Friday 5 March 2021

Transitioning into Spring with a Sweater Dress

For many people spring is literally around the corner, but the white fluffy stuff hangs on a bit longer here in Saskatchewan, but the temperatures do tend to let up and nicer weather outweighs the cold snaps for the most part.  But like the the rest of the world, I yearn for spring like pieces and a wardrobe change, while also remembering that "baby it's STILL cold outside".  That's why I love a good sweater dress, especially in a lighter color such as beige, white or gray.  It's warm and cozy, but the lighter color says brighter days are  ahead!


In order to add a little contrast  to a fairly plain dress, I added the cutest headband, sparkly stud earrings, and layering necklaces.  My OTK boots are getting pretty worn out but I've decided that I am not going to replace them this year, but rather wait for next fall to see what the trends are.  I am finding it's slim pickings in the stores and even online for boot options this year, so I'll just hold on to my $$ and maybe invest in a few other spring transition pieces like white booties that I've had my eye on.

As warmer temperatures increase and the sun shines brightly, we can trade in our parka coats for a lighter coat, as I did above, or if it's really nice you can shed the top layer and just wear the cozy knit on it's own.  If you are lucky enough to live in a climate where the snow is melting away and the temperatures are well above zero, not here for a couple more months, I absolutely love the idea of pairing the sweater dress either with some booties and bare legs, or with little sneaks!  Both of these are darling and I hope to wear them out in the near future, but until then I am keeping my leggings on for an extra layer of warmth.  

Insiration #1 from Julia's blog.

Inspiration #2 from Pinterest.

What are your favorite pieces to style and transition from winter to spring?

Shop This Look:

Sweater Dress:  Marshalls; similar Vero Moda ;  similar

 Aritzia Wool Coat (old); Aritzia (similar)

JewelryHillberg & Berk

Headband (FabFitFun):  Simons (similar)


  1. This is exactly how it was when I lived in Denver. Some days might be warm, but we actually got snow in June just two years ago.
    I love a sweater dress and it's fabulous on you Bo!!

    1. Oh my, you totally feel my pain. I would cry if we got snow in June!

  2. You are so smart to wear a sweater dress in a lighter color. It's perfect to transition to Spring! It's still a little chilly here too so I'm always on the hunt for spring like pieces that are still warm! -Meranda

    1. You are so sweet!!!! I am dying to crack open some of my spring shoes but there is still so much snow and the melting and freezing will be off and on for the month on March.

  3. Your sweater dress is so pretty on you! It really is the perfect piece to transition into spring and would look adorable with sneakers!

    Jill- Doused in Pink

    1. I can't wait to try it out with sneakers. This weekend was our first warm weekend and although I could have pulled it off, it was a mess outside with all the melting. I am kind of hoping to save my white sneaks for a dry day, LOL!

  4. WOW!! You look marvelous. Doesn't look terribly spring like up there yet...but I am sure it is coming. We are in short sleeves around here and I am loving it. In El Paso, if you blink you will miss spring because we generally jump straight into summer.
    Love the styling of this dress. I read on another blog how gals are using boots as transition pieces moving into spring. Love the neutral palette you have chosen but the bits of bling that jazzed it up.

  5. I love that sweater dress! It looks so cozy and warm, but so cute. And your headband is so pretty too.

  6. Our days for sweater dresses are over here with 70s in the afternoon but I like the idea of sneakers and booties with them to transition them.

  7. This dress looks so cosy on you and I love the little pop of colour with the red velvet headband with all the neutrals, it's a really nice touch! :) I wish our weather was cold enough for dresses like this - I'd only ever wear my knit dresses once at most twice a year so I ended up donating or selling them - wasn't getting a lot of value from them!

    Thanks so much for joining the #WeekdayWearLinkup! Hope you are having a good weekend :)

    Away From The Blue

  8. Bo, I really love this look for this time of year! I still need all the warm cozy clothes as well. It is so cold here! I have been trying to lighten and brighten up the colors I wear though to feel more spring like. Thanks for linking with me!


  9. I am a big fan of sweater dresses! They are absolutely amazing this time of year. Not to mention super cozy. I love your sweater dress - the fit, the color and its versatility is perfection. I like how you added a pop of color with your headband - a nice touch.

    Maureen |