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6 Ways to Transition Your Wardrobe From Winter to Spring

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at VCU chapter.

As the end of winter is approaching and the weather begins to flip from freezing cold to warming spring weather on a daily basis, it begins to get harder to plan outfits for the day. The mornings may start out at bone-chilling numbers, but by the time for your afternoon classes, you’re sweating to death. That is why I have compiled some tricks and tips on how to easily begin to move your wardrobe from winter and begin to incorporate some lighter, spring pieces, making it manageable even for the laziest of us.

  • Layering

Layering is essential to tentative transitional weather. If the mornings start off below the thirties, dress in layers that go from thinnest to thickest, that way by the afternoon, you can shed what you don’t need. Blazers, trench coats and dusters are all great jacket options to wear and it never hurts to wear a cami or a tank top underneath everything.

  • The Sweater + Skirt Combo

A chunky sweater along with a skirt is an easy (and comfortable) outfit when you don’t know what the day’s weather may bring. It can also be mixed up with different types of skirts, so try different combinations until you find the one that best suits you and your style.

  • Boots and Booties

My spring wardrobe consists mostly of ankle booties, but to make this more suitable for wintery weather, try incorporating over the knee boots with skirts or shorts or open-toed ankle booties with denim – it can really be a breath of fresh air with either combination because you aren’t confined to the monotony of winter outfits.

  • Cropped Pants

One of my favorite things to wear are cropped jeans or cropped pants, especially when paired with ankle booties. Try wearing cropped jeans (or even cuffed jeans) with a sweater and a trench coat and you really will look like you just walked from a photoshoot. It is an easy outfit that always looks good and can be thrown on in seconds.

  • Light-Wash Denim

Light washed denim is essential to spring outfits and when paired with a winter look can really be eye-catching. Light denim with a blazer is always in fashion and makes a great lazy day outfit for when you really don’t feel like going to class but have to anyway.

  • Colorful Accessories

My last tip is to wear colorful accessories with your outfits. This can range from shoes to handbags, to jewelry or anything else you can think of. By incorporating small amounts of spring colors, you’ll be mentally preparing yourself for the season without looking out of place in the fluctuating weather of the time.

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Maia is a senior at VCU double majoring in Print/Online Journalism and Fashion Merchandising. She loves to write about fashion and beauty and spends her free time reading, writing, and taking naps.
Keziah is a writer for Her Campus. She is majoring in Fashion Design with a minor in Fashion Merchandising. HCXO!