Break for Spring — A Lookbook for the Season’s Transitional Weather

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Changing weather doesn't mean retiring winter favorites just yet! Photo: Modmods.com

Changing weather doesn’t mean retiring winter favorites just yet! Photo: Modmods.com

Winter is finally heading out the door but it’s not going down without a fight! Leaving behind the highs and lows that make it either too warm to shrug on a parka, or too cold to bare those legs. We’ve created a lookbook to inspire outfit ideas fit for the season’s topsy-turvy weather. Read on for some tips to make your transition to spring easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy.

Maxi Skirts

Black and velvet are not a smart combination for sunny spring.  Choosing a flowy skirt lets air in, keeping you nice and cool!

Black and velvet are not a smart combination for sunny spring. A flowy skirt lets air in, keeping you nice and cool!

During the winter, heavy maxi skirts are useful alternative to thick, baggy pants. With spring on the horizon, maxi skirts take on a whole new vibe. Keep the length but opt for a sheer, breezy material instead of a weighted fabric. You’ll have the same look and coverage without the sweaty discomfort. If it’s still a bit chilly out, you slip on tights or leggings underneath.

Experiment with this ultra sheer skirt: Krrb.com/sopasse

Cardigans

No need to store away your thick cable-knits! They are warm enough to be outerwear all their own.

No need to store away your thick cable-knits! They are warm enough to be outerwear all on their own.

Thick cable knit sweaters got us through the long winter months. Now that the temperatures are rising, it’s much too hot to wear a sweater under a jacket. But don’t stow those sweaters just yet. Leave the jacket at home and wear your knits as outerwear. The fullness of the fabrics will add a little coverage to whatever skin baring clothes you choose to wear underneath.

Pick up this vintage cardigan: Krrb.com/oftheformer

Boots

Upgrade from suede! These brown boots are lightweight and let air in!

Upgrade from suede! These brown boots are lightweight and stylish!

Heavy duty weatherproof boots just don’t cut it in the spring. If you’re a diehard boot person, try boots with airy cutouts, or angle length boots in light colors. You don’t have to compromise your boot habit to keep your feet nice and cool.

Try these cool, white boots: Krrb.com/charmschoolvintage

Layering

Layering for winter is about warmth, layering for spring is all about optical illusion.

Layering for winter is about warmth, layering for spring is all about the illusion.

Some people live for colder months just so they can layer till their heart’s content. Well, in the spring, all is not lost. The trick is to use lighter fabrics and items that give the illusion of an extra layer. Try a detachable collar, like the one pictured above, to imitate a button up or a bandeau to give the illusion of an undershirt. Layering is still possible, it just takes some more creativity.

Pick up your own detachable collar: Krrb.com/themoth

Beanies

If you're a hat person, swap that beanie out for a cool fedora.

If you’re a hat person, trade in that beanie out for a cool, casual fedora.

Beanies are just so easy to throw on. They add an instant casual look to an outfit and, even better, hide a bad hair day. However, they are simply too warm for spring. If you can’t part with the look of a hat, switch out your beanie for a fedora or bowler hat. You still get the quirky, casual look, but your head can breathe!

This fedora would make a wonderful spring addition: Krrb.com/RocksandSalt

Tell us

What are you wearing during this season of up and down weather?

 

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