The temperature is warming up, and the days are getting longer, so it’s time to start thinking about layering during springtime. Those adorable, warm-weather pieces are almost ready to debut once again!
However, springtime can be so dang finicky. One day it’s a balmy 68 degrees, and the next, you’re bundling up in a coat, enduring a rainshower that no one saw coming. We all want to wear our flowy floral darling dresses; with spring’s sometimes unpredictable weather, it can be hard to tell what to wear on a given day.
Don’t stress it! As challenging as it can be, we believe that there are plenty of ways to make layering during springtime work for you. We are here to share our favorite layering tips, your must-have springtime pieces, and outfit inspiration that will get you excited for the season. Keep reading to find out more!
Springtime Capsule Wardrobe Checklist
First, you want to make sure you have the right pieces on hand. This will make it easier to put together easy, layered ensembles to adequately accommodate spring days. You will need:
- Flowy skirts
- Lightweight sweaters and cardigans
- Short sleeve and long sleeve tees
- A few halftees
- Ankle Boots
Materials to Consider
When it comes to materials to focus on during springtime, you should look for lightweight and breathable options. This is what is going to make layering possible.
Sure, a linen shirt on its own might not be enough when you leave for work in the morning. All you’d have to do is throw on a cute cardigan, and you have the perfect amount of warmth and coverage to tide you over until the afternoon rolls around.
A classic blazer might be too much when layered over a long sleeve blouse, but swap it out for an outer layer made of seersucker, and you’ll be good to go!
Some other materials that are ideal for springtime include:
Colors to Consider
Incorporating the right colors into your wardrobe can make a 35-degree day wearing a sweater and jeans feel more like spring. Some shades scream spring; breezy lilac, buttercup yellow, soft pink, and sky blue are all beautiful examples.
So, if it’s going to be colder and you need something more substantial to help you stay comfortable, consider reaching for some warmer pieces in these light hues. A cute lavender sweater layered over a button-up is as timeless as it is cozy and a perfect springtime outfit.
Avoiding Bulk When Layering
While layering can be an incredible tool for providing warmth and comfort on those tricky spring days, many women avoid it because they feel like it adds too much bulk to their ensemble. No one feels comfortable with this sensation, making these transitional months even more challenging.
The key is in your base layer. You've found your sweet spot if you can find a suitable base layer that provides coverage without adding unwanted bulk.
This is where a halftee gets to shine.
Just as it sounds, a halftee provides coverage on top, providing an additional layer to your upper half. The hem of a halftee hits the bottom of your rib cage. This gets rid of bulk around your hips, eliminating what you don’t want while still providing the coverage that you’re looking for.
Outfits for Layering During Springtime
With all that being said, we are obsessed with easy, springtime go-to’s perfect for transitional weather.
A Day In The Office
Do you want an easy-to-throw-together ensemble that will help you maintain a professional look at work? Not a problem! There’s nothing like loving your outfit to help you feel more productive and ready to slay your day.
Grab your favorite midi skirt and an eyelet lace blouse. Tuck the blouse into your skirt to add some definition to your waist, and layer on a cardigan. If you feel like you need another layer, throw a halftee on underneath your eyelet blouse. Finish it off with your favorite pair of ankle boots!
A Relaxing Day At Home
If your big plans for the day include taking care of things at home or giving yourself some time to relax, we have the perfect, layered outfit for you.
One of the most frustrating parts of those early weeks of spring is that it’s still too chilly for our loose, flowy, sleeveless dresses. Try styling it with a halftee! Easily add some long sleeves to your favorite spring dress, and you’re all set.
Errands With the Kids
When getting ready to head out with the littles, the last thing on your mind is what you’re going to wear. With everything else you have to worry about? Please.
However, this is perhaps one of the most important things to consider when getting ready for a day of errands! Think about it. If you don’t like what you’re wearing, you’ll be thinking about it all day, and you’ll just want to go home to change. There’s nothing worse than being uncomfortable in your clothing.
So, on a day like this, where you have several places to go and a number of children to bring with you, be sure you’re wearing something comfortable that accommodates the spring weather.
Your favorite pair of jeans with a comfy pair of trainers and a chambray button-up is an easy go-to. You could layer the chambray over a striped, long-sleeve top and keep the chambray open if it's extra chilly out. You’ll feel put-together and ready to tackle the day’s to-dos!
Let Halftee Enhance Your Springtime Wardrobe
Layering during springtime doesn’t have to be daunting! As long as you have all the right wardrobe essentials, you’ll have everything you need to look and feel amazing during this transitional time of year.
Make sure you have enough halftees to complete your ensembles! The perfect basic, you’ll turn to this piece time and time again, no matter what you have on your day’s schedule. Browse our selection today!