It’s snowing! Snowing in February. We all can’t quite believe it but here it is. Any transitional period in fashion is a bit of a nightmare. You go out expecting the weather to do one thing and within a matter of hours it is doing the polar opposite. The snow may mean that we have to put off our spring wardrobe for another month or so which is an absolute shame since I just bought some Spring and Summer clothes. But it means that we really get the most use out of our winter outfits and can get creative with transitional dress as we move from season to season.
Make the Most of Your Layers
Layers are the bane of any transition between season. You can always take layers off but you can never add them on if you haven’t got them.You should be utilising your cute winter outfits whilst you can, if this means bringing back earmuffs and gloves for a little while then that’s what we have to do whilst the weather is making its mind up.
I’ve always been a fan of layering huge scarves with my outfits. They’re toasty, comfy and relatively inexpensive if you ever want to switch up the pattern or colours!
Always Have a Coat on You
It might almost be March, but that doesn’t mean spring weather is here. I see so many people look absolutely freezing on nights out because they can’t be bothered wearing a coat. The weather can do some funky things when we’re in between seasons and you always think it’s warmer than it’s going to be outside. I’ve been wearing a huge camel coat recently that I don’t mind getting absolutely beaten up, and I do have lots of fancy coats for ladies but things a bit more weather-wearing are essential. I have a parka I love to wear in winter and something like a silver puffer jacket or borg truck driver’s jacket won’t go amiss if you’re after something super on trend.
I’ve got to be honest. I’m not huge on accessories. I wear the same rings and watch everyday and have done for the past four years or so. I never wear necklaces or bracelets because they irritate me and only on the most special of occasions can I be found wearing earrings. Other fashion and lifestyle bloggers will be amazing at pointing you in the right direction where accessorising with jewellery is concerned. But accessorising with items like gloves, hats and scarves is absolutely essential during a transitional period of seasons. Luckily women clothes sections are always full of extra bits like accessories so it’s easy for us to find items like this that fit well with our pre-existing outfits. Whereas, men’s scarves always tend to be navy, and not much else.
Brighten Up Your Winter Clothing
The amazing thing about Spring and Summer is that all of the bright colours and lovely prints come out to play. I think that one of the things that makes winter depressing is hiding ourselves away with our clothing and just blending into the background with it. In summer, a lot of people wear brighter clothing, or patterns with flowers on etc and your clothing (even its colour) can have an effect on your mood. I definitely prefer wearing yellow to gray, although it is a lot harder for me to pull mustard off than stone.
Brightening up winter clothing isn’t too hard. In fact, it could fit in nicely with the point about accessorising. If all your warm winter clothing tends to be of a darker or more plain colour palette, then brighten things up with a colourful scarf or brightly coloured brooch etc. It will make your outfit less boring and more eye catching. Plus, it will be like carrying around with you a little piece of summer which hopefully won’t be too far around the corner.
Were you surprised to see snow this morning? Do you like or hate winter dressing? I cannot wait for summer and to go on holiday in April, I’m definitely meant for warm weather rather than cold (unless the snow is so thick I can ski in it!)
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