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Seasonal Shift: Transitioning Your Wardrobe from Winter to Spring

Seasonal Shift: Transitioning Your Wardrobe from Winter to Spring

As the frosty whispers of winter melt away, revealing the long awaited blooms of spring, our wardrobes can find themselves in a curious limbo. The transition from winter to spring presents a unique opportunity to blend the cozy with the fresh, crafting looks that cater to the ever temperamental British weather. This guide hopes to walk you through the art of navigating this seasonal shift, ensuring your fashion choices remain as fluid and adaptable as the weather.


Layering: The Foundation of Transition Fashion

The key to mastering transitional fashion is layering. It allows you to adjust your outfit in response to the aforementioned dodgy weather. Start with lightweight base layers like cotton tees or the fabulous GINGER & JARDINE rollnecks, which you can easily shed if the day warms up. Add a mid-layer such as a knit cardigan or the timeless GANT denim jacket for added warmth. Finally, keep a heavier coat or an oversized scarf at hand for chilly mornings and evenings. Layering not only keeps you comfortable but also adds depth and interest to your outfits.


Material Matters

As we say goodbye to the heavy fabrics of winter, it’s time to switch to something a bit more befitting of spring. Swap out wool and fleece for breathable cotton, linen, and silk. These fabrics will keep you cool as the temperature rises while still providing enough warmth for cooler moments. Adding these materials into your wardrobe through pieces like blouses from HARTWELL, skirts, and trousers can refresh your look with a nod to the new season and hopefully spur on the better weather.


Colour Palette Transition

Colour plays a pivotal role in signaling the change of seasons. While winter may have been dominated by dark hues and rich jewel tones, spring welcomes a softer palette. Gradually introducing pastels, more earth tones, and floral patterns into your wardrobe will mirror the rejuvenation happening in nature, bringing a fresh vibe to your outfits. HAYLEY MENZIES does colour and pattern expertly this season. However, there's no need to ditch dark colours entirely; navy, hunter green, and your favourite darker colours can all play a part in the transition into spring when paired with lighter, brighter pieces.


Footwear Flexibility

Footwear is an essential aspect of transitional dressing, bridging the gap between the seasons. It's time to slowly phase out the luxe heavy boots we’ve relied on all winter, in favour of lighter options. Consider HOLLAND COOPER loafers, ballet flats, and trainers for casual days. Ankle boots remain a  solid choice, pairing perfectly with both jeans and skirts/dresses. And if we are lucky enough to experience any unexpectedly warm days, open-toe shoes or sandals can make an early appearance!

Accessorise Wisely

Accessories can effortlessly bring your outfit from winter to spring. Lightweight scarves and hats can still be functional for spring, especially in finer fabrics and colours, some of the FABLE collection are perfect for this. Swap out thick, knit scarves for silk or cotton alternatives like the elegant CLARE HAGGAS pieces. Sunglasses become increasingly essential as days grow longer. Also transitioning your handbag to something with space for picnics, or perhaps a brighter colour like the JOHNNY LOVES ROSIE collection, can instantly spring-ify your look.

Embrace the Transition

So the take home is… Remember, transitional dressing is not just about adapting to the weather; it's about embracing the spirit of renewal that spring brings! Let your fashion choices reflect the joy and freshness of spring, or why not reinvent a whole new look this season, and you'll find yourself stepping into spring with confidence and flair.

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