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Fight winter wardrobe boredom with spring fashion

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fashion over 40 winter work outfit
Halogen skirt with GNW tight, Anne Klein sweater, Jones New York polka dot shirt from summer, riding boots and DIY belt

Are you already so sick of winter? When I still lived in temperate maritime climate mid-latitudes, it was about this time in winter when I had enough of the gray, rainy and windy weather and was so looking forward to spring, but there were still about 8 weeks to go.

fashion over 50 winter office outfit
Back view of above outfit to show the barrette and details of the belt and riding boots

Now living in Alaska, the cold season starts some time early September and runs until mid May (if we are lucky). You gain a lot of experience how to overcome winter wardrobe boredom – starting with styling your outerwear and ending with wearing summer pieces in the cold season. Did I ever mention that in Interior Alaska, you don’t need actually transition clothes? Greenup is like switching a button.

Tips to have fun with spring fashion at the end of winter

Anyhow, here are my secrets to fight winter wardrobe boredom:

  1. Light up your outfits by inserting spring pastels and the SS season’s It color.
  2. Layer spring tops under a V-neck sweater or a cardigan.
  3. Wear a layering top and half-slip under a spring or summer dress with tights and fall sandals on a dry, warmer day.
  4. Wear a spring skirt with a half-slip and a sweater.
  5. Wear your trench coat as a top with leggings and a T-shirt underneath for a compfy, stylish weekend look.
  6. When the weather and sidewalk conditions permit swap your winter boots/booties for heeled loafers or heeled oxfords.
  7. Insert a floral pattern into your outfit.
mature fashion woman wearing a summer shirt in late winter
Zoom-in on details of the winter office outfit with shirt from summer

Worn in winter, styled for spring

Here are some outfit examples for inspiration how to wear items from the warm season in mid-winter and late winter.

fashion over 50 how to wear summer pieces in late winter Lookbook Store Leather cycle jacket with GNW Luxe wool cashmere sweater, Michael Kors camouflage wedge sneakers, floral silk scarf, H-buckle (all own) and white jade and black onyx necklace c/o Almo Jewellery
40 plus fashion winter work look with blazer Vittoria Verani blazer over Anne Klein red turtleneck sweater with London Boyfriend jeans and Michael Kors wedge camouflage sneakers (all own)

fashion over 40 fighting winter wardrobe boredom with spring pieces Work outfit with Eli Tahari abstract print summer sheath worn as skirt (over a slip) under GNW Luxe wool cashmere sweater accessorized with scarf, Chanel belt and Salvatore Ferragamo pumps (all own)style over 50 summer dress styled for work on chilly spring days Vittoria Verani blazer over Red Star denim jacket, Jaeger tote, Salvatore Ferragano pumps, statement necklace (all own) and jersey sheath dress c/o Lookbook Store

Winter outfits using light colors

mature fashion layering light colors for transition to spring Layering a tailored Great Northwest denim shirt under a GNW Luxe sweater with Newsport News leather pants and scarf. The scarf and necklace pull the outfit together
style over 40 spring inspired winter look Jones New York signature striped cardigan with Investments mock-neck cashmere sweater, Newsport News leather pants, Christian Louboutin heels (all own) for a warm winter look that looks like a spring outfit

If you like these tips let your friends know how to wear your spring items now.

How do you avoid to get into winter wardrobe boredom? Are you already eager to wear your spring and summer pieces? What are your tricks to get a head start on spring? Let me know by email so I can help you.

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Photos: G. Kramm

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