tips for staying warm but looking like spring

Spring is here!! For some of you, that means waiting hopefully for the ice to melt and the rain to stop. And shivering while trying to wear fashionably spring clothes. πŸ˜‰ Here are a few ideas I have for you!

(To be honest, this is a funny post for me to write since my state is currently roasting– in MAY! But I have experience from previously living in a really cold state so… πŸ˜› )

I remember getting up really early each Ressurection Sunday morning to drive the hill to the old cemetery, and our tiny church singing hymns and reading scripture and celebrating Christ’s glorious resurrection together.

My favorite part: that moment when the sun broke over the treeline and flooded the world in golden light!

My least favorite part: freezing in my fluttery easter dress, and sometimes even being ankle deep in snow.


While I currently live in a desert state where we’re shaking our heads at how hot it already is, I totally understand the problems of cold weather in spring! πŸ˜€

It can be tough to figure out how to enjoy wearing spring style clothes but still stay warm!

Here are a few things I learned. I hope they help and inspire you!


Spring Colors

A lot of times you can simply pack up the darker shades, blacks, and jewel tones of your winter wardrobe, and use only items in aΒ lighter pallet. Viola! You’re in the sandals and florals season!

In my closet that would look like–

My pink and brown hooded flannel for warmth but a spring feel, and this light green bomber jacket that goes with pretty much anything.Untitled design (2).png

Dark colored sweaters no more! This lightweight, white wrap that I just found at a thrift store (good for an extra layer too!), and my absolutely FAVORITE oversized blush-pink sweater!Β Untitled design (3).png

Switching to lighter washes of denim, including white and pastel colors, definitely gives spring vibes.

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Sneaky Layers

There are so many ways to wear more clothes without looking like you’re dressing for the dead-of-winter! Ditch the gigantic coat this spring and go for a more covert way of staying warm. πŸ˜‰

In my closet this looks like–

My light-wash denim vest over this longsleeved shirt, or layering it over a dress for extra cozy.Copy of Untitled Design

Hiding chopped-off leggings under a dress or skirt, or wearing them full-length into cute boots!Β Copy of Untitled Design

Wearing an entire t-shirt under my sweaters– always a win for warmth! (I also do this with my flannel.)Β Copy of Untitled Design (1)


Thanks for reading!

It was fun pretending to know spring fashion rules… XD Were my tips fun/helpful?

Keep warm, smell the flowers, and —







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26 thoughts on “tips for staying warm but looking like spring

  1. I love this! It actually feels like summer weather here, so I’ve been wearing spring clothes since winter, but I’ll totally remember these for if I have to travel. πŸ˜‚ Thanks for the amazing tips, Anna!

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    1. Aw thanks, Madison!
      Ooh girl I feel ya. XD I broke out my sun dresses and short sleeves in February!
      Glad you enjoyed this post, and hope it can come into use for you sometime. ❀

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  2. I do some of your tips in full winter since I love the cold and don’t (ever really) want to wear a full coat though sometimes I have to. *laughs*
    Wonderful post!

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  3. Ooh great tips Anna! I pretty much wear light wash jeans all summer / spring and dark wash ones in the winter / fall, but I never really thought of mentioning it. XD XD Those jackets are so cute! πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks so much, Hannah!
      So cool, you’re just a natural at style. πŸ˜‰ I honestly hadn’t even thought about denim wash before this spring when I realized that my light, distressed capris looked better for the season. πŸ˜› *hides*

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  4. Hey, awesome post and great tips you 2! πŸ˜€ Loved it. I LOVE the denim jacket!!! I want one. XD ;P And your oversized sweater is supercute on you Anna. πŸ˜‰ ❀
    love and miss you both! πŸ˜€ ❀

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    1. Hey Rosy!! Thanks so much, I had fun putting this post together. πŸ˜€
      The green army jacket? haha I love it too! 😍😍
      Daw thanks dear, I practically lived in it for months and months lol πŸ™ˆ so it’s nice to know I didn’t look like a hobo 0_0
      Miss you!

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    1. Oooh you have my sincere condolences!! We were so happy to get a little bit of spring weather earlier this year, but now we’ve joined you in EXTREMELY hot temperatures. :/ Here’s to not melting!

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  5. This was so much fun!! I haven’t lived somewhere that cold since I was eight, so it’s something I’ve never seriously considered. But blue jean jackets and knee length leggings? Bring it on!
    (Also at our sunrise service in AZ last year before the sun came up we were freezing…we’re such desert birds.)

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    1. Hooray for jean jackets and knee-length leggings then!!! πŸ˜‰
      (haha freezing??! A sunrise service sounds extra dreamy in AZ tho since the sunrises/sunsets are so awesome here!!)
      Thanks for commenting, Kassie!

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  6. Super great tips for me, something I’ve been struggling with as our weather just had a drop from high 70s to high 40s and 50s… WHAT?? Its ‘sposed to be WARM AND HOT people!! LOL, so that’s what I’m going through πŸ˜‚

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    1. Eeee that sounds like an adventure, and yikes perfect timing for my post! πŸ˜¬β„οΈ Hope it’s finally warmed up for you, Hannah!


    1. Me tooo!!! XD I found them really cheaply at a local thrift store years ago, and multiple friends went and bought the same brand online because they liked them so much! lol
      Thanks for commenting, Katja. πŸ™‚


  7. This is the first post I have read, and I love it!! Such good advice! Especially for us up north with this 40 degree weather IN MAY!!!

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