Transitioning to Spring: Where to Start, How Far to Go

* Globetrotting in HeelsSpring is almost here! With Daylight Savings just around the corner, get ready to enjoy the sun for longer and refresh your wardrobe accordingly. Elisa from Globetrotting in Heels is here to give us tips on how to make a fashionably smooth transition into Spring. Be sure to check out her blog for musing and ramblings about expat life, fashion, parenting, and general nonsense. *

Spring officially begins in less than 3 weeks, and it’s about time, isn’t it?

But what about our wardrobes? Here are a few tips to help you transition to spring:

Switch to lighter layers

If the weather allows, start “lightening up”:

– choose a thin cardi and a top over a chunky knit;

– swap your faithful boots for a peep-toe version;

– grab a few spring dresses and wear them with opaque stockings and boots, and if needed, a thin turtleneck underneath.

Lighter Layers

Add spring trends to your winter wardrobe

Add some clear accessories to your look, like a cuff, a lucite beaded necklace or a pump with a see-through heel;

– swap your classic mini or pencil skirt for a full skirt. Full skirts have a vintage, feminine vibe –but the Spring runway version, with its shorter hemline is also young and playful.

– try on the lingerie trend: pair a corset top with pants or top a delicate nightie dress with an edgy leather jacket or a trench coat.

Spring Trends to Your Winter Wardrobe

Include brighter colors and prints

The color of Spring 2010, turquoise is bright, fun, and it pairs well with most neutrals. Try adding a touch of turquoise to your winter outfits: wear a turquoise top under your suit, or brighten up your outfit with a turquoise handbag.

Explore a new interpretation of the classic spring trend, florals, by opting for accessories featuring rosettes, sculpted flowers and the like.

Sailor stripes can add a playful tone to your work wardrobe when you pair a striped boat neck tee to simple navy pants, and to your after-work wardrobe with a flirty striped dress.

Brighter Colors and Prints

In fashion the line between the seasons is often blurry – so don’t be afraid to experiment with upcoming trends. Experimenting is half the fun, anyway ;-)

Elisa* is a professional translator, freelance writer and blogger. She is also a self-proclaimed “stiletto fiend and global nomad”: originally from Italy, she has been travelling and moving around in the past 15 years, going from Milan to Los Angeles, then Copenhagen, Zurich, New York. She currently resides in Zurich, Switzerland and blogs at Globetrotting in Heels. *