Early Spring Fashion Tips

Early Spring Fashion Tips

“Yippee – it’s officially warmer (not quite “warm” yet, but warmer) weather here!

Which means it’s time for some early Spring fashion.

You know what I mean, right?

It’s not quite warm enough yet to break out all the Spring styles, but it’s too warm to keep wearing heavier pieces.

We all know this transition period between seasons can be tricky.

So, to help you put your most stylish self forward and transition your wardrobe between seasons, I’ve put together some early Spring fashion tips for you.

 

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Early Spring Footwear

During early Spring weather it’s too warm to wear your ankle booties and wool socks, but it’s not quite open toe weather either.

And let’s be honest…you haven’t started up your pedicure schedule yet, so the toes need to stay covered for now.

So, what do you do?

Don’t worry – you don’t have to ditch the cool look of ankle booties altogether.

You just may want to do a different style like a perforated ankle bootie or cut out style. Your feet will still be covered up, but you’ll look and feel cooler.

 

early spring footwear

And if you spent most of your Winter wearing more casual boots like Muk Luks or Sorels with your skinny jeans, nows the time to trade them in for equally cool styles like a pair of oxfords or slip on sneakers.

 

Early Spring Layering

You know I love my layering!

Not only as a fashion technique (it really adds such cool visual interest to an outfit), but also for practical reasons…I am always cold in the Winter!

But if you’ve been layering shirts, sweaters, cardigans, jackets, and thick scarves in your outfits  – how do you transition the cool look of layering into the warmer months?

The first step is to start looking for lightweight pieces to do it with.

If shirts are your first layer, look for some in lighter weight fabrics.

Instead of thicker knit sweaters or cardigans, look for lightweight silk or cotton versions.

If vests are your thing, skip the heavy faux fur styles and go for a menswear inspired style.

 

early spring layers

And when it comes to scarves, ditch the heavy ones for lightweight cotton or silk ones.

The idea is simply to keep on applying your same layering techniques, but with warmer weather materials.

 

Early Spring Outerwear

While it’s nice to say goodbye to that heavy coat you’ve been wearing for months now, early Spring temperatures often still require some sort of coverup to stay warm.

The good news is that there are TONS of options in this department!

You can swap out your long wool coat for a lightweight cotton trench coat.

Or if you’re used to wearing more casual puffer jackets, swap it for a cool cargo jacket, silk baseball jacket, or jean jacket.

early spring outerwear

Don’t forget, even leather comes in different weights – a Spring weight leather jacket could replace your heavy duty Fall/Winter one.

Kimonos offer great third piece options as well.

 

 

So, are you feeling more ready for this in between season of fashion known as “early Spring”?

If you need more help, feel free to get in touch to find out how we can work together on getting your wardrobe ready for a new season.

And make sure to grab a FREE copy of my “How To Build an Outfit from Scratch” e-book to help you start building your complete outfits this season.

In the meantime,

Happy Styling!

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How to Layer Like a Pro

How to Layer Like a Pro

Brrr!

It’s getting chilly out there which means it’s time for one of my fave styling methods – layering.

Here’s how to do it right…

Keep at least one of the layers light.

So, if you’re going for a heavy knit or leather and faux fur vest as your layer, make sure the piece underneath is lightweight AND fitted.

Add a third layer to avoid bulk. 

Let’s say you’re doing a button down shirt under a sweater…

Put a very fitted silk like cami between the two layers (so, over top of the button down and underneath the sweater).

It will smooth the look of the button down shirt underneath and prevent it from bunching underneath the sweater.

Ideally, you want two lighter weight tops for this too.

Think beyond the sweater (or vest).

 

There are LOTS of other ways you can create “layers” in your look without a sweater.

Try layered necklaces, a scarf, or even a pair of boot socks!

There you go – 3 different ways to get your layers on!

Which one are you going to try?

Come on over to the Style Society Facebook Group and let me know!

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