A Spring in Your Step

This week we finally say ta-ta to winter and bonjour spring (at least in the southern hemisphere we do).

While it may mean that officially the sun should be shining and that the weather should also be warmer, it also means that we can be hit with sudden chilly weather at any moment – at least until we are well into the season.

So while we may be ready to pack away our winter wardrobe, it means that we still have to have a few items about for the inclement spring weather.

Here are a few ways to put some spring into your trans-seaonal wardrobe.

Long over the knee socks.  Can’t say enough about these babies because I adore them and have always had a few pairs in my sock drawer to call upon for quite some time now.  They are sexy and cute at the same time.  And it also means that you can wear those short skirts or even shorter shorts that you love so much and can’t wait to dig out!

This is also a good time to explore your wardrobe and anything you may have packed away (or even archived) and see what goodies you may have forgotten about.

It’s also a good time to look at different ways of wearing your clothes.  I love this green dress and the way she has used her cardigan as an obi.  Blue and green, j’adore!

Ye old denim jacket.  Such a staple, n’est-ce pas?  Almost all of us must have at least one of these in our wardrobe, even if we have archived it over the past couple of years.  It’s time to bring it back into the fold and get as much wear out of it as you can people!

Other jackets getting attention this season are tailored jackets or blazers (whichever).  I have dug one out of my archives and purchased a new one recently and both are featuring quite prevalently in my new seasons pickings.

And then of course, is the cardie.  That ubiquitous article that has served us all so well for so many years now.  Long, short, boyfriend or bolero style; they are unbeatable in keeping the cooler weather out when we’ve worn something for the warmer weather.  There are so many to choose from and always add that little something extra to your ensemble.

Doesn’t she look gorgeous? A little bolero, baby-doll dress and knee socks.  Amber, I’m thinking of you when I look at this… (okay, maybe not the pink, but all the same).

A splash of colour with the tights adds va-voom to this jacket and and shorts.  I love the cute little skirt too on Blake, it’s gorgeous with the heels.

Just one of the many varieties of cardigans that you can pair with your jeans, harems, leggings, etc, etc.

Jeans of course are fantastic in spring because you can put your boots away and bring out your heels, wedges, ballet flats, whatever.  Or give yourself an excuse to buy yourself something new, not that you needed one, did you?

Layering is a great way to keep yourself dressed in trans-seasonal mode.  Tights, dress, vest, jacket, it all comes together.  The Parisiennes know how to do it best.  Visit Garance Dorè to get the lo-down.

Layering can be more than you expected.  Not everything has to be knit-wear or tight fitting.

This cardie is divine.  It is like a wrap, coat and cardie all in one.  And the stripes add a lovely zjusz.

How pretty is this?  A gorgeous spring frock paired with a long cardie and lovely heels.  I am loving this look.

Rose Byrne knows how to work the jacket, tights, little dress look.  

Ahh, Parisienne chic at its best.  Am loving those wedges!

So I guess you could say it’s all about the long socks, tights, leggings, light-weight scarf and cardie, oui?

Do remember to look into your wardrobe and revisit anything you may have forgotten in your archives, other cupboards, old suitcases and suitbags.  It’s probably all waiting there for you already, you may not have to buy anything new at all.  But then again, what would be the point of that?

Ciao for now,


Sources: The Sartorialist, Garance Dorè. ElleUK, JCrew, Google.

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