The winter months may be all about wrapping up warm, but that doesn’t mean you can’t spice up your wardrobe with some key pieces that will help you transition into the spring months in style.
It’s all about choosing multi-functional items that can be layered up in winter, but will also work as stand alone pieces when the temperatures start rising in the new year. So, why not try some of these top picks for cross-seasonal dressing?
Midi dresses matter
No wardrobe is complete without a go-to midi dress. Ideal for dressing up or down, a midi can take you from day to night in no time. They also make the perfect transitional wardrobe pieces. Style them for winter with cosy layers, boots and some oversized outerwear. For spring, keep it simple with sandals and a light jacket. Floral patterns are particularly good at transforming both winter and spring wardrobes, whether it’s muted tones and darker color palettes or bold-colored blooms. Alternatively, if you’re feeling a little more daring, why not take on 2018’s biggest trend? Animal print has been all over the F/W catwalks this year, so whether you go for zebra or leopard print you’ll be sure to make a statement. Take a look at Balenciaga’s sale for some great midi dress inspiration.
Know your Knitwear
Nothing adds a splash of luxury to a winter wardrobe quite like a new knit. This season it’s all about using bold palettes and color blocking to keep statements short and simple. Whether you’ve opted for primary colors or pastels this winter, your new sweater or cardigan can carry you straight through to spring. Don’t be afraid to clash your colors as unusual palettes were seen across catwalks from Marni to Prada. Although color schemes are best kept to two or three shades maximum to avoid looking too over the top.
Neat pleats pretty much took over catwalks this winter. Seen at Valentino and Balenciaga, this season is all about giving those iconic pleats an edge. Sharp knife pleats on knee-length skirts are the perfect addition to any winter wardrobe and can be uncovered as statement pieces to stand by themselves in spring. A key rule to bare in mind when it comes to pleats is to avoid an overly delicate look. Keep the rest of your outfit bold with chunky-soled brogues, over-sized structured blazers and vibrant knits.
Capes are making a comeback
Are you worried it’s too warm for your winter coat but you’re not ready to leave it at home just yet? Then it may be time to invest in a cape. That’s right, capes made a powerful entrance onto catwalks for F/W 2018, seen at Saint Laurent, Isabel Marant and Marni. In addition to being bang on trend this season, capes are also the perfect go-to outerwear item for transitioning elegantly from fall and winter to spring. Whether its cosy and oversized or sharp and structured, capes are an empowering alternative to your regular overcoat.