Here in Chicago we have had the mildest winter in years, but I am still excited for the bounty of energy and warmth that springtime brings. Even though the April showers are a bit of a downer, there is an undeniable jolt of happiness that happens when the snow thaws and the dresses in your closet become an option again. Whether you want to flounce around in floral skirts, wield a clear umbrella, or slip into sandals, here is your vintage guide for spring!
Confab With Color
After the dreary grays and blacks of winter, one major way to welcome spring is by adding punches of color to your wardrobe. Even if the weather is still too cold for a bright yellow raincoat, adorn yourself with a colorful accessory, like this ’70s Fire Opal.
Look Dynamite in Dresses
Even if you have to cover up with a jacket for a few more weeks, break into the dress section of your closet. Go maxi, like this 1970’s Hawaiian Floral Halter Dress, for better coverage, or mini if weather allows!
Jonesin’ for Jackets
Spring is the most unpredictable of seasons; so don’t be afraid to get a jacket specifically for those months. Go for a fun mod print, like this 1960’s Chenille Mod Belted Coat, and be ready for any weather condition!
The first thing to do when the weather gets warm is to ix-nay those old snow boots and transition to sandals, like these 1970’s Multicolored Platform Heels. Wear with jeans, shorts, dresses, skirts, or even just to walk around at home (I won’t tell…).
Be Stoked for Shorts
The last step to revitalizing your winter wardrobe is eschewing pants in favor of shorts, like these 1960’s Casual Red Shorts. Your legs might be frightened of the outside world at first, but give it a few days and you won’t even remember what pants felt like!