How to effortlessly go from a winter to spring wardrobe

Updated 2.9.22

Moving from winter to spring clothes can be challenging. This post shows you a few ways you can wear your spring clothes now. Even though it’s still winter.

New Beginnings. 




Moving from one phase to another can be exciting, but it can also be hard. 


That in-between space where you’re not quite sure what to do or how to do it. You are guessing at things, doing your best.  But you aren’t sure.  


Are you in a winter-to-spring wardrobe limbo?

The transition from a winter to spring wardrobe can be a challenge. It’s premature to wear those spring dresses in your closet, but the heavy sweaters don’t feel quite right anymore. So what to do?

Today I’m showing you some ways to transition your wardrobe from winter into spring, in an intentional way. 


I’ve been reading a lot about style trends as we continue to emerge from this pandemic. All signs point to people opting for fewer items of higher quality. Consumers want items that can be worn across seasons, and for years to come. 


I like this movement. Wearing pieces over-and-over again, while keeping them fresh with accessories or layers is a great way to add that pop of color and seasonality. This approach is easy, affordable, and impactful.


Everything I’m showing you today can be worn into spring. Once it warms up this summer, some of these items will have to be put away, but they can be pulled out again in the fall. 


Inspiration for things to wear now and as it warms up


Take a look below at a few style boards. Click on highlighted text to see details about each item.

winter to spring style board. Liberty print dress with yellow boucle sweater and pop pom shoes

The easiest way to wear this adorable liberty print dress now, is to pair it with this yellow boucle sweater. Add spring touches such as seed pearl hoops, a bold purse in a contrasting color, and yellow pom-pom shoes and this is the perfect way to move from winter to spring.

Puffy pink blouse, purple jeans and a floral tied puffy coat show how color and pattern bring you from winter to spring.

Adding pops of bold color can say spring during these winter months, it’s also very on trend to dress in head-to-toe color this season. This short puff sleeve pink blouse is so cute in person and is the perfect spring blouse. When you need a layer add this wrap puffy jacket in a fun floral print. Add purple jeans and complete the outfit with these dusty wisteria ballet flats and pink pearl/rhinestone earrings. As the day warms you can remove the jacket and still have a great outfit put together.

A long sleeve floral dress with pink mary janes and a straw bag with purse handle is a great winter to spring outfit

Another dress option for early spring is to wear a long sleeve dress. This floral tiered dress is so perfectly spring, but the long sleeves will keep you warm. Add closed toe shoes like these pink Mary Janes (remember this style shoe is hot for spring), a pearl handled straw purse and beaded drop earrings in a similar tones as the dress. Everything ties together and keeps you at the right temperature.

striped navy t-shirt, white knit boucle blazer and dark wash jeans show how to transition from winter to spring.

Nothing says spring like navy stripes. This long sleeve boatneck t-shirt is the perfect spring style and warmth. Layer on this gorgeous boucle knit blazer for a true Frenchie Chanel-like look. Bold blue crystal earrings, chambray quilted headband, dark wash denim and white lug sole loafers round out the look. This look is a true mix of sweet and spicy elements. Paring things that are edgy and conservative gives an unexpected look that makes an outfit interesting.

Summary of ways to move from a winter to spring wardrobe

  • Add a layer, sweater, jacket or blazer over a spring dress, blouse or t-shirt. Make them light colors and spring patterns.
  • Choose bright colors, florals in your clothing items.
  • Wear your closed toe shoes in lighter brighter colors. This adds a spring hue, but keeps your tootsies warm.
  • Choose long sleeves in spring classics like a striped t-shirt or floral dress.







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