How To Transition Your Wardrobe From Winter to Spring
Welcome to January! We’ve officially left the most wonderful time of the year and entered the longest time of the year. Now that the holidays are over, we are all out of parties for hosting and marshmallows for roasting, and our loved ones have all gone home…or into quarantine. There’s just not a lot to look forward to that makes the cold dreary days feel festive instead of frightful.
The delights of winter don’t feel that delightful at this point, and many of us are DONE. And thus begins the mantra, “Is it spring yet?” Sadly, no, but it will be!
So, what do you do when you want the weather to be fair and fine, but it’s not going to happen just yet? Make some shifts in your wardrobe to fake it til we make it! Don’t worry, you don’t have to get frostbite with sandals in the snow. I have some very usable tips to help you along as we entice warmer weather to hurry along.
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Tip #1: Transition Your Patterns
Even if you can’t lighten the clothes you’re wearing without danger of frostbite, you can change the look of it to lighten it visually. The easiest thing to do is to put away your winter patterns like fair isle, buffalo plaid, and anything with a snowflake or reindeer on it.
Honestly, I can’t wait to put these patterns on after Thanksgiving, but now I don’t want to wear those holiday vibes. I get plenty of it during the season and continuing to wear it now is like begging Mother Nature to give us more! Of course, if you are still loving these patterns and haven’t had your fill, wear them as long as you like.
So now that you know what to put aside for the year, what can you wear to lighten up while bundling up?
Try wearing patterns that hint of spring like stripes that remind you of a classic Breton tee, even if it’s a sweater. It’s a classic naval look that reminds us of sailing and all things beachy. You know it’s spring when the boats start to come out.
Patterns like florals, polka dots, gingham, rainbow, and graphics that don’t include cold-weather icons can brighten your mood.
Of course, you can always go with classics like animal prints, color-blocking, houndstooth, and other types of plaids like windowpane.
And let’s not forget my favorite pattern: solids. That’s right, when you’re Minimal Classic like I am, solids are your favorite pattern of all, and they are seasonally neutral.
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But…how many of you have floral, gingham, polka dot or rainbow sweaters? Maybe not that many. All is not lost! It’s time to get a little creative and do my very favorite thing: shop your closet! This time we are pilfering from other seasons. Grab that gingham button up blouse f(or any other spring-like pattern, from your spring wardrobe and layer it under one of your very warm winter sweaters.
So, if you’re ready to mentally summon warmer weather, try making taking your days from frightful to delightful by switching up the patterns in your closet! Join me each week as I continue this series and share more tips on how to shake off the winter in your wardrobe and start transitioning into spring.
I would love to know what some of your ideas are. How would you creatively shop your closet to stay warm but focus on the warmer and brighter days ahead? Share it with us in the comments!