Transitional Dressing Over the knee boots and layers, for Spring!

transitional dressing over knee boots

March has arrived and it is officially Spring.
The days are getting longer.
The light quality is improving.
Winter layers can be packed away until next year.

Hello Spring wardrobe!



It is still pretty cold (and wet) here.

It is still pretty cold (and wet) here.

The weather was not paying attention to the date on the calendar.
The light is poor and there is a permanent drizzle.
Not ideal for my spring outfit ideas.
Bare ankles (or legs) are a definite no-no.
As for Spring dresses and easy breezy cotton trousers?
Forget it!
{Unless you like turning blue, and are not very fond of your extremities}

transitional dressing over knee boots

Just as March hails the end of Winter, it also signifies the end of my tether.
I am sick and tired of wearing my furry boots and chunky jumpers.
I NEED an injection of Spring into my look.
Time for a few cheats

This look started with a necklace.
A very Spring-like (and slightly twee) butterfly necklace, that I have had for years.
I wanted to wear it in anticipation of warmer weather.
This chambray shirt added a lighter tone while preventing the necklace looking too girly.
I buttoned it right up to the neck, because I like the look of it that way. But, it also helps to keep me warm and to hide my thermal top.
Cosy layers were essential!
A fluffy wool cardigan, in a peach colour, went well with my boots AND kept me toasty.
[Cardigans can look really frumpy, but I always think that a casual scarf can help to de-frump]

I upped the femininity again by wearing this satin miniskirt, which I last wore for work…here.
Floral patterned tights (last seen here) and my light tan OTK boots covered my legs and kept me nice and cosy, especially with the addition of some wool socks!
My little blue bag finished things off perfectly.

transitional dressing over knee boots

8 ways to transition with ease.

  1. Wear your super-thin, secret, thermal layers. Nobody needs to know they are there!
  2. Try wearing a poloneck (turtleneck) or long sleeved t-shirt, under your lighter dresses or tops. It can add extra colour as well as that vital warmth.
  3. A shirt (or blouse) can also look amazing under a dress. Adding those all important sleeves.
  4. Try wearing a smart waistcoat or gilet. This adds style and heat…win-win!
  5. Wear a lighter denier and/or paler coloured tights {CAUTION: Pale tights make legs look wider, especially if they have a pattern}
  6. Cheat bare ankles with a pop sock. Hideous? Yes! But, no one needs to know. {CAUTION: Don’t buy cheap ones or everyone will notice}
  7. You can still wear boots! Boots are popular all year round, just choose a paler colour or a softer texture (like suede)….or lace, like these.
  8. Make sure you update your makeup for Spring too. Nothing says “Fresh and ready for anything” like a makeup bag clear out and a new eyeshadow or lipstick (or both!).

Are you sick to the back teeth of your current Wardrobe?
Are you longing for Spring, or a change in your seasons?
Please share any transitional tips by leaving a comment.
I love hearing from you!

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Shirt: Urban Outfitters. (similar)
Skirt: TKMax (similar)
Scarf: A gift. (this one is cool!)
Cardigan: M&S (similar)
Necklace: Old. (this one is lovely)
Boots: Ted and Muffy. (similar)
Bag: Monsoon(this one is nice)

At this point, my husband pointed out that my skirt was
“Filling up with wind”
That sounded so funny that I laughed out loud!
He was right though. My skirt was puffing up like a balloon with every gust.
Of course, he meant the weather-related wind, not my own!

If you liked this post why not try these….

Wearing Summer clothes in Autumn.
Secret layers.
How to wear OTK boots without looking cheap.

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