Finally, finally, it looks like spring is here! Time to slowly start moving towards lighter, brighter, more fun clothes. But of course not at once - it is not warm enough for that, and in any case, as the ancient Greeks already knew, moderation is the key to everything. Not to mention that your spring/summer wardrobe may still be packed away [it's not like we have seen much sun yet this year]. So here come a few ideas on how to start replacing some winter items with spring ones, whilst still keeping wrapped up enough not to catch a cold or look like we have just landed from an exotic holiday [but without the tan].
1. Switch to colourful accessories - shoes or bag or whatever you like; my preference is bags of course and maybe a scarf. This spring is all about cool pastels so find your shade:
2. Switch your winter coat to a leather jacket, worn with a big - but light[er]weight - scarf for warmth. Bonus points for bright colours: how brilliant is Jennifer Aniston's subtle blue shade?
3. Replace dark bottoms with colourful ones - I am loving wearing a bright spring skirt with a lightweight, dark knit at the moment. A hint of white in addition is very this season:
4. Change your black basics to grey ones - bag, coat, jeans: a small change, a big difference. Grey coats in particular are a great investment for in-between seasons as grey brightens up black, plays down bright colours, and offers a classy complement to beige-toned neutrals:
5. Dig out some patterns - florals for spring may not be groundbreaking, as the formidable Miranda Priestly once said, but they do improve the mood; and there is no need for florals in particular, any fun pattern will do:
Welcome to spring, everyone!