5 Spring Staples to Transition Your Winter Wardrobe

Spring is fast approaching, which means it’s time to embrace the warmer weather. Put away your puffer jackets and chunky scarves and start prepping for outfits perfect for the heat. Even though many people find it easy to transition from summer to fall, it can be difficult to move on from your winter wardrobe, especially if layering is your expertise. The trends seen on the runways and on celebrity style icons like Olivia Rodrigo are great places to get inspiration for your new spring closet. Bold prints, bright colors, and big jackets will be seen everywhere in the upcoming season — these staples are always must-haves if you want to elevate your seasonal wardrobe. However there are a few more trends that’ll help you navigate the winter-to-spring transition. Here are our favorite pieces for spring to make transitioning your winter outfits effortless.

Photo via Devon Lee Carlson.

01. More Mini Skirts

Mini skirts have been everywhere lately. Miu Miu played a huge part in hyping up this trend with the release of their viral Prince of Wales check wool mini-skirt. Long dresses and skirts were a hit for the winter, but now it’s time to take out shorter skirts. A mini skirt can be paired with a graphic tee for a simple look or make a statement by wearing it with a corset top or bodysuit. There’s so many ways to rock this spring trend. 

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OGBFF Mini Skirt

If you want to shop a viral moment, get the mini skirt from OGBFF ($70), which has been seen on It Girls like Devon Lee Carlson and Clara Perlmutter, AKA Tiny Jewish Girl on Instagram and TikTok.

Photo via Madelaine Petsch.

02. The Mary Jane Movement 

This is a trend that has evolved a bit in the past year. Last spring, the classic Mary Jane style was super popular. Fast forward to now, the staple shoe has been given some height. From Valentino’s Garavani Tan-Go Platform Pumps to the Versace Medusa Aevitas Platform Pumps, we’ve seen this style all over the runway. Play into the school girl look by wearing these pumps with a collared blouse you may have used to layer in the winter and skirt, or keep it casual by pairing them with jeans and a top.

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Steven Madden Twice Pink Patent Pumps

If you’re loving the trending color of the year just as much as we are, then you’ll want to add the Steve Madden Twice Pink Patent pumps ($110) to your cart. 

Jeffrey Campbell Mary-J Pumps

The style in ivory is just as cute. Jeffrey Campbell’s Mary-J pumps ($160) would match with so many spring fits. 

Photo via Dua Lipa.

03. Cute & Colorful Handbags 

We’ve seen handbag trends vary in size from season to season. Whether you prefer a mini or massive bag, what’s certain this spring is that you’ll want your bag to be colorful. A classic bag is always in style, but adding a pop of color to your outfit with your handbag is just the perfect finishing touch. Luckily, brands like Telfar and Coach have plenty of color options.

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Telfar Small Shopping Bag 

The small shopping bag ($150) from Telfar is one of the cutest mini bags on the market. They’re in high demand though, so you have to catch them when they drop. However, all the stress is worth it. Telfar releases new colors every few weeks and each shade screams spring. 

Zara Rocker Crossbody Bag 

You’ve probably seen the Balenciaga Le Cagole Bag all over your FYP lately. If you’re looking for a more affordable option, get the look with the Rocker Crossbody Bag ($50) from Zara, which comes in multiple colors. 

Photo via Dove Cameron.

04. Show Stopping Sheer Dresses

Since the sun will be out, a sheer dress will definitely keep you cool. This is another item you might have in your closet for layering in the winter, but now you can strip away the other pieces and keep it flowy and light. We saw sheer dresses from designers like Givenchy and Loewe in their Fall 2022 ready-to-wear collections. Pair a sheer dress with a tote bag and crochet hat for a day at the beach or with sneakers and a cardigan for a day running errands.

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Nasty Gal Sheer Sleeve Maxi Slit Wrap Dress 

If you’re looking for a sheer dress for a fancy event, then the Nasty Gal Sheer Sleeve Maxi Slit Wrap Dress ($29) is the one for you. Pair it with some wrap heels to complete the look. 

Skims Soft Lounge Long Slip Dress

For something more versatile, go with the Skims Soft Lounge Long Slip Dress ($78). Wear it on its own or as a slip underneath another dress.

Photo via Ariana Grande.

05. Fringe Forever

Fringe has to be one of the best trends right now. It just makes a basic look more fun. Fringe jackets are always in, and with festival season just around the corner, fringe dresses and shorts will make their yearly debut once again soon. Trust us, you’ll want this in your spring wardrobe. 

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Nasty Gal Metallic Tiered Fringe Open Front Jacket

Everyone going to a festival or concert needs this jacket ($270). Pair it with the matching shorts ($100) or keep it casual with denim for a stellar look.  

Finding outfit inspiration season to season can be tricky. Trends come and go, but it’s still fun to experiment and play around with them. At the end of the day, you can go out and find some new pieces to rock or look in your closet and get the look with things you already own. Either way, as long as it’s your true authentic style you’re going to slay with your spring looks. 

Featured Image by @claire3lisbeth.