Spring Wardrobe Transitions

A few ways to transition your winter wardrobe to a fun, bright spring wardrobeWhen I heard about the Your Spring Style link up over at In Residence and Shea Lennon, I knew it was the perfect excuse to launch back into my favorite type of post – outfit inspiration! All of these outfits are just using pieces I already owned, mixing from my Fall/Winter wardrobe and my Spring/Summer wardrobe.

The changing seasons always get you to stop, rethink your wardrobe, and how you can get the most from it. Transitioning into Spring is one of my favorites! I get tired of wearing dark, heavy clothes from the winter, and getting a chance to bust out my lightweight, brighter pieces is so refreshing.

Ever since I got a new camera for Christmas, I’ve avoided taking outfit photos because it is a new process for me… these pictures aren’t my finest work, but you get the idea.

Anyway, here are some of the ways I transition my Winter Wardrobe into a Spring Wardrobe, without actually buying anything new!

1. Light Jackets

I’ve always been a jackets girl. I think the right jacket can elevate an outfit so easily. So when Spring arrives, and I want to wear light, flowey tops, a jacket can either be practical (keep me warm) or add some structure.

A few ways to transition your winter wardrobe to a fun, bright spring wardrobe

A few ways to transition your winter wardrobe to a fun, bright spring wardrobe

My navy blazer and my denim jacket are always on heavy rotation once Spring arrives!

2. Fun Footwear

I’m not a huge shoes girl, but I know my feet appreciate the warmer weather. I hate wearing closed toe shoes and socks, so when it gets nice outside, I’m so excited to wear lighter shoes. One of my favorite Spring shoes from last year are these striped wedges (similar here). They are a little more dressy than a pair of flats, but still really comfortable! I also love open-toed wedges, like this one in a fun floral or these in a cool lazer cut out pattern.

A few ways to transition your winter wardrobe to a fun, bright spring wardrobe

3. Light Layers

Even though Spring means temperatures warming up, it doesn’t always happen every day. I still have to layer up! Jackets are one easy way to layer, but also a bright, lightweight sweater does the trick. This one is SUCH a pretty color! (PS – taking a purposeful photo of a sweater is hard! The natural placement of it, hanging loose at your sides, doesn’t really show the sweater… so I opted for an awkward “place sweater over the front” look)

A few ways to transition your winter wardrobe to a fun, bright spring wardrobe

I also love lightweight cotton dresses. In the South, it does warm up pretty quick, so you can get away with having bare legs sooner. My favorite places to get light dresses are Target and Loft.

A few ways to transition your winter wardrobe to a fun, bright spring wardrobe

What about you? What are your go-to transition pieces when moving from Winter to Spring? Any tips? I’d love to hear them!

Go check out the Your Spring Style link up for other blogger outfit inspiration! Next week is all about Spring Essentials! Can’t wait!

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  1. Megan says:

    I’m so glad you’re joining the linkup. These are great tips. I completely depend on my denim jacket during the transitional weather months. (And your pictures look great!)

  2. Beth says:

    Love that jean jacket! It is a pretty perfect one. I have one but I don’t really like it. It is kind of baggy and the buttons are to big. Yours is perfect.

    Cute outfits!

  3. Whitney says:

    I love the light layers. I just switched out all of my heavy, winter scarves for my light summery scarves. I also wear my jean jacket a ton. I love your bright pops of color and your stripes. Can’t wait to switch my closet over for warm weather 🙂

    • Katie @ Cup of Tea says:

      Yes! Scarves are a favorite too. I don’t have a ton of lightweight ones, but they’re so much fun!

  4. Anne says:

    I’m with you – I LOVE light jackets. The denim one particularly is a great way to spring-ify. And your awesome striped shoes too! The pops of coral are great as well – that’s always my go-to color when it comes time to transition to spring. Thanks for sharing these great tips and linking up with us!

  5. Tif//Bright on a Budget says:

    Great tips! And I love those wedges! I’ve missed your outfit posts and am glad to see them returning. You should do the #coloredpantsparty linkup next Wednesday. I’ll have details on the blog Friday, but the hashtag pretty much says it all:)

    • Katie @ Cup of Tea says:

      Slowly, but surely, they’re returning! The new camera just threw off my entire process. I’ll have to check out the link up! Thanks for giving me the heads up!

  6. Shea says:

    I agree, transitioning to spring is fun with all the light and bright pieces. You have so many great options here, I love those striped wedges! I have a lot of similar pieces (navy dress, jean jacket, pink cardigan) so thanks for the outfit inspiration too!
    Thanks for linking up!

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