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My tips for transitioning your wardrobe from winter to spring will help you make the most of what you already own.

Fashion lives and breathes seasonal changes but my wardrobe philosophy has always been those changes do not have to be wholesale every fashion season.

Repeat after me: you do not have to replace every item in your wardrobe with something new, or a new trend, just because it’s a new fashion season.

Styling You The Label white linen blazer and black sleeveless top | Regular Threads linen pants | FRANKiE4 Footwear heels

Styling You The Label white linen blazer (I’m in 12) and black sleeveless top (I’m in 12) | Regular Threads linen pants (I’m in XL) | FRANKiE4 Footwear heels

The other challenge with taking your wardrobe from winter to spring is that some days will still feel (temperature wise) like winter. You literally need the extra layers just to stay warm. 

Even in Queensland, this can happen. As I type this I cannot feel my fingers and I have a chunky cardi on over my “nice” spring top. The thing is, the choice of top has helped me feel like spring, even if my outfit might be more Queensland winter.

Watch this week’s IGTV Live for my tips on how to transition your wardrobe from winter to spring.

Bohemian Traders top and short

Bohemian Traders top and shorts (gifted pieces, affiliate links)

Prepping your wardrobe for a new season

1. Organise your wardrobe. Yes, I’m a cracked record on this one. We tackled this topic most recently HERE. Head on over and do not pass go on your spring wardrobe until you’re sorted. 

2. Create a list of “gaps” that you may have in your spring wardrobe. These gaps may be essential basics. They may be key pieces you wished you’d bought last spring-summer so want to look out for this season.

3. Keep that list handy. You DON’T have to tick off that list all at once. Refer back to it every time you’re tempted by something new and shiny. Is that something new and shiny on the list? Yes? Buy it. No? Think about it first. This is the key to mindful shopping.

4. Keep an eye on emerging trends of the season. You don’t have to embrace all or any trends but being aware of them will help you decide whether they are trends you’d like to incorporate into your personal style for the season. Trends keep looks fresh, yes, but being a slave to them is not the way to mindfully build a wardrobe that works for you. (Stay tuned for a spring-summer 2021 trends video and blog post)

5. Have fun with it. What you choose to wear is such a fun way to show who you are to the world. Honour that above all else. Don’t lose sight of that in a sea of so-called fashion rules and trends.

Alessandra knit and shorts | FRANKiE4 Footwear slides

Alessandra knit (I’m wearing M) and shorts (I’m wearing L) – gifted pieces | FRANKiE4 Footwear slides

10 key pieces that will help transition your wardrobe from winter to spring

You may have all or many of these in your wardrobe … now is the time to embrace them to create looks that keep you warm if needed but have the freshness of spring. It’s not an exhaustive list or meant to be prescriptive. These are pieces that help take my wardrobe from winter to spring.

  1. White blazer or jacket
  2. Denim jacket
  3. Lighter coloured denim jeans
  4. Cotton knits
  5. Maxi or midi dresses and skirts
  6. Linen pants
  7. Closed toe shoes that show a bit of skin
  8. Sneakers instead of sandals
  9. Lighter accessories with black
  10. Lightweight scarves

10 key pieces that will help transition your wardrobe from winter to spring

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