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5 Stylish Ways To Dip Your Toes Into The First Days Of Summer

How to ease yourself into the warmer weather with style

By Alexia Dellner, 04 May 2016
5 Stylish Ways To Dip Your Toes Into The First Days Of Summer

It's hard to believe, but warmer weather is here at last. That means it's finally time to retire those woolly jumpers and heavy boots and bring on the lighter fabrics and bright colours. But before you whip out the sundresses and sunnies, remember that British weather can be unpredictable so you'll want to hold on to a few cover-ups and long-sleeved shirts. The key to a functional spring wardrobe is opting for light-weight pieces that can be layered and mix and matched, depending on what the elements are doing. With a few clever tips and buys, spring fashion can be both chic and comfortable!

Dressing for warm - not hot - weather can be tricky, which is why we've scoured the web for some fashion eye candy to help inspire your spring style. We've also picked five spring fashion pieces to add to your wardrobe that can easily be taken from day to night and dressed up in a number of different ways. Embrace the warmer temperature with these five savvy spring fashion buys and you'll feel like you've had an instant mini makeover!

1. Culottes

Wide-legged culottes are a smart alternative to tailored trousers, with plenty of styles and colours to suit all tastes and occasions. Pair with heels (culottes are perfect for showing off your favourite pair) and a loose silk blouse and you've got the perfect office outfit. For evening wear, style with strappy sandals and chunky accessories. Or team with an oversized sweater and booties for a relaxed weekend look. 

2. Cold shoulder top

Cold shoulder tops are the must-have item of the season which is great news for women everywhere, thanks to its flattering cut and versatile styling options. Show off your shoulders and keep arms covered with a chic shoulder top, paired with jeans for a casual look or a flowy skirt for a relaxed evening out. 

3. Palazzo pants

These flowing pants give the illusion of a breezy summer day however thankfully they provide more coverage and protection from the elements than a loose skirt or dress. They're also a great way to experiment with bright colours. Many women shy away from palazzo pants because they're worried about looking larger, but try cinching in your waist with a chic belt and teaming your trousers with a pretty tank top. Cover up with a blazer and voilà – a professional day time look that can easily transform to night. 

4. Maxi dress

The maxi dress is more than just a holiday staple, it's a spring fashion essential. Take your maxi from beach to bar by skipping the flip flops and teaming with a pair of platforms and a denim jacket instead. For those chillier days, wear over a t-shirt and add a leather jacket for some serious layering power. 

5. Sandals

Comfort meets style in a pair of chic sandals. Avoid looking like you just stepped off the beach by opting for a polished pair that can just as easily be teamed with a pretty skirt as they can with smart denim. Gorgeous!

Pick up all your spring fashion essentials at George at As.