It’s that time of year where we’re all sat waiting for the warm weather to arrive even though we know for a fact we still have to wait another 3 months. I dont know about you but when it gets to this time of year, all I can think about is my spring wardrobe. Spring is my favourite time of year and I love the fact you don’t have to wear a coat. Like it just makes your outfits look a lot less samey.
I feel like its silly to keep buying winter pieces when a new season is on its way. I mean jumpers are something you can get away with for quite a few months….especially in england but when comes to coats, scarves, boots…it kind of feels a bit silly especially as they might not get a lot of wear out of them until next winter.
Spring is on its way slowly but surely and I have started to build on my spring wardrobe by buying pieces that I can not only wear in spring but also now. Layering is key to make sure that your spring items can get maximum wear. I wanted to share with you a few tips and tricks to help you to bring those spring pieces into your wardrobe and allow you to get into the vibe of spring even though we very much still in winter.
MY TOP TIPS
- if you have a strappy dress, pinafore or cami – layer t shirts or long sleeve tops underneath to first of all keep you warm but also to give that layering look. Layering is always on trend and if you do it right, you can look really chic. For instance, in this post I am wearing a beach dress with a turtle neck thin knit jumper and pair of shorts layered underneath. Both add extra warmth but still give a stylish look.
- secret layers – in order to make your outfit warm, you have to layer but no said that the layers had to be visible. You can still create a spring look by adding what I would call ‘secret layers’. This might be a cami top under a blouse, it might be 4 t shirts under a jumper so that you don’t have to wear a coat, it might be a pair of leggings under a pair of thin trousers. Basically its layering other pieces under the outfit you want to wear. It’s a really good way of being able to wear your spring outfits without having to layer lots of knitwear and coats or having to adapt it to fit the weather.
- Darker prints are easier to style – what I mean by this is that often darker materials can be a lot easier to style in winter, especially if its a dress or skirt. It means that you can add black tights. For instance a dark floral dress/skirt or polka dot dress like this one or darker coloured items just work better with tights. Obviously if you darker colours and prints aren’t your thing, don’t go out any buy them just for this, just adapt the idea to your style. Instead of black tights, you could wear skin coloured tights or knee high boots and layer those with some knee high socks underneath.
- warmer tones – if you’re still very much into the winter warmers and cant part with the jumpers and the cosy outfits just yet. By bringing in warmer tones to your wardrobe, you’re opening that spring door ready for when the weather warms up. This is something I quite like to do. My style goes super girly in the summer and I love lighter tones. I have started to wear more cream, blue denim, camel colours, lighter greys which instantly stop your wardrobe feeling too heavy and brighten it up giving a spring vibe even though the majority of the pieces are jumpers and jeans.
- Spring shopping – If you’re like me and bored of buying winter clothes, when you’re shopping think about if you’re going to be able to wear that item for the next 6 months. At the end of the day you want to get the wear out of an item. What can you style it with now? and how can you get use out of it in the spring and summer? For instance, you find a cream knit jumper that you love and you just need it in your wardrobe. You could style it now with jeans, boots and coat. In the spring you could style it with jeans, a pair of trainers, a lightweight jacket or no jacket and in the summer you could layer it over a cute floral dress if its a colder summer day OR you could layer it over a dress or teamed with a skirt in the evening. We all know that the evenings get super cold so you’ll mot definitely get the wear out of it in the evenings. This is how I’m thinking with my purchases anyway. It means you’re not going to end up having items that you wont get around to wearing or items that sit in your wardrobe until next winter.
Its all about adapting your wardrobe as the seasons change. I am just bored of feeling cold and like I need to layer so I’m focusing on making my wardrobe feel lighter with the use of lighter colours rather than loads of darker colours. Obviously this outfit isn’t super light but its a way in which you can style summer pieces now if you’re not wanting to spend any more money on winter clothing. Its about getting the full use out of an item and you’re then not wasting your money on items you like and keep for the summer but then end up never wearing.
I hope this is of some use to you lovely lot. Hopefully it will give you some ideas on adapting your wardrobe for the spring even though is definitely still winter. Id love to know your thoughts or if you have got any other tips, pop them in the comments I’d love to know them!
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