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How To Transition Your Winter Wardrobe For Spring

The start of a new season is the perfect time to boost your wardrobe – and your mood! We know that spring can be a little tricky to dress for thanks to its famously unpredictable weather. Do you stick with tights, boots and coats or brave bare legs, trainers and jackets?

Luckily, it’s easy to master in between styling with our guide to transitioning your winter wardrobe for spring. From layering with shackets and refreshing your colour palette to updating your jeans, we’re here to solve all your spring style dilemmas.

When Should I Start Dressing
For Spring?

The good news is that you don’t need to wait until the official start of spring to debut your new season looks. Instead, gradually update your winter wardrobe with one or two spring staples, including light wash mom jeans, floral prints and trainers. The indecisive weather just means more excuses to try out different combinations!

How To Transition Your Winter Wardrobe For Spring

If the only seasonal essential you have at the ready is your umbrella, scroll down to discover how to transition your winter wardrobe for spring.

1. Refresh Your Colour Palette With Spring Shades

Dreaming of sunny spring days and picnics in the park? Us too! It might be too early to roll out the picnic blanket, but there’s no harm in dressing for the sunshine. To give your wardrobe some new season positivity, refresh your colour palette with light and bright spring shades.

From pretty pastel tops in mint, lilac and lemon to colour pop cardigans, follow the rainbow to give your look a spring-ready vibe.

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Black and white canvas lace up pumps.

2. Switch Your Boots For Trainers

Switching up your shoes is a simple way to transition your wardrobe from frost to flowers. Instead of wintry ankle boots, put a spring in your step with a pair of seasonal trainers.

For a stylish loungewear look that will get you off the sofa and into the park, team your joggers with canvas lace-ups. For the ultimate coffee-on-the-go-combo, style up your fave midi skirt with cream mesh trainers. Simple!

3. Ditch Your Coat & Try A Shacket

Find balance between a jacket and a coat with your new season bestie – the shacket! Lightweight and durable, they work with both cold weather and warm weather essentials, making them a transitional BFF. While the temperature’s still chilly, layer your shacket with roll neck jumpers, wide leg trousers and knitted accessories.

If you’re not ready to part with your winter coat just yet, you can keep your outfit feeling fresh with other spring staples, like check blouses and mom jeans.

Woman poses wearing white roll neck top, khaki cargo trousers and grey bouclé shacket.
Woman poses sitting on the floor wearing camel knitted vest top, camel knitted cardigan, white jeans and white trainers.

4. Bring Back Layering With Cardigans

Layering is transitional dressing at its very best. Helping you make the most of your winter wardrobe well into spring, layering is also an affordable way of creating new clothing combos.

To add warmth and style to your transitional outfits, layer a cosy cardigan under lightweight denim jackets and shackets. You can also wear long-sleeve tops with midi dresses for extra insulation. Mix-and-match your necklines and add some jewellery for a fashion-forward twist.

5. Update The Cut & Colour Of Your Jeans

New season means new denim! We’ve been counting on jeans for as long as we can remember but they still need a spring update. Finding fresh fits for spring all comes down to the cut and colour you choose.

Instead of wintry black jeans, choose bright and breezy shades like acid wash, light wash or bleached denim. You can also switch up the cut of your jeans with straight jeans or mom jeans. Just as comfy as your joggers, these laid-back shapes are a trendsetting way to transition your wardrobe.

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6. Pick Spring-Ready Prints

Our winter wardrobe loved moody shades and dramatic prints. It’s time to say goodbye (for now) to focus on all things light, bright and airy. To bridge the gap and transition your wardrobe with ease, we recommend adding a fresh print to your weekly rotation. From ditsy floral tops and blouses to super-cool gingham separates, experiment with seasonal patterns to instantly transform your look.

7. Be Playful With Ruffles & Frills

If you spent winter cuddled up in velvet and chenille, it’s time to bring a playful touch to your wardrobe with spring’s ruffles and frills. From frill-sleeved jumpers to ruffle dresses, this mood-boosting trend is just the thing to put a smile on your face this season.

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For more spring staples for women, don’t miss our women’s dresses, women’s skirts and women’s trousers.