When it’s too chilly for a sundress and too balmy for wool, the morning routine becomes that much more challenging. The first signs of warmth appeared on our weather apps quite early this year, and many of us instinctively packed up the winterwear to make room for silk, cotton, florals and brights. A tad premature? Not at all. Winter’s chunky fabrics have no place in Spring’s chill – neither do your furry boots, nor do your down jackets. Perhaps the solution is coming to terms with the fact that Spring is an unpredictable season that demands all kinds of dress. Yes, we all dream of corals, color blocking, blossoms and glimpses of bare skin. But alas, we are Canadians. And aren’t we known for being prepared for any spike in temperature?
‘Tis the season of transition, and nothing makes things easier than a wardrobe staple that’s cozy and versatile. Enter the summer knit – ideal with jeans for May’s cool shade, and picture perfect with shorts and sandals, when the summer heat offers a cool breeze. Not to mention, absolutely key when office AC gives you goosebumps galore. Worn over a little dress, you’ve got yourself reinvention with a touch of whimsy.
In a season that is synonymous with everything but long sleeves, it’s easy to forget just how far a little piece of grandma’s knitting will go. So next time your browsing for shorts, skirts, tanks and dresses, think about the power of a cute jumper … and cozy up to Spring’s fresh air, without a case of the chills!
Six adorable options that will take you from Spring to Summer to Fall, in a nutshell…