It’s the time of the year where the weather changes unpredictably, so planning outfits can be trickier. Luckily, it’s easy to learn how incorporating a few trendy, versatile items to your wardrobe can add a fresh, innovative flare to your seasonal styles! To help you navigate this transitional season with ease, we’re blogging our tips and tricks on how to complete and embellish your looks using a strategic combination of two key elements: layering and lengths.
Spring weather is inconsistent throughout the days, and to anticipate the weather we like to start with lightweight garments such as blouses, tank tops, and t-shirts before layering up with cardigans, blazers, or jackets, and incorporate a few embellishments and accessories to add dimension and a little statement piece to your looks. Here are some of our favorite essential transitional winter-to-spring elements:
Layering is an important trick for transition seasons - when you're getting to work in a 42 degree dewy mist and leaving in a 60-70 degree heat, it's important to be able to adjust easily and maintain an outfit with or without outerwear. Sweaters, jackets, cardigans can be paired with shorts and midi-skirts to balance lengths and manage the changing temperatures, and getting creative with prints and patterns gives you a great excuse to break out the vibrant statement pieces!
Skirts & Sweaters
Layering a sweater over your favorite skirt or dress is a fun and easy winter-to-spring outfit. Skirts are a fun base piece that create movement and depth in an outfit, and bring the crucial element of comfort to your day - pair it with a cozy statement sweater featuring a pop of color, texture, or contrasting tone and you’ve got an easy transitional outfit that's comfortable and innovative!
Another crucial transition tip is to diversify your outerwear portfolio! Use various outerwear pieces to layer over skirts and dresses! These make your styling routine very simple and versatile - with or without the outerwear you’ve got a complete outfit that’s comfortable and weather-appropriate. Blazers, vests, denim, or raincoats all make phenomenal completer pieces and look great over a simple dress or skirt combination!
Prints & Patterns
Playing with color and prints will add a whole new dimension to your outfits! Combine florals or bold patterned prints with neutral colors. Find a color wheel and use colors that compliment each other for a well-balanced look, and balance florals or safari prints with neutral tones. This gorgeous vibrant fuchsia top contrasts a classic tiger print against a shimmer textured skirt for an innovative and bold look!
When the weather gets warmer, we opt for less fabric, more layering options, and lightweight materials to keep cool and refreshed. Heavy or bulky pieces that don't transition easily get stored away in spring cleaning, such as our heavy knit turtlenecks and quilted outerwear, and we pull out our warm weather favorites! Whether you're pairing cropped blouses with a high waisted skirt, or opting for an ankle cut summer pant, the crop cut is an essential element of spring and summer style. The 3 primary elements of successfully styling cropped pieces are a cropped pant leg, a cropped blouse, and a high waisted bottom!
A cropped blouse is a smart and modern look in the summertime, and the majority of co-ords will include this detail in their design. It's a perfect way to keep cool in an outfit while maintaining a balance of flirty and classy, particularly with a flattering high-waisted bottom to pair it with, such as this Notched Cropped Blouse and High-Waist Slit Skirt ensemble- it's the perfect summertime look and the all-white adds an air of timeless elegance and sophistication.
Whether you're rocking a simple cuffed leg, an ankle cut, or full-on culottes, a variety of pant crops will make your seasonal style transition seem effortless! A wide leg culotte is a perfectly balanced transition season piece, as it has the comfort and movement of a skirt with the benefit of a closed bottom. Cropped pants boast the versatility to be layered up with a warm sweater or down with a sleeveless blouse to keep cool!
High waisted pants, skirts, and shorts are the primary completer piece to any cropped blouse.They add an element of balance, flatter the waistline, and hide midriff. This allows the piece to highlight the flirty and modern elements of a cropped blouse, while bringing an outfit together with a classic finish. It also creates a shift silhouette when paired with a wide leg for pants or shorts, and high-waisted skirts like this vibrant red make you look taller!
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