How to Transition Your Wardrobe from Winter to Spring – Brighter Colors

February 19, 2019

I’m excited to be back with part two of our five part series about how to transition your wardrobe from winter to spring! In case you missed it yesterday, be sure to check out my first post in the series about swapping your shoes. Such an easy way to make a small change with a big impact. I also introduced the series. Jo-Lynne from Jo-Lynne Shane and I will be posting each day this week discussing a different topic about easy ways to style a spring outfit. Be sure to check her blog everyday as well. Today we are talking about another easy swap – brighter colors! 

How to Transition Your Wardrobe from Winter to Spring – Brighter Colors

I’ll be the first to admit, neutrals are easy. They are comfortable and easy to mix and match, but bright colors are happy and really do make us feel like spring and summer. Who else has a tendency to wear darker colors in fall and winter and brighter colors in spring and summer? I know I do! So when it comes to the seasons changing, an easy way to adjust your wardrobe is by starting to incorporate brights.

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Keep it Bright While Temperature Appropriate

Now, if you live in a climate where is isn’t going to get warmer for a while, this doesn’t necessarily mean you have to give up winter fabrics. A great tip to make you feel more spring like while still dressing appropriately is to pick a bright colored sweater, a fun shoe, or consider white or colored jeans like I have done today. I also have a bright pink work pant I just love! All of these are seasonally appropriate, can be layered to stay warm, yet add some color and spring feel. I’m linking multiple options below for you to consider. I’ve personally been really into pink lately which is new for me. I encourage you to give brighter colors a try if you haven’t always been a fan. Some shades really flatter different skin and eyes, so play around with what works for you. 

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Details on My Outfit

My favorite white jeans are from Old Navy (only $34 on almost always on sale). They are the best I have found in terms of combining affordability and fabric. They aren’t a jegging (read not skin tight). I don’t find them to be see through either. I am almost 5’10” and wearing the regular length here. They will probably be longer on you. My adorable top is also from Old Navy (only $28 and almost always on sale). I sometimes wear a small and sometimes and XS but went with an XS in this one. I loved the pink and white stripe. In the same online order, I purchased several other tops for spring and summer there. I found they had a lot of good, affordable options this season. Another fun way to add a bright is in your accessories like my earrings. I also love the whole Bauble Bar for Target line, SugarFix. So affordable!! I love these shoes too! I recommend sizing down a half size. 

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Shop Fun Brights

Bauble Bar for Taret – All $13

Be Sure to Check Out Part 1 – Swap Your Shoes

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  • Reply Jessica February 24, 2019 at 1:52 am

    So lovely dear. Loving the top, such a cute shade of pink. Really pretty with the white pants.
    Jessica |

  • Reply Shea February 19, 2019 at 9:14 pm

    I always love adding brighter colors in the spring! Even when it’s still cold out (which it usually is) the brighter shades make me so happy. I love your pops of pink with the white! I am READY for spring.

  • Reply Laura February 19, 2019 at 8:13 pm

    I love to start reaching for brighter and lighter colors once warmer weather hits too! That pink top is adorable!

  • Reply Susan Anderson February 19, 2019 at 7:19 pm

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  • Reply Hena Tayeb February 19, 2019 at 3:02 pm

    Cute outfit. I think Old Navy sizes are generally for taller people.. I swim in most of their women’s clothing.

  • Reply Karly February 19, 2019 at 1:33 pm

    Such a cute look on you! I’m trying to add more color into my wardrobe lately.

  • Reply Ashley February 19, 2019 at 9:03 am

    Adding color back into the wardrobe is such a good tip- I am soooo ready for spring, it’s ridiculous, haha. Love you in these candy stripes!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  • Reply jodie filogomo February 19, 2019 at 8:45 am

    I think adding in colors like this is perfect. I try to even wear the brighter colors in the winter, because that’s when I need the boost the most!!

  • Reply Jill February 19, 2019 at 6:50 am

    This is such a great tip! Bright colors always brighten up a winter day! Love this springy look!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

  • Reply Andreea February 19, 2019 at 4:49 am

    This is such a great tip! Colorful clothes are perfect to transition from winter to spring. I really like your white jeans.

    xo, Andreea |

  • Reply Aditi oberoi malhotra February 19, 2019 at 3:31 am

    Loved your look and the post, too! Thanks for sharing.
    Adi xx |

  • Reply Radi February 19, 2019 at 2:55 am

    So true… bright colors make any cold winter day happier! Pretty outfit of the day!

  • Reply Meagan Brandon February 19, 2019 at 2:22 am

    Had to come back to check for your next tip! Love this striped blouse, so perfect for spring. I need to check out Old Navy again because it’s been awhile!


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