How To Transition Your Wardrobe from Winter to Spring
It’s officially SPRING which means for many of us, a time to overhaul our wardrobes and refresh our style. As with any change in the seasons, it’s not always easy to change up the way we dress – and I don’t know about you, but I’ve become almost surgically attached to the knit wear that I’ve been wearing for the last few months!
Spring however is my absolute favourite season when it comes to fashion – and this year the key trends are ones which I absolutely adore and am more than ready to introduce to my wardrobe. Have a watch of my Spring Trends video here if you’d like a heads up as to what’s going to be huge this season.
Easily the biggest trend this Spring, and let’s be honest, pretty much every Spring is pastels, and this year they’re more wearable than ever with soft pink and lilac tones being the most popular. That leads me to my first tip, of slowly starting to inject pastel colours into your looks – it could be by adding a soft pink coat over the top of your grey & white work outfit, or even investing in a pastel bag to give a nod to the trend before you’re willing to fully commit.
Update your Accessories
Updating your accessories is one of the easiest ways to start transitioning your wardrobe into the new season. When it comes to footwear, it may not be warm enough to bring out the open toed shoes just yet but opting for a light coloured pair of boots such as these Pointed Toe Boots is an excellent way of lifting your look. With this type of footwear I often prefer to invest a little more and choose a pair that’s well crafted, made from good quality materials, and a classic design – because I know they’ll be a piece that I wear over and over for the upcoming months and bring out year after year as well. The stiletto heel on these boots gives a statement and stylish finish to the look, while the pointed toe keeps them perfectly on trend. If you’re looking to try out the trend before you invest, this pair is very similar in style, and a lower price point too.
A Pastel Palette
With pastels being such a huge trend, it means that there are so many options available when it comes to choosing garments that will work with your wardrobe. Multi-brand retailers such as House of Fraser do the hard work for you and pull together the best of the brands all in one place. Phase Eight is one I’ve been browsing a lot lately with their Spring occasionwear designs so up my street! I chose a pastel pink jumper for this outfit, and whether paired with your favourite trousers, leather leggings, high waisted skirt or white wide leg trousers as I’ve styled here, a pastel pullover is a perfect and easy way of covering up and making your look very on trend for Spring.
Boots are your best friend
I know I mentioned accessories previously, but as well as pastel accessories like I’ve styled in this post, Over Knee Boots are not only a style staple for Autumn, but a great one during Spring too; especially when it comes to making skirts or dresses more weather appropriate. Another go-to outfit for me at this time of year is a midi length skirt (and House of Fraser’s brand Linea has a dreamy selection here), a tight fitting knitted top and over knee boots – it’s still a warm outfit, but gives your look a spring touch thanks to the lighter materials. With the boots I’ve worn in this post, or over knee boots, a pleated skirt and a chunky knit is a fabulously on-trend outfit for Spring, and you’ve probably got all the pieces you need for it in your wardrobe already! If you’re looking to up your skirt game, this pleated skirt again from Linea ticks all the boxes.
Up your Outerwear Game
Peacoat’s and parkas have been our uniform every day throughout winter, and it’s time to lighten up with a boyfriend style coat or pastel coloured wrap coat. They’re classic in design and make for perfect transition time layers. You could pair this Phase Eight coat with a tee-shirt and jeans for an instant way to update a go-to look or throw on over your new favourite midi skirt & chunky knit ootd!
Culottes & Wide Leg Trousers are perfect for transitioning!
Culottes & wide leg trousers instantly give your outfit a trend update. They’re comfortable, surprisingly easy to style and there are plenty of options on the highstreet right now. Why not try mixing up the materials with velvet or leather? Or stick with a classic shade such as black or white and pair with lightweight layers and some stylish boots to complete the look. My wide leg trousers from ISSA are a piece that I’d never have stumbled across on the highstreet, but came up as a recommended item while I was browsing House of Fraser – and now they’re a staple part of my Spring wardrobe!
This post has been created in collaboration with ShopStyle and House of Fraser