February 23, 2018
With spring weather right around the corner and the spring collections available now in stores, it’s time to start prepping for a wardrobe transition. The spring weather in my area is often cold, wet, and rainy, which brings with it a unique set of challenges. These are my favorite 4 tips for dressing for a cold (and rainy) spring.
Lighten Up Your Colors
Clothing collections carried by retailers arrive at stores in waves. The first wave for spring fashion is typically the wave that carries mid-weight sweaters, while wave 2 usually focuses on more skin baring styles, shorter sleeves, lighter fabrics, open toed shoes, etc. Since my area has a cold spring, and I naturally run cold anyway, I focus my spring wardrobe shopping now instead of later. And my favorite way to dress for spring, but still stay warm, is to sport sweaters in lighter colors. White, pink, baby blue, yellow, orange, peach, grey, mint, etc. The lighter color reminds you of spring, and since it’s still a sweater I’m kept warm.
Dress In Layers
The temperature for spring often bounces around, with cold mornings and nights, but warmer afternoons. To accommodate this fickle weather, layers are a must for me. Blouses paired with a blazer, long sleeve t-shirts (or short sleeved) paired with cardigans, a button down shirt combined with a pullover knit, or a light weight knit paired with a shawl are all layering options that let you adjust to varying temperatures throughout the day.
Sport A Floral Print
Year after year, the one print that screams spring is florals. And with the current trend of embroidery detailing, sporting a floral print is easier than ever. You can snatch up a pair of embroidered jeans or opt for a floral print on a blouse or blazer. Looking for something a little less bold? Try a floral print scarf or even floral earrings as an accent to your outfit. No matter what option you pick, adding a floral touch to your look will instantly make your outfit feel like spring.
Buy A Cropped Jean
Cropped jeans (or pants) are a workhorse item. You can sport them now with booties and later with sandals when it’s warm. Or, as the photo above shows, you can mix it up by pairing a cardigan and bare high heel sandal with your cropped jeans for spring, then replace the cardigan (or knit top) with something sleeveless when the weather warms up.
What do you do to dress for a cold spring?