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!
Coat: Asos (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)
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?