Spring has…almost sprung? I know here in PA, good ol’ Punxatawny Phil saw his shadow on Groundhog Day and predicted six more weeks of winter, but seeing as I’m currently sipping an apple cranberry La Croix from my kitchen island with the windows open and a light 60 degree breeze blowing through, I’d say the groundhog got it wrong. 😉 While swimsuit season stills feels a far way off (even though Target clearly thinks otherwise), I’m here for the start of switching seasons and lightening things up for warmer weather ahead. That being said, it’s still…chilly. It’s not exactly short sleeve season here yet, so I’m still needing knits or layers to feel comfortable day-to-day. Enter, spring sweaters. One of my favorites to do “transitional” style is taking a seasonally appropriate piece of clothing and letting it visually nod to the incoming season ahead. Spring sweaters are the perfect way to do just that right about now, taking a warmer, cozier top and giving it all the vibes of a sunny, springier day. Here’s how we do it.
P.S. Saved some spring sweaters to my Amazon storefront here for some Prime options, pun intended. 😉
Sharing some general tips for styling + shopping your own closet, as well as some spring sweaters under $50 next!
Switch up the color palette!
Probably the most obvious shift. But when reaching for spring sweaters, pick pastels and bright colors over darks or deeper jewel tones. The subtle shift in color alone can be enough to scream spring instead of giving cozy fall.
Shorten your sleeves – or try a sweater vest as a top.
A sweater knit automatically gives a cozier look, but shortening the sleeve length can keep it comfortable if you live somewhere where it’s already heating up (bless you). A short-sleeve sweater works, or try a sweater vest AS a sleeveless top versus layering it over a collared shirt etc.
If you’re feeling neutral…
…choose a lighter cream or taupe over a charcoal grey or black. Same idea here with keeping things lighter + brighter!
Grab cardigans for layering
All the more relevant the warmer it gets, but good ol’ layering is always an option as a transitional outfit idea between seasons. Especially if your indoor environment never quite seems to complement the outside weather (either blasting AC or cranked up heat, IYKYK), a layer is never a bad idea!
Opt for a springy print, like groovy flower power or a more muted floral.
The 70’s called – their florals are back. I dunno about you, but I’m kinda living for these bold, groovy flower power prints lately. It just makes me happy. 🙂 And it’s definitely appropro for springtime!
Avoid bulky/too-cozy tops or chunky knits.
Instead, try deeper V’s, henleys or scoop necklines to keep your spring sweaters feeling breezier. More skin showing naturally gives warmer weather vibes!
How are you styling spring sweaters this season?
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