Are you sick of winter? I am, and we have a way to go 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 seasons.
To make it feel more like spring, try my dressing tricks:
1. Try a Bright, Colorful Pattern
When I’m feeling blah, one way to feel better is to wear something bright. This chunky cable knit colorblock sweater lifts you up out of the winter blues.
This is a comfy sweater to wear now with jeans, or with white jeans come spring. And those gorgeous pastels are so pretty and feminine! This top reminds me of Easter!
2. Slip Into a Pretty Floral Print
Speaking of spring florals, they’re another great way to perk you up. This floral print bell sleeve blouse is a feel-good find this time of year. You can’t help but smile and think of spring when you slip this on and see how cute you look covered in pretty poppies!
The coral background is also a nice change from black. I’d say it’s a very modern transition color!
3. Incorporate White
White always looks so fresh and springlike, so if you can find a top like this to ease you into spring, you’re sure to start having more pep in your step!
The great thing about this floral lapel blouse is that it’s versatile. It has both dark and bright colors in the pattern so you can wear it in winter with dark, long winter pants, or in summer pair it with cropped white jeans. Either way, it will look equally great!
4. Play with a New Spring Detail
Something as simple as catching the early wave of a new spring trend can make you feel more alive in winter.
For example, tie-front details are the big thing this spring, and that’s why I’m attracted to this tie-front sweater. It’s just that little bit different, which makes it fresh and exciting, and that vibrant green color tricks me into thinking I’m enjoying a picnic lunch in a lush park.
5. Transition by Wearing Navy
When I can’t bear to wear any more black, but Easter egg spring colors feel too light for this time of year, I turn to navy. Navy is the perfect transitional color that I like wearing from February – May. Combined with touches of bright color, and it feels sporty and spring-like. Take a look at this navy/orange outfit to see what I mean.
This navy floral pleated cuff blouse is something I’d typically wear now. I call it a spring teaser. It’s dark enough to look right for mid- February, but it also opens the door to spring. The touches of pink and yellow are exciting and uplifting. Wearing this is like announcing, “O.K., I’m done with February. Hurry up, Spring!”
6. Choose Soft Pastel Shades
Pretty pastels like peac, pink, soft blue, pale yellow, and mint green remind us of summer, so wearing them is a great way to take your mind off the harsh winter.
Luckily pastels have become very trendy to wear year round, so there are a lot of pastel tops and clothes to choose from right now. (See the mint green sweater that tricks my brain into thinking it’s really spring).
I am in love with this side knot top. It’s has a fresh, light feel in the middle of winter. Wear it with your favorite jeans all year round.
7. Throw on a Spring Jacket
Another way to shift your winter wardrobe into spring is with a cute transitional jacket.
This darling fringe tweed blazer is sure to make you feel light and happy. Look at the gorgeous shape too which is right now inspiring me to lose those extra five pounds I put on over the winter! ( You too?)
Don’t you love a piece that you can wear for a good long stretch? This jacket would look great right through to early fall, and because it is so light and soft, I think it would be perfect for traveling.
What do you wear to get you out of the dumps this time of year? What colors, patterns, and styles make you feel uplifted?
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