February 19, 2014 - Easy Outfits, I Feel Pretty, Style

I Feel Pretty | Winter to Spring

It’s mid-February in Texas which means spring is just around the corner.  We’ve enjoyed some 75 degree days already this week.  There’s nothing better than a February day spent on the patio. Of course, Mother Nature is fickle and we’re bound to get some cold temps again but this week has been a nice break in the winter doldrums.

If you’re following my Daily Style Diary posts on Instagram, you’ve probably already noticed that I’m transitioning out of my winter wardrobe into more spring-y looks.  I’m so ready for my boots to go into hibernation for the season!

Before we say hello to spring style and goodbye to winter, I thought it would be fun to take a look back at my favorite winter outfits and ways to transition pieces of them into spring.  Yes, I’m aware that there will probably be plenty of winter wear opportunities ahead, but it’s nice to dream of warmer weather and start planning our wardrobes accordingly too!

Outfit One

Black and Beige Outfit Full

Keep for Spring:  Striped Top

Stripes are great year-round.  Pair them up with florals, polka dots, pastel jeans and every other spring trend you can think of.

[Striped Scoop Back Tee]

Outfit Two

Tribal Sweater Red Jeans Boots Full Keep for Spring:  Denim Shirt

Yes, denim shirts are still on the scene for spring.  They look cute paired up with a floral scarf and some fun pastel colored jeans.

[1969 Western Shirt]

Outfit Three

Wellies, Jeans, Jacket Full

Keep for Spring:  Rain Boots

Rain boots are a no-brainer for spring showers.  These come in seven different colors including this punchy red.

[Kamik Jennifer Boots]

Outfit Four

Cashmere Nepali Scarf Full

Keep for Spring:  Leggings

You better bet I’ll be wearing my SPANX leggings in the spring.  They’ll be perfect with long tunic blouses and cute flats.

[SPANX ‘Look at Me’ Shaping Leggings]

Outfit Five


Keep for Spring:  More Rain Boots

Spring is the wettest season after all, so more than one pair of rain boots makes perfect sense.  I love this violet pair.

[Hunter Original Gloss Violet]

It’s Your Turn:  What winter trends will you be carrying over into spring?  Tell me in the comments.


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  • This reminded me that I really want a pair of rain boots as we get so much rain here in South Florida.

  • I’m so jealous of your warmer temps!! I feel like I’m in major hibernation mode right now. can’t wait to see your spring outfits!

  • Oh my I would love some 75 degree days. We’re having 50s this Friday, whaoo! 🙂 Looking beautiful in all the outfits!


  • I love all your looks this week. I can’t even choose a favorite! You always know the right way to pair your cardigans and flowy tops


  • I got a pair of Joules boots for Christmas and I love them! I think they will transition nicely to spring! I have been searching for a pair of leggings – do you recommend the Spanx? Love the red pants too!! susan

  • You should totally be a model.. Oh wait. You are. 🙂

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  • Temps in the 70s?! I’m jealous! And I thought that 40 degrees was looking pretty good ; )

    Love a good pair of rain boots! I’ve been wearing my Hunters non-stop!

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  • I can’t believe spring is that close. We just had another snow storm yesterday. Spring is a ways off here 🙁

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  • I’m so happy it’s finally starting to feel like spring in Florida! The only other wintery (for Florida) thing I’ll be keeping is a light scarf, because you can dress up a plain tee with it. =)

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  • I love all your outfits but Outfit 2 really stood out. The color combination is eye-catching.


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  • It’s so nice to see you in more spring looks Alison…..it’s so refreshing!


  • Great ideas for spring keeps. I’ll keep some of my scarves in the mix, they’re great for keeping the chill off without bulking up on clothing. Have a fab, inspiration-filled day! ~Ann

  • Love the mix of the polka dots & stripes!! I also really like the look you put together with the Aztec sweater, chambray & red jean…very eye catching!! Thanks for sharing with us!
    Kellie @ http://www.ie-style.com

  • Love all the choices all the boots.



  • I’ve been admiring all of your great boots. You know how to wear them well.

    I’m afraid we will have boots here for a good 2 months yet. We are expecting more snow next week. All I can say is, “MAKE IT STOP!”


  • Oh no, I’m scared to read the photography tips…I fail at photography and have just accepted that it will never by my thing. 🙂 But I do love your outfits here and your ideas for transitioning them to spring. I think I’m mainly looking forward to transitioning to spring colors. Fall/winter colors are my favorite, but I’m still ready to lighten up with some pastels by spring! Thanks again for hosting the linkup! – Gina
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  • Love this post. I’ve been thinking about how to transition some of my outfits to spring now that it’s warming up a bit. I’m trying not to get TOO excited as I know we still have several weeks of winter left here in Utah, but it’s fun to plan ahead. 😉 I’ll definitely be keeping my chambray top, leggings, and black & white striped tee around for spring. I really need to get some rain boots – they sure are cute!

    Question: Where would you recommend finding a cute floral scarf (for a decent price)? Any favorites that you have?

  • Kim Kauffman

    75 degrees?? Sooooo jealous! We are in the 50s with so very much rain. Glad I have my hunter boots! I’ve been dreaming of pulling out my wedges though!

