The sun is shining in London and despite knowing it probably won’t last, we can’t help but do a little dance and get excited for our impending spring and summer wardrobes. Before we can officially start wearing our summer dresses and straw hats however, there’s always a weird limbo that has us staring at the abyss that is our wardrobes saying: "I don’t have anything to wear.” This is swiftly followed with a 20 minute bad mood where the only logical explanation that we see is to buy all new clothes.
Well, fear not, because we have rounded up a few of our favourite transitional pieces to save you from this confusing time.
1.The Denim Jacket
Quite possibly the perfect jacket for when its warm in the sun but chilly in the shade, a denim jacket is lightweight and comfortable while still shielding you from the cold. Being perfect for layering, you can wear your denim jacket as a sole outer layer with a T-shirt underneath, or place over knitwear for a cosier fit.
2.The Long Sleeved Maxi Dress
We know, we know… maxi dresses are predominately summer wear. Find the right one however, and you can wear it during this transitional phase as well as on cool summer nights. The long sleeves are key for this piece, making it suitable to wear on its own as well as with a jacket over the top. As the sleeves are also able to balance out typically heavier footwear like boots and mules, the long sleeve maxi dress can be worn through the seasons, meaning you’ll never be caught out in the rain.
3.The Hiker Boot
Perhaps dubbed as a winter shoe, the hiker boot can actually be styled for both winter and for summer, making it ideal for when you just don’t know what to wear on your feet. We would suggest having a trusty black pair in your arson, as well as another more balmy colour like white or brown. Dress them up with your long sleeved maxi dress or for more casual days, pair them with jeans and a light knit.
A street style trend that we just can’t get over at the moment is blazers. Yes that’s right, whether you’re wearing it fitted for a boardroom meeting or oversized for happy hour drinks, a blazer is a must moving into spring. Due to the vast array of cuts, colours and styles, the blazer can be worn in a variety of different ways and for a variety of different events. Layer an oversized blazer over knitwear if there’s a chill in the air, or wear fitted with a bodysuit underneath. The possibilities truly are endless.
5.The Knitted Jumper
Too soon to say goodbye to your warm woolly winter knits? Wear them into spring as outerwear! This way, you can still keep warm when the sun goes in as well as getting to show off the knit that was probably kept under wraps throughout winter. Pair with your long sleeved maxi dress or a midi skirt for a more formal look, or with jeans and a pair of your favourite trainers.