Let’s face it – we are in-between seasons and the weather right now can be a bit unpredictable. Like a non-committal date who just can’t make up their mind, getting mixed-weather messages can also be very frustrating. So during this confusing time when the temperatures can’t decide if it’s winter or spring, we’re left wondering about what to wear. Will it be boots or sneakers? Jacket or heavy coat? long-sleeves or short? Fortunately, you don’t need to be left in the dark – just follow these quick tips for acing your style during this in-between season…
Layer up, Layer Down
If you put on multiple layers, you can adjust your outfit throughout the day to match the weather. Smart thinking, right? To begin your day, go for a lightweight cotton shirt and throw a cardigan or knit sweater on top. The outfit becomes adaptable; if it gets warmer, you can simply ditch the extra layer, but if it stays chilly, you’ve got a cool outfit – win-win.
Lighten the Load
When you’re caught between winter and spring, you shouldn’t still be rocking your heaviest fur-filled coat (unless there’s an out-of-the-blue snow storm!). Rather, you should start phasing out thicker materials like wool or tweed and embrace lighter fabrics like cotton or linen blends. A jean jacket, bomber or leather jacket are great alternatives, giving you a touch of warmth, while still looking trendy.
Here’s a bright idea: store away your dark shades of winter gloom and get out some colors that pop. Bright reds, creams and pastel blues are hot colors this season and also tend to flatter most skin tones. If you’re not ready to go all-out with these colors, you can sport them subtly through your accessories like ties and hats. This approach lets you bring in some spring themes to your wardrobe without being overly wishful.
Switch Your Shoes
First and foremost, clunky combat boots are a no-go for the transitional season. Instead, go for lighter alternatives like beige or brown Chelsea boots, oxfords or loafers. For an everyday setting, preppy sneakers or slip-ons also work well, adding a fresh and sporty vibe to your look.
We understand what it’s like to be caught in winter clothes when the sun’s starting to finally show its face. Remind the weather who’s boss when it comes to your wardrobe with these simple style tips.