Winter has persisted for many months – which means that winter apparel has dominated our wardrobes for longer than we might like to admit. With the arrival of spring, it is time to start switching out that winter wardrobe for spring styles.
Of course, here in Toronto the chilly weather will continue to persist for several more weeks. With the slow transition from winter to spring in mind, here are a few tips to saluting spring while still preparing for cooler temperatures.
- Fresh and light makeup
When updating your look to fit spring styles, start with switching your makeup for light and airy colours and tones. You do not need to compromise any of your warm winter wear to give your face a fresh look for spring.
The Harpers Bazaar article on the Prettiest Spring Pastel Makeup for Any Age can help you determine exactly how you can make the season’s soft colours work for you. For women in their 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s, read here for the best shades to brighten your eyes, cheeks and lips without going over-the-top.
- Suits in transition
With this weather, we are nowhere near ready for the lightweight suits and whites of summer. However, there are excellent transition pieces that can take you from the darkness of winter to the lightness of spring, without a dramatic switch in fabric and colour.
For example, this handsome Akris Punto suit is made of lightweight wool, and the camel colour allows for a subtle shift from darker fabrics that dominate in wintertime. Additionally, the modern shawl collar gives the blazer a fresh update without too much drama.
- Accessories that pop
Accessories make for great transition pieces, from introducing a hint of colour into your winter repertoire to staying vibrant all throughout spring and summer. If you work in a business casual environment, you can afford to go a little bolder with your accessories.
This Burberry floral print silk scarf nods to spring by adding subtle flowers and pops of brightness without appearing to busy or extravagant. From Nordstrom’s Shades of Bright springtime collection, the Simon Sebbag leather multistrand necklace in teal and silver lends an elegant way to welcome colours that mirror spring’s growth and renewal.
Just because winter weather may stick around for a few more weeks does not mean that your wardrobe also must be stuck in the season. Celebrate the coming spring by transitioning to light, bright and fresh styles!