Waiting for Spring Clothes? Transitional Clothing Options

Not quite Spring yet, but weather may be Spring-like depending on where you live. Clothing in the stores may seem a tad dreary and we are all looking forward to the colorful hues ahead.

When I mention transitional clothing to my clients, I often get a  puzzled look. That is, because we tend to think of clothing as seasonal,so we do not really know how to dress as we move from one season to the next.  There are three things to remember about transitional clothing: color, fabric, and timing.


Transitional colors tend to be those colors you can wear year round. Think neutrals: black, navy, brown, gray, camel and beige etc.. These transitional colors are timeless and sometimes the staples of your wardrobe.


Transitional fabrics can be worn year round, if you understand the concept of layering. Think rayon, knits, and lightweight wools and modern synthetics. These are great crossover fabrics that can help you look fresh and seasonal without killing your budget.


Next to fit and fashion, timing is everything with transitional fabrics. You don’t want to look like you are jumping seasons too fast unless you want quizzical stares. That is why the neutrals work well and you change up your fabrication. Adding a few Spring accessories to the neutrals is the way to go.

So next time you are shopping think about purchasing a few transitional garments. You will get a lot of mileage out of them, and you will be set with your wardrobe when the seasons start to change.