Style Files - How To Survive The Winter-Spring Fashion Transition

Style Files - How To Survive The Winter-Spring Fashion Transition
How To Survive The Winter-Spring Fashion Transition

Spring is FINALLY on its way in, but if you live around the Ontario/Michigan border, that means lots of unpredictable weather. You can have snow, sun, rain, and way-above-average temperatures all within a few days. And for the style-conscious among us trying to get through this season, it can be a fashion nightmare. Breeze through the changing of the seasons with this spring’s eight hottest style tips from Windsor Crossing’s style experts.

1. Accessorize with an oversized scarf.
A great big scarf is going to be your failsafe functional fashion piece while spring is settling in. If you misjudge the temperature and wear a too-light jacket, you can sneak it over your shoulders to add some insulation. It also works as a great wrap (or even blanket!) in a too-chilly office. Too warm? Leave it draped around your shoulders and open, or thread it through the handles of your purse if you need to take it off.

Windsor Crossing Favourite: The Isabelle Wrap Scarf from Roots

2. Stick with closed-toes and thicker heels.
Booties are a great option this time of year (especially in colours that POP), but you always want to opt for a closed-toe to keep your feet warm and protected from sudden weather changes. Save the skinnier heels and stilettos for later in the season! Chunkier heels help you navigate unexpected wet footing or – gasp – the recurrence of ice and snow.

Windsor Crossing Favourite: The Ulirassi Boot from Aldo

3. Leggings.
Don’t pack away your lined leggings just yet! They’ll keep you toasty on chillier days, and they’re great for helping you bring shorter dresses back in to your rotation. Layer them under dresses and skirts so you can break out the spring outfit you’ve been dreaming about since January and save yourself some goosebumps.

Windsor Crossing Favourite: The Brixton legging from Guess

4. Colour.
Add pops of colour where you can with your accessories, like spring coats or jackets, scarves, sunglasses, and purses. Brighten up your neutrals and base pieces like pants and camis by ditching the dark shades and picking lighter greys and creams.

Windsor Crossing Favourite: Belted Trench from Reitman’s in pink

5. Hats.
Ditch the tuque. Seriously. Swap it for a classy, light-coloured brimmed hat, or a big floppy sunhat. Just don’t lose it in the wind!

Windsor Crossing Favourite: The Radmall hat from Aldo (STEAL ALERT! $20!)

6. Layers.
Layer light, movable fabrics (work in lots of long sleeves) that you can add or remove depending on temperature. Have fun and break some rules! Try layering a cardigan over a blazer or vice versa.

Windsor Crossing Favourite: The Cotton Twill Shirt from Tommy Hilfiger

7. Rings and things.
Throw on the jewelry that’s been hiding on your dresser! Now that the biting winds and frigid temps aren’t freezing them up and freezing YOU when they shift on your skin, bring back your favourite rings, bracelets, and statement necklaces.

Windsor Crossing Favourite: The Radmall hat from Aldo (STEAL ALERT! $20!)

8. Be patient.
There are just some things that need to wait for the warmth to settle in and stay for good! Save the sundresses, shorts, crochet-accented tops and everything sleeveless until you’ve put your winter boots away for good.