Spring Style Ideas for the Chillier Days

Apr 9, 2015


While it seems like white dresses and cherry red skirts are months and months away from me, I'm trying to hang in there and do my best with these confused days that are (what I assume) to be mislabeled as Spring. Sure I now get to only wear one coat instead of two, but it seems like I'm ages away from sitting with bare shoulders on brunch-spot patios, drinking pimms cups and flirting with the sun. 

So while part of me wants to pack everything up in the middle of the night and move to a state that has its life together in terms of seasons, the other half of me is having a begrudgingly good time trying to figure out how to make two season's worth of clothes make nice. And while some things will never ever work (don't try to force a heavy sweater underneath a pinafore), I have found there's one formula that's quickly becoming a transitional favorite.


That formula would be: Chunky sweater + summer maxi = high fives from women on the train. Seriously, do this and do this now. Take a maxi or midi summer dress (this one is from New Old Fashion Vintage), put a belt over it, take the chunkiest sweater you own, and then tuck the corner of said sweater into the hidden belt to break up the heavy proportions. 

The outcome is a cozy but not-too-heavy spring look.


Let's discuss: What's a formula you've been sticking to during this April weather? Whether you're in the chillier climates like me, or if you're already playing in sandals (ps we all hate you).

PS: If you'd like more sweater layering ideas, go and read:




  1. Wow! This is such a cute idea, a chunky sweater on top of a summery dress! LOVE this combination. Where is your knit from? I need it! Your style is so amazing girl <3 Don't worry the warm weather will come soon! Kisses xoxo

    Csenge | Csenge's Point

  2. All about that half tuck! If it wasn't 80 degrees and I had a chunky sweater, and a maxi skirt (basically everything), I would 100% recreate this look. Love it!

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  3. I have packed away all my sweaters and refuse to acknowledge that it's going to be 50 tomorrow. (; While I'm shaking in my boots you'll be rocking Winter and Spring at once and you're doing quite the job at it.

  4. Loooooove that chunky sweater, it looks so perfect tucked into the skirt.

    Also...it's been a while since I've been here on my pc and not my phone, so can I just say WOW, your new layout looks amazeballs. XO

  5. It's been pouring here all week, so April has been rain boots and frizzy hair for me haha. Love the layering. I can't wait for a non-rainy spring day so I can get some pre-summer layering in :).


  6. I absolutely love when chunky sweaters have pieces tucked in; you totally nailed it by pairing it with the summer maxi. And I would suggest moving to California (we do brunch outside like nobody's business), however that nice weather soon turns into burning heat of doom so.... the grass is always greener I guess haha!

  7. I'm already playing with sandals so please don't hate me! Actually, I'm also experiencing weird weather and currently going from wearing sandals to sweaters from one day to the next. I'm actually jealous that I don't get to play around with my wardrobe as much as you do. I love the idea of wearing a maxi skirt with a chunky sweater. It's such a cute look that I'll definitely have to try out when I move to a state with colder weather.

    Sweet Helen Grace

  8. I really like this formula too (summer dress, maybe not maxi, because I'm petite and in maxi I feel even shorter than I am + chunky sweater), although it isn't as much warm outside to wear sandals. And btw, I really like your bag, dear :)


  9. Love this! Sweaters are my all time favorite. They're SUPER comfy and this one looks great as well!

    XO Naomi in Wonderland

  10. This is a really cute look! Now I just need chillier days lol
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

  11. Yaaaaasssssss! Floral skirts and chunky sweaters! You crack me up... moving to a state that has their seasons figured out. Ha ha! We only have two seasons here in Austin. Mild Winter and Hot ass Summer. Spring and Fall last about a day here.... it's truly weird.

  12. I like you, girl! And your knitted poncho and romantic ditsy floral print of your skirt!:)

    Oly | TLV Birdie Blog

  13. I love how you always pull off these outfits that juxtapose very different pieces together. It is great.

  14. There's a thing I love in your blog: you can compare a lot of strange objects together and then... You look wonderful dear!
    xx, Flora


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