Has the weather in your part of the world been rather unpredictable lately? It seems like we’re all sporting jeans and tees one day, and then winter coats the next. Confused by this in-between season? There are 3 pieces that you might want to buy (or dig out from the back of your closet) to make your winter to spring transition just a little easier.
Unless you live in a winter wonderland (Alaska, Maine or North Dakota, anyone?) you can probably lighten up your winter coat. By this time of year, I’ve spent enough time with my down puffer, and love being able to dial down the warmth to a slimmer wool coat.
I haven’t been able to wear this wrap coat very much until now. It doesn’t allow for scarves or bulky sweaters, so it’s perfect with a light-weight sweater or fitted blouse.
Mine is a BCBG from last year, but this T Tahari wrap coat is a similar one, currently at Nordstrom.
If you are looking for a leather jacket, look for a lighter spring color (rather than black or brown). This Michael Stars leather jacket from Anthropologie in soft pink will keep you warm without that heavy, winter look.
This Ted Baker trench coat is a classic. I have an older one, and it is beautifully tailored.
A wool blazer doesn’t need to be serious, like this lilac blazer from Banana Republic.
This is my new Pilcro denim jacket from Anthropologie. It’s still too cold to wear now, but I know it will be my staple jacket, later in my winter to spring transition. It was on sale, so is now sold out, but they do have this newer embellished denim jacket. If you are petite or carry your weight around your hips, opt for a shorter style. If you are taller, or heavier on top, this GAP oversized denim jacket is a great, inexpensive option.
As much as I love my fleece lined leggings, I feel like I’m ready to retire them for the season, aren’t you? I’m craving flowers, whether they are real or in print!
These floral jeans would look great with ankle boots, and a dark or light colored sweater.
A slip and boots would add a little warmth to this beautiful floral wrap dress from Anthropologie.
This is my long silk, romantic skirt. I’ve been wearing it with my over the knee boots for warmth. There’s a similar floral long skirt at Shopbop that you can wear with both darker winter colors, as well as lighter spring ones.
Around this time of year, I trade my chunky knits for silk scarves. Silk scarves are an easy way to add color and style to your spring outfit. If the day starts chilly, and warms up later, you have the option of tying your scarf to your handbag. Scarves and prints are very personal, so rather than picking out individual styles, here are my favorite places to shop for under $100 silk scarves.
I also just discovered a line of scarves repurposed from vintage designer silks at Nicole Frank. I haven’t purchased one yet but love the shape and colors of these $125 pieces.
Winter to Spring Transition Colors
If you are looking for color inspiration for scarves, spring bottoms, or a new coat, read my 3 Colors To Buy Before Spring Arrives post.
Do you have some favorite pieces that help you with your winter to spring transition? Let me know what they are in the comments below. Don’t forget to enter your e-mail in the subscription box so that you’re the first to see my next post!