With the middle of February among us, it is safe to say the winter blues are in full force as we anticipate spring. I don’t know about you guys, but I start seriously dreading my wardrobe this time of year. I go shopping and find end of winter sale pieces, that are typically not cute. There is no reason, I should be spending more money in the first place… we are in the final stretch to spring. These are my 4 favorite ways to look at my closet with a new set of eyes and begin mixing in those colorful transitional pieces.
1. Mix & Match Prints
Plaid + stripes, floral + stripes, polka dots + floral – I think you get the idea. My favorite way to mix up my outfits and get out of a fashion “rut” is to mix and match prints. Stripes are definitely one of my favorite prints to mix and match. Try wearing a printed scarf with a stripe sweater, or a stripe top with a floral blazer, or floral skirt with a striped or polka dot top.
2. Don’t Be Afraid of Color
Nobody said color was strictly for the spring and summer seasons. Put your black and gray drab sweaters back in your closet and don’t be afraid to put on that neon colored sweater or blazer. Stay warm by pairing tees, tanks and light sweaters with bold colored blazers. Check out this InStyle article for more colorful inspiration.
Have bright colored accessories that you save for the summer? Mix those bright colored accessories with a gray, cream, or white sweater. Whip out your big earrings that you reserve for special occasions and pair them with your casual everyday outfits for some added bling. Go crazy with your tights! Get the most out of those lacey and textured tights, pair them with skirts and dresses before the tight season is over.
4. Bring Out The Spring Closet
Start mixing in those spring blouses, tops and tees! Have some light colored floral tops? Pair them with a blazer or moto jacket. Winter is all about layers, so if you are mixing in spring pieces layer them under a blazer, cardigan, or jacket. Mix in pastel colors like pale pink, baby blue, and dusty purple. Trying these pastel colors in blazers and sweaters is a great way to transposition into spring.