Keep reading for 5 ways to transition your winter sweaters to spring.
1. Layer Over A Dress
Turn your winter turtlenecks into the ultimate spring layer. Throw your “turt” (that’s short for turtleneck!) over a printed dress for warmth, styling cred and to fake the look of a skirt. Note: This styling trick works with any length dress—even a maxi on chillier days.
Editor’s Tip: If the sun makes a cameo, throw your sweater around your waist for sporty vibes. Just add sneakers.
2. Dress Down Your Skirt
Skirts are a highly underutilized part of our day-to-day wardrobe. But, this spring we’re vowing to, “Take back the skirt!” Pair your winter sweater with a knee-length skirt in chiffon or similarly diaphanous fabric. This combo will earn you major style points in the proportion play department (and extra-credit for pleats!).
Editor’s Tip: Define your silhouette! Tuck your sweater into the front of your skirt to nip in your waist.
3. Lighten Up Your Denim
Take your winter browns (like cognac and rust) and refresh them with light-wash jeans. Ground this outfit with neutrals and then lighten up—in more ways than one—by opting for a crochet-detailed tank and peep-toe mules. Too chilly for mules? Booties are a Stylist-approved substitute.
Editor’s Tip: Add an extra dose of spring & pair your cardigan with crop kick-flares to expose your ankle.
4. The New Color Blocking
Dabble in color blocking to get the most mileage out of your winter sweaters. Try pairing blush-inspired hues with poppy colors left over from the holidays to inject your weekly wardrobe with fresh spring-forward color inspiration. Not into pinks? Recreate this formula with every color under the rainbow. Try powder blue & navy, olive & cream, charcoal and dusk gray for perfect color blocking style.
Editor’s Tip: Finish off a modern look with contemporary accessories like gold hoops & block-heeled sandals.
5. Play With Proportions
Go to great lengths with your long winter sweaters. We’re never one to shy away from a dramatic statement, so take note and save your long, duster-length styles for spring and summer. For a super fresh look, style them with denim cutoffs and a slinky tank for a boho-inspired outfit perfect for music festival season! Not into shorts? Recreate this look with culottes or cropped trousers.
How are you wear your sweaters this spring? Let us know in the comments below!