With your chunky knits, faux fur stoles and warm woollen coats put in storage, you turn to your wardrobe and realise it’s half empty! "Where are all my spring clothes?", you ask.
If you’ve found yourself with nothing to wear for the new season, why not take advantage of all the sales and deals currently offered by retailers?
We’ve compiled a list of ten essential things you need to help take your wardrobe from icy winter to cool spring.
So, without further ado (because the sooner you can start shopping, the better!), below are our top ten things to buy in the sales:
1. Poncho/Cape/Blanket Wrap
A poncho, cape or blanket wrap is perfect for layering in the spring without feeling too warm - plus it gives you a chance to show off a glimpse of your outfit! This Cream Faux Fur Trim Poncho by Quiz is a softer alternative to black or khaki shades, and works well paired with dark skinny jeans.
2. Winter Boots
Whether you’re a fan of ankle-length booties or thigh-high boots, now’s the time to buy that gorgeous pair of high-end winter boots you’ve had your eye on all December! Think of winter boots as an investment, and don’t be afraid to spend a little more than usual. We love this Guess Edler Boot for their matte finish and high-heeled style.
Keep that winter snuggle feeling going by purchasing a lightweight scarf perfect for the spring. We love this Winter Lily Floral Scarf by Coast with its feminine floral print that works well with an all-black outfit or with block colours. Its larger size is perfect for wrapping up as the night gets colder.
Get your New Years fitness resolution off to a stylish start with activewear that makes you look good as you work to feel good! Take full advantage of the sales to find everything you need to hit the gym looking fabulous. We love the Lorna Jane Cecilia Core Long Tight sold by House of Fraser, suitable for all types of workouts and easily matched with your other gym clothes.
5. Flat Shoes
Give your heels a break by investing in some versatile flat shoes that you can take from day to night. Opt for clean lines, simple embellishments and neutral colours to get the most out of your shoes. We love this Michael Kors Nancy Flat Slip-On Shoes that would look just as great at the office as it would on a dinner date.
Keep warm in those cold spring mornings with a fine-knit sweater that’s a little thinner than ones you might wear during the winter. Whether you layer over a crisp white shirt or add a longline tank top with dipped hem, a lightweight sweater is the perfect transition piece to take you from winter to spring. We think this Textured-Knit Sweater sold by The Outnet would look great with leather-look leggings and a khaki bag.
The sun is out, and it’s actually warm! Make sure you’re prepared with a pair (or two) of sunglasses that perfectly frame your face. Go for a tinted style and thick frames to make your sunglasses the focal point of your outfit, or try thin-framed aviators for a classic look. Why not try these Linda Sunglasses by Tom Ford?
8. Trench Coat
A waterproof trench coat is perfect for keeping dry during spring rain showers. Opt for a neutral shade such as beige or cream to ensure it goes with as many outfits as possible. If you’re more adventurous, a deep red or purple is a great alternative as are vibrant navy and green shades. This Burberry London Suede Trench Coat with Shearling is ideal for cold spring nights.
A sturdy cross-body bag allows your hands to be free as you take a casual window-shopping stroll (or as you run to catch your morning train!). Right now, we're tending to gravitate towards cross-body bags with removable and adjustable shoulder straps which can be tailored to suit a wider range of outfits. Why not try the Marc By Marc Jacobs New Q Natasha Bag in grey, sold by Monnier Frères?
The last on our list is a great finishing touch to any spring outfit - perfume! Floral’s the word when it comes to spring-time perfumes, although you can go for other options including notes that remind you of the sea, zesty, uplifting scents with grapefruit, citrus or peach accents, or perfumes that remind you of walking in a green field or field of roses. We like the Estée Lauder Modern Muse Le Rouge Eau de Parfum sold by House Of Fraser.
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