What to wear? It’s kinda winter but kinda spring. The temps go from “omg freezing-ness” to “open the windows!” How do you dress for this type of insanity from winter to spring? What outfit ideas work? Simple. Transitional outfits.
Lay on the Layers
Layering for weather patterns that go from super cold to super hot is NOT the same as layering for a day on the slopes. The way you layer and the type of fabrics you layer play a big part. Remember this post about what to wear in the spring when it’s cold outside?
5 Transitional Outfit Tips & Ideas…
Cotton fabrics are your friend. Layer a cotton shirt with a cotton jacket with a cotton scarf… you get the idea. Bring in those bomber jackets, keep the kimonos coming, and don’t forget about denim!
One and done. Add one substantially warm item to the mix for that extra snuggle of warmth when needed. For example, a faux fur scarf or a chunky knit scarf combined with a cotton shirt is ideal for walking from the car to a restaurant and easy to add or remove during the evening.
BFF Blazers. Upgrade your vibe with a classic blazer. The structured style of a blazer can streamline any look (er…almost any look. Sweatpants not included) to create clean lines to your look. And, it adds warmth, which might (or might not) be needed depending on the day.
OTK Boots. Bring on the boots that are over-the-knee (look for ones with a flat or slight block heel) to add chic style with some warmth. Not a lot of warmth. Just some. OTK boots are typically a thinner material than winter boots, which is a transition piece dream!
InVEST in a Vest. From Lilly Pulitzer to J.Crew to Old Navy, quilted vests are not hard to find. And (bonus) they are comfy cozy, add some warmth and can be easily added to any lightly-layered outfit.
✅Done & done for what to wear during wonky weather thanks to these 5 wardrobe items!
Alli Smith says
It’s always difficult to know what to wear this time of the year but you’ve simplified things. I love my OTK boots and I have a few vests that will also work well this time of year.
Just like in the fall we do layers of course. Starts out cool in the morning and by afternoon warmed up. Sweaters and light jackets work great.
MELANIE EDJOURIAN says
Layering is really important for me. I find it’s the best way to stay warm especially when combined with a great pair of boots. That way the outfit is fashionable and functional.
Melissa Chapman says
Such great ideas for the changing weather this time of year. Layers do work because you can adjust as needed.
oh my gosh GREAT ideas here my friend- esp transitioning into the spring- layers are always something i do bc everywhere we go the temp is changing from inside and outside ha and cotton is def my best friend too!
Amber Myers says
These are some awesome ideas. I need to get a vest. I normally just wear a hoodie and if it gets warm, I take it off and reveal a t-shirt. I sometimes will wear a scarf!
Sarah Bailey says
I am with you on so many of these, getting a lighter weight scarf for the transition is a must while cotton fabrics help so much!
Denay DeGuzman says
What stylish ideas on transitioning from winter to spring! I can hardly wait to greet the nice weather!
I wish I needed these tips. But living in FL, we don’t really have Winter. Boo!
Jona Shares says
We don’t have winter here but these are definitely a great fashion ideas. I guess I will share this to my friends who does experience winter.
I love blazers. They make everything look so much more pulled together and classy.
I love all your suggestions, especially for traveling. I almost always overpack because I’m not sure what the weather will be, next time I’m going to refer to this!
Chubskulit Rose says
I have a vest but had never worn it coz my arms are always cold. I will try it for Spring, thanks for the idea.
I love these outfits. It’s so great that these are ideas for any occasion!
Ruth I says
These are awesome tips! I find layering a big help for me.
I love wearing a vest and I did invest in a few. I may have to add a few more. That’s how much I love them. 🙂
Best part of leaving winter weather is that removing layers, we can get spring outfit with light jacket. You have awesome. collection of clothes love it.
Jenn Mitchell says
Layering is such a great idea. I always tend to wear way too much clothing when I go somewhere but it’s better to have the option of a jacket or more.
I lived in Alaska for a few years and layering was my survival secret. Great tips for cold weather outfits.
Glam Karen, you are a wonder! I love the look of the champagne colored ruffled blouse under the bright pink blazer. Such good colors on you. Tell me… does Moxie the cat ever rummage through your closet? If so, what’s her favorite thing to steal?
Victoria B. 💕