Hello everyone! I recently teamed up to with freelance writer Charlotte Martin, to share with you some key pieces for the transitional period from Winter to Spring.
Without further ado, let’s begin!
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When you’re dealing with that limbo transitional period as Winter leads into Spring it can often be difficult to properly put together the right ensemble. There are few things worse than layering up before you go out only to break a sweat while walking down the street. Or you threw on a light jacket only to learn that you’re woefully unprepared for the bitter cold. Thankfully, there are a few tips and rules of thumb that everyone can follow with a few items to make the crossover a bit easier that no one should find themselves without. Read on to learn how you can make the transition as graceful as possible and be prepared for any weather while also looking great.
Be Careful with Colours
We understand that the anticipation for spring is almost unbearable, but patience is a virtue. It has been noted by AskMen that winter is the season for greys, blacks and other neutral colours, which might not be exciting but it’s a rule to be followed. That’s not to say you have to go without colour for the whole season. Try adding just a statement splash or two with a bold scarf or a pair of shoes to contrast with a black coat and grey slacks.
Dress boots were all the rage in 2015 and we fully expect this trend to continue into the spring of 2016 as well. A pair of Chukkas or Desert Boot are versatile and practical, not to mention stylish. The right pair of dress boots can pair well with a casual outfit and a pair of jeans as well as they do with a sharp suit and jacket. As seen on Lyst, there’s a number of styles of available from traditional blacks and tans to beautiful suede styles that look great all the way through summer.
The Perfect Sweater
It’s hard to beat an exceptionally stylish sweater. They’re warm, comfortable and work well in both casual and slightly semi-formal scenarios. However, this doesn’t mean to go for that huge Swedish cable knit, it’s been recommended by Real Men Real Style that you go with a nice cashmere sweater that’s warm and comfortable but still lightweight so it’s not too hot or bulky. Spend the extra money for a nice cashmere and you’ll know exactly where those funds went, think of it as an investment.
The Right Jacket
Half of getting through from winter to spring is finding the perfect coat or jacket. You need something warm, but not too warm, that can provide protection from the wind and rain without being overly heavy or bulky. You can always go with a classic pea coat that matches everything and never goes out of style. However, we personally recommend a flattering leather jacket to add a bit of edge to your ensemble. Whatever you do, avoid the cliche suit jacket with jeans. If you’re going to wear a jacket, pair it with slacks or dress pants or don’t do it at all.