Eight ways to bring spring into your winter wardrobe
We might still be in the grips of winter, but it's never too soon to inject a little spring into your outfit. Here's how.
Add a pop of spring colour
If there is one colour guaranteed to conjure up cheery visions of spring it is undoubtedly a bright sunshine yellow. And this handbag by Surrey designer Giovanna Sessi-Knott nails it perfectly. Even better, it comes as a set of three – with a crossbody bag (in khaki green) and an evening clutch. And the maxi tote is reversible so also comes in the same green as the crossbody. But best of all, the Morphbag by GSK is ethical and sustainable – so you’re also saving the planet. Winning!
£298 for the set of three bags
Ditch the boots
Winter boots begone! We’re putting a spring in our step with these cool Vanessa Wu trainers from Two Ducks lifestyle boutique in St John’s, Woking. The cheetah print is a nice change from leopard, and the pretty pink suede velcro straps should see you nicely all the way to summer. Bring it on!
Be bold with big prints
Big patterns add dimension to your outfit, and will make it really pop without the need for crazy colour. We love this oversized cardi from Californian label Ragdoll – it’s super easy to throw on over any outfit and the soft blend of wool and alpaca wool will keep you snug and cosy… because because there’s still a nip in the air. You’ll find it at The Gate Boutique in Guildford.
Dress it up in a midi or maxi
This gorgeous dress from French label Grace and Mila is the perfect spring outfit. But it’s also great for now – pair with long boots and layer with a chunky cardi or a knitted sweater and you’re good to go.
Get shirty in a vintage way
Shirts are big this spring – and they’re coming at us in two distinct styles. On one side there are pretty vintage-inspired shirts like this pretty pink shirt from Danish designer Day Birger et Mikkelsen. And on the other is the longer line masculine shirt. For now, the frills steal the show – peeking out splendidly from under a cosy sweater. Find frills like this at The Gate Boutique in Guildford.
Throw on a trench coat
The ultimate in seasonal transitions, and a wardrobe staple – the trench is a timeless classic. This take on the classic coat by Norwegian designers BRGN is waterproof, but still breathable which makes it practical as well as pretty. And it’s also on sale at Courtyard Boutique in Guildford. To many wins to ignore!
£189, down from £379
Swap joggers and jeans for trousers
Step away from the loungewear – trousers are making a comeback this spring. Keep the look casual with chunky boots or white trainers, a casual t-shirt or a tucked-in knit. This print on this midnight blue pair from Catwalk Boutique in Godalming is also a nod to the season’s love of checks.
£22.49, down from £74.95
Make a statement with your jewellery
These three-tier drop earrings will add pizzazz to any winter outfit. They’re designed and handmade in Surrey by Tatum Diamond (who also does a gorgeous range of purses and bags).