How to Transition your Wardrobe from Winter to Spring – Early Spring Outfit Ideas

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winter to spring transition outfit with a striped sweater and medium wash jeans

It’s that time of year. Still technically winter but you can feel spring on the horizon. I know this used to be one of the hardest times for me to dress for. I mean what do you wear when the temperature is anywhere between 30 and 70 degrees fahrenheit? Well I think I’ve finally figured it out, so here is how to transition your wardrobe from winter to spring. 

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Layer well to transition from winter to spring

The art of layering is probably the most important part of creating a winter to spring transition outfit. During transitional weather you need to be prepared for temperature changes throughout the day, so being able to remove or add layers is crucial. 

Light jackets like a denim or Moto jacket are perfect for this time of year. For workwear, a blazer is your best friend. Just make sure your top underneath is work appropriate so you can still take the blazer off if it gets too warm. 

Layers don’t end at just jackets. Break out your spring skirts and dresses with tights. Layer a cardigan over a spring blouse. Or add a collared shirt under a light sweater. 

Spring pastel sweater outfit

Outfit Details: Sweater, Jeans, Sneakers

Wear pastel colors to take your outfits from winter to spring

I always think it looks more spring appropriate to pair pastels with other lighter shades. Here I’ve paired my mostly pastel sweater with medium wash jeans, and I wouldn’t have gone any darker with the wash.

When it comes to wearing lighter colors my personal philosophy is to either keep everything in the outfit light, or mix pastels with black. You can see more of my tips for wearing pastels in this post. 

Opt for lighter wash denim and white jeans

White jeans automatically scream warmer weather. Of course you can wear white in the winter, but the crisp freshness of white denim is just so springy. 

Lighter wash denim gives off a similar freshness. Wearing lighter denim will instantly pull your winter sweaters into a spring look, even if it’s still chilly outside. You can also add a nude pump or white loafer to help your footwear spring forward too.

winter to spring transitional outfit

Outfit Details: Sweater, Jeans, Sneakers

More Transitional Outfit Ideas

winter to spring work outfit idea

Outfit details: White blazer, lavender top, black pants, peach bag, black pumps

A white blazer is so cool and crisp for spring workwear. Adding a pastel top and bag and even more freshness.

classic spring outfit idea

Outfit Details: Striped shirt, White jeans, Jacket, Headband, Pearl earrings, Tan flats

Does it get more classic than this? You can’t go wrong with a Bretton striped top, and the nautical feel of it is great for spring. 

Dress and denim jacket outfit

Outfit Details: T-shirt dress, Denim jacket, Dotted tights, Black ankle boots, Hoop earrings

I love a t-shirt dress with waist definition. This dress will perfectly transition into summer, but for now add tights, boots, and a denim jacket. 


Hope you found some inspiration for your spring wardrobe!

winter to spring transition outfit with a striped sweater and medium wash jeans

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