Guest Post: Transitioning your Winter Wardrobe

Hi readers, Ashleigh here from The Blonde Silhouette excited to be sharing some styling tips for our beautiful Brisbane weather!

It’s official, we are half way through the last month of winter! With the return of spring quickly approaching it’s important to get the most out of those wintery seasonal pieces and transition them into a spring must-have! So that gorgeous leather jacket you bought this year, it’s not just a winter accessory but also a fashion investment, a piece that will drive your style throughout another season.

Open those Pinterest tabs fashionistas and take note, as I am about to demonstrate your personal guide to restyling a winter piece into your spring look book.

In the winter…

Winter Lux Leather
Skin and Threads panel jumper, Jacki Anderson bag, AM Eyewear sunglasses,
Nobody skinny jeans, West 14th leather jacket, Alexandra Blak cuff, Habbot shoes.

This Jasu West 14th leather jacket has been pinned, clipped, screenshot and linked many times throughout the past 3 weeks and after much deliberation, it has joined my wardrobe as a staple piece. For the next month I plan to team it with my favourite winter pieces – jeans, knits, textured ballet flats and large tote bags.

Style tip: Hints of wine or berry, (AW13/14’s featured colour palette), will add warmth and depth to an edgy outfit while still keeping the look sophisticated and feminine. Finish with some bold, dark shades and minimalistic jewelry: think cuffs, statement rings and cute studs.

In the spring…

Spring Summer Lux Leather

Ellery sunglasses, West 14th leather jacket, Tom Gunn platform shoes, Carly Hunter T-shirt dress, Benah clutch, Grace and Scarper horseshoe ring, Grace and Scarper XO ring

This spring, expect to see a recurrence of the monochrome trend in anything from apparel, to footwear and accessories. While that leather jacket became the focus of your winter styling, consider its role reversed to a cool, chic accessory by teaming it with a light, spring dress. This monochrome print kimono dress makes the perfect statement given its artistic and edgy nature.

Style tip: Remember KISS? Keep it simple and stylish; add a casual feel with some on trend flatforms and silver, stacked rings. Don’t forget it is spring so add a splash of colour to the mix. A bright cobalt blue will keep you effortlessly cool and ahead of the fashpack without being OTT.

Remember, fashion is cyclic, trends are always repeated and it is more than ok to team your last season favourite pieces with new seasonal threads. Feel inspired to transition your wardrobe and get the most out of your clothes!


Ashleigh Brisbane fashion blogger

Ashleigh will be writing monthly articles to give you amazing styling tips about how to wear this season’s latest trends.About Ashleigh: The Blonde Silhouette presents the inner fashion monologue of Brisbane based blogger, Ashleigh McCallum. From savvy street style to haute couture lustings, Ashleigh advocates impeccable taste with witty fashion savoir-faire.

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