There’s something so appealing about transitioning into a spring wardrobe. Pretty florals, fresh colors, and lighter clothing are all a much-needed change after a few months of muted tones and heavy knits. But, seeing as it’s only February, it may be a bit before we can fully pack up our winter wardrobe. (After all, most of us are still recovering from the polar vortex.) To be honest, this time of year is a little awkward. You’re probably tired of heavy layering, but it’s not quite warm enough for spring pieces – ugh. We’re here to help you nail the transition from winter to spring with a few easy-to-replicate outfit ideas.
Don’t Say No to Neon
Ever since neon made a comeback last fall, it’s been the most anticipated trend of 2019. If you’re neutral about neon, don’t fret. Brightening up your wardrobe doesn’t have to happen overnight. Try out the trend in a pullover sweater or your accessories to get a feel for it. Who knows, you may be obsessed with the trend after you wear in small doses (guilty). Paired with cool tones like grey (a winter staple), it’s a fail-proof combo that makes for the perfect transitional spring outfit.
( ? i’m blue – bah ba de ba doo ba ? )
(whoa – hey there, washed out denim. you’re lookin’ good)
Pair a Warm Moto With a Dress
A heavy-weight moto jacket paired with a light chiffon dress is a winning combo for transitioning your winter wardrobe into spring. A faux suede jacket or sherpa lined denim could also make for the perfect frock topper – just pick whatever suits your style. Finish your ensemble with over-the-knee boots on chilly days or ankle booties when those spring temperatures finally stop by to say hi.
(winter to spring outfit on point)
Classic Trench With Colorful Chinos
This season, we’re seeing pants show up in all sorts of colors. Yellow, lilac, green, you name it. We love that you can pair them with the most neutral of pieces and your outfit will still feel all sorts of spring. The perfect finishing touch? A classic trench coat. Its long length makes it great for layering and you can still add your favorite winter accessories to keep warm. Our bets are on the trench coat as the must-have piece for spring, so you may as well snag one early.
(it’s like, Carmen Sandiego meets True Detective)
(for when you need sunshine on a cloudy day)
Feminine Florals on Boyfriend Jeans
Transitioning your denim into spring can mean a few things. The obvious choice is to lighten the wash or bring the hem up a bit, but we like to take it to the next level by adding spring-inspired embellishments. Much like our friend neon, embroidery is a highly anticipated trend for not only spring but all of 2019. We love mixing a vintage silhouette with floral accents for a match made in denim heaven.
(these will make your wardrobe come alive again)
Pair Pastel With Dark Denim
An easy way to freshen up your look is by taking your favorite winter silhouettes and trying them out in lighter colors. A jacket in a blush or cream hue instantly brightens up your look and will still ward off any unwanted chill. Layered over a casual tee and paired with the dark distressed denim you’ve been rocking all winter long, your whole outfit will feel effortless and street-savvy. Pro Tip: Add animal print accessories for a totally on-trend look.
(this cool cream moto will complete any ensemble)
(a comfy cotton tee?! what more could we ask for)
(hey, this outfit looks familiar… ? )