It may still be January but it’s time to start thinking about spring. Here are five key pieces that can help you transition your wardrobe into spring without leaving you too cold.
A Knit Dress
A knit dress is the perfect transition piece because it allows for a bit more warmth than a simple cotton dress but isn’t too bulky. Look for a dress that has interesting design elements like the lace in this one by Emma Cook, £145 (left), or the geometric shapes in this version by Reiss, £60.
Chances are that inclement weather will pop up once or twice more before the flowers start to bloom so a Chelsea boot is perfect for this time of year because even if it rains, these boots by Jil Sander, £435 (top), and Topshop, £65 (bottom) will keep you feet dry but not look too heavy.
A Trench Coat
Trench coats are key for transitioning from winter to spring. Whether you wear a more stylish designer version like this one from Thakoon, £501 (left) or a more traditional mac style such as this one from Reiss, £110 (right), a trench is a versatile and worthwhile investment.
There is always that time of year where it’s too cold to go without tights but you’re sick of wearing the thick wool variety. Choosing a bold pattern not only saves you from your winter woes but can lift an otherwise boring outfit. Try this tie dye pair by Topshop, £10 (left), or this maze print by Wolford, £37 (right).
An Interesting Cardigan
Wearing an embellished or structured cardigan is a great way to keep warm without missing out on style. Try this ladylike version by River Island, £35 (left) or this embellished look by Marc Jacobs, £850 (right), which can both easily transition from work to play.
Corporate communications girl by day, beauty writer by night, London-based Sarah Joynt spends her days managing strategic partnerships and her evenings testing cosmetics, skincare, and haircare galore.