This is it, ladies. We’re in the final stretch. The last bit of bitterly cold weather we’ll have to experience (until next year, of course). Our calendars say it’s the first day of spring, but the weatherman is telling us otherwise. As much as we’re dying to shed our layers upon layers of clothing, that just wouldn’t be the smartest idea right now. The snow may have stopped (or has it?) but there’s still a chill in the air, so here are four ways to transition your wardrobe from winter to spring.
Lighten up! It’s springtime! It still isn’t warm enough outside, but at least we can finally start to store away our bulky winter parkas for more lightweight alternatives. If you’re anything like us, your winter wardrobe has been dark and dreary (see: black), so let’s inject some color into our closets. Pastels were all over the runway, and they’re a perfect place to start for spring.
Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking. No one is shocked that florals are this season’s next trend, but that doesn’t mean we love it any less on the runways or the store racks. So let your closet blossom with pants and long-sleeve tops that have some flower power.
Also on the runways were bottoms that were purposefully cropped above the ankle, appearing to be just a little bit too short on models. No, these weren’t just a coincidental faux pas–it’s a new trend that’s finding itself in stores near you. It’s not warm enough to liberate your legs from pants and jeans just yet, but they can stand to lose a few inches–and they’ll show off your cute shoes, too.
That wool scarf grandma knitted you was exactly what you needed to ward off what felt like apocalyptic temperatures for the past few months, but there’s no need for it now (Thanks, Grandma!). You’ll still want to protect your neck when the weather is brisk, so opt for a fun scarf to do the job.
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