Transition to Spring with Thrift Style | Thriftanista in the City

3.10.2014

Transition to Spring with Thrift Style

If you're in a climate like Chicago, you probably don't need those spring clothes cropping up in stores just yet. We have a month, max 3 of chilly temperatures left. I am sick of my winter clothes but unless I want to freeze I'll need to keep wearing them a wee bit longer. I can however transition to spring with a few inexpensive pieces that I can wear now and after the thaw.

transition to spring with thrift style




Bright Skirts
Wear brightly colored skirt that contrasts with your cozy warm layers. Colored skirts of yesteryear are plenty at thrift stores. If florals are your thing, your transition pieces are definitely here. Thrift stores transition to spring / summer attire too but it's still an abundant source for all seasons at the same time. If you score a skirt with a thinner fabric, you can still winterize with thick tights, boots, and a heavy coat while you're waiting for warmer weather.

thrift store colored leather skirt


Neon Trim
If you're not quite ready to dive into the color explosion, keep it simple with a splash of neon trim or a subtle yet bold graphic to wear with the cold weather staple -- jeans.

wearing turquoise and orange together

Candy Colored Jewelry
Pile on an arm party of colored bangles and think happy thoughts of spring flowers blooming. Estate sales are great for random cute jewelry. From painted bangles to vintage rhinestone jewelry you can find unique pieces to brighten up the winter wardrobe you may still be wearing.

spring pop of color

Vibrant Bags
Add a pop of color with a new bag. Nothing says spring like a vibrant colored bag. Does it get any better than orange? *heckles self with chants of purple* It's such a mood enhancer. It's the perfect color when you're wearing a neutral color palette or in my case wanted even more color! Sadly, this Tory Burch Ella tote isn't mine. A friend asked me to consign it in The Thriftanista Closet. It's new. It's for sale. It's 35% off retail.

tory burch ella tote bag

How are you transitioning to spring?

how to wear leather pencil skirt
THRIFT silk cardigan - wire necklace - bangles - Newport News leather skirt - DVF ankle boots FREE BDG top RETAIL Tory Burch ella tote

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22 comments

Whitney James said...

Love the look, and transition items/tips! That tote is just so darn FABULOUS!!

~Whitney
www.whitneynicjames.com

Natasha Bernard said...

Love the look and the colors. Fashionably Fabulous right in time for spring. xoxo

Ashleigh said...

I looooove that leather skirt! The color is fabulous on you. I am very slowly adding color to my winter clothes. I seriously need Spring to happen NOW.
-Ash
www.stylizedwannabe.blogspot.com

Tori D. said...

Love the skirt and sweater! Too cute!

Kim Hkiss said...

The colors is spring so loving your outfit! ^_^

Kim,USA

LaTasha Harris said...

Luv, luv, luv this get up!!

Cam said...

Those bright colors will certainly help thaw the chill!

Kenya Hunter said...

Very cute Troy! I love how you styled this! The colors are amazing! Definitely get me in the mood for spring!

xo, Kenya

Vintage Nut said...

Well put together. I love the cardigan!!!

Who is that Girl Mo? said...

Cute colors! You are ready for Spring even if it isn't ready for you. :-)

Mo

14th Street Vintage said...

I love the cardigan. I love cardigans. They kinda like me too.

Evey said...
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Evey said...

The cardigan is so unique I can't believe someone didn't like it anymore.

Cheers,
Everest
www.everestsays.com

Tiffany Opp said...

Super cute look! I love the blue leather skirt and the orange bag, and the cardigan is awesome. Love the print!
Tiffany

LV said...

Great look. My eye was immediately drawn to your orange bag. Such a vibrant color and it just POPs against your clothes.

http://foodfashionandflow.blogspot.com

Antionette Blake said...

Yes, this is a great transitional outfit! Hopped over from Thrifters Anonymous!

Antionette Blake said...

Nice to see you again, this time I hopped over from What to Wear to Work with Whitney!

Natalie Ast said...

that thrifted cardigan is amazing! love how you wear bright colours too! xo, natalie http://natalieast.com

Dina's Days said...

I love a pop of neon! What a one of a kind find, that sweater is so cool.

Crystal Blake said...

That cardigan is friggin' awesome...love it! I came from What to Wear to Work with Whitney.
www.crystal-blake.com

Carly Walko said...

I ADORE all the bright colors...that skirt and that BAG!!! Looks fabulous!
Thanks for linking up with Monday Mingle.
C

Shon said...

Great reminders, Troy. Thank you.

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