If you haven’t already realised, Spring is probably my favourite month. Not only do the trees and blossoming flowers outside become more colourful, but the fashion trends do, too. Unfortunately, the weather doesn’t always become more colourful. High street and high end brands all begin to showcase their new Spring pieces and it can be difficult to embrace these trends whilst still dressing appropriately for the looming low temperatures!
I’ve developed some easy techniques and outfit inspiration that can be used to ensure you’re on-trend throughout Spring, even when it’s cold!
Pastels is probably the biggest trend of them all this year. These clothes and accessories combine to create a gorgeous casual Summer outfit: the top is light and airy, the jeans are a pale colour which won’t get hot and the mules are just gorgeous. However, during Spring when the sun can disappear at any moment (or not appear in the first place), the thin layers may not be enough to keep cosy.
The best way to tackle this is to throw on a bright or pastel coloured coat to keep you warm. Whether your outfit is light or all black, adding a beautiful coat will instantly transform it into an on-trend and feminine style. The blue waistcoat from Dorothy Perkins adds a pretty splash of Spring colour into any outfit! Another popular coat colour this year is pastel pink – you may have seen my favourite pink Topshop coat featured in my March Favourites post! If you’re also not feeling warm enough to wear open-toes mules, you could opt for some comfy ankle boots with a small heel.
A light coloured, long coat, such as this white Topshop trench, can also be worn with a pretty floral dress to combat the chilly temperatures. I adore this outfit combination! Floral prints are another key trend this year but nothing can beat the classic floral dress. They’ve launched back into fashion and are beautiful pieces to wear – cold weather during Spring shouldn’t stop you from being able to wear a pretty wrap dress! The ruffles on the Abercrombie & Fitch dress create a super girly, summery vibe.
Adding a light trench coat (which is also very popular this Spring) will solve your problem and keep you warm. You can leave it undone and show off the floral print on the dress, or tie it up and pair with some knee-high mink boots. If you prefer mules or boots, you can pair the dress with some nude or patterned tights for a little extra warmth.
Sweaters and knitwear are also a great trend you can incorporate into a Spring outfit to keep yourself looking stylish and still feeling warm.
This outfit is great for those who aren’t a fan of dresses or anything too girly, but still want to incorporate Spring trends and femininity: the white sweater pairs perfectly with the high-waisted mini skirt, whilst the trainers add a girly touch and keep you feeling comfortable. I adore these Ted baker leather shoes and, again, the pink denim skirt can be paired with some nude tights if you’d prefer a little layer over your legs.
If you’re heading abroad or enjoy being outside in the garden during Spring, this outfit is ideal. I feel cosy just looking at it! The knitted sweater keeps you cool thanks to the deep v-neck, but also warm enough during colder weather due to the knit and long sleeves. These gorgeous culottes and slides work together to portray the perfect casual Spring look.
Culottes are very much on trend at the moment and this white pair look super comfortable, as do the pink Topshop sliders! They’re great for throwing on in the garden or for a sunny walk.
There are many other ways to throw some ‘Spring’ into your outfit whilst staying warm, such as pastel suede coats or some light denim jeans and heels. I’m super excited to begin wearing my pretty summer dresses and strappy tops and find it difficult to wait until the hot Summer temperatures! I use these techniques so that I can start wearing them during Spring and not freeze – they look so great with thin, long trench coats!
What are your favourite ways to keep warm during Spring whilst keeping up with ‘hot-weather’ trends?
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