Fight winter wardrobe boredom with spring fashion

Mix spring and winter items for new exiting looks

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.

#fashionover50 mature woman wearing spring and winter clothes together for an interesting office look
Back view of an office outfit composed of both winter and spring pieces from my wardrobe: Anne Klein cable knit cashmere sweater, Halogen tweed skirt, DIY belt, Jones New York polka dot shirt, Hermes collier de chien bangles, GNW tight,  and Sanchez riding boots (all own)

Style your outerwear to fight winter wardrobe boredom

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 comfy, 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.
#maturefashion older woman wearing a summer shirt in late winter
Zoom-in on details of the winter office outfit with shirt from summer:  Anne Klein cable knit cashmere sweater, Halogen tweed skirt, DIY belt, Jones New York polka dot shirt, and statement necklace (all own)

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 woman wear summer pieces in late winter Lookbook Store Leather motor 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 older woman in winter work look with blazer and boyfriend jeans from spring Vittoria Verani blazer over Anne Klein red turtleneck sweater with London Jean boyfriend jeans and Michael Kors wedge camouflage sneakers (all own)

#fashion-over-50 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 mature woman in a spring dress styled for work on a late winter day Vittoria Verani blazer over Red Star denim jacket, Jaeger tote, Ray Ban sunglasses, Salvatore Ferragano pumps, statement necklace (all own) and jersey sheath dress c/o Lookbook Store

Winter outfits using light colors

#mature-fashion older woman layering light colors for wither to spring transition Layering a tailored Great Northwest denim shirt under a GNW Luxe sweater with Newsport News leather pants, Anne Klein scarf, Celine tote, Paloma Picasso sunglasses, DIY pendant necklace,  and Hermes collier de chien bangle (all own). The scarf and necklace pull the outfit together.
#style-over-50 mature woman looking posh chic in a spring inspired winter look Jones New York signature striped cardigan with Investments mock-neck cashmere sweater, Newsport News leather pants, Christian Louboutin heels, Kieselstein Cord belt and buckle, cameo cat pendant necklace (all own) for a warm winter look that looks like a spring outfit

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#fashionover50 midlife woman in a mixed spring and winter items work outfit
Halogen skirt with GNW tight, Anne Klein sweater, Jones New York polka dot shirt from summer, Sanchez riding boots, Hermes collier de chien bangle,  statement necklace, and DIY belt

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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