7 Ways To Move Your Winter Wardrobe Into Spring

If you're not ready to give up your sweaters, you don't have to.

We've been waiting months and months for the snow to melt and for the sun to come out, but now that Spring is officially upon us some of us might be a little reluctant to let go of the ginger snaps and the cozy sweaters. I mean, change is hard!

But as old man winter packs up his bags and gets ready to catch the train out east, there's still some time to slowly get yourself used to short shorts and bare feet. And the way to do that is to layer - grab your sweaters, your boots, and your coats and get ready to match them with your favorite spring pieces.

Below are seven clever ways to move your winter wardrobe into early spring, giving you time to say goodbye.

1. Layer Those Long Sweaters

Did you dabble in the maxi sweater trend this year? If so, make use of them as the Spring air stays nippy, layering them over your long summer dresses. The look is equal parts cozy and flirty. 

2. Make Use Of Your Long Sleeve Blouses

Have a hankering to wear your jumpsuits or sleeveless tops, but the brisk wind is convincing you to wait? There's a workaround that: Take your long sleeve winter blouses and layer them underneath. Not only will you stay cozy, but they'll add an extra dose of pizzazz by letting you add texture, color, or pattern.

3. Winter Vests Are Still a Plus

Take a peek into your closet, and take stock on what kind of vests you have. Any fur ones, shaggy sheepskin versions, or even puffer vest pieces? They're super fun to layer on top of dresses, jumpsuits, or overalls, so make use of them!

4. Sweaters + Shorts = Winning

You don't have to wait to bust out your shorts, but you might get a couple of "okay, calm down there" looks if you step outside in short sleeves and flip flops, too. To balance this end of winter slash just the beginning of spring mood, pair your shorts with cozy thick knits. That way, you're perfectly straddling the two seasons.

5. Add Fur

Want to wear a summer dress? Add your fur stole to make it less summery. Itching to put on a pair of overalls? Don't forget your fur vest. Have a floral gettup you're tempted to step out in? Match it with a furry infinity scarf to anchor it in March. Going to walk out the door in light textures like sheer or chiffon? Pop on a fur hat to counterbalance the springy-ness of it. It's an easy and quirky fix!

6. Keep Your Boots In Circulation

Pair your high ankle booties with a pair of culottes, your heeled riding boots with a midi skirt, and your knee high boots with shorter hems. It's a fun combination to see flirty spring clothes kept cozy by covering up the legs in something other than tights or knee highs.

7. Layer Your Dresses

An easy fix to be able to wear your short sleeve dresses without freezing at the bus stop in this late March weather is to layer them up. Pop a long sleeve underneath and you have yourself a chic (and warm!) early Spring look. Anna Wintour would be proud of you.

Marlen Komar is a writer living in Chicago with a penchant for mom jeans and kimchi tacos, and primarily writes about fashion history. She has bylines in Bustle, CNN Style, Racked, Allure, Curbed, and Apartment Therapy, and rarely stays in one place too long as she travels for most of the year. Website: marlenkomar.com