Spring might be getting us excited but dressing for these in-between days isn’t the easiest.
You know the drill. You step out of the front door in the morning and there’s a nip in the air so you wrap up – but by lunchtime you’re stripping the layers off as it’s too hot.
Then mid-afternoon there’s rain and a breeze and who knows maybe even a hail storm if the British weather has anything to do with it.
No wonder we’re in a fashion minefield, desperately trying to cover every eventuality while retaining a sense of style.
Fear not, however, as here at Living we think we’ve come up with some outfit ideas to inspire, no matter how old you are and what budget have to spend.
A light jumper or cardigan to keep you warm will work wonders for Spring in a bright colour. Team it with a similarly-coloured T-shirt underneath and you’re well prepared for the changeable temperatures.
Neutral trousers or skirts will work well, unless you want to go bolder with your colours and try out some different pairings. Pink and orange are a fabulous combination, as are yellow and green or blue and purple. Experimenting is key.
Denim is perfect for this time of year because you can dress it up and down and keeps you warm too.
A good pair or Mum jeans or flairs in blue or black will look fabulous with a smart T-shirt or blouse and can be dressed up with heels or down with flats or trainers. Go for mules if you want to keep your feet cool without feeling the chill wearing sandals.
Denim coats, from the traditional jacket style to the more fitted longer length styles, are all over the place at the moment and offer a lovely option for keeping you warm without overheating.
If you want to go the whole hog try the double denim look, with jeans and a denim shirt. This look is huge for spring and summer and will work well with white trainers and you can roll up the shirt sleeves if the sun comes out.
A good trench coat never goes out of style. Year after year there’re in vogue so it’s worth investing. Not only will you get your money’s worth, you’ll also avoid the fast fashion trap, which is much better for the environment.
Trenches look great with the sleeves rolled up too, so if you’re worried about getting too warm, there’s a stylish solution.
A classic shirt is a must for this time of year. In fact we’d go as far as to say they’re the perfect item for spring-summer dressing because they go with everything, from trousers, to jeans, to skirts, to shorts.
You can layer them over T-shirts, vest tops and dresses, wear them on their own, add a belt and roll the sleeves up for an alternative look.
Dressed up or down a classic white shirt is a staple for your wardrobe and buying a few in different colours means you’re set for every day.
The perfect length for the season, maxi dresses are fantastic for keeping your legs covered and warm, while conversely keeping you cool too.
There are so many styles to try out too, from the more fitted to relaxed and loose it really is an ideal choice for Spring.
And using accessories means you can achieve different looks. Throw a denim jacket or jumper over the top to keep you casual and warm with trainers, or pair with a blazer and ankle boots for a more dressed up version. Belts, jewellery and bags will help you get lots of different looks out of this versatile item.