OOTD: Dressing for Spring when it doesn’t feel like Spring

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OOTD: Dressing for Spring when it doesn't feel like Spring featuring the Madewell Washed Leather Moto, AE Ahhmazingly Soft Plaid Boyfriend Shirt, LOFT Sateen Zip Skirt and Celine Luggage Nano :: Effortlessly with Roxy

March is such a strange month in New York City. Technically it’s supposed to go out like a lamb but in my lifetime that’s rarely been the case. April begins chilly weather and often snow. So, how does one go about dressing for Spring when it doesn’t feel like Spring? I answered that question earlier today in a styling ideas post and now here’s one example outfit.

OOTD: Dressing for Spring when it doesn't feel like Spring :: Effortlessly with Roxy
OOTD: Dressing for Spring when it doesn't feel like Spring :: Effortlessly with Roxy
OOTD: Dressing for Spring when it doesn't feel like Spring :: Effortlessly with Roxy
OOTD: Dressing for Spring when it doesn't feel like Spring :: Effortlessly with Roxy
OOTD: Dressing for Spring when it doesn't feel like Spring :: Effortlessly with Roxy
OOTD: Dressing for Spring when it doesn't feel like Spring :: Effortlessly with Roxy
Hat: Amazon | Scarf: Anthropologie (old, similar) | Bag: Céline (similar 1 | 2 | 3 )
Necklace: J. Crew (old, similar or check out this shop)
Jacket: Madewell (sold out in red, similar 1 | 2; black available 1 | 2 | 3 | 4)
Plaid Shirt: American Eagle | Cami: Old Navy (similar 1 | 2 | 3) | Tights: Hue via Macy’s
Skirt: LOFT (similar 1 | 2 | 3) | Boots: TOMS | Sunnies: Madewell
Photos: Allie Provost

On the day we shot this look you can see a bit of snow falling — especially in the first and second shots. There’s no hiding that I still need to wear a hat and scarf, so why avoid it in my outfits? On the warm days I’m as Spring as can be but on this day Winter was still the order of the day.

For me, making cold weather outfits feel more Springlike is all about incorporating color whenever possible. In my outfit pink, green, blue and red combine to add a sense of the colors I’d see in a bouquet. Soft textures like the velvet cami and the knit scarf help to keep things fresh. A red jacket breaks out of the black and grey routine I tend to fall into during Winter.

Next it’s all about layers, layers, layers. I might be freezing in the morning and ready to ditch my jacket by the time my lunch break rolls around. The plaid shirt in this look is layering perfection. Such a trusty piece, I often start off with it buttoned, then unbuttoned in the office to show off my cami. Then when it warms up? Tied around my waist it goes. This is one of my techniques for dressing for Spring when it doesn’t feel like Spring.

Then on my face it’s time for a change too. Instead of the smokey eye I’d been wearing all Winter, I’m wearing a very light eye shadow, a tightline of eyeliner and a saturated purplish-pink lipstick called Liv.

No doubt that as soon as the temperatures hit the 50s, I’m pulling out my Spring dresses and lighter jackets! I’m quite excited for Spring but I don’t mind making use of my Winter layers for a bit longer. How do you go about dressing for Spring when it doesn’t feel like Spring?

Warmer where you are? Here’s a very Springy OOTD and one that incorporates lighter layers. Did you know that you can see my OOTDs so many ways? Firstly, you can browse them all or get sneak peeks and extra angles on my Instagram. Secondly, you can see mirror selfie versions and candid shots on my blog Facebook page. Also, you can follow along and shop my right from your phone via screenshot + the liketoknowitapp. Plenty of ways to see all my OOTDs!!

24 Comments

  1. Nam
    April 2, 2018 / 11:55 pm

    U look so pretty Roxy!!!!

