Spring Wardrobe Transition

Well, it happened…Spring!

Finally!  Although, if you’re here in California with me, I’m not sure that we ever got our winter, but that’s neither here nor there now.  It’s spring, and that means spring wardrobe!

It’s always a tough thing to do; transitioning your wardrobe from one season to the next, and I find that it’s especially tough to transition from winter to spring…but it doesn’t have to be.  Below you’ll find some tips on how to transition your style and pieces with the greatest of ease.

Keep It Light, Think Layers!

Layering is key for any season, but especially in spring.  While we’re all stoked for warmer weather, we really don’t know what may come our way.  It could be rainbows and flowers, or high winds and showers – either way, layers are the best prep!  Trade out those chunky sweaters, heavy knit scarves, and wool coats for for some lightweight (perhaps linen blend) cardies, off the shoulder or sheer tops, and lightweight vests or anoraks! Fabric weight is going to be critical when layering practically, so keep it light!

Pattern Is Your Friend!

Don’t be afraid to have some fun with your patterns!  Winter can tend to be a bit drab, with darker colors, and more basic pieces.  Spring is the perfect time to let your pattern flag fly!  You can feel free to play with mixing patterns, or keep it simple with everyday florals.  Either way, spring is a great time to try something new.

Trend Lightly!

Spring is the time when designers are releasing new lines, and trends are packing the shops!  While we all love a great trend, I would advise you to TREND LIGHTLY.   Perhaps you’re really loving ruffles, or have been dying to try a pleated skirt, or you’ve noticed all the sparkle and shine on the spring 16′ runways and are loving it (the way I am).  I say, go ahead! Give it a go! But please, for the love of God…NOT ALL AT ONCE.  While we’re all about trying new things, especially at this time of year, too many trends can quickly turn what’s current into chaos.  Pick your trend, and build around it – the idea is always balance!

I’d love to hear what you think!  How will you transition into Spring?

Candace Hanna