it in winter with blacks pants (or with black leggings and riding boots if the top is long enough, and you’re good to go.
In summer you can wear it with white pants, and it looks equally as great. A top like this is definitely worth the splurge because it’s a closet keeper year round.
|Choose Soft Airy Colors and Pastel Shades
A pretty pastel makes you think of summer which is why soft blue, yellow and green shades are great to wear when you want to take your mind away from a harsh winter. Luckily pastels have become very trendy to wear in winter, which means you will find lots of pastel tops and clothes to choose from this time of year.
I like this silky teal tunic ($34.80) because the soft blue-green makes me think of the ocean. It’s refreshing in the middle of winter. The top looks great with jeans and the roll tab sleeves also add to that summer is near feel.
|Throw on a Bright Jacket to add a Pop of Color
Keep on wearing your grays, blacks, and browns but if you want to add a sunny note, then simply add a cute jacket in a bright pop of spring color. This Hibiscus colored satin crepe jean jacket ($140) looks fab with black or gray jeans, but would also be a knockout with navy or khaki pants in spring, or white or cream pants in summer. This is a very practical piece and one you will get lots of wear out of.
What other dressing tricks do you use to get your head of winter and beat the cold weather blues? I’d love to hear from you on that. Please comment below.