How I Style: Spring Trends (Without Freezing!)

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Spring is still cold.

We like to pretend that the moment clouds stop throwing snow down, that it magically warms up to 80.
It doesn't. It's still cold outside in Spring. Not to mention it rains. A lot.

It's tiresome to see all of the "Spring Lookbooks" with skater skirts with no tights, and tanks without outerwear. It's not realistic. And, the trends for spring always tend to ignore the weather. 

So, how does one dress with the upcoming season's trends without freezing?

In this post, I'm focusing on only a few trends, like tea length skirts, pastel colors, cropped jackets and bomber jackets. But there are a ton of other trends this season that can easily be made warmer.
Warm Spring

Pastels are always in for Spring, it's a given. They're a definite 180 from the dark colors that dominate Autumn and Winter, and they epitomize the colors that Spring blossoms. I opted for a pastel pink pleated maxi skirt, to cover those legs in the chilly Spring weather. I paired the maxi skirt with a long sleeve chiffon blouse and a trench coat for protection from the inevitable Spring showers. I finished the look off by adding some plain black Chelsea boots and a small structured handbag in black.

Warm Spring 2
Cropped jackets were seen all over the runway this season, and this faux fur one from River Island is perfect for keeping you warm during early Spring. In conjunction with the cropped jacket, I decided on an oxblood skater dress, to make the pink of the jacket pop. I belted it with a basic black belt, and sheer tights, and finished it off with coordinated flats. Oxblood is a fall color, but adding some spring elements, like the pink cropped jacket, it lightens the look up.

Warm Spring 3
Color blocking has been in for quite a while now, and the Spring runway was full of colorblocked blouses. I chose to pair this basic color blocked blouse with high waisted Joni jeans from Topshop, and a colorful bomber jacket. I topped it off with a cream satchel, oversized sunglasses and oxfords, to play with the femininity of the blouse. Though red isn't a Spring color, it looks at home with the cream accents, and the black blouse really accentuates the bomber.

Warm Spring 4

Lace is the quintessential Spring texture. It's feminine and demure, and usually it's in pastel shades. I decided to pair this lace blouse with a tea length skirt, and collarless coat, both of which are Spring trends. The skirt hits just below the knee, but higher than a midi skirt, so you can show some skin while still maintain your warmth. The coat is a unique camel color and design and will not only keep you warm, but it brings a vintage feel to your look. A pair of slingback heels and you're good to go!

In some states and countries, Spring is a warm month and therefore, they can totally wear the trends without freezing to death. They're the lucky ones.

Are this season's trends permissible in your climate? What's your favorite Spring trend?

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  1. Haha it's warm where I'm at! But I definitely see what your saying. I love this idea!
    I think the last set is my favorite. I love that blue shade skirt :)

  2. Love this! I'm working on a post as we speak about scarves as a survival tool for early spring. All of the bloggers prancing around in mini skirts and sandals in NYC this time of year drive me crazy!


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