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Style Guide: Winter to Spring Transition


Time for Spring… well maybe not outside, but certainly in my closet!

With Spring around the corner, or in about three weeks according to Mr. Groundhog (although I highly doubt it), I can’t stop obsessing about my new Spring wardrobe. My only problem is that every time I steal a look at my new Spring purchases, I get a pang of longing, a premature desire to parade around wearing my Spring purchases way before it would be temporally appropriate to do so. The very thought caused me to consider postponing any further additions to my Spring clothing portfolio until — heaven’s no — Spring!!

Not!!! Rather than declare a cease fire on shopping — something which is frankly against my religion — why not bring some Spring into my Winter wardrobe? The key to wearing Spring items in the Winter is layering—cardigans, blazers, stockings, and socks are your best friends! Add more and more till you have that Winter clothing warmth with that new Spring style! But be mindful that you don’t layer to the point that you appear larger than you are!

So how do you get a Spr-inter (Spring + Winter = Spr-inter, if you need to ask) wardrobe? Check below for some awesome Spring fashions and learn how you can wear them now!

BRIGHTS: Bright colored everything: pants, shorts, tops, dresses, skirts etc were all over the Spring runways. Trade in your dark colored winter pants for bright ones like this red style! Pair the pants with a chunky sweater or a blazer to wear in the cold. Come Spring, shed those layers pair these fab pants with a cute light colored blouse and sandals!

Rag & Bone Zipper Skinny Jeans ($198) and TEXTILE by Elizabeth and James Cable Boxy Pullover ($325)

FLORALS: Surprise, surprise florals are very in for Spring—who would have thought? Don’t get me wrong I do love me some florals and pairing a cute semi sheer crewneck sweater with a long flowy floral dress, tights, and boots makes for a super cute Spr-inter look!

Free People New Romantics First Bloom Maxi Dress ($148)  +  Staring at Stars Shadow Stripe Pullover ($59)

WHITE: Ditch that little lbd, for a little lwd! Although I have had enough of this white snow winter, this is the type of white winter I could get used to! This white dress would be a great addition to your wardrobe now if you pair it with dark tights and heels! Besides from being white, this dress also has crochet shoulders a big spring trend, making this a spring must have!

Rebecca Minkoff Three-Quarter Sleeve Crochet Shoulder Dress ($216) + American Apparel Super Opaque Tights ($25)

MIDI SKIRT: When you think Spring normally you think warmer weather, less clothes, and shorter hemlines, but not this Spring season! For this Spring midi is the new mini! A midi skirt like this Topshop Waterfall Calf Skirt is great to wear now with a cute chunky sweater, tights, and a stacked heel!

TopShop Waterfall Calf Skirt ($8o) + Madewell Wool and the Gang Stripy Coco Pullover ($125)

WEDGES: I love love love wedges and this Spring a laced up wedge is a must! To wear wedges like these now pair the wedges with some fun tights or better yet some funky patterned socks to add a bit more of pizzaz to your look!

Steve Madden “Watchout’ Wedge Sandal $109.95 + TopShop Coral Tie Dye Ankle Socks ($8)

http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/steve-madden-watchout-wedge-sandal/3157406?origin=category&resultback=3800

MENSWEAR INSPIRED: This dress is a great addition to your Spring and Winter wardrobe. Menswear inspired items and stripes are both two big spring trends. Wear this dress now with dark tights and combat boots!

KNT by Kova & T Ella Dress ($79) +  LD Tuttle The Gather Boots $(298)

– SARA STERNBERG

Splash image by Jonathan Abbo

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Julian

Nicely kept combination of items, interesting to buy them together.

Reply March 17, 2011, 12:27 am

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