This time of year can be an absolute pain when it comes to figuring out what to wear, can’t it!? I’ve lost count how many times in the past couple of weeks I’ve sat in front on my wardrobe feeling uninspired! I’m so over my winter wardrobe pieces, yet (aside from the freak heatwave) it feels too early to wear my spring stuff. It’s hard to believe that it’s officially Spring in the next couple of weeks what with the rain and chilly temperatures!
I thought I’d talk you through a few of the pieces I’ve been turning to on those ‘what the hell do I wear today’ mornings and how I style them. I think the key thing to nail winter to spring transitional styling is to layer. That, and to be prepared for all eventualities! So many mornings I’ve been tricked in to thinking it’s cold and miserable, only for it to brighten up later in the day. Or go out with a flimsy coat and the heavens then open!
Read: Ways To Layer In Winter
Here’s a list of the pieces I’ve been wearing and loving so far when it comes to transitional styling!
The Faux Fur Coat
Okay so you might think this is an odd one, but let me explain. There’s something about a faux fur coat that makes me feel so much more ‘put together’. They’re one of my favourite things to wear and if it’s chilly enough to wear one then I’m going to! They’re great for throwing over a casual look like I have here and are the perfect layering piece. I wear them at this time of year on dry days thrown over a simple tee and jeans combo. Obvs not recommended for the rain, but for a crisp yet sunny day they’re the perfect option! This one was kindly gifted by ANGELEYE, and I can’t get enough of it!
One of my favourite things to wear, hands down. I’m all for comfort, and a sweatshirt epitomises that to me. I’ve got way too many slogan sweatshirts but they’re so perfect for this time of year! I love to smarten then up with a blazer over the top. They’re also great layered over a midi dress or jumpsuit and tied in a cute little knot. Perfect for an extra bit of warmth when it’s not quite cold enough for a coat!
Regular readers will know you how much I love to wear a blazer! This time of year is when you’ll start to see me sport mine even more than usual as they are such a great transitional piece. I love to layer mine over t shirts and sweaters to dress them down. They’re a great alternative to a coat when the weather starts to warm up and they’re so easy to style! In fact, I’ve featured one of mine in my ‘Five ways to wear‘ post over on Instagram today!
Long Sleeve T shirts
You all know how much I love a good T shirt! At this time of year I love to turn to the long sleeved versions. Great for layering under blazers, jackets and sweatshirts for an extra layer of warmth. Perfect if you’re not quote ready for short sleeves! My particular favourite is a breton striped version – super versatile and goes with pretty much everything!
You don’t have to say goodbye to all of your knitwear when the spring months arrive! The chunky versions may need to be packed away for another couple of seasons, but fine knitwear is so great for transitional styling. I have a few lightweight knits that I turn to at this in-between season stage. They’re so handy to have! I’ve got a couple in different colours and even some with slogans (shocker). I tend to wear them either over a simple collared blouse, or under a light jacket.
Faux Fur Coat – ANGELEYE* // T Shirt – Reclaimed Vintage at ASOS // Jeans – H&M // Trainers – Converse // Sunglasses – River Island
I tend to wear these all year round now, but there’s something about a boyfriend cut of denim that screams ‘spring’ to me! I’m wearing a favourite pair of mine here and I just love the comfortable fit of them. I think a paler blue denim is also more suited to spring, instead of the black and indigo I’d reach for in Winter months. I think these are a great basic for transitional styling, and work really well with ankle boots, trainers and sandals. It’s still a little chilly for me to be braving skirts and bare legs, so I’ll still be reaching for the jeans for a while yet!
I don’t know about you, but I’m sick of wearing big chunky boots now! I’m not quite itching to get my toes out in flip flops yet (note to self: book a pedicure) but I’m ready for something lighter and more comfortable. You know how much I love my trainers, and now that it’s hopefully going to start warming up, I can wear them more often! In the spring months I love to reach for my Converse and pastel coloured trainers that are lightweight and easy to wear.
Whilst most of my boots will be going away for next winter, there’s a couple of pairs that I’ll actually be holding on to a little longer. Obviously living in the North West, there’s undoubtedly still a fair bit of rain to come our way. A pair of boots that are a little more substantial than trainers is a must! I’ve got a couple of pairs of leather and faux leather ankle boots that look great with boyfriend jeans or even a dress. They’ll keep my feet dry in those April showers!
An accessory that has been an absolute saviour to me over the past couple of weeks is a hat! I’m really in to beanie hats and berets at the moment. On days when there’s rain forecast or it’s blowing a gale, I pop one on to stop my hair looking like a bird’s nest! They’ve saved me from so many bad hair days and are such a quick and easy way to add a pop of colour and extra flair to a look.
So there you have it – some of my transitional styling wardrobe staples! As I said, a lot of it is all about clever layering and being prepared for all weathers. Hopefully we’ll be seeing some sunshine in the not too distant future. I can’t wait for some sun on my skin and to be able to walk round without a jacket! Crossing my fingers for a lovely Spring and Summer!
What are your favourite pieces to wear at this time of year?
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