Transitioning From Winter to Spring

Transitioning From Winter to Spring

Ah, spring! The delightful season that follows winter. You’ll want to stay cozy as the warm weather approaches. Let’s look at some ways to transition from winter to spring while staying comfortable and stylish.

Layering

Layering is probably the most important wardrobe strategy to keep in mind when transitioning from winter to spring, especially if you live in the Midwest, where the weather turns quickly. You'll want to be ready for that lovely warmth when it arrives but also stay warm if it takes time.

One of the easiest ways to layer clothes is to wear a women’s long-sleeved T-shirt and women’s jeans with a women’s winter vest. This is a stylish look that gives you options. If you're eager for spring (and who isn’t?), consider a fun pastel or bright color in either the long-sleeved T-shirt or the puffer vest and keep the rest of your outfit neutral. There's nothing like a bit of color to brighten up your day.

Every winter to spring wardrobe needs a few long-sleeved shirts that can be worn by themselves, layered with a T-shirt underneath or a jacket on top (or both). And the best part about a long-sleeved shirt is that, with the right neutral color or classic print, you can wear it year-round. Add a classic white blouse, dark-colored blouse in a flattering color for your skin and hair, and a print or checkered blouse to your wardrobe. Whether you're an aspiring minimalist working on your capsule wardrobe for spring or more of a fashionista who loves up-to-the-minute styles, you can’t go wrong with classic long-sleeved blouses to anchor your wardrobe.

Cardigans and Turtlenecks

Cardigans are one of the most versatile (and comfy!) fashion pieces in your wardrobe. A structured cardigan can take the place of a blazer for business casual meetings or slightly dressy brunches or dinners, while still providing you insulation options.

Whether you need to warm up or cool down because of indoor climate control or a chilly, but bright spring day, a women’s cardigan will do the job and look great, too. Cardigans are great for wearing at home, as well. They keep you cozy whether you're working from home or wrapped up and taking a break with a cup of hot tea.

For a bit of luxury, why not opt for a cashmere turtleneck with a pair of women’s jeans or yoga pants? Cashmere is wonderfully soft without being overly warm—just the right combination for the transition from winter to spring. If you need more warmth, pair a turtleneck with a blazer for a sharp style with the insulation that you need.

Fleece

For easy outerwear that can span two or more seasons, don’t forget the cozy fleece. A women’s fleece jacket is the perfect wrap to wear or carry in a tote. It can take you from cold to cozy in a couple of minutes while going with almost everything in your wardrobe. You really can’t get more portable than a fleece jacket. They roll up, fold up, hang up and are practically wrinkle-proof. A fleece jacket is also great to have on hand if someone else forgets their jacket. Keep an extra one in your car in case you or a loved one needs some extra warmth. When traveling, they also make good makeshift pillows when rolled up.

Rain Gear

When moving from winter to spring, it’s easy to focus on the beautiful, warm days ahead. A bit of preparation for those April showers that bring May flowers is wise, too. Whether you need to pull out your waterproof winter coat to handle a cold rain as winter is ending or a spring women’s rain jacket as spring is beginning depends upon the temperature, but you’ll want to be ready either way. There's just something about a new rain slicker for spring that's fun while being oh so practical.

If you have little ones in your life, kids raincoats and rain boots are a must. Kids still need to get to school and other activities regardless of wet weather, and if they like to play in the rain, you’ll want them to be prepared to puddle stomp in style while comfy and warm.

Shackets

Why not opt for a cozy shacket to take you from winter to spring? This hybrid garment is a cross between a shirt and a jacket. Like “sweater coats” of the past, it is the perfect addition to a casual pair of pants and top or even a fun T-shirt dress with sneakers. Putting on a shacket is like wrapping up in a soft blanket while looking stylish. If you add one to your winter to spring transition wardrobe, you won’t be disappointed.

However you choose to transition from the winter wonderland to that lovely season called spring, stay cozy and stylish.

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