How to dress on chilly spring days

The winter to spring transition is difficult to dress for

The hardest days to dress for in spring are those, when it is not freezing-cold, but not warm neither. I call these days the neither-fish-nor-meat days which is a direct translation of the German “weder Fisch noch Fleisch.” It’s still to cold to wear the spring outfits, but already too warm for the winter clothes. The best you can do is to either layer spring pieces or dress in a mix of winter and spring pieces.

Mix winter and spring pieces during the winter to spring transition to get a stylish head start on spring. #styleadvice Click To Tweet
Salvatore Ferragano pumps and Jaeger tote details
Zoom-in on Jaeger Tote and Salvatore Ferragamo pumps (all own)

Tips for layering in the winter to spring transition days

On such days, your best bet is to go for em>layering. The idea is that you can drop a layer at the office and/or when temperatures are up a bit during lunch break due to the Sun’s diurnal cycle. Other options than the one shown in the outfit photos are to wear a layering top under or a sweater over a sheath dress with a jacket for the commute. Or what about replacing the denim jacket in the above outfit by a cardigan. What about ditching the denim jacket in the outfit shown in the photo and wearing a puffer vest over the blazer. In all this layering, the goal is to avoid wearing a winter coat that would provide similar insulation as the combined items, but would be too warm for the warm part of the chilly spring day.

Layer to avoid to wear a winter coat in the winter to spring transition. #Styletip Click To Tweet
#over50fashion mature woman in summer dress styled for work on chilly spring days
Vittoria Verani blazer over Red Star denim jacket (all own) worn over jersey sheath dress c/o Lookbook Store accessorized with own Salvatore Ferragamo pumps, Ray Ban sunglasses, Jaeger tote, and statement necklace (gift from my husband)

Did you like the suggestions? Then you also may like to read how to look slim when layering and what mistakes to avoid when layering to look stunning.

What do you do to avoid wearing your heavy winter coats as soon as possible? What are your ideas on how to dress on these transition between winter and spring days? What are your greatest challenges in dressing during the transition season? Send me an email, I am curious.

#fashionover50 Summer dress styled for spring to stay warm in the winter to spring transition season
Side view of summer dress c/o Lookbook Store layered under own Red Star denim jacket layered under Vittori Verani blazer worn with Jaeger tote, ray Ban sunglasses, statement smoky quartz necklace, and Salvatore Ferragano pumps

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