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Wardrobe swapping

Pastel jeans are a nice touch for a spring outfit.

Ali Chiavetta
Features Writer

With spring just around the corner, it feels like we are all in need of a major wardrobe change, which could cost a lot of money. Fortunately, this isn’t the case! Especially in these transitional weeks between winter and spring, there are many fashionable pieces appropriate for both seasons.
To start off our list, who can resist such a versatile style staple as the cardigan? While winter styles may be heavier and darker colored, many stores sell these adorable sweaters in a multitude of colors and cuts that are more appropriate for spring time. By adding a brightly colored, more lightweight cardigan to your closet, you are able to stay warm for those chilly winter mornings but still stand out in a bright spring color.

Pastel jeans are a nice touch for a spring outfit.
Pastel jeans are a nice touch for a spring outfit.

Speaking of color options, jeans in pastel colors are a huge hit for the change in seasons. While jeans are always a tradition for college students, purchasing them in lighter colors puts the focus on the coming season. Jeans sold in colors like mint green, eggshell blue, and pastel pink are perfect to compliment any neutral colored top.
By adding a fun floral headband, you’re one step closer to shaking off the winter blues and stepping into spring. Florals in general are a good way to show your spirit for spring. Pairing them with contrasting textures, such as leather jackets, shows off your edgy side and keeps you warm.
Just as denim does, bandage skirts come in a variety of colors and patterns. By slipping into a bright patterned skirt paired with a looser top, you’re ready to welcome the warm weather. Don’t forget the tights for those cooler days, though!
As far as footwear goes, shoes like Tom’s, Sperrys and Sanuks are perfect for the coming weather. They are close-toed, so they keep your feet warm in the mornings and evenings but are lightweight enough to keep your feet cool during the day.

Tom’s Shoes are versatile for many seasons.
Tom’s Shoes are versatile for many seasons.

By choosing clothing that is able to be modified throughout the day, you can stay comfortable through temperatures that are all over the map. Wearing button down shirts with roll-able sleeves and jeans that can be cuffed are good examples of pieces that can be changed whether the weather is warmer or cooler.
For your dressier occasions, pairing a sundress with tights and a lighter colored cardigan is a great way to stay warm and look springtime appropriate. Colorful accessories are a way to put you in the springtime mood without breaking the bank. Bold-colored statement necklaces are very in right now and can be found in popular stores like Forever 21 and H&M.

Floral headbands are a great way to draw attention to your face.
Floral headbands are a great way to draw attention to your face.

Wearing neutral colors with a bright statement piece is always a great look to try. Headbands and head wraps come in hundreds of colors and prints. By choosing one that matches the color scheme of your outfit, you can bring more attention to your pretty face!
If you are one to experiment with makeup, most companies come out with spring collections. Using lighter eye shadow colors and liners, like light pinks, blues, greens and purples, can make you appear more awake and bring out the whites of your eyes. Springtime shades of lipstick and lip gloss can enhance an outfit. Pairing a bold pink lip with your new pastel pink jeans is a great example of an everyday outfit appropriate for the change in seasons! Happy spring!

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