Welcome back. Yes, I do love winter the most (hence why Melbourne suits me just fine) however, Spring, you are just too gorgeous not to enjoy!!
My daily walk is now lined with blooming flowers, the days are getting a little longer, a little warmer and it’s almost time to say goodbye to the dark denim and heavy coats.
Yes the sun is out but hold the sleeveless tops and swimsuits, particularly if you live in Melbourne as it has a tendency to be quite cool for a while yet.
So to prepare, I’d encourage a little wardrobe editing as spring is a key time for lighter fabrics, accessories and layering.
So with spring in full swing, today’s blog post will give you a few tips on how to transition your wardrobe for the months ahead plus a walk through the halls of Chadstone to explore some of the first collections for the season.
7 SPRING TIPS
- Keep one warm winter coat on-hand but move all your heavy coats out of your main wardrobe space.
- Scarf swap: bring out your lighter scarves from that bottom drawer and replace them with the heavier knit ones.
- Dresses are versatile so there may be some winter dresses that you can wear with open-toe shoes. You can also bring in your lighter fabric dresses but prepare to team these with tights or foundation pieces (i.e. Metalicus) that sit underneath.
- While we’ve been hiding our feet in boots, it’s time for that pedicure as you bring out your open-toe shoes, espadrilles, sandals and you might have seen that the comfy Birkenstock has made a return. Keep those ankle boots on hand, they can work wonders with a spring dress.
- You can switch to your lighter denim this spring. It doesn’t have to necessarily be in jeans as this season we’re seeing shirts, skirts and tunics.
- Sleeves: source out those ¾ sleeve tops and shirts before you reach for the sleeveless or strapless. Feel free to decorate your wrists with seasonal accessories.
- Finally, a cover-up is generally needed in Spring so you can replace heavy coats with:
- A denim jacket
- A lighter weight cardigan
- A softer leather jacket
- An open vest over a sleeveless top or long sleeve top
Now if you’re wondering how to organise your wardrobe, that is a whole other subject known as “spring cleaning” your closet. We’ve covered some of that here.
Okay, now we’re into the shopping!
- Colour. If you love black (my hand is raised high), you’ll be happy to know it’s here to stay for Spring/Summer. You can wear it alone or colour block it with white or a nautical red or navy.
White on white has returned but can also be teamed with this season’s nude and pastels. There’s also a light, chalky pink that is a gorgeous colour for the season.
For the bright colour enthusiasts, you can work cobalt, checks, oranges, navy and yellow into your looks.
Soft army is back so green and khaki pieces are everywhere.
- Playsuits. During our shop, there was definitely a trend of 70’s playsuits and jumpsuits. I’m also predicting they’ll replace some Spring Racing dresses for women who prefer pants.
- Back Beauty. In the last two years, we saw the midriff, then the cleavage, and now it’s the back. Open backs in jumpsuits, dresses and tops are huge but also a rise in back details. Oh and you can accessorise your back with an array of back jewellery such as long pendants.
- Patterns. Oh so huge and one of the largest being asymmetrical stripes and 70’s inspired geometrics.
- 70’s. Speaking of this decade, it is inspiring a multitude of looks bringing earthy colours, pattern and soft flower prints into pieces along with the return of the mini-dress.
- Nautical. We don’t all have yachts but there’s no reason we can’t play the part in our wardrobe. Nautical is back but beyond the traditional navy and white stripes is more colour-blocking and red, navy and white pieces.
- Denim and Tencil. It’s light and it’s everywhere. It’s great for a warmer look and I’m not sure if this trend will stick so enjoy it now.
Spring has truly sprung and I hope this blog post has helped in your wardrobe preparations for this beautiful season.
Will you be doing a spring wardrobe audit and a little shopping? Would love to hear if you liked any of our picks for this post.