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A Spring Style Guide for Colder Cities
Spring means something completely different across the world; for one region, the season marks the beginning of summer, and in other instances, spring is merely an extension of winter. Sometimes it’s difficult to appreciate all the things the season is meant to bring when the “new beginnings” are just a reminder of the cold winter blues you long suffered from as your warmest coats still remain hanging in your closet. Around February to April is usually when “fashion limbo” is the strongest, according to Blonde Expeditions, so what can we do now to redeem our style?
It’s hard to love what you wear when you’re not prepared for the elements, but no matter how many articles of clothing you’ve got on, you should always love what you wear, which is what leading women’s retailers such as Woman Within remind us that we should feel comfortable in the clothes we put on. The weather might still be chilly, but that doesn’t mean our attitude towards our wardrobe should differ too much.
So if the weather has still got you down, here are a few ways to perk up your style as you wait for warmer temperatures:
Wear a slouchy sweater over a maxi dress It may still be rather cold to completely bare your legs, but a maxi gives you enough coverage to still keep you warm. Smart Girls Group say that a warm knit or any slouchy sweater on top will give you that “cosy chic” vibe that is much needed this season.
Use pastels as your neutrals One of the quintessentially spring textiles, introduce these fun colours into your wardrobe by treating them as your neutral tops or bottoms.
Switch your dark overcoats with lighter coloured ones Outer layers are still necessary this time of year, but instead of opting for your usual black leather jacket or tweed coat, try sticking with light hues on top, like an army green utility jacket with a softer silhouette, as demonstrated by Refinery 29.