Are you sick of winter and all the fashion head games it plays? March is almost here, but they say tomorrow it’s going to snow! This is the time of year when, regardless of the cold, gray weather, I have to get out of my winter clothes, or I feel like I’m going to suffocate.
What do you wear to feel happy and alive, when it’s freezing out and still not quite spring? 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 Sweater
When I’m feeling blah, one way to feel better is to wear something bright. This bright coral dolman sleeve sweater lifts you up out of the winter blues.
This is a light, feminine sweater to wear now with jeans, or with white jeans come spring. And that gorgeous coral color pretty reminds you of something tropical and summery.
2. Slip Into a Pretty Floral Print
Spring florals are always a great way to perk you up. This pleated flutter sleeve tee 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!
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 sweater tee 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, ruffle necklines are the big thing this spring, and that’s why I’m attracted to this square ruffle neck tie-sleeve blouse. 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 grassy green park. This is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day too, which is coming up soon.
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.
This navy floral wrap blouse is something I’d typically wear now. I call it a spring teaser. It’s dark enough to look right for February- March, but it also opens the door to spring. The touches of light blue, green white are fresh 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 lilac, peach, 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. I love this cute tie-front top with the lovely texture. It’s has a fresh, summery feel but is fine to wear year-round. 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 chic transitional jacket. This stunning periwinkle suede moto jacket is a real stand out piece worn with your winter blacks or lighter neutrals in spring. Look at the gorgeous shape too, which is right now, inspiring me to lose those extra five pounds I put on over the winter!
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?