When the weather becomes more temperamental dressing for those weeks between winter and spring can be awkward. We all know the inconvenience of piling on heavy winter pieces when the mornings are chilly, only to be sweating as the suns comes out later in the day. Give yourself a smooth transition with key pieces that surpass trends, and will perk up your wardrobe as it rises out of the depths of winter ready to jump into spring.
Less about trends and more about practicality and silhouette, knitwear is essential and serves as the foundation for everyday dressing through every season. But the key to transeasonal dressing is being able to mix and match. There’s nothing worse than having to hide a gorgeous top under another layer when you want to show it off, so why not switch things up and treat your new knitwear like a top so you don’t have to. Button-up your cardis and tuck them in to midi skirts, or with boyfriend jeans and a leather belt. Knits don’t have to stop at throwing on a cardigan when it’s a bit chilly.
We don’t care what Meryl Streep says – floral for spring can be ground-breaking if you know how to wear them. Floaty floral dresses can be mixed with almost anything to create a variety of vibes – over plain t-shirts, under leather jackets or checkered blazers – the options are endless. And if florals aren’t your thing, spots and stripes are a timeless and season-less way to turn heads and add depth to your outfit.
Lighten up your day in a way that doesn’t rely on the weather – swapping blacks for neutrals and injecting them into accessories is an easy way to nail transeasonal style. Ankle boots are a shot of timeless edge that come in a variety of shapes, like the classic Chelsea boot or a contemporary pointed-heel version. Combat-style boots look great with anything from dresses to jeans.
Wrap fronts, denim, sweater-styles – a versatile dress is a throw-on-and-go piece that can be worn with integral pieces for both winter and spring. They’re the furthest thing from being a one-hit-wonder that your wardrobe will see. Scarves, coats and knee-high boots can be swapped out for a wide-brimmed felt hat and a neutral cardi. Plus, they’re easy to dress up or down (effortlessly) depending on the occasion.
These are a must-have injection to any wardrobe. They’re useful in many more ways than just the fact they are figure-flattering and elegant. They’re a more contemporary option than dresses for special occasions, as well as allowing for more styling freedom and the ability to mix in things like knit tops, crisp shirts and vintage t-shirts.
Warm layers are a clear must when the weather is unpredictable. But be prepared to wear something you can remove that won’t be a burden to carry around, such as a lightweight trench coat. Longline cardigans and denim jackets can be worn with anything from tea dresses to athleisure. Layering needs to be strategic, so having a few staple and time-tested silhouettes with intriguing twists are the way to go. Charming colours will take your winter jackets through to spring. Consider a pastel biker jacket or jewel-coloured parkas.