When full summer mode is yet to be activated, think of reusing your spring clothes. Read this post where the lovely Sophia talk you through transitioning from spring to summer.
As much as we love spring, and adore the journey towards summer, there are times when the sentiment is one-sides, and this period refuses to love us back. The shifty weather makes it all the more difficult to be comfortable and chic at the same time. We might go out in the morning with a summer spring in our step (and a cute breezy outfit in the morning – and in a matter of hours, we often find ourselves feeling like we’re back in winter again, shivering and wishing we had brought a coat along.
The question that inevitably pops up is – how do we survive this transitional period without sacrificing neither our style nor our sense of comfort? The answer lies in transitional pieces, designed to make this journey fashionable and cozy, so make sure you stick around as we unveil the must-haves for a frill-free transition.
Transitioning from Spring to Summer
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The faithful denim
Denim doesn’t get nearly as much credit and praise as it should. It has been our faithful companion throughout the decades, and it always comes to the rescue during this tricky transition time. The first item in line to turn and give thanks to is that perfect pair of jeans. They keep you covered and warm when that sudden spring chill sneaks up on you, but don’t smother and bother you when the season suddenly changes its mind and graces us with a heat wave. During this time, it’s best to go with lighter shades, evoking that breezy summer vibe, but stick with jeans nonetheless.
As we’re on the subject of denim, another piece from this fabric family deserves our undivided attention – the chambray shirt. The reason: well, to state the obvious, it is very easy to combine it with other pieces, you can dress it down for a look that is more causal, or wear it with a midi pleated skirt to achieve that look of effortless elegance. The second reason for which this is one of the ultimate transitional pieces is the fact that it usually has some weight to it, making it a better transitional option than a lightweight oxford. In addition to all that, it has the ability to adapt to any weather change the season throws at it – on chillier days, this shirt and a light jacket make for a perfect couple, and when times get warmer, roll up the sleeves and you have a whole new lightweight look and feel.
WHAT I AM WEARING: Bershka Oversize Jeans Jacket / Primadonna Heels / ToSave Palm Trees Allover Jumpsuit / Ray-ban Classic Round Sunglasses
Never underestimate the mighty jacket
Certain jackets were meant to love and cherish us in both cold and warm times; it’s like their sole purpose and destiny was to guide us safely to the warm side. The first in line is, without a smidge of a doubt, the timeless trench coat. Calling a trench coat timeless isn’t exactly revolutionary, but when it comes to transitional dressing, no cover-up compares in terms of weight, versatility, and polish. Your best spring choice is definitely a maxi-length version in the camel hue, like the one Oskar The Label has to offer. The warm and neutral color not only allows for bright colors and bold prints and patterns when it comes to the tops you will wear underneath, but unlike gray or navy, this hue is practically calling summer’s name. Throw in a pair of jeans, a striped bell sleeve top and a colorful neck scarf, and what you get is a super, super-chic transitional outfit.
Another jacket that has most certainly earned its place on this list (as well as in your wardrobe arsenal) is the life and style-enhancing leather jacket. Your life is simply incomplete without this garment. It is larger than life in terms of coolness, brings a little edge to any outfit while not holding back on sleekness and elegance at the same time. It is an absolute chameleon, and the best part is – if it gets warm throughout the day, just toss it over your shoulder and rock the incredibly cool girl vibe.
Last but not least in the outerwear arena is the denim jacket. This season, the oversized version has experienced a spike in popularity. It is cool, casual, easy to breathe in, it is almost perfect. The only downside is, it might not be the perfect option if you are looking for something that is more on the ‘timeless’ side of fashion. This is a trendy piece, but if you don’t mind the fact that everyone else has it, and you are confident in your ability to wear it like no one else – then, by all means, go for it!
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A definite yes to dresses
No matter the weather, a dress is never a bad idea. Surprisingly enough, this is the time to turn to sheer and light-weight fabrics. Because of your cool outerwear by your side, you can afford to rock a breezy dress, and sheer but long-sleeved midi dresses are not only stunning but transition-friendly.
Mini dresses also get the green light; if it gets a bit cold, you can always seek help from tights. Your legs deserve to see the light of day, so don’t renounce your mini dress.
While in the skirt department, the ever-so-classy, but also the trend du jour is the pleated midi skirt. It is elegant, breezy, and suitable for any weather condition. If you don’t have one, hurry up.
Back to the basics
Some of you never kicked the basics to the curb, but a little refresher course always comes in handy. White dress shirts, colorful sheer blouses, stripes, polka dots, gray and white minimalistic T-shirts – these are only some of the basics that your ‘tops’ section should include.
Embrace colors and bold prints – wearing these is like luring the summer to come quicker. Certain days can be gray and gloomy, and it is your job to fight back, so use bright colors against dark skies. And when it comes to footwear, don’t discard your stylish ankle boots just yet – they might come in real handy during a (literally) rainy day.
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Sophia Smith is Australian based beauty and style blogger. She is very passionate about latest fashion trends, photography and graphic design projects. Sophia writes mostly in fashion related topics, mainly through blogs and articles. She has contributed to a number of publications including: LA Fashion, Viva Glam Magazine, Just Haves, How to Simplify and Carousel.