Favorite transitional clothes for spring

Favorite transitional clothes for spring

Who’s ready for spring? To me, February has always been an odd month! I’m still trying to hold on to those resolutions I made in January, the weather is strange & I find myself wanting to wear bright colors and sandals all the time. My body is craving warm weather & sun. (I swear I’m Vitamin D deficient, sometimes!) When everything feels just a little out of whack, the one thing I can count on in my closet are transitional pieces. The tried & true, never-let-me-down kind of clothes.

When it comes to in-between seasonal pieces, I look for three things:

  1. Versatility – Can I wear this piece multiple ways? Ex: A vest or sweater for layering.
  2. Color – I typically go for soft hues – camel, tan, chambray blue, mauve & gray.
  3. Quality – Transitional pieces in my closet will usually stay for at least six months out of the year. I wear these items a lot, so it only makes sense to me that they should be great quality. As I’ve grown into my 20s, I now the understand the benefits of quality over quantity. No longer do I need to buy a bunch of clothes every season!

Here are my go-tos for the still-winter/almost-spring season:

Favorite transitional clothes for spring
Light-Wash Skinnies (see first photo) // Cabi 2018 Spring Collection | Abbey Road Cardigan (camel) // Cabi Fall 2017 Collection | Oversized Sweater // Sophie & Kate | Utility Jacket // Cabi (older collection)

Light-Wash Skinnies:  A great pair of jeans is a no-brainer. I just got these in a light wash and am obsessed with the fit. (Thanks again, Cabi!)

Outfit Pairing Ideas: I love to tuck a printed blouse into these jeans & throw on a utility jacket. Or I’ll throw on an oversized sweater for a more casual look.

Neutral cardigan: (similar here) I will forever be a cardigan girl. There’s just something about the slouchy, cool-girl vibe that I’m drawn to. This camel-colored cardigan is lightweight, yet still very cozy!

Outfit Pairing Ideas: This cardigan is in heavy rotation right now in my closet! Current everyday uniform: Cardigan + stripe tee + jeans + leather slip-ons.

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Lightweight Sweater: (similar here) A lightweight sweater is a must! I love the color of this one – not quite gray, with a hint of lilac. It’s made to be oversized and long, so I can wear it with leggings.

Outfit Pairing Ideas: With leggings & a scarf, duh! Or even layered over a tee dress.

Utility Jacket: (similar here) I’ve had this jacket for years, and it’s so timeless. I love the two-tone details & how it’s reliable for every season. I grab this jacket to wear over literally everything!

Outfit Pairing Ideas: Here’s your formula – Jeans + tee or blouse + cardigan + jacket. Today, it’s striped tee dress + wool cardigan + jacket + scarf.

Favorite transitional clothes for spring
Chambray Button-Down // Levis | Bistro Stripe Tee // Cabi Spring 2017 Collection | Stripe Courier Shirt // Madewell

Stripe Tee: (similar here) I’m a big fan of stripes. They’re the perfect pattern to accompany any outfit & give it that French-girl vibe. I’ve tried a lot of stripe tees, but this is by far my favorite. (Thanks, Cabi!)

Outfit Pairing Ideas: Pair with light-wash skinnies, a cardigan & tan boots. It also look cute tucked into skinny black pants and paired with a black blazer for an office look.

Stripe Blouse: (similar here) Another one of my favorites! The stripes are more subtle with the lighter, spring hues.

Outfit Pairing Ideas: Pair with jeans or skinny trouser pants. Looks adorable with the cardigan or utility jacket.

Chambray button-down: (similar here & here) Levi’s has the best chambray button-downs! This one is so soft & has held up so well after so many wears. It’s look cute worn open, buttoned or even tied up.

Outfit Pairing Ideas: I love a cute denim-on-denim look, or worn with white skinnies as we draw closer to summer. It’s also fun to pair with a stripe tee & leggings.

Favorite transitional clothes for spring
Leather Slides // Madewell | Scarf // LOFT | Leather Booties // Madewell

Lightweight Scarf: A scarf adds a playful touch to any look. I love scarves with pops of colors & sometimes even bold patterns.

Neutral slides: (similar here) These go with everything. They are super comfortable & add a chic minimalist vibe to my outfits. And since they are closed-toe, but open in the back, they are the perfect transitional shoes.

Brown Ankle Booties: My other favorite pair of shoes! Ankle boots like these complete so many looks, from jeans, to leggings & dresses. I can wear them with socks or without. They are well worth the investment & keep me sturdy all day long.

What are your favorite transitional pieces?

 

 

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