The transition from winter to spring is often a happy one; the days are longer, the sun is shining, birds are chirping, and there is a new air of optimism among us. However, this change in seasons can also come with confusion and uncertainty, as it can be quite challenging to choose outfits that are as warm and comfortable as they are fashionable, without looking too “wintery” or “springy”.
If you struggle to find the right balance during transitional weather as well, here are some stylish winter-to-spring outfit ideas you’re bound to love:
High-waisted jeans and oversized blazers
Come warmer weather, denim is always an absolute favourite, and this season is no different. Whether they’re a mom or skinny style, high-waisted jeans were seen in many fashionable looks this season, but most notably in the charming combination with classic oversized blazers, such as those in houndstooth and checkered patterns.
Apart from being an incredibly chic look, this outfit is also ideal for transitional weather, as it can easily be adjusted to the constantly changing temperatures simply by choosing a thicker jumper, a form-fitting turtleneck, or even a basic white t-shirt. Pair this combination with some neutral flats and your favourite leather handbag, and you will have the ultimate winter-to-spring outfit worthy of an Instagram shot.
Warm jumper dresses and trainers
Mid-length jumper dresses are another seasonal favourite that won’t be going out of fashion anytime soon, quite possibly due to their flattering and versatile nature, as well as the opportunity they provide for a seamless transition between seasons. The most popular jumper dresses seem to be tighter-fitting neutral options, often in lighter shades, but always paired with sleek and minimal trainers that perfectly complement their casual character.
But as this look alone might not be enough for most climates, the good news is that the outfit pairs perfectly with furry, fuzzy, and teddy coats, to provide some additional warmth in transitional weather. Just don’t forget to top this look off with simple yet impactful jewellery, for a more polished and put-together outfit.
Sleek macs and classic footwear
Trench coats are among the most timeless clothing items everyone should have in their wardrobe, as they always look sleek and elegant, while being the perfect solution for transitioning between seasons. What’s more, they are also one of the most practical and versatile pieces, allowing you to effortlessly pair them with anything from casual jeans and trousers to office-appropriate dresses.
However, as a wide array of different outfits were seen this season, it seems like fashionistas have put the main focus on footwear this year, pairing their macs with simple leather shoes in classic styles, for the ultimate Parisian chic look. If you want to try out this fashionable outfit as well, you can find some excellent women’s shoes in simple, timeless styles and a variety of elegant neutral colours, whether you’re looking for leather ankle boots or trendy loafers and mules.
Chunky knits and midi skirts
A satin midi skirt paired with a chunky jumper is a look that has been incredibly popular among fashion bloggers for quite a while now, and for a very good reason. Although such a lightweight skirt might seem a bit daring in transitional weather, this outfit perfectly combines unexpected materials, thus making it more textured, dimensional, and winter-spring appropriate.
And while fashionistas most often choose neutral and muted shades, this outfit truly gives you the opportunity to play around with colours and prints. To infuse a bit of spring into the look, simply opt for a floral-patterned or brightly-coloured skirt, and then tone it down with a plain knit. Then, just finish the look off with some ankle or knee-high boots to suit the current weather.
Monochromatic looks and leather coats
Since fall of last year, leather trench coats have been all the rage, and it seems like their popularity will only continue to grow this season. Whether they were long or short, real or faux, leather trenches were seen in a myriad of different shapes and styles. However, they all have one thing in common – they come in brighter versions of our favourite neutrals, such as rust, warm brown, or even peach.
If you want to make a leather trench coat your staple item during transitional weather as well, it would be a good idea to pair them with head-to-toe monochromatic outfits in nude or black shades, due to their tricky colours.
Even though the unpredictable nature of changing seasons might often make it tricky to construct appropriate looks, the outfit ideas mentioned above will hopefully allow you to nail transitional dressing, just like a true fashionista.