As spring approaches, you may be thinking about ditching the winter woollies already. It’s problem not quite time to pack your boots and scarves away, but there are certainly ways to make your outfits look a little fresher. Here are our top tips:
- Add a floral print.
Flowers are synonymous with spring so adding a touch of something floral will give that springtime feel to anything you wear. Think a scarf (so you’re still warm), a patterned cardigan or a handbag adorned with a floral motif.
- Wear a bright colour.
Pink, purple, yellow, spring green, sky blue all evoke ideas of flowering meadows and the scent of fresh flowers.
- Dig out those in-between items.
Your Melton coat may be feeling a bit heavy now, so get the trusty trench out and start wearing instead. Cardigans, chiffon scarves and long-sleeved t-shirts are all items which work well when layered and can make the most of your wardrobe when the weather starts to warm up at lunchtime but remains firmly wintery in the morning and late afternoon.
- Swap out your shoes
Trade in the knee length boots you’ve been trotting out all season for pretty pumps and ankle boots. Still closed, and therefore warm, they make you look spring ready without causing your toes to freeze.
- Time for tights
Nothing says “Later, Winter,” more than wearing a floaty dress. It’s probably still impractical now (unless you’re on the KZN Coast) so compromise by wearing a dress over a pair of tights to keep you cosy while getting you out of trousers.
- Add some brightly coloured costume jewellery.
Once again, the injection of colour will lift your outfit. If you can make it a rainbow of colour, even better. A brooch is always a fun addition to a coat and if you can find one that makes you think spring, even better. A butterfly, bee or a bird would be just the thing.
- Bye bye black.
Make a conscious effort to replace black, charcoal and navy with lighter colours. Think white, cream, pale grey, blush, baby blue and mint.