How to make your winter wardrobe work in spring

Sloane square outfit photos

Re-working the winter wardrobe

Ok, ok, so let’s be honest we’re probably not going to see a sniff of spring until well into April in the UK, and we’ll probably all be wearing our biggest, fluffiest coats for at least another month but I’m already getting excited for spring to officially be sprung. So I’ve started to think about ways I can re-work my winter wardrobe, and make sure pieces I bought in October/November will still be worn over the next few months.

If I’ve learnt one thing, it’s that layering is key to being a Brit. You could start the day with moderate temperatures and hints of sunshine, pop out for lunch in gale force winds and find yourself hurrying home in the midst of a deluge. So…when it comes to buying for my winter wardrobe, I went for pieces that would work under jumpers, over tights and (most importantly) wrapped up in a teddy bear coat. I guess that means I’ve made transitioning my wardrobe pretty easy for myself, and although the colour scheme of certain items is very dark, I love how they look with my new spring pieces!

Romwe floral blouse spring haul winter wardrobe transition spring

Florals? In spring?

Yes, I know, a floral print blouse isn’t exactly the most inspired fashion choice for spring, but it really made this outfit and took this faux suede burgundy skirt from a winter staple to a must-have for spring! Personally, I think a simple block colour a-line skirt is always a good shout, and it’s usually something you can wear all year round. I’ve also been wearing these boots a lot in winter, and I think matching them with the skirt (and letting the blouse really stand out) really ‘makes’ this outfit.

To be honest, anything you pair with florals, or something floaty, is going to immediately pull it into spring. The key is to stick to transitioning your lighter items, pairing them with fresh prints and pastel colours. Leave anything too heavy (think roll neck jumpers and long coats) or seasonally printed (sorry, but festive jumpers just don’t work after December 25th!) behind and focus on the pieces that are easy to pair with a light jumper or blouse.

How are you transitioning your winter wardrobe? Do you have any tips?

Burgundy faux suede skirt Primark Spring floral blouse London street style


  • Photography by Fifi Newbery
  • Blouse – Romwe (here)
  • Skirt – Primark
  • Boots – Just Fab