Friday, August 1, 2014

How to: Transition your wardrobe from winter to spring

As I walk through Pitt St Mall in the Sydney CBD I can't help but gaze in awe at the beautiful shop windows donned with clothing of colourful hues and breezy, light-weight fabric. But then I catch a glimpse of myself in the window reflection and realise I'm still wearing all black and almost totally covered up.

Ahh, the end of winter in Australia. Shops start stocking spring clothing, yet the weather isn't really calling for it. You try and reason with yourself by saying, "well when you're in the sun it's nice", and although that may be true, if you work, commute or are generally not always outside, then that reason doesn't really apply. But if you are anything like me and by this point you are completely over the cold weather and throwing on layers upon layers of clothing, then you can begin transitioning into spring clothing and dodge the chill-factor at the same time.

1. Colour - Start wearing the popular hues of the season like blush pink, white, baby blue, yellow... any colour you enjoy wearing, really. Just getting out of dark colours will make you feel better and assure you that warm weather isn't too far away.

2. Scarves - The perfect accessory for in-between weather. A long, light-weight scarf can be draped effortlessly around your neck when the sun is out, and then tightened up nice and snug when the temp drops.

3. (P)leather - Those black leather pants and skirt you have? Pair them with a white top, blazer and a colourful scarf and you are good to go.

4. Lace - Lace skirts are everywhere at the moment, especially knee-length ones. They are perfect because you can still wear your ankle boots with socks and keep your feet warm. Yay!

5. Prints - Geometric, florals, stripes; whatever print you go for you will immediately feel more summery.

6. Jackets - Put away your puffer and wool coat and bring out your denim jacket and blazers. You'll be using these from now until Autumn.

7. Ankle boots - Dresses, skirts, pants, tights, pair them with anything from now until the end of Spring.

I hope these tips will help you get out of that winter-funk and prepare you for spring. Be positive; warmer weather isn't far away.

Tash xx

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