Updated: Feb 28, 2019
Written by May Doherty, Owner
By the time February rolls around, the winter doldrums often come along with it. From a fashion perspective, it’s a tricky time of year when wearing plaid can feel too holiday, and spring patterns feel too early; a sort of fashion limbo. With several months to go before spring weather arrives (here in the Northeast anyway), many of us wonder what to wear now that will give us the boost we need while keeping us warm in freezing temperatures. Here are a few suggestions that we hope will help.
Dark florals: A wear now dark floral dress is a great option. With a somewhat edgy vibe it can be layered with turtlenecks and leather jackets. In winter months your leather moto jacket can be worn as an alternative to a sweater or blazer. Paired with leggings (get yourself a fleece-lined pair...they will change your life!), and tall boots (to keep your legs warm) you’ll look cool and stay warm. Another option is a dark floral top or scarf to freshen your look.
Neutrals: Neutrals are a major trend for spring, and you can start wearing them now by choosing pieces in cozy fabrics like wool and cashmere. Try winter white, ivory, camel, and all shades of brown. The newest way to wear this neutral palette is a head-to-toe monochromatic look. Add some croc print accessories for a really luxe look.
Brights: If you’re adventurous mix them all together. Or, try a cardigan sweater in a sunny yellow or bright green with your go-to jeans or better yet over a dress or skirt. Add a belt and some western style booties (extra points if they are croc print) and voila..a spring-forward look that you won’t freeze in.
You can avoid a February fashion funk by giving some of these tips a try. Most of them don’t require a new purchase but rather a new way of pairing what you already own. If your’e dying to spend money however, affordable, trendy accessories are an easy way to make your basics look current.
And, if you’re looking for bargains remember this is big SALE season as most retail stores are clearing out winter merchandise to make room for spring inventory.