Spring might be around the corner, but temperatures are still cold in many places, keeping warm weather looks just out of reach. While the need to bundle up is hard to avoid, it’s also tempting to bring in touches of spring even before temperatures fully shift. So where to look for cozy street style inspiration that also hints of warmer seasons to come? New York Fashion Week in February 2022 was accompanied with street style trends that blended the comfort of big warm jackets with the bits of skin and cheerful colors that the eventual rise in temperature guarantees. Here are some of the best transitional street styles to try before spring and summer make their full arrivals.
Bring Back The Early 2000s
Back in 2000, everyone had this jacket or some iteration of it. Everyone. Now it’s back and perfect for layering as we wait for warmer weather. In fact, pretty much everything from the early 2000s is fair game right now and your local thrift store likely has you covered.
Show Skin Under A Cozy Oversized Jacket
Oversized jackets are a double win — they’re cozy and they can make a look with a bit of skin work even when it’s still cold outside. Crop tops will be back again this spring and summer and now is the perfect time to layer them under a big warm jacket for a peek-a-boo look.
Mix In Bold Colors
It’s easy to get lost in dark colors during the winter months but a sure fire way to bring spring and summer into your wardrobe now is to mix in bold, bright colors. Yellows and greens seem to be stealing the show this year and are perfect for adding cheer to cold weather looks.
Show Off That Bra Or Crop Top Under A Blazer
Another popular peek-a-boo look is the bra or crop top under a blazer. It’s flirty but still means business and is warm enough for cooler temps. A playful crop top print can also bring a summer vibe a little early — which can be a good thing when you’re getting bored with your winter wardrobe.
Have Fun With Mixed Prints
2022 is comfortable with mixed prints — nothing has to match, which can be a fun way to transition between seasons with a winter jacket and a spring dress. This floral print is also very 2022. It has the signature bold colors with spring’s green and a geometric floral print.
Try All White
While often reserved for summer, all white can also work well for a transition from the darkness of winter to the lightness of spring. This look pairs nicely with oversized trousers, a large jacket, a form-fitting top and chunky black boots.
Go Monochrome With Spring’s Green
Green is popping up all over and is perfect for March and April as the newness of spring starts to take over the countryside. Opting for an oversized monochrome look is also very 2022. It’s bold and pulled together but still comfy.
Layer A Corset For A Regencycore Look
If Regencycore is a term you haven’t heard before, it might be time to look it up. With the return of Bridgerton and all the 19th-century style inspiration that appeared with its first season last year, expect to see more corsets and poofy sleeves this spring — both looks that can be premiered early with layers.
Play With Summer Prints
Summer colors and prints don’t have to wait until temperatures heat up. Bringing out colorful prints early is a great way to anticipate the change in seasons. And, impressionist-inspired prints are especially trendy for 2022.
Wear Socks With Sandals
Yes, socks with sandals are traditionally a “no” but irreverence has always been part of the fashion cycle. If you have sandals you can’t wait to wear, pull them out and pair them with some socks for an early-spring celebration. After all, dad sandals have been in for years now and don’t dads often wear socks with them, too?