Today I woke up to yet another fall of snow.
I mean it’s February right? Isn’t it time for spring already?
Winter is lasting a bit too long and I’m ready for pastel colors and fresh flowers.
With that being said, I can’t throw out all my warm clothing and march straight into flowy dresses (yet). When it’s still cold out, it can be tricky to find ways to incorporate some spring colors into your wardrobe. Let’s be honest, we are all probably wearing a huge black jacket over our cute outfits! For those of you in even colder climates than Maine, take a peek at my favorite winter jacket here!
Today’s look shows how I style my new pastel polka dot sweater that’s a perfect transition piece for spring.
Every year, spring is all about the pastels and this year is no different. Think light colors: lavender, light blue, blush pink, yellows, etc. Time to retire the heavy black jacket and bring some color into your wardrobe.
Wearing lighter colors are the perfect way to trick yourself that it’s almost spring time. Do you need to be reminded that there will be snow twice this week? Nope. So, let’s have some fun with our outfits.
With the soft hues and off-white polka dots of this blush toned sweater completely transforms the look to the warmer season. Would you believe me if I told you it was only 40 degrees out?
This dark green vest help break up all the light colors. Because it is still cold out and very much winter, I wanted to make my outfit bright, yet still not seem too out of place.
For my jeans, I chose some light washed denim that compliment the sweater perfectly. The light wash is perfect for spring and helps brighten up my outfit. I also went for a light green color for my boots opposed to the typical dark brown or black color.
A great trick to staying warm while still trying to look cute is LAYERS.
Sweaters are your best friend. It can be so easy to find cute spring inspired sweaters that are still thick enough to wear on their own. Time to bring out the brighter colored sweaters you’ve been hoarding in the back of your closet.
Because I was only wearing a vest, I needed a way to keep my arms warm. Under my sweater I wore a form fitting long sleeve top because the sweater was definitely a bit airy. Even a tank top is great for layering if you are one of the lucky ones where winter wasn’t so harsh!
In this outfit I was wearing a vest and not a jacket, so I went with one that was fleece lined (even the pockets!) that helped me stay nice and toasty whilst being outside. My all-time favorite vests are from Old Navy. They are lightweight yet heavy enough that you won’t freeze to death. They have a ton of colors to choose from-even black if you aren’t ready to venture to more colors yet.
I wore tall socks under my boots to keep my legs warm as well as a thicker material for my jeans. Fleece lined boots work so great for this too. You can also choose taller socks that peek out over your boots to add some flair to your outfit!
Waiting for Spring
For all you lucky people who live in areas where it really does feel like spring, feel free to knock off a few layers and send some sunshine my way! Winter shouldn’t have to feel so dark and dreary.
The second temperatures reach above 40, I’m rocking the pastel colors and putting away my winter jacket. Now all that’s left is wait for the actual first day of spring (one more month!) and pray the snow won’t be around for too much longer.
Vest: Old Navy (other colors)
Sweater: Garnett Hill (similar)
Jeans: Target (similar)
Boots: Target (similar in gray)