The transition from winter to spring can be one of the most frustrating times of the year fashion wise, with the likelihood of wearing a coat and being far too hot being just as high as wearing nothing but a jumper and being caught in the middle of a downpour.
However, in terms of both fashion and practicality, there are ways to preserve your style during this transitioning period - we’ve listed a few things to bear in mind here.
Winter is a time where relying on dark hues of black and navy for the entire season is perfectly acceptable, but as we head towards spring you may want to start adding brighter colours to start transitioning into the warmer months. To easily transition between winter and spring, rather than going straight into bright pastels, opt for slightly lighter versions of your winter staples to compliment your darker clothes. For example, try mixing in some light greys with black outfits for a smooth, stylish transition.
This is the ideal time of year to retire your heavier winter fabrics and switch into something more lightweight and weather appropriate. That means heavier fabrics such as wool, flannel, fleece and down jackets should be packed away, as very soon these will be far too warm to wear outside. Instead, opt for a transitional jacket such as a classic, stylish trench coat or a lightweight waterproof which will be practical in the approach to spring and still look great.
Texture and layering
When it comes to transitioning from the cold to warmer months, relying on different textures and layers is key. Thick, wooly jumpers and jackets alone will be far too hot, so try matching with a lightweight cotton shirt to achieve a balance that keeps you comfortable no matter how much the temperature fluctuates throughout the day.
A great layering structure would include a lightweight cotton shirt paired with a thin jumper, topped with your classic work suit and a stylish trench or bodycoat to finish the look and keep you comfortably warm to and from the office.
Coincide your accessories with the change in seasons by phasing out woollen hats, gloves and chunky scarves when it gets too warm to wear them. Now may be a good time of year to start wearing sunglasses (if it’s sunny enough!), and perhaps keeping a lightweight scarf on hand for slightly cooller days.
Lastly, now is a good time of year to consider switching your sturdier winter shoes for a more lightweight and weather appropriate pair. If you favour thick, insulated boots for the colder months, you’ll definitely be more comfortable in a more seasonal pair. If rain is still a threat, you may want to stick with a leather pair that will keep your feet comfortable and cool, but still dry if you do happen to get caught in a spring storm!
Richard Smith Bespoke specialises in tailor-made suits and accessories. To find out more and discuss your made-to-measure clothing perfect for spring, contact us today and we’ll be happy to help.