How to Transition Your Wardrobe From Winter To Spring

It may be too soon to toss the boots for sandals, but Spring is definitely on its way. What can you do to wake up your wardrobe and improve your mood? Here are three easy ways to transition your wardrobe from Winter to Spring.

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1.  Inject a New Spring Color

Are you tired of wearing drab winter colors? Inject an of-the-moment color like lavender to brighten your outfit and give you a lift.

This soft pastel t-shirt softens a high-contrast winter look. Adding a scarf in some pretty accent colors brings a cheery spring warmth to your face and will make you glow!  As the snow melts, don’t forget to ditch your winter booties and slip into a pair of chic, classic flats. You can wear this tee right into summer with shorts or your favorite white jeans.

2. Layer Winter with Spring

This time of year, there are so many fresh, new things in the stores begging to be worn that they’re hard to resist. If you’ve been eyeing that darling shirtdress with the pretty spring pattern but are debating whether you should buy it now, go for it.

Yes, it’s still cold outside, but here’s the fix. Just layer your look by wearing leggings with your spring shirtdress until it’s warm enough for you to go bare leg.  Layering spring clothes over winter ones is a great way to transition your wardrobe and get maximum use.

You can wear booties now with your leggings, and once you switch over to a shirtdress only, swap your booties for a cute spring sandal. If you don’t have a shirtdress, seriously consider getting one. It is one of the most versatile dresses you can own.


Spring Transition - Floral Top Leather Leggings

3. Bridge the Seasons with a Light, Airy  Print

Winter is all about dark colors, heavy prints, and rich textures, like a pair of black leather pants worn with a fuzzy oversized sweater that you can cozy up by the fire.  Spring, on the other hand, is lite, bright, airy, and clean. One way to bridge the gap as you move from cold to warm weather is to add a light, delicate print.

For example,  there’s no rule you can’t wear a bright white print shirt in winter,  but the reality is if you live up north, it’s more a spring/summer thing.  So now, as these tops are starting to roll out, toss on an airy white print blouse with your winter leather leggings or a winter skirt.  A white blouse with a print with both cheery spring colors and touches of black ties your mid-season look together.   Suddenly you’ve found the perfect sweet spot between winter and Spring.

Add bright accents like this blue quilted bag and taupe slides, and watch your outfit bloom like spring flowers in a garden.

Are you getting excited about Spring? When do you start making the odd tweak here and there to transition your outfits for Spring?


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4 thoughts on “How to Transition Your Wardrobe From Winter To Spring

  1. Thank you for this inspiring post. This week, we are feeling a spring sensation here in Cleveland, OH. I may even whip out my white jeans with a wintry sweater (reversing your idea of a spring top with wintry bottom). I love your blog. Marian

    1. That’s a great idea to flip things around, Marian! I was just in Cleveland. It has a lot of history, and some of the older neighborhoods we drove through were pretty with all the trees. I would love to go back in the summer! I’m in Toronto. Sunny today, thank goodness, but I am so done with the cold and snow. I’m off to Florida in a few weeks! Yay!

  2. Not excited about spring because it’s downright frigid, with piles of snow taller than me and more on the way. Forget ditching the boots, and think about adding cleats for the treacherous ice. Spring is nowhere in sight. White clothes are another reminder of snow.

    1. It sounds like you might need one of those winter lights you sit in front of to perk up your mood. I just bought one, and I’m going to test it out. February usually feels like a dark hole. Thank goodness we have had lots of suns this year, and snow hasn’t been bad either, but burr! Take care; spring will soon be here. Cheers! Deb

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