We’ll soon be caught in an in-between season for fashion. We’re desperately waiting for spring and wondering, “Is it hot? Is it cold? What do I wear?!” If you’re in Austin, TX, it’s 75 degrees one day and 35 degrees the next. Are you already shopping for spring clothes? Are you putting on snow boots? Is "pre-spring" part of your fashion vocabulary? It’s all a bit confusing.
For the time being, we suggest you hold onto your favorite fall/winter pieces and think of ways that they can be styled for early spring. Great fashion is season-less, and we’ll help you make the most of your closet with 3 super easy tips for transitioning your winter wardrobe to spring.
1. Scarves Are Your Best Friend
Dressing in layers is your #1 strategy for transitional outfits. Throw them all on when it’s cold in the morning and peel some of them off when the heater is on at the office. Scarves are the easiest and most convenient pieces to hold onto for seasonal transitions, and you can still wear some of your fall/winter favorites through the spring with a quick change of your tops.
If your go-to scarves feature darker & lighter shades, simply adjust the color of your top or dress to emphasize lighter hues for spring. For example, our Luna Yellow featherweight tassel scarf works well for both fall looks and spring looks with a slight adjustment to what you wear with it.
For fall/winter: layer with a creamy cashmere sweater and a cozy tan cardigan to bring out the more neutral and subdued tones of the scarf. For spring/summer: throw over a white tank top or dress to bring out the brighter and sunnier tones of the scarf for a look that’s beautiful day and night. Optionally, you can bring out even more yellow in your outfit with fun earrings or a cheerful clutch.
2. Hang Onto Your Tops & Switch Out the Bottoms
Give your tops & tunics a quick, warm-weather makeover by switching from dark pants & dark boots to white pants & lighter-toned ankle booties or even sandals. You’ll be surprised by how many of your tops can look good styled both ways!
Take a few moments tonight to try on new combinations from your own closet and see what works best.
3. Keep It All Under Wraps
Lighter-weight fall wraps can transition with you, so don’t pack them away just yet. The same kimono wrap that you layered over a cozy sweater can now go over your sun dress - or over your bathing suit as a cover-up. Even if a light wrap contains a bit of wool, that wool is breathable and can keep you cool in the summer with its moisture-wicking properties.
As an extra trip, keep in mind that there are colors you can easily wear all year by styling them in different ways with various layers, shoes, and jewelry.
Obviously, don’t chuck your neutrals! Black and white, to grey and beige, and even desaturated lavenders and corals – can definitely carry you through the seasons.
We design in navy a lot for fall/winter, but it's also a color that you can think of as a neutral, much like your favorite denim jeans, and can keep around all year. Pair with crisp white components and think nautical inspiration and summery coastal vibes.
Some of your green favorites will work for this time of year, too. We suggest greens that have more of a warm, yellow tone in them, especially if there’s also a pretty floral motif like our Harlow Olive Button Down.
What’s your most-loved and most-worn item from your closet?