Using Color To Transition From Winter To Spring

Old Man Winter is putting up quite a fight and doesn’t seem like he is going to cry Uncle any time soon. I’m stubborn, though, and I refuse to dress in drab winter colors, even if it is 20 degrees outside. I love using color to transition from winter to spring, and these outfits will show you how easy this is to do.

This Salmon outfit looks like spring is right around the corner, and that is the point. The weather is not cooperating, so I’ll use color to create a spring feel to my outfits.

Spring is often associated with florals and light pastel colors. I love florals, but I usually prefer more vibrant colors over pastels. Coral or Salmon are warm and vibrant colors that combine pink and orange tones. These popular spring colors represent energy, enthusiasm, and joy.

This plaid coat is perfect for the cooler weather we are still having, but the lovely salmon color print makes me think of spring. This is an ideal way to dress for a colder season while transitioning into a warmer one. I love the look and feel of this coat; it is a nice weight and feels super soft. However, the coat runs big. I’m wearing a medium, and it is way too big on me.

Adding these Salmon Wide-Leg Corduroy Pants will keep me toasty warm as the winter season wanes down. The vibrant color of the pant will keep me happy and looking forward to spring. The pants fit great, and a size 8 was perfect for me.

I wanted to show you how easy it would be to switch out the Salmon corduroy pants once the weather started to warm up. Corduroy can be heavy and hot, and switching them for a lighter pair of jeans will allow you to wear the outfit longer in the spring.

I’m wearing a white V-Neck tee in size large under the coat. I don’t know about you, but I usually need to replace my white tees yearly. They are the workhorse of my wardrobe and are often called into action. But we all know how hard it is to keep white looking good, especially if you are like me and tend to drop food on them occasionally. Since this tee is under $8, you can afford to buy a couple of them to last you the entire year.

Here is the view from the back so you can see the length of the coat.

I didn’t have these white Pull-On Girlfriend Jeans when I did my Best White Denim for Women Over 50 post. This pair was on order but didn’t come in before the post went out. I like to give affordable options, and this pair is perfect since it is under $30. These are an excellent option for white jeans since they are pull-on, are a great price, and I couldn’t see through them.

I wore the Beige Women’s Wedge Sandals with both outfits, but I would opt for a closed-toe shoe with the Salmon pants if it were cold outside. This pair of flats look like they would look great with the outfit, but I can’t be sure until I try them on.

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  1. love this post!! I’m ordering the tees. I am considering the loafer too! I am needing shoes to wear with dresses and skirts. I just can’t do a heel over two inches and love kitten heels. I have a lot of shoes for pants and a few pair for shorts but I feel like shoes for dresses are hard to find. I’m not a fan of ballet flats . I absolutely love your blog and all that you do Thank you

  2. “Build it and they will come”- or should we say “Build a Spring wardrobe and it will come?!” I love seeing you wear pretty bright spring colors. Spring is my favorite season and I’m excited to transition into some of the more vibrant colors! Thanks, Tania!

  3. I’m glad that you made it home safely! Driving in the rain is never fun nor easy. Come on down to south central Georgia where we are having spring/summer temps. Records have been broken for Feb. highs, as well as higher lows than the average. You look fabulous in that coral! I am definitely going to check out the pull-on white jeans.

  4. Coral and salmon are my favorite spring colors plus they suit my skin tone. I have taken the advice of wearing cheerful colors in winter. I bought a green and a salmon sweatshirt. Also a hot pink cotton sweater. We’re having spring in Texas so I am wearing spring clothes. It’s weird but the last two Fridays, it’s cold for a coat and by Sunday it’s spring again.

  5. I thought I was the only one who couldn’t keep my white tees looking good. And I love that you are not afraid of color!

  6. Love the jacket! Please do a post on t-shirts! They are also the work horse of my closet for layering. I wear them under blazers and cardigans for work, so I need a nice quality with a professional looking neckline and longer length. Love your blog, Tania!

  7. It is so refreshing to see color for cooler temps. I just love those white pants from Kohls. I bought them awhile back when you featured a post featuring clothes from Kohls. Have a great week !

  8. Pretty colors for Spring! Never think about corduroy for Spring but it would feel nice on the chilly/cold days. Croft and Barrow denim never fit me as good as the Sonoma brand, but I’ll need to try the pull-on style. Thanks for the uplifting Spring post!

  9. I love to use color to transition to spring. Even when it is still super cold and snowy here in Wisconsin.