While I know it’s hard to even think about spring with some of the wild weather we’re all having, it’s a good idea to choose individual pieces that will you can style for more than one season. Today I’m styling an idea for a winter to spring transitional outfit.
The key to dressing for transitional weather is to mix your fall or winter pieces with a few of your classic items, like a lightweight turtleneck, long cardigan, booties, and jeans or pants. In addition, to make the outfit fresh add an element of color or pattern.
You can see how I’ve done this–combined a winter-weight cardigan and heavier pants with a colorful multi-striped top that I can wear when the days warm up in the outfit below.
Winter to Spring Transitional Outfit
You may remember this cardigan or sweater coat from a post in the fall: Fall Cozy in a Chunky Knit Sweater Coat. It worked well for cool fall days, just as it will as winter warms into spring. I love the name one of my UK friends used for the coat: a “coatigan.” Describes it perfectly, don’t you think?
Of course, that exact cardigan is no longer available, but I’ve linked some similar options below.
The Striped Top
This top is another version of the top I wore in the post Style a Black and White Winter Outfit. I mentioned that I might get another one as I love the style and pattern. Of course, now it’s almost sold out–the wrap style is so flattering and the price is on point. You can still get it in a similar color stripe as well as an ivory floral. Both are lovely.
The beauty of a multi-color stripe top is the number of options you have for styling it. You can play up any color in your pants or skirt or sweater. Or you can wear neutral shades with it and let your jewelry and accessories provide some pop. Either way, you can’t go wrong with a stripe and it’s perfect for a winter to spring transitional outfit, too.
The light tan pants are from several years ago from Chico’s. It’s a great neutral so I use them year after year. My suede slingback sandals are from Eileen Fisher who makes very comfortable and stylish shoes. They are a bit pricier but worth it as they work with outfits from shorts to dresses. Of course. booties or boots would look great!
Any excuse for adding yellow to an outfit works for me! Haha! So adding this little yellow crossbody in this winter to spring transitional outfit provided the pop I was looking for! Here is a cute “squash” colored crossbody bag that would work beautifully.
A Final Word
I hope you enjoyed seeing some of our beautiful flowers popping up in the background. They are loving the rain we’re having. It’s getting a bit old for some of us, but it’s much-needed, so everyone is trying to stay positive. It does put a little kink in taking photos for the blog, however! So, I have to catch those times in between when the sun is shining.
Try some of the tips I’ve shared today to style your version of a winter to spring transitional outfit!