Goodbye, puffy coats and snow boots; hello to vibrant colors and bold prints! Spring is coming, and everyone is looking forward to those warmer days after so many months covered in heavy clothes.
On the other hand, the temperature in spring is not as predictable as it used to be: even if the cold starts to cool down, it is still too early for some short clothes or those days at the beach. As spring weather can be a mystery box, the best way to face possible temperature variations is to add sportswear or activewear to your wardrobe rotation, combining functionality, comfort, and style.
If you need clarification about preparing for the coming season, read these three essential tips to welcome the warmer days without being left unprotected in the face of an unexpectedly cold day (or night).
Add Some Stylish Accessories
We get used to throwing heavy coats and sweaters on top of everything in winter. Returning to basics when the weather starts warming up can be confusing. To avoid feeling so “naked,” you can incorporate trendy accessories into lighter and/or shorter clothes.
Here are some must-have items to match your spring 2023 wardrobe:
- Large handbags or shoulder bags.
- Leather belts in different sizes.
- Light scarves
- A handy pair of designer eyeglasses.
- Stylish bucket hats.
- Loafers or ballerina flats.
- Sneakers in vibrant colors.
- Some pieces of silver jewelry.
Start With a Neutral Base and Add Pops of Color
The main change brought about by the arrival of spring is the return of vibrant colors in contrast to the white and gray of those long, cold days of winter. It’s a great opportunity for playing around with neutral and vibrant, warm colors in your rotation of tank tops, shirts, track pants or joggers.
In spring 2022, the shades of purple dominated the fashion world. Now Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2023 is Viva Magenta. But the new spring collections are also full of shades of blue, both grayer tones (reminiscent of jeans) and lighter versions resembling green.
The golden rule is to avoid cool tones. Some neutral colors that go well with spring are ivory, cream, and light shades of brown. And the ideal vibrant colors for the season are red, yellow, and orange shades.
Use these colors in your clothes, accessories, and makeup to match your skin tone and your eye/hair colors. For example, a blonde with blue or green eyes will look amazing with shades of brown (especially warm beige), some yellow greens (such as emerald or turquoise), and even peachy pinks (try coral or salmon).
Experiment With Layering
As we have seen, spring can be surprising, interspersing hot days with colder ones – sometimes even fluctuating temperatures two or three times between morning and night. One way to deal with this without getting too cold or too hot is to experiment with layering sportswear pieces.
In the gym or playing sports, it’s common to use a next-to-skin layer to stay warm: clothing that helps maintain body temperature and at the same time draws moisture away from the skin, and they are less heavy and uncomfortable than a wool sweater or winter coat.
This way, you can enjoy the first few weeks of spring by putting those thick sweaters back in the closet and wearing a sheer dress or blouse with a sports bra underneath it all to keep you warm in case the temperature drops when the sun starts to go down.
Another option is the so-called exercise dresses, which incorporate a bodysuit (such as biker shorts) under a traditional dress made in a combination of nylon and spandex, ensuring comfort and also some protection against unexpected cold.
Be Prepared for the Transitional Spring Weather
Spring is right around the corner, for the happiness of those who are looking forward to warmer temperatures and taking lighter clothes out of the wardrobe.
But it’s always good to be prepared for unexpected changes in temperature in the first days and weeks of the new season. The look you choose in the morning needs to be strategic so that you don’t get cold in the case of a drop in temperature in the late afternoon. The best way to prepare for cold mornings that turn into warmer days and vice versa is to add stylish sportswear to your clothing compositions. This way, you can be both elegant and cozy at the same time.