Want to save money and simplify your wardrobe updates from one season to the next?
It’s easy to do by simply shopping for pieces that are versatile enough to work in multiple seasons!
Transitioning pieces from spring to summer is probably one of the easiest to achieve because of the similar warm weather.
With a bit of creativity and smart shopping, you can enjoy a spring wardrobe that will take you through the summer effortlessly.
The key to a spring wardrobe that transitions to summer is shopping with one eye on the warmer weather to come. Don’t be afraid to buy tank tops at the beginning of spring. (You can always wear them with a cardigan or denim jacket during the cooler spring weather.)
In the summer you can wear spring items with fewer layers or lighter layers. You can also accessorize with jewelry, hair pieces, and fun sandals that help bring outfits to life without making you too warm.
If you plan to shop for clothes before the summer, keep these categories in mind and only buy items that can be worn comfortably in warmer weather.
Here’s what you should be shopping for in the spring. Be sure to catch the outfit ideas below as well!
7 Spring Wardrobe Updates That You Can Wear Through The Summer
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1. Tanks & Tees
2. Light completer pieces
These light completer pieces can be worn with quarter or long sleeves in the spring and then used over tanks and short sleeved tops in the summer. Pieces like these go a long way to change up your outfits and can be added to dresses or worn with a simple cami underneath.
3. Jeans: Cropped or Cuffed
If you’re shopping for jeans, make sure they cuff well. In the summer you will love being able to bring the hem up this way to stay cool. You can also look for cropped jeans–a huge trend this year!
4. Skirts & Dresses
Skirts and dresses are a girl’s best friend in the heat of summer.
During spring you can wear skirts with a sweater or denim jacket. In the summer they can simply be paired with a simple tee or tank. To avoid a frumpy look, tuck loose tees and tanks at the front.
Wear your dresses more simply in the summer or add a fun necklace, earrings or headband to change up the look.
5. Bright Colors & Prints
Many of us gravitate towards happy florals and spunky colors in the spring because of the dreariness of the long winter. These prints will continue to look season-appropriate in the summer so don’t be shy about adding them to your wardrobe.
6. Trendy Sandals
It’s tempting to just go with Old Navy’s basic flip-flops… especially when they’re on sale for just a couple dollars! However, you are missing out on fun versatility and trendy looks if you skip these more fashionable alternatives.
They are just as comfortable as flip-flops and will go a long way through spring and summer to offer that extra pizzazz to your outfits!
The sandals pictured above feature some of my favorite trends right now. From left to right: Slide Sandals, T-strap/Thong Sandals, Gladiator Sandals, Lace-Up Sandals.
7. Statement Accessories
Another spring wardrobe item that you’ll love in the summer are statement accessories like a pretty headband, trendy necklaces and chunky bracelets.
Similar to fashion sandals, these pieces will help change up your simple summer looks without making you melt!
4 Outfits With Spring/Summer Pieces
Here are a few summer outfits using pieces from spring. Pin these to inspire you later!
1. Fitted Tank + Cropped Jeans + Floral Kimono + Gladiator Sandals + Bib Necklace
2. White Tee + Handkerchief Skirt + T-Strap Sandals + Bead Clasp
3. Graphic Tee + Floral Shorts + Slide Sandals + Embellished Headband
4. Embroidered Midi Dress + Crochet Vest + Lace Up Sandals
Are there any pieces in this roundup that you want to add to your shopping list for this spring/summer? Let us know in the comments below!
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