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Happy Monday friends! After having a rather exhausting, but good, week last week, I’m ready to take on the next seven days ahead of me! For some reason, I didn’t sleep well at all last week. I’m not sure if it had to do with the weather going from 30 degrees to 80 degrees in 5 minutes, but for some reason I was just as off kilter as the Oklahoma weather.
Today I’m sharing one of my last cold weather outfits before transitioning to SPRING. On my Instagram story right now, you can see some gorgeous blooms that have got me totally in the mood for the warm sun.
I always love and hate the transition of the seasons because it makes dressing a little awkward. It’ll be cold in the morning, but warm in the afternoon. How are we supposed to dress comfortably when we have to prepare for all four seasons in one day? I’m only being slightly dramatic because this is Oklahoma after all.
I thought I’d share some tips with you about how to transition your closet from winter to spring today. These tips will help you to not overheat in the afternoon when the sun comes out, and they will help you to be a smarter shopper who looks for pieces with versatility. Let me know if you have any good tips and I’d be happy to add them to my list!
If you dress in layers, you can shed them as the day gets warmer. Add in jean jackets, blazers and cardigans to your outfits to increase layers. I think scarves are a great way to stay warm in the morning, but they are easily thrown in your bag for the warmer afternoon hours. If you need to bundle up for your commute, wrap yourself in a scarf and use it as a throw at your desk (does anyone else get cold?). Then when you head to lunch, you can throw it in your bag.
Wear bright colors
I’m the person that will wear color even in the winter. Reach for your bright sweaters and pair them with boyfriend jeans for a look that is effortlessly transitional. Boyfriend jeans are great to pair with something thicker in the spring because you can still wear denim without being in a totally winter outfit. Boyfriend denim is more relaxed and breathable–perfect when the sun comes out!
Choose the right fabrics
To transition your closet, focus on fabrics that can fit in both cold and warm weather. I absolutely adore the Breton stripe long sleeve shirts you can (sometimes) get at J.Crew. They are a heavier cotton shirt that look great with white jeans, dark denim, tennis shoes or flats. These tops are essential to go from cold to warm. You can also wear a cable knit sweater–my favorite are Ralph Lauren. They are thick, but breathable and look great over a button down shirt. If you get warm, throw it over your shoulders. You can also pair these with white denim. Choose items that can be worn in multiple seasons. These two pieces are great examples.
Bust out the leather
One of my favorite pairs of pants in my closet are my leather leggings. They are so versatile! You can easily pair an oversized button down top with leather leggings for a spring look that isn’t too summery, like if you wore white jeans instead. You can still wear booties, or you can go with ballet flats or mules. Not to mention, it’s super comfy!
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Holly Hoehner has her bachelor’s degree in public relations from the University of Oklahoma. She considers herself more of a Russell Westbrook than a Kevin Durant and enjoys learning about and participating in the digital age, blogging about anything that comes to her mind and creating witty Instagram captions. Holly was raised a die-hard Sooner fan in Edmond, OK.