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  • I’m envious of your warming weather as I sit here and shiver in MN. 🙂 Ah well, it’ll make me appreciate spring even more when it finally does arrive. Loving all your looks!

  • All great items to transition to spring. Since the temps in CA doesn’t fluctuate much through the seasons, I wear pretty much everything year round. I am looking forward to more florals back into my wardrobe.


  • I love all of your outfits, and I’m so jealous of your 75 degree days!! Hoping we get some of that balmy weather our way soon 🙂

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  • I’m so ready for Spring!! Great transitioning pieces. Love your look and super cute scarf. Thanks for sharing the photography blogger link I could sure use some tips.

  • Loving denim tops for spring

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  • Hey Alison…lucky you…I’m just dreaming of spring! I totally love all the rainboots you’ve featured today. Oh, and anything stripey too! Thanks for hosting I Feel Pretty!

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  • Your first outfit is stunning. Very pretty color combination, and nice pattern play with the stripe and polka dot. You look like an update equestrian.

  • Allison you are so sweet! Thanks so much for the shout out in your amazing post today! and I love that Aztec cardigan!

  • Amy

    I love this idea for a post! Very helpful. You always look amazing!!

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  • Loving all your looks and I love how you transitioned each piece. Great post, Alison!


  • Love your 5th outfit!! That peplum sweater is gorgeous and you are glowing!!

  • Mo

    Spring IS almost here! Awesome. 🙂 I love the look with the denim shirt and red jeans. really cute!


  • Great and inspiring looks honey! Beautiful pictures!

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  • I completely agree with all the clothing that can easily transition to spring. Even though I am still a ways away from nice temps! You made me laugh with your line about nice February days on the patio. Mine is still under about 8 inches of snow! 😉

  • Rachel

    I love the idea of stripes & florals!
    Those violet Hunter boots are amazing.

  • heidi

    LOL, last week was MINUS 47… yes, for real!!!!
    Today is minus 16, and I am like woohoooooooooo!!!!!!!!!! sad, I know LOL
    So spring to me is still so far off, but I love looking at the things I can wear.. one day !!

  • I’m really looking forward to the spring and summer, but we’ve had a really mild winter here in Seattle (probably the only place in the country that had a mild winter). It’s finally starting to snow in the mountains so I can’t quite think about transitioning just yet 🙂 But I will definitely still be wearing my wellies into the spring for sure 🙂

  • I looooove the black and white stripes/dots combo – I think you just inspired a nail polish idea with that outfit! 🙂

  • ADA

    What a great post recapping your outfits and being creative in giving us new information too. I too will keep the Denim Shirt, Rain Boots & Striped Tees for Spring. I will also keep Scarves and Skinny Jeans for Spring and of course Leggings which I live in and to me they are year-around.

    My pleasure linking up again, for the 2nd day in a row. Have a great rest of the week, Alison!

  • I pinned your outfit bc I love that first classic look! I want that handbag! :-). Thanks, Tammy. @wildruffle.com

  • I love the idea of this post! I hadn’t thought about leggings for spring, but I guess they can come with me:) thanks!

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  • I think the biggest winter trend that I’ll carry over into spring/summer will be lip balm! Haha does that count?

  • Denim and stripes are always good staples! Outfit 4 is my fave. So simple and gorgeous!


  • 75 degrees? I don’t even remember what that feels like. I’m definitely ready for some more spring styles as well. Thanks for introducing us to Megan! I take all my own photos and am always looking for tips. I’ll definitely be checking these out!


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  • Great ideas for the transition to spring. You always look so put together and cute.

  • i love the stripes and polka dots together!

  • I’m so jealous of your warm weather, although we are in the middle of a heat wave here in NYC, too … high 40’s and even 50’s;) It’s actually pretty great!

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  • gorgeous.. wish it was that warm here, I am in New England. can’t wait for Spring clothing! xxo

  • Love these looks!

    I am soooo beyond ready for some real spring weather- for GOOD, not just a random 60-degree day. 🙂


  • Alison, I love these outfits on your and the premise of the post. My fav is number three with the red pants and aztec jacket. I am envious of your weather, still snowy here in New York!
    Have a great weekend coming up.
    XX, Elle

  • Cathy

    I’m so jealous seeing you wearing flats with jeans. We are still buried in at least a foot of snow. Today we had rain, freezing rain, and snow. Have I mentioned how much I hate winter? LOL

  • I’m totally jealous of the warm weather! Also, you have to be the most stylish mom out there. Love all your outfits!

  • Lana

    Hi Alison – I found your blog through Shay, and I love it! I’m also a recovering yoga pants addict with two teenage boys. All of your outfits are so pretty, and you have given me some great inspiration to start wearing the things in my closet. I have been wanting to start a blog of my own, and you, Shay and Sheaffer have inspired me to get busy! Thanks so much.

  • Love all your outfits, especially #2 & 5. You look absolutely gorgeous!!!


  • Wow, what fabulous weather! We are still enjoying liquid sunshine here in Portland. 😛 Great outfits… especially love the neutral color palette of the first one!

  • My Kamik’s came from DSW last night and I freaking love them! I am SOOO beyond ready for spring to get here.