Style Hunter's Top 12 Tips For How To Transition Your Wardrobe Into Spring

06 April 2014 by

GALLERY >> How to do transitional style

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Margaret Zhang - Blogger

The Jacket Margaret has raised the style stakes by doubling up on outerwear. This BCBG Max Azria striped leather jacket worn under a statement coat adds tough luxe.

The Harness As a fashion-forward belt alternative, notch up your plainest top with a buckled harness.

The Coat The statement coat is THE update piece of the season. Bright, graphic or bold, it must clash with your ensemble. Shoulder robing nabs extra points at Fashion Week too.

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Leandra Medine - Blogger

The Sweater Funnel-neck, loose and oversized – this jumper is the perfect mannish antidote to Leandra’s sheer frilly skirt.

The Skirt-Over- Trouser This grungy ’90s layering is having a real moment. Leandra’s chiffon ruffled skirt lends elegance and lightness to the severe black trousers and heavy sweater.

The Zip-Up Hem It’s the smallest details that can make the biggest difference. Take these split-hem ankles, which spill pleasingly over the flats, looking slightly odd – in a very good way.

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Annabelle Fleur - Blogger

The Hat Annabelle’s veiled beanie is a blogger’s favourite – it guarantees a flock of street-style photographers. Worn with a laid-back boyish outfit, it doesn’t take itself too seriously.

The Jacket Smart tailoring in a very ‘hot’ shade of cool winter white. It’s extra fresh and crisp when worn with boyfriend jeans.

The Shirt Tails This peek of shirting taps into two major trends: plaid and preppy layering. What a multitasker.

Gina May - Fashion Writer

The Slogan Sweater A quirky-message sweater is a sure-fire way to tick the current novelty-trend box. Fun, relaxed and comfortable, it’s the perfect addition to more dressy pieces like those worn here.

The Skirt This boucle?- coated Acne skirt comes pre-styled – easy for the layer lover who’s in a rush.

The Metallic Clutch Metallics are the new neutrals. They’re a wardrobe staple now – just grab and go.


Candela Novembre - Model

The Jacket Candela’s minimalist black leather Iceberg jacket is the perfect way to toughen up full-on spring florals.

The Matchy Top and Skirt This blooming No 21 coordinating skirt and top aren’t at all twee. The double-faced satin is stiff, giving the outfit a sharp and sporty edge.

The Clompy Shoe The chunky Zara mules do two jobs: they bookend the black leather of Candela’s jacket and give the outfit extra attitude.


Gilda Ambrosio - Blogger

The Coat This overly long vintage quilted coat does all the talking here, enhancing a simple outfit. And these sleeping-bag versions are enjoying a moment.

The Shoes Super-sleek courts (see how they match her coat?) add elegance to a voluminous look and are extra-flattering with this tricky skirt length.
The Midiskirt This is a hot skirt shape right now. Gilda’s vintage midi is straight and column- shaped, further adding to her ’90s vibes.


Amanda Bergmann - CEO

The Coat Pick a theme and stick to it. Amanda’s chic coat from By Malene Birger establishes the white base for the rest of her outfit.

The Striped Trousers These By Malene Birger striped trousers are uber-flattering. The shape is relaxed yet smart – a great work look when paired with court shoes.

The Colour-Block Top Echo but don’t match your bottoms with your top, like Amanda. Her blocky take on this classic colour trio looks graphic and grown-up.


Vanessa Hong - Blogger

The Oversize Sweater Supersizing transports the simplest item into statement territory. This jumper creates a fresh silhouette and a fuss-free way to go coatless.

The Skirt This Christopher Esber split skirt is clean, modern and sexy – a winning combo.

The Boots Rachel Ruddick’s thigh-high boots are a heavy-duty way to work the skirt-over- trousers silhouette. Vampy but very now.


Gemma Talbot - Blogger

The Sweatshirt Designer tees and sweats are often reasonably priced, so you can make a big statement without a huge investment.

The Skirt This Asos white pencil skirt is surprisingly versatile – here it acts as a sleek base for a big’n’baggy sweatshirt.

The Shoes See how Gemma’s chosen to clash her Zara leopard-print shoes with a blanket check bag from Asos? That confident mismatch livens up a classic camel coat no end.


Holly Rebecca - Stylist

The Statement Jacket This scuba Zara jacket is a modern way to do ladylike and will easily segue from layering over cosy knitwear to a sporty summer crop top.

The Bag The catwalks decree that pastels are set to be a year-round pleaser, so this big, boxy Whistles clutch in luxe suede has as much longevity as it does room inside!

The Shoes These mules by new label Dorateymur pack on-trend punch in glossy white – what better way to update such retro acid-wash jeans.


Gala Gonzales - Blogger

The Coat Gala’s Sandro coat is a worthwhile investment. With contrasting panels in eternally chic concrete grey, it will last years in her wardrobe and never look worn out.

The Matchy Look This Topshop Unique ensemble of shirt and slacks taps into three trends: tailoring, frayed edges and true blues. The cropped shirt helps elongate her legs in those baggy pants.

The Shoes Going mannish to the max, Gala’s Hugo Boss shoes are the ultimate in ugly chic. She doesn’t do half measures, bravo!


Charlotte Groeneveld

The Coat Charlotte’s chosen to snuggle-up in double outerwear: her Burberry jacket under a Jaeger peacoat looks like a clever two-for-one purchase.

The Boots These glossy Balenciaga Apron boots – aka the unofficial ankle boot of fashion week – are heavy duty and practical but shiny enough to look smart.

The Skirt Zara’s sequin skirt is more hard-working than you may imagine. With a ribbed knit, this gunmetal sparkle brings tough glamour to a daytime look.

From the shows and beyond, charging full-steam ahead into the new season, Style Hunter has been out snapping savvy spring dressers in the street. Naturally we've had our magnifying glasses out and have been dissecting and decoding the key looks. In these temperemental transitional climates, we note - layers are key. Whether its teaming your winter woolies with bare legs, heavy leather with your floral prints or nailing the right statement jacket there are tonnes of tips we can garner from snooping on the stylish. Click through our gallery of the hottest looks on the streets for tips from the top...


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