27/03/2016

♥ OOTD: A Transition to Spring Outfit ♥


I am happy to share this outfit with you, because I had not worn my pastel pink skirt in ages! Now that spring is all settled (although temperatures are not quite here yet!), it means we can switch our winter wardrobe to our lighter materials and colours. But because it is not really warm yet, I've decided to share with you how I generally dress for the transition period to spring!
Even though I'm wearing thin tights, I haven't forgotten the key to keeping myself warm as I step outside in the chilling wind...


The hooded coat!

CoatAsos (only a few sizes left, sorry about that!)

I think it's better to wear a coat outside even though we're tempted to go around without that extra layer once the sun is shining bright. It's important to remember that sun does not equal warmth, and it would be a pity to get ill as spring arrives - so keep your coats on! The best thing to do is to go for a lighter coat, maybe shorter even if you feel like long coats are more suited to winter time. It might be better to put away wool, faux fur, cashmere or that sort of texture, and look for thinner materials. I'd recommend getting a coat with a hood as well - sometimes spring can be a little capricious, and sun can be replaced by rain so quickly. So to avoid the pain of having to take an umbrella with you every time rain appears on the weather forecast, it is a lot more practical to have a hooded coat. Then you'll be ready anytime rains starts pouring unexpectedly!

Cardigan: New Look (similar)
Top: New Look (similar)
Skirt: New Look (similar)
Boots: Besson Chaussures (French)
Bag: Naf-Naf
Necklace: Forever 21

Under the coat, I have added another extra layer in the shape of a wool cardigan. I think cardigans are super useful to have, because you can wear them on top of any outfit, really. I love old-style wool cardis, this one is from New Look and super warm. If you're wearing short sleeves or sleeveless tops in spring, you'll want to make sure you won't get cold so a cardigan is a nice piece to have. 
The 'springy' piece of the whole outfit is probably my skirt. Matching my bag of course, because I love matching some details in an outfit. Pastel colours have been a huge trend for spring these past years, and there's nothing better than soft colours to transition from dark winter shades to the more vibrant colours we'll wear in the upcoming months! As this skirt is high-waisted (by now, you must know I love my bottom clothes high-waisted), I paired it with a striped cropped top. Both the top and skirt are very light in material and texture, and they contrast well with the thicker cardigan. On my feet I've kept my little black boots, but I could have gone for laced shoes instead - pointy, laced shoes have been super on trend recently and they make the perfect light pair of shoes for this time of year. 


To sum up, here is my advice for transitioning outfits:

- Don't be afraid to layer up, starting with a sleeveless top for example and a cardigan or a blazer on top.
Light knit jumpers are still useful if you don't want multiple layers, they can keep you warm while looking more appropriate for the season as the fabric is more fluid.
Pastel colours, creams and whites are the main highlights of spring fashion to me. There are plenty of collections in these colours in the shops,  if you want to add new pieces to your wardrobe.
- In case of windy and cold days, keeping the feet warm is still a good idea if you hate the sensation of cold feet like I do, but if you're more daring, you can start wearing open shoes again. And you could even combine lighter shoes AND pastel colours - I've seen many beautiful pairs in New Look recently!

- Although I haven't done it in this outfit, I think it is now time to bring back hair accessories! I tend to wear headbands more in spring and summer, and I think we can start putting flowers in our hair now - I know that's not everybody's cup of tea, but if you love flower headbands, don't hesitate to wear them out!

What do you tend to wear during this transitional period to spring? Are you a fan of pastel colours as well?
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30 comments:

  1. In love with your style. Would love to connect with you, check out my blog and giveaway worth £150!

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  2. I am no fan of pastels, no matter the season, but I rely heavily on layering. In spring.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpaging

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    1. You're the first person that I hear say they don't like pastels, that's fun! Layering is the best technique for spring :) xx

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  3. i love the stripes with pastel pink! (i probably just love anything with pastel pink)
    lovely outfit!!
    ♡ chantelle | chanbelle

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    1. Pastel pink looks good with anything :D xx

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  4. I Am in love with the bag <3

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  5. you look super pretty! love the coat (:

    Life in Pastel

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  6. you are very nice, beautiful photos
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  7. Love the pastels for transitioning to spring!
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    1. Yes, they definitely make a good transition from dark to brighter colours! xx

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  8. cute skirt! xx
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  9. Lovely outfit chick! I've started wearing skirts and dresses again (with tights of course!) since the weather is getting warmer, and I've been able to switch up my winter coat for my beloved trench coat too :) thanks for the tips chick! x

    Always, Alice

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    1. Yes we should keep wearing tights for the time being, unfortunately it's not warm enough to go with bare legs! Trench coats are the best :) xx

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  10. Transition period is the worst, I always make a wrong decision and end up picking either too thick or too thin clothes. Layering is probably the best thing to do during this period. I leave home really early in the morning (it is freezing), it is best to wear thick coat and definitely something lighter inside. Pastel colours are perfect for this time of the year, I need to get a few colourful clothes like yours :)
    Love your outfit combination, you are so pretty! x

    Ela BellaWorld

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    1. Haha I can relate to that as well! You never know what to wear when the weather is so changeable... So we should all rely on layering :D Colourful items are always good basics to have, even just to add a touch of colour to an all black outfit once in a while! xx

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  11. You look great, Julia! I really love the colour of the skirt, it's perfect for spring time. I also love how the outfit still looks fab with a coat- I always seem to struggle with keeping my outfit both cute and warm at the same time!

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    1. Thanks Georgia, I'm glad to hear from you again! The best thing to do is to get a cute coat to match outfits - generally, I find that 'skater' coats look great because they basically look like dresses :D xx

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  12. I love how well you transitioned the outfit!

    Christina ♡ from Okay Christina

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  13. These are some gorgeous Spring transition ideas! Love your hooded coat :)
    - Ambar x
    Her Little Loves

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    1. Hooded coats are so important in spring because of impromptu rain showers! xx

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  14. Hi Julia! Just followed you on bloglovin, I love you blog. I've been looking for more up and coming bloggers to follow and your blog is super fun because I love beauty + travel. Also i'm a huge language nerd and am studying french, so I had to follow.
    This outfit is super cute. I find myself wearing a lot of horizontal striped, light cotton tee's in the spring. :)

    -Mikayla

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    1. Aw thanks so much Mikayla, I'm glad you're liking my blog! Good luck with your French, I know it's not the easiest language to learn haha. Light cotton is super comfy to wear in spring it's true :) xx

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  15. You look so pretty here and this is definitely channelling a Spring vibe! I love the dusty pink tones within your skirt. In fact, I just love all of the muted tones you've paired together for this look hun.:D

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    1. Dusty pink just looks perfect for spring doesn't it? :D Thank you for your comment, I can't believe I haven't been to your blog in a while! Going to read what you've been up to right away :) xx

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