I've been in denial. For the past few weeks I have refused to wear a coat opting for lighter (read inappropriate) layers to herald the beginning of spring. But with the weather refusing to be on my side I've resigned myself to the fact that sandal weather is way off and I'm back into sweaters and winter coats. So how can we put the Spring back into our step and start wearing summer clothes now…
Use items from your summer wardrobe and layer them with your winter pieces. My favourite tran-seasonal look is to pair a printed dress or slip with a leather jacket and boots. If it gets really cold I add a sweater too. The denim jacket is another brilliant layering piece - layer over a sweater and your summery midi skirt and if it gets colder add a coat or parka.
Silk regulates your body temperature and preserves your body heat in the cold. Opting for fabrics like silk, light cashmere and fine knit wool are not only easy to layer but give your outfit a luxurious lightweight spring look. Worried about the price tag? Put ‘silk’ or ‘cashmere’ in the search bar of your favourite highstreet store and you will be surprised at what you might uncover.
This is the perfect way to add a spring touch to your outfit and add some colour. Why not try this seasons must have wicker basket bag? You can wear it with a coat whilst still referencing summer. A pair of statement sunglasses are perfect for those bright but chilly days and a vibrant printed scarf not only keeps you warm but will have you feeling like spring is just around the corner.
It wouldn’t be a Penny Bennett blog without talking about colour! Lighter colours are the perfect way of helping your outfit feel Spring-y after spending the winter in colour hibernation cloaked in navy, black and grey. Try a lightweight coat in cream with a light grey sweater and your soon-to-be summer staple, white jeans.