As excited as we all are at the prospect of finally getting some Vitamin D, everyone hates that awkward in-between period when deciding what to wear. You leave the house in the morning, cosy in your jumper, but by midday you’re sweating it out with just a vest to shiver in underneath. It seems difficult, but, really, it’s easy and a few tweaks don’t have be expensive either.
These are our must-have transitional items and trends that will take you from a bundled-up winter look straight into fresh and bright spring.
1. Cardigans & Layering
Spring is just as much about layering as autumn. This time choose lighter layers that you can easily take off and put on depending on how cold it is. Swap out your chunky knit jumpers and thick sweatshirts for lighter cardigan alternatives, as well as unbuttoned shirts over a T-Shirt.
You can buy a variety of minimal cardigans in block colours. Stock up on the necessities like grey and white, but also give that pop of colour with a baby pink or duck egg blue. Shirts are likely to be a slightly more pricey choice, but they’re great if you want to make a bold statement. Plaid shirts generally offer a slightly heavier option, whilst patterned sheer shirts are great for when it’s beginning to warm up and for adding that flare of colour.
2. Bright Colours
After months of deep coloured knits and black washed jeans it’s time to add some brighter elements to your wardrobe. The trends for spring/summer ’18 are all about those pastel hues and, at the other extreme, boxy primary colours. Start small as spring begins to seep in with colourful accessories like scarves, socks peeking out of ankle boots and trainers, and a block coloured T-shirt. You can buy all of these items with money off using Discount Promo Codes in basics ranges at the likes of New Look and Debenhams.
3. Goodbye Winter Coat
Bid farewell to the teddy bear and puffer coats, it’s time for something much lighter and more fitted. From trench coats to your trusty leather and denim jackets, find a style that allows room for layering when you need it, but that allows for more air to run through, so you don’t overheat whilst on a mission. This is probably going to be a more expensive addition to your wardrobe this spring, so you should always find a timeless design to invest in in order for it to see you through the years.
4. Lighter Footwear
It’s pretty rare that a pair of flats or white trainers will see you through beyond a year, so it’s not worth spending too much on your spring footwear. Keep it cheap cheerful and allow for a few shoes options rather than one expensive pair. It’s not quite sandal or flipflop weather, so keep the toes closed and buy a pair of flats or light-coloured trainers. You can also continue to wear boots, but perhaps tuck the knee high boots at the back of the wardrobe for next winter and wear ankle boots instead.
5. Light Wash Jeans
We know black skinny jeans are a staple, but it’s now the perfect time of year to be brave and wow in a lighter wash. Take the plunge and go all out spring with a pair of white jeans. As white is easily stained and beyond repair, we would suggest saving your pennies for those pair of blue and black jeans that will never go out of style and locate an inexpensive pair just for spring and summer.
6. Spring Accessories
Keep the chill at bay with scarves and shawls made from silks, linen or pashmina fabrics. They’re lightweight but wrap them around a couple of times when the wind gets some bite and you’re back to being warm.
Fingers crossed the sun will also be making more of an appearance. Contrary to popular belief, sunglasses are for all year round, so it’s important to invest in a pair that actually protect your eyes from harmful UV rays and don’t just look good. Just like your coat, it’s worth paying that little bit extra for sunnies that are classic in style, of high quality and with protective specification.
7. Skirts & Dresses
With the arrival of spring and summer not far behind, you can now afford to whip out the skirts and dresses a bit more. With the help of tights, find cosy cable knit designs and gradual deniers to suit as the weather dips and flows through the seasons. For extra warmth, team up skirts with roll-neck jumpers tucked in and swap out for T-shirts as the temperatures rise.
No matter where you buy your tights, they’re always going to come to an untimely end. You’re better off buying multipacks and getting more for your money, so when one pair inevitably gets a ladder you’ve got a back up and you won’t be mourning over a £10 pair of tights.
Living in a country with a fluctuating climate, it can be a minefield knowing exactly what to wear to keep you warm and cool in the same day. From layering to the right accessories, we think we’ve got you covered. Don’t blow your whole budget, just follow our simple tips and your spring wardrobe will have the perfect foundations to build up from with those more exciting statement pieces.
By Tegan Groombridge
who is a writer for My Favourite Voucher Codes on voucher code website that donates 20% of its profits to charity every month. In her spare time, she likes to read, play rugby and run. Her goals this year are to write more for her blog online and complete a 5km run in under 30 mins. She lives in the UK with her husband, cat Chui and dog Milo.