Even the groundhog’s prediction of six more weeks of winter cannot stop the inevitable melting away of the frost, the bursting of buds on the trees, and the desire to put away a winter puffer coat in exchange for lighter, airier fabrics and colors. But, while the weather hovers between winter and spring, choosing what to wear can be challenging. Blending the best trends from the two seasons may be the perfect way to manage the temperature fluctuations and, amid a pandemic, give you a reason to get up from the couch.
Designers quickly updated their runway trends as the world realized the need to stay home and stay safe. Rich, luxurious fabrics for sweats and joggers gave a heightened sense of fashion even when we only moved from room to room in our homes. For spring, lighter weight fabrics lead the way, with floral prints and bold neon colors. Sweatpants and joggers never looked quite so fine! Pair up those bottoms with spring’s bra top trend. If you are not one to dare to go so bare, simply hold off on putting those plush winter cardigans into seasonal storage; they’re perfect for showing off that bra top while still covering up.
On those days when the urge to wear a dress – at home or out of the house – overwhelm, take heart in knowing that there are many comfortable midi length dresses from which to choose. And, on days with a chill in the air, you can opt to pair it with a fuzzy cardigan, long duster jacket or a double-breasted coat. You will feel excessively cozy and look fantastic. If the temperature rises, set the jacket down and show off your new dress in figure-hugging knits or light, airy fabrics. This season, expect cut-out styles to feature your collarbone, waist, or shoulders.
As you plan your style from head to toe, remember to shift from tall-shaft fall and winter boots to booties or flats in lighter shades, fabrics and patterns. Personally, I love softening my winter look by transitioning from leather to suede, particularly in lighter shades of pink, lavender and soft yellow (yes, all three are great colors for shoes and can be found in my shoe closet).
Silver, the metallic color for spring, also ties in beautifully with winter’s palette of deep reds, rose tan, magenta, and classic blue, as well as with spring’s bold neons, sunny yellow, and radiant pinks. Use silver for accessories: jewelry, handbags, hair accessories, etc. Remember, the right accessory can tie your whole look together.
As winter comes to a close, we’ll all be able to get outside more and more. So, take the opportunity to grab beyond the comfy couch clothes in your closet and dress for the warmer weather ahead.