Greetings from The Grand Canyon State! I’m in Scottsdale for a few days for work, but meanwhile, I’m teaming up with Amy Ann from Straight A Style to share some spring transition outfits with you!
This is a 5-part series, and each day will focus on one simple way you can take your winter outfits into spring.
This transition period is always tricky because we’re feeling ready for spring, but the weather doesn’t always want to cooperate. Hopefully these ideas will help you as you put outfits together over the next few weeks.
Today is all about the shoe swap!
The first thing I like to change up when the weather starts to get milder is my shoes. In the bitter cold winter months, I’m all about my coziest boots, but once we get past Valentine’s Day, I start swapping out my boots for loafers, ballet flats, and pumps. I’ve also been enjoying the white sneaker trend lately.
For this outfit, I threw on my orange suede driving loafer moccasins with a pair of jeans and a lightweight sweater for a casual transition look I’d wear to the mall or to meet a friend for coffee or even to work from home.
I think driving loafers are one of the best transition shoes for spring because they provide some foot coverage while still being lightweight and easy to slip on and go.
So I have good news and bad news about these shoes.
The bad news is, these exact shoes were discontinued. Womp… womp…
But the good news is, I just discovered the UGG Flores Driving Loafer — it looks very similar, and it comes in orange as well as a bunch of other colors.
I couldn’t be more happy with my UGG mocs, and if the new style is anywhere near as good (and the website reviews sure sound like it!), they’re definitely a must-have for spring!
All that said, the point of this post isn’t that you need these shoes.
The point is, as the temperates begin to get milder, swapping out boots for loafers or mules gives your outfits a more spring-like look without sacrificing comfort or style.
Wearing bright colors is another fun way to bring some spring into your winter outfits, which is why I chose the bright orange to feature in this post.
Another way I start transitioning my outfits for spring is to start wearing lighter fabrics.
We’ll touch more on those ideas in the next few posts, but this sweater is one of of my favorite pre-spring purchases so far because I can enjoy it now with jeans and loafers and wear it right into summer with shorts and flip flops. You can see how I styled it with shorts in this try-on haul.
It has some subtle but really fun knit details and as well as a great texture. Plus it’s a nice, lightweight (but not see-through) fabric that you can wear comfortably now, as well as later on when the weather warms up.
It also happens to be an additional 30% off the already reduced price! The code is BRAVO. (It comes down to $38.15 in cart!!!!)
And here’s a money-saving tip for you — sign up for Madewell Insiders (it’s free) and you will get free shipping AND free returns on all Madewell orders.)
I just added a couple of delicate necklaces to fill the neckline, a pair of double hoop earrings, and grabbed my light grey shoulder bag to complete the look!
Madewell Kimball Sweater (also at Nordstrom) // Rag & Bone Raw Hem Ankle Skinny Jeans // similar UGG mocs // Rebecca Minkoff Darren Shoulder Bag // Gorjana Super Star Necklace // Gorjana Chloe Charm Adjustable Necklace // similar earrings
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photo credit: Alison Cornell