Spring is officially here and it’s finally time for you to put away the chunky knits and pea coats, if you haven’t already. Transitioning your wardrobe in between seasons can be tricky as the temperatures haven’t really made a drastic change, but you’re looking to shed the extra layers, lighten things up, and look on-season.
To help you get dressed from the next few weeks, we reached out to some of Vancouver’s top fashion bloggers to get their tips for how to transition your wardrobe seamlessly from winter to spring.
“Let’s face it, spring in Vancouver can be pretty mercurial. For this reason, I choose to transition my wardrobe with lightweight, versatile toppers that ease me into the season — without being too hot or too cold. Case in point: this sleeveless duster in an oh-so-on-trend camel colour. Paired with a turtleneck sweater and trousers, it’s a perfect look for one of Vancouver’s chillier (read: rainy!) days, while I would wear it with a casual tee shirt and destructed denim when the temperature kicks up a few notches.”
“When it comes to transitioning your wardrobe for spring, try meeting the weather halfway; if you want to go bare-legged, do it in a long-sleeved dress. And even if you’re not into pastels, you can inject them into your wardrobe and add a touch of spring in unexpected ways: a pale green bag from the new Laduree shop in Vancouver makes a great accessory!”
“With warmer temperatures and flowers in bloom, the spring season begs for us girls to dust off our fun, bright floral dresses and bring them back in rotation. Even if you don’t already own a few, floral dresses–whether done in a more 1970’s boho silhouette or in a traditional lady-like party dress–are all the rage this season. But in Vancouver, we all know the nights can still get chilly. A great way to transition into spring is to add one of my favourite staple pieces, a moto jacket, to any spring dress! I love the stylish juxtaposition between feminine and edgy the moto jacket provides, while keeping us warm on those nippy spring evenings.”
“I find a utility jacket is likely my hardest-working piece during this time of year. Most of my spring and summer wardrobe pieces are on the more femme side (like this tonal silk skirt and tank combo), so having something that adds a touch of edginess (and doubles as some added warmth) really helps balance out my #ootd’s as we transition into spring!”
“Switching out the wool winter coat for something a little more light and airy can give your outfit a fresh twist for Spring.”
“I wear my ankle boots all year round. I love the look of them with a lot of leg, so when the weather warms up, I pair them with dresses. Your black boots from fall will give your pastel floral spring pieces just the right amount of edge — all about the black contrast.”
“Since April and May temperatures in Vancouver are wildly unpredictable – one day sunny and hot, the next, rainy and damp – layering is still necessary…but I recommend trying out light, more movable fabrics like the duster coat.
The cropped denim trend has been going strong for awhile but with spring finally here, it’s a nice time to try it out if you haven’t already. With just a slightly different hemline and/or silhouette, it’s the freshest take on the one thing that will never go out of style (that being denim, of course). Swap out whatever is currently on your feet for a pair of white sneakers to instantly freshen up any outfit.”
“My tip for transitioning an outfit into Spring is by lightening up the colour palette. I’m in a lot of darker neutrals for a lot of the winter, so switching to beiges, nudes, and creams naturally brightens up my look. One of the best wardrobe investments I’ve made was this neutral, flowy trench: it adds a layer of warmth during the cooler spring days and easily transitions a lot of my year-round pieces into the spring season.”
“Spring has arrived and I couldn’t be more excited! The weather can be a bit unpredictable, however, so for me Spring is all about layers. The most important piece in my Spring wardrobe is a light jacket that can be paired with jeans or a dress or skirt, so you can wear it for those days that are sunny but are still a bit cool. Suede jackets are a trend focus this season, so picking up a suede or faux suede jacket in a bright colour is the perfect way to stay warm and add a pop of colour to your Spring look.”
“Switch out your winter coat for a denim jacket. It’s the perfect transitional piece for Spring. The denim fabric is light and breathable, but will still keep you warm on cooler evenings.”