How to Transition from Winter to Spring

Next Monday, March 20th, marks the first day of spring even if the weather isn’t cooperating yet. Around the end of February, I grow tired of my winter wardrobe and look forward to bringing out my spring attire. The last thing I want to wear is heavy layers, flannels, puffer coats, winter boots, etc., but when there is still a chance of snow or freezing temperatures it isn’t practical to put those all away just yet. As spring inches forward, here are my tips for transitioning from winter to spring:

  • Clothing: Winter fabrics in spring colors is a great rule of thumb to transition seamlessly.  For example, I am still wearing sweaters but they are in brighter, spring-like colors vs the heavy, winter tones. I’m also starting to wear my spring clothes but toning it down with darker, heavier items to help transition effortlessly. For example – the photo above I pair a spring skirt with a navy blazer to make it appropriate.
  • Footwear: I put away my heavy winter boots, but kept my rain boots and duck boots out for the rain we will get this spring. Bean boots (and other duck boots) are really a perfect item to help transition from winter to spring. I also have started bringing out some spring footwear but am still staying clear of open-toe styles under it gets much warmer. If you live in the south, then it may be appropriate to start on the open-toe look.
  • Outwear: I wanted to put my winter coats away but stopped myself because I knew we could still get snow. I brought out lighter jackets to wear when possible, but kept back a few winter coats just in case.
  • Accessories: They are perfect for creating more spring-like outfits. I have been carrying a lighter color purse and tying a bright scarf around the handle. I definitely think swapping out purses is a great way to welcome warmer weather.


My blogger friend, Audrey, has a great post today on her blog on tweaking your looks to take them from winter to spring. Please check them out!


2 Comments on How to Transition from Winter to Spring

  1. Audrey Coyne
    March 13, 2017 at 4:53 pm (7 years ago)

    Loved this post, Robin and thank you so much for the shout-out! 🙂

    • thedressdecoded
      March 14, 2017 at 10:31 am (7 years ago)

      Of course! Always love your posts!


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