Sometimes I feel like the only person who isn’t excited for Spring weather. Sure I like a nice and sunny day just as much as the next person but my problem is that I am awful at dressing for warm weather. Not only does my entire wardrobe consist mostly of black clothing, I’m a pretty conservative dresser. I own very few tanks, shorts, and skirts in hopes to maintain my pasty (don’t look or you’ll be temporarily blinded) marshmallow skin . Not to mention that I think I own one single floral item and yes it’s black. When I tell people that I’m originally from Orange County but hate hot weather and the beach they usually give me a look which seems to say “well get used to it, this is California.” Usually when the weather starts warming up I start panicking and always end up leaving the house inappropriately dressed for the climate. How exactly is one supposed to dress for “spring fever” when they own absolutely no pastel, and a limited supply of spring appropriate clothing? You fake it. Without having to buy an entire new wardrobe I’ve found that a few well purchased items can really revamp your wardrobe while still staying true to what you’re comfortable in. In fact most of these things you probably already have.
No one said you had to give up black for Spring. I have nothing against florals, in fact every once in a while I find myself wishing I owned more feminine pieces but every time I buy something like that it ends up hanging in my closet never to be worn again. We all like what we like and tend to gravitate towards the clothing we feel most comfortable in. I like dark florals because they still allow me to wear black while adding a bit of freshness to my outfit.
Light washed denim
I have one pair of denim shorts and one pair of light wash denim jeans which I bust out when the weather gets warmer. It’s a great investment as it really makes a huge different in lightening up an outfit which may have otherwise felt heavy with a darker denim.
Socks and sandals
This is a trend that emerged last spring but hasn’t gone anywhere. It’s still a great way to spice up an otherwise simple outfit. Obviously you can be less boring than me and throw in some color via your socks as well.
Denim on denim
This is probably one of the easiest ways to transition into spring. A denim shirt is a must have this season, it works great in the winter with darker pieces and is an easy transition piece into warmer weather. Just don’t forget to accessorize, or you’ll get called a lesbian cowboy (true story).