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INSPIRATION AND ADVICE

5 WINTER STYLES TO UPDATE FOR SPRING

By Lakeisha Goedluck, March 21, 2018

While the weather app may not be reflecting this, we think it’s high time to give your wardrobe a bit of a spring refresh. To help you make the transition, here’s a list of five top winter style staples and what you should swap them out for in preparation for the season ahead.

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Donning grandad-inspired gear was the way to go for FW17/18, as street stylers everywhere were spotted stepping out in flat caps, refined slacks and chunky-soled sneakers. As a result of the trend, outerwear options covered in heritage check patterns reigned supreme — from tartan-print trench coats to plaid puffer jackets.

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If traditional patterns were a key feature of your winter wardrobe, try switching them out for old-school stripes instead. The classic French Breton top is a must-have when spring rocks around, or go for a more abstract take on stripes like this guy. Pair your patterned top with minimal pants in order to keep your look balanced.

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Throughout the colder months, streetwear aficionados took to wearing tracksuit bottoms in order to both stay warm and look slick. In particular, bottom halves with a contrasting side stripe proved popular; styled with an oversized hoodie or steezy puffer jacket, they added retro flavor to any ’fit.

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This spring, it’s time to let go of your track pants in favor of a pair of '90s-style skater jeans. Loose-fitting and in a light wash, team them with a corresponding denim jacket or opt for a Harrington jacket to truly nail transitional dressing.
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Over the last few years, the puffer jacket has become ubiquitous. Popularized during the '90s, the oversized outerwear style has been adapted to appeal to a new generation. Covered in logos or presented in color-block patterns, the ultimate winter jacket will undoubtedly be back for FW18. 

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During the warmer months, try layering up with another '90s-inspired go-to: the denim jacket. As it’s no longer a source of shame to double up on denim, when it comes to styling yours, go for matching jeans to signify that you’re ready for spring.
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Retro knitwear is another feature of the grandadcore aesthetic that received a lot of hype last season. Whether a traditional fisherman rib or an all-out Argyle sweater, the trick was to team yours with of-the-moment pieces — notice how this guy’s chosen to wear his with on-point corduroy overalls and minimal kicks.
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For the upcoming season, the penchant for old-school picks is still going strong but you’ll likely be trading in your chunky knits for a slick vintage-style soccer shirt instead. Follow this dude's lead and keep your look chilled; steer clear of a sportswear-led ensemble and wear your shirt with a cross-body bag and straight-fit jeans. 

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When it comes to refreshing your wardrobe ahead of a new season, it’s vitally important to consider what to wear on your feet. For FW17/18, hiking boots were high on the agenda (partly thanks to the bouts of seriously bad weather). Worn with pin-rolled jeans and a slick overcoat, it's always a wise decision to have a pair of lace-ups on hand throughout winter.
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Fast-forward to spring, and the silhouette to add to your arsenal is the much-hyped chunky sneaker. From the adidas Yung 1 to the Balenciaga Triple S, rocking shoes with platform soles is the way to go. Wear the borderline ugly model with a pair of wide-leg pants or your go-to jeans. 

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