Spring is finally here! I think. Ottawa weather is hit or miss. One day – you can be sitting on a patio in the sun enjoying a latte with only a hint of a snow bank in the distance. The next day? An Alberta Clipper swoops into town that makes you pray for mercy.
I’m staying positive though and slowly transitioning my winter wardrobe to spring. I’ve put together a few tips to make your winter wardrobe feel a little more springlike.
Lighten Up Those Fabrics
I’ve started putting away my heavy knits and opting for lightweight cashmere and merino wool. Both of these fabrics are lightweight and very breathable, keeping you warm during those chilly mornings and evenings, and cool during the warm afternoons.
WHAT I’M WEARING
Coat – Zara (similar here) | Turtleneck – Club Monaco | Cropped Flares – Citizens of Humanity | Boots – L’Intervalle (similar here) | Watch – Birks (no longer available) | Earrings – Tiffany & Co. | Purse – Gucci | Ring – Alex & Ani | Silver Chain Bracelet – Tiffany & Co.
I have a few lightweight wool coats that are just warm enough to ward off the winter winds but comfortable to wear during those warm spring walks. A favourite is my long camel coat – classic that looks great both in the snow and sunshine.
I’ve already let you guys know about my hesitance/love for this fun trend. They are particularly great this time of year because you can show a little ankle without freezing to death. If it is a tad chilly, pair them with some taller boots to keep you warm but still looking chic.
A Fun Purse
This Gucci Dionysus purse that I’ve worn to death has proven to be a great investment! Its happy cobalt colour and pretty spring-like blooms are perfect for this time of year. Light and fresh, it’s a must for April and May. This little winner of a purse still makes me smile each time I pull it out.
The Coat Suitable For The Canadian Spring
I bought this faux shearling coat after spotting the original on the Acne website. The coat was GORGEOUS, but way out of my budget. I found this at Zara a few weeks ago and while it’s heavy and wintery, I can’t stop wearing it because it’s warm and stylish. This particular day was sunny and above zero, but DAMN. That wind was cold. It kept me cozy and warm enough to wear all of the other spring pieces.
Pull Out Those Pumps
In a few weeks, the weather will be warm enough to tuck away the boots and switch them out for fun, spring pumps. They obviously look great with anything (one of my fave looks is distressed denim with feminine pumps) so enjoy them for the next few months when keeping your feet from freezing off is no longer a priority.
Now, go get off your device and enjoy spring!
*Photography courtesy of Salt & Streets Photography.