    I love ur jacket, necklace and ur makeup. In first pic u look gorgeous 😍

    • roxyturtle
      Author
      April 3, 2018 / 7:00 am

      Thank you so much Nam!! 😘

  2. Danielle
    April 3, 2018 / 9:29 am

    It really has been such an odd start to Spring here in New York! Layering is key!

    xx, Danielle | Pineapple & Prosecco

    • roxyturtle
      Author
      April 3, 2018 / 7:44 pm

      Agreed! I just hope this week is the last of it.

  3. Emily Wilkinson
    April 3, 2018 / 9:43 am

    Currently wishing for spring! Love that bag!

    • roxyturtle
      Author
      April 3, 2018 / 7:44 pm

      Thank you! The bag is a longtime favorite of mine.

  4. April 3, 2018 / 9:53 am

    I love this outfit! It was feeling like Spring and then it got so cold again! I love that jacket it's perfect for cooler nights!

    • roxyturtle
      Author
      April 3, 2018 / 7:44 pm

      Thank you Laura! Agreed, a leather moto is perfect for Spring evenings! Or days when it's chilly like this.

  5. Anna English
    April 3, 2018 / 10:07 am

    Houston weather is unpredictable, so I love lightweight layers as we transition seasons!

    • roxyturtle
      Author
      April 3, 2018 / 7:44 pm

      So true. Gotta have layers at the ready.

  6. Stephanie
    April 3, 2018 / 10:08 am

    I definitely agree that incorporating as much color as possible is key when it comes to dressing for spring when it's still cold outside! Love all the layers!

    • roxyturtle
      Author
      April 3, 2018 / 7:45 pm

      Thank you so much Stephanie!

  7. Belle
    April 3, 2018 / 10:37 am

    Such a cute look! I love your bag too!

    Belle

    • roxyturtle
      Author
      April 3, 2018 / 7:45 pm

      Thank you Belle! This bag was something I bought several years ago with a work bonus, and that makes me smile every time I use it.

  8. loopyscorpio
    April 3, 2018 / 2:07 pm

    "Winterizing" my spring/summer dresses is kind of my uniform! I have SO MANY dresses that I just couldn't bear to let them sit until the warmer months. If I did this, only a small percentage would ever get worn. So I am a huge fan of cardigans (I have a massive collection) & jean jackets, colored tights, and sometimes depending on the cleavage factor, layering tops/blouses. I have a conservative job so I must not run around and show a lot of skin (gasp!). I also am a huge fan of color all year round. I live in the midwest so it seems like it's cold here more than it is warm so I have gotten quite used to this almost daily ensemble. Thanks for sharing your cute outfit and your advice!! I used to have a blog to share mine as well, but life got in the way. If you'd like to see some of my outfit ideas for dressing for spring when it doesn't feel like it, I'd love for you to take a peek at my IG! @ForensicFashionNotes Thanks!!

    • roxyturtle
      Author
      April 3, 2018 / 7:46 pm

      Such great ideas loopyscorpio! I love how just a few layers can make a Spring item ready for even the coldest of days! I will check out your Insta tonight.

  9. Ashley DTKAustin
    April 3, 2018 / 10:39 pm

    This look is so cute!! I can't believe the weather is so dang cold still! Fingers crossed Spring weather makes an appearance soon!

    • roxyturtle
      Author
      April 4, 2018 / 7:06 am

      Yes! So ready to break out my Spring sundresses.

  10. April 3, 2018 / 11:40 pm

    I’m so tired of this yo-yo weather! But your outfit it so cute and perfect for the changing temps!

    Megan pipmegan.com

    • roxyturtle
      Author
      April 4, 2018 / 7:06 am

      Thank you very much Megan!

  11. April 4, 2018 / 9:37 am

    Houston’s weather is all over the place sometimes. It’s been and then this morning it’s freezing!

  12. April 7, 2018 / 1:26 pm

    I'm from Philadelphia and I used to live in Brooklyn- Spring there was always so back and forth! Cute outfit!

    • roxyturtle
      Author
      April 7, 2018 / 3:13 pm

      Oh awesome! It's so true and this year more than ever. Thank you!!

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