Transitional Wardrobe Outfits
Thanks to our guest blogger, Olivia! Olivia can be found at @liv.cassandra on Instagram or check out her personal blog at http://someplaceinthemiddle.com
Much like the difficult transition from tween to teen, transitioning my wardrobe between Winter and Spring can be really, really hard! Since this time of the year the weather swings like my mood, I have to make sure each outfit is practical for Spring’s fluctuating temperatures. Unfortunately, stores sell what is in season. This creates a challenge for consumers when the weather is between seasons.
That being said, there are still many transitional pieces that work, so you can enjoy your day without being too hot or too cold.
During the months leading up to Spring, I find myself reaching for pieces that expose either my legs or my arms, but not both. With this rule, it’s easy to stay cool, but not too cool. I’ve been loving this sweatshirt dress, which is a heavier material, compensating for the lack of coverage on my legs. I paired my floral Doc Martens with it, which added quite a bit of interest, given the fact that the dress is fairly simple.
During Winter, people tend to layer up as much as possible, so when the days start to warm up a bit, just “layer down”! For my next outfit, I chose two layers, which were made of fairly thin materials. Although my top layer is adorable, it’s more of a Summer top. So, instead of just throwing on a jacket, I decided to layer a simple black turtleneck underneath. Not only is this a huge trend, but it also kept me warm! For my pants, I picked out a simple pair of jeans, because my top was pretty extravagant already.
Too often, girls assume that the only type of jeans they can wear are skinny jeans. Society perpetuates a stereotype that any other pant isn’t feminine enough. But, that’s just not true.
As shown in the picture, I am wearing girlfriend jeans, which are still form-fitting but loose enough to keep me cool. Wearing jeans that aren’t skin tight will keep you a lot cooler!
At the end of the day, figuring out the look that works for you can be really hard – not just because it’s tricky to find the right clothes during transitional seasons. Therefore, the ultimate tip I can give is to wear what you want. Don’t let other people’s opinions influence who you want to be. I know this because for far too long, I didn’t wear what I wanted. So, don’t be afraid to take chances, you never know what could happen.
Olivia from Some Place in the Middle