Your heart is crying out for bluebirds and fresh berries, but your darn thermometer is insisting you keep on that winter coat. Dressing for that unpredictable time between winter and spring can be a little frustrating, especially if you’ve got a shopping itch that needs to be scratched. Here are some great ideas for late winter/early spring wardrobe additions that will carry forward into the warmer months.
Okay, it’s not time for easter bunnies just yet, but you can still add some floral adornment to your wardrobe that will look fabulous now and later. Dark florals, which feature floral patterns on a darker background, are the perfect transition piece to take you from the depths of winter into sunny spring.
These have been burning up the runways the last few years, but rather than just being a fairweather trend, they’re the perfect way to inject some spring color into still cold-weather outfits. Look for a cheery color, like shamrock, coral, or sunflower, and pair with a toning-down chambray top or camel sweater to keep the look seasonable.
‘Tis almost the season to put away your coats for good, but with the unpredictable temperatures this time of year, you don’t want to be stuck out in the cold. Light cotton blazers are the perfect transition piece for winter to spring, since they give you a warm outer layer without weighing you down in wool or velvet. Blazers are also incredibly versatile, so you can use them to dress down a springy dress or dress up a still-chilly corduroy and long-sleeved tee combo.
In Los Angeles, where it’s eternal spring, you’ll see gorgeous spring scarves at nearly every time of year. Take a page out of the City of Angels’ book and keep warm while looking cool in a brightly printed spring-time scarf. Even if you’re still stuck in heavy jackets, your entire outfit will be re-invigorated with a light cotton, gauze, or silk scarf in a bright pattern.
So don’t wait another minute! Spring fashion can be yours right now- whether the season bursting into bloom outside, or still enjoying a few last days of hibernation.