The winter to spring fashion transition can be a freeing moment. Wools give way to cottons, neutrals to brights and boots to strappy sandals. But unfortunately it doesn’t happen instantaneously. Typically there are at least a few weeks of style limbo, when it’s too warm for a coat, too cool for a sundress but perfect for a long walk outside. For a smooth seasonal change, check out these tips to spring-up winter wear… or winterize spring wear? Whichever is right, the result is cute, fun and temperature compliant.
Become BFFs with Layers
Dallasites definitely don’t need heavy coats to keep warm anymore. Hang up the wool and pull on something lighter for these in-between days. Light jackets, blazers and cardigans are perfect transitional pieces when paired with thinner layers underneath. So pile on or peel off as the (inconsistent) weather dictates.
Put Back that Black
On a spring-like day, color can change a mood quicker than it takes to say, “Let’s go to the Rustic.” So take a cue from nature and utilize color to get in the mindset. Nothing says “it may be chilly but not for long” like fashion pieces in pinks, peaches, periwinkles and, of course, grass green. An unexpected pop of color on lighter jackets, sweaters or blouses will put a spring feel in days that still feel like winter.
Mixed prints have been popular on the runways for the past couple of years. Gone are the days when ladies thought they couldn’t mix their fave striped T-shirt with that gorgeous floral skirt. In the spirit of spring, a great print can make any monochromatic wintertime look seem new. The right scarf in an airy spring print will work wonders loosely twisted in an effortless drape or wrapped snug if it’s still just a bit too chilly.
Say Hello, Hair
Ah hair, it has been a while. Locks may take the biggest beating during the cold winter months – from dullness, breakage, static, even hat hair, and everything else in between. A new hairdo can not only transition tresses beautifully into spring, but lift moods from any wintertime blues as well. Layer it, lighten it, shorten it, add bangs or just go for a usual trim. No matter what the new ‘do will be, be grateful for the spring-worthy refresher.
And Kiss the Cold Goodbye
Pretty pastels aren’t just for springtime closets. With the weather warming up, what better way to brighten any look than lightening the makeup? This winter-to-spring season, be on the lookout for heat-quenching shades, like sorbet, that can move wearers from cool to warm weather with a three-second swipe. Whether lipstick or eye shadow, heat up the final stretch of sweater weather and carry on into sundress days.