The weather in the Midwest still feels like winter (though definitely not as cold as a true Minnesota winter). I can still get away with heavy coats and boots, but I look forward to transitioning my clothes to spring alternatives as the weather continues to lighten up. I’ve already added some items to my closet that reflects spring and the warmer weather ahead.
My everyday fall/winter style uniform was a combination of a blazer, sweater/button-down, jeans, and boots. For spring, it’s about taking those pieces and finding equivalent alternatives that will still reflect my style uniform.
Blazers. I absolutely adore blazers and want to continue wearing them into spring. Instead of the heavier and dark colored blazers that dominated my outfits during the fall and winter months, alternatives for spring would be blazers made of a lighter material such as linen and a lighter color palette to go with it. How cute is this blazer?
Oversized pullovers. I’m putting away the oversized knitwears and replacing them with lighter sweaters. I still like for my sweaters to be roomy, but not oversized per se. This sweater is made of 100% cotton so it will keep you cool in warm weather.
High-waisted skinnies. High-waisted skinnies were the perfect solution to hold in food babies over the holidays and for tucking into boots. Spring doesn’t have to mean the hibernation of jeans. Lighter washes that are cropped with a bit of flare are perfect for a bit of skin to show. Everlane’s cropped flare jean is on my wish list.
Suede boots. My go-to for the cold weather is a great pair of boots. Two boots I wore most often were my suede boots (both OTK and ankle kinds). Suede can still be worn for spring and an alternative like this heel still gives me the height I like (I’m 5’2″) without stifling my feet in case the weather gets too warm.