Spring is always my favorite time of year because it means winter is finally over! When April hits I can put away my winter coat, pull out my favorite rain boots, and maybe even go for a run outside. Last year that did not work out like I had hoped. I was not expecting to bring my April-born baby home from the hospital in a snowsuit! Some years it leaves me wondering how to make that smooth transition from Winter to Spring clothing while it is still cold here. Here are a few tips to help you make the transition.
Adding lots of layers to your look seems like such an obvious answer to transition to Spring and yet it can be an easy one to forget. You cannot go wrong with adding a jean coat or a cardigan to make something warmer. Then in the afternoon as the weather warms up you can take off layers. I love finding a jean jacket with a unique twist. One with leather sleeves can be worn through a lot of seasons and adds a little rocker chic to any look. I like to find one that is a little bit stiffer so that you can see the shirt underneath.
Even if you must go with something heavier than you want, the clothes can at least be in the right color. Lavender is one of my favorite colors for this Spring as well as Pink/Red, Rainbow stripes, and white. A cute sweater or sweatshirt in one of these colors is something you will be able to wear at the beginning and end of Spring. Adding some bright animal print or some camo with a brighter color is a great way to transition those styles to Spring.
Shoes for Spring can be tricky, especially if it rains all of April. I really like shorter rain boots for that time. With three little girls they are always stepping on my feet so if it is muddy outside, I cannot be wearing any white or light-colored shoes. Once we get past the rainy season, I love getting neutrals into my footwear. Nude ballet flats and sandals are a great look. I am really loving sneakers of all kinds this spring, you cannot go wrong with the classic Converse or try for a sporty chic pair.
A kimono is one of my favorite Spring trends. They are perfect over a dress, especially if you have one that you are trying to add some Spring vibes to. Kimonos are super cute with jeans for a more casual look. Pair them with your favorite skinny’s, a white or black tee, and some sneakers for a great way to change up a basic look. One of my favorite travel hacks is bring a kimono along because you can wear them as a swimsuit coverup, for a day time look, or to dinner with a cute dress.
I cannot believe I am even saying this, but fanny packs are making a comeback. No, I’m not joking. People want to call them belt bags, but we all know what they really are. I am not sure I am ready to start clipping on my 80s neon green pack yet but there are some really cute ones out there. Besides the belt bags, I am really loving smaller bags right now such as a great cross body bag that just holds your phone, wallet, and a lip gloss. I love adding a pop of color with a bag to switch things up.
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All of the clothing items can be found at the West Acres Mall as well.