Transitioning Your Outfits from Winter to Spring: Lighter Layers

Greetings and happy hump day! Amy Ann and I are teaming up again to talk about dressing for transition season, and today we’re sharing how we plan to incorporate lighter layers into our daily outfits when the weather begins to warm up.

Spring Transition Look featuring LOFT Modern Trench Coat, J.Crew Contrast Slub Cotton Ringer T-shirt in Stripes, AG The Legging Ankle Jeans, and Veja Esplar Sneakers

For today’s look, I layered this trench coat over the striped tee with jeans and sneakers outfit I shared yesterday.

I found this classic trench at LOFT, and it’s the perfect jacket for late winter / early spring. This “dusty pearl” color is so versatile and also very pretty.

Spring Transition Look featuring LOFT Modern Trench Coat, J.Crew Contrast Slub Cotton Ringer T-shirt in Stripes, AG The Legging Ankle Jeans, and Veja Esplar Sneakers

I love that it’s a single-breasted style, which I find more flattering and less bulky than the more typical double breasted styles, and the tortoiseshell buttons are a nice detail as well.

It’s good quality too — fully lined, and it has some extra details like puffed sleeves and gathered back yoke that make it a little more feminine than your typical trench coat.

Spring Transition Look featuring LOFT Modern Trench Coat, J.Crew Contrast Slub Cotton Ringer T-shirt in Stripes, AG The Legging Ankle Jeans, and Veja Esplar Sneakers

I usually think of a trench coat as a dressier wardrobe piece, and I know a lot of you in other areas of the country say you don’t wear them for that reason, so I thought I’d show how nice it looks to wear a classic trench with casual looks as well.

Granted, I typically gravitate to my more casual jackets for everyday, but I could totally wear this to the grocery store or for a casual coffee date with a girlfriend, and I like how the classic trench elevates this casual look and makes it look extra chic.

For reference, I’m wearing a small. Also, I got this trench on sale. It isn’t on sale at the moment, but if it’s a purchase you’re hoping to make, I do recommend waiting for the next Loft promotion.

Spring Transition Look featuring LOFT Modern Trench Coat, J.Crew Contrast Slub Cotton Ringer T-shirt in Stripes, AG The Legging Ankle Jeans, and Veja Esplar Sneakers

Here are some more options for lightweight jackets for spring:

By swapping out our wool coats and heavy parkas for lightweight jackets in lighter colors, and our heavy sweaters with lighter tees and blouses, we keep our outfits seasonably appropriate while still getting the warmth we need while the weather takes its sweet time to warm up!

I’ll definitely be incorporating this trench into more of my outfits as we begin to get some milder weather over the next few weeks and months.

Spring Transition Look featuring LOFT Modern Trench Coat, J.Crew Contrast Slub Cotton Ringer T-shirt in Stripes, AG The Legging Ankle Jeans, and Veja Esplar Sneakers

Outfit Details:

LOFT Modern Trench Coat // J.Crew Contrast Slub Cotton Ringer T-shirt in Stripes // AG The Legging Ankle Jeans // Veja Esplar Sneakers

Be sure to stop by Straight A Style to see how Amy Ann is incorporating lighter layers into her pre-spring looks!

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photo credit: Alison Cornell