Transition Your Wardrobe from Winter to Spring with Lighter Fabrics

Happy Friday, friends! Today Amy Ann and I are wrapping up our series on how to transition your wardrobe from winter to spring.

I know it’s not here yet for most of us, but I’m done shopping for winter and having fun adding lighter pieces to my closet in anticipation of warmer days to come! Soon I’ll be trading in my sweaters for blouses, my leather and suede jackets for denim, and my boots for mules and loafers.

Jo-Lynne Shane wearing Two by Vince Camuto denim jacket with LOFT Geo Mixed Media Split Neck Shell, and Paige Verdugo white skinny jeans

So far we’ve talked about transitioning our outfits from winter to spring with a shoe swapbrighter colorslighter layers, and cropped jeans.

Today we’re talking about incorporating lighter fabrics into our outfits as we head into spring. You can see more of Amy’s look HERE.

Jo-Lynne Shane wearing Two by Vince Camuto denim jacket with LOFT Geo Mixed Media Split Neck Shell, and Paige Verdugo white skinny jeans

Today’s look incorporates a happy printed blouse with a denim jacket and my favorite wardrobe item for spring — white jeans!

I did opt for booties, but mules or loafers would work just as well. I like to mix it up this time of year by continuing to wear some of my winter items along with a few lighter pieces that give a nod to spring.

Jo-Lynne Shane wearing Two by Vince Camuto denim jacket, LOFT Geo Mixed Media Split Neck Shell, Paige Verdugo white skinny jeans, SARTO by Franco Sarto Seville booties, and Rebecca Minkoff Darren shoulder bag 

This geo-print blouse from Loft is one of my favorite purchases so far this spring. I love the color palette, and it’s made of a nice drapey fabric that layers beautifully.

It’s a mixed media style, actually, so the front is a woven fabric and the back is more of a knit/rayon that is comfortable and provides a little more coverage. It runs true to size; for reference, I’m wearing the small.

Jo-Lynne Shane wearing Two by Vince Camuto denim jacket with LOFT Geo Mixed Media Split Neck Shell, and Paige Verdugo white skinny jeans

The colors of this blouse lend themselves perfectly to white and blue denim. Whether you wear a blue denim jacket and white jeans, as I did here, or a white denim jacket with bluejeans, this color combo exudes such a fresh and happy spring vibe.

This denim jacket is incredibly flattering. It has a great shape to it, and the medium blue wash goes with everything. It’s nice and thick but soft and stretchy. So so so good! I take a small in this jacket as well.

Jo-Lynne Shane wearing Two by Vince Camuto denim jacket with LOFT Geo Mixed Media Split Neck Shell, and Paige Verdugo white skinny jeans

These white skinnies are my old go-to Paige Verdugos. I had my first pair for three or four years and wore them so much they were finally starting to look dingy, so I grabbed these on sale at Saks Off Fifth last year. They do seem slightly thinner than my original pair, so I don’t know what’s up with that, but I still like them and wear them a lot. I did size up to a 30 in these; I typically wear a 29 in Paige, but for some reason the white denim looks better a size up.

Finally, I wore grey suede booties and carried a light grey bag. It’s totally fine to keep wearing booties into springtime. Especially while the weather is still chilly, they’re a nice way to transition your looks without going all the way to sandals too soon.

In the past, I’ve talked about 3 keys to making an outfit more interesting — a focal point, juxtaposition, and a completer piece. This outfit has it all.

The pretty printed blouse is the focal point, as it draws the eye first. The denim jacket is the completer piece, and there is some juxtaposition between the feminine/dressy blouse and a more casual/rugged denim jacket. Plus the booties have a subtle Western vibe that contrasts with the clean white pants and classic pattern in the blouse, and the handbag is a little edgy. It all works together beautifully, if I do say so myself! Haha!

This is definitely my favorite outfit of this series… can you tell?

Jo-Lynne Shane wearing Two by Vince Camuto denim jacket, LOFT Geo Mixed Media Split Neck Shell, Paige Verdugo white skinny jeans, SARTO by Franco Sarto Seville booties, and Rebecca Minkoff Darren shoulder bag 

Outfit Details:

Two by Vince Camuto denim jacket // LOFT Geo Mixed Media Split Neck Shell // Paige Verdugo white skinny jeans (budget option) // SARTO by Franco Sarto Seville booties // Rebecca Minkoff Darren shoulder bag

I hope you enjoyed this series on transition style. When we planned it, we were having some milder days and I actually had great weather on the days I shot these looks.

Of course, once we started posting, winter came back with a vengeance. Isn’t that always the way? Ahhh, well. It is February, after all!

Most of us probably have some time before we can start wearing these looks on the regular, but hopefully those of you in the South found some outfit inspiration you can put to use right now.

Be sure to stop by Straight A Style to see how Amy Ann is styling lighter fabrics for transition season!

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