Ever find yourself wondering what to wear on 50º spring days long sleeve blouse, dresses, shorts, sweaters? The spring 2017 Collection is in full swing but it can be tricky to dress for transitional weather, when the temperatures are unpredictable and even bright sunny days can feel breezy and cold.
Yet, if you’re like us, you probably can’t wait to ditch your heavy winter wear in favor of lighter and brighter spring pieces. Luckily, our new arrivals from beloved brands Yumi Kim, BB Dakota, and RD Style to name a few, provide tons of solutions to dressing for transitional early spring weather. Swapping out your winter pieces for lighter sweaters, pretty floral prints, and drapey suede jackets can make your outfits feel fresh for the new season while still keeping you warm when necessary. Softer tones like blush pink can make all the difference, and even our jeans can stand a spring update, so read on to find out all our tips and tricks to dressing for spring weather!
Lightweight sweaters with a looser knit keep you covered and cozy but are not as hot or bulky as a thick chunky sweater, making them a great choice for the thawing weather. A great way to pull off the lighter sweater look is with a sleeveless sweater, like this mock neck shell from RD Style. The knit fabric is still appropriate for early spring, but a shorter sleeve nods to the warming temperatures and gives you more options for layering. The cut is certainly more summery while the knit fabric keeps the style from getting too ahead of the season. It’s a great style to layer with a jacket for days when the temperature varies between warm and cold, and looks so chic whichever way you wear it.
Also, choosing sweaters in spring colors like blush makes them feel more appropriate for the transitional season. Paler colors and pretty pastels lend a springy vibe to pieces that are traditionally a bit more wintery in style or function. A knit short sleeve top like this cold shoulder sweater from RD Style blends seasonal trends in a gorgeous natural shade of blush that is ideal for the current season. Another great way to bring your sweaters into spring is by pairing one with a cute skirt. This combination of breezy skirt and cozy top is an essential balance and feminine spring look, but still keeps you warmer on top while you show off your legs.
Another way to wear spring colors in transitional ways is by finding great pieces that combine pastel shades with thicker fabrics and warmer cuts. This Jack by BB Dakota faux suede dress has long bell sleeves and a luxurious thicker fabric, yet the light blush pink just screams springtime outings and al fresco dining. It can be worn with both booties and sandals, a light jacket and sweet spring hues for a flawless early spring look. Pieces like this are a perfect mix of winter and spring trends that make the often tricky transition between seasons effortless and easy.
Mixing floral prints and spring colors into your wardrobe helps create looks that embrace the sunny spring days even when the weather is cool. Wearing a pretty floral with darker solids and layered jackets says that you’re excited for spring while still dressing appropriately for transitioning weather. A drapey jacket in faux leather or suede is essential for breezy days and chillier evenings and looks great over a floral top and jeans or even a dress. We love the look of this BB Dakota suede jacket over delicate blouses and pretty prints on chilly afternoons, and it makes a great layer all season long. Soft beige and brown colors mix well with spring shades, but also work with darker winter tones as you transition your wardrobe with the seasons.
While it may feel too soon to wear bright and silky floral tops like this Yumi Kim off the shoulder, once you layer it with a great jacket, dark wash jeans, and booties the look is transformed and is exactly what early spring weather calls for. The mix of shades in a floral print like this allow for it to match with both deeper and paler shades which creates the opportunity to style if for cooler spring days now as well as warm sunny days later on. This top would be stunning with a suede jacket over it to keep warm while still celebrating the season of flowers. The pink flowers really pop against a darker background and will make your outfit stand out even when you layer it with a jacket.
This time of year we can start switching up our denim game too. White jeans come back into play, as well as cropped and distressed styles that are often put away during colder months. Making a change as simple as opting for cropped jeans with your outfit says you’re consciously dressing for spring. Cropped flare jeans are a big trend this year, and this white distressed pair by fan favorite J Brand is a must have for the coming months. They look great with a wedge or bootie and are bound to draw stylish eyes in your direction all season long. Distressed or ripped jeans are also back in rotation as the temperatures begin to warm up and we get comfortable showing a little more skin. Ripped jeans are a chic and trendy way to update your look for warmer weather since they work perfectly with both casual and party outfits.
With these tips up your sleeve you can now feel confident in finding the right pieces to transition your wardrobe from winter to spring without feeling stuck on what to wear. The awkward task of dressing for changing weather becomes easy with the right pieces in your wardrobe to take you from warm afternoons to chilly evenings in simple yet chic outfits. Check out our new arrivals for more ideas!