How to Layer Your Winter Clothes in the Spring

April 16, 2021 3 min read

Redefining seasonal style.

(Left to right, top to bottom: @msbeltempo, @candicemtay, @candicemtay, @simplylivandco)


Transitional weather can be tough to dress for, but it doesn’t have to be. With many garments on the market designed with one season in mind, we understand that it can be difficult to mix-and-match capsule wardrobe pieces to produce polished, comfortable, and ultimately, temperature-appropriate outfits. Plus, creating year-round ensembles by repurposing pieces you already own is the most sustainable thing you can do! When spring rolls around, consider keeping your winter clothing out for a few more months as we walk you through five simple layering tips to style your wardrobe from winter to spring. 


(Left to right: @emmairenecavanagh wearing Encircled The Everyday Long Sleeve Tee in Black, @alisa.koz wearing Encircled The Unblazer in Black)


1. Blazer as Outerwear

Blazers are truly an all-season garment that can be worn alone, under warmer layers, or best of all - as outerwear. Layer your favourite blazer (ours isThe Unblazer) over aclassic tee to achieve an elevated and transitional weather approved look. This light layer can be easily removed as the afternoon sun warms up.

(Left to right: @richellekingsland; Encircled The Unmoto Jacket in Olive over The Revolve Dress in Black)

2. Lighten up a Winter Dress

Don’t let changing temperatures keep you from wearing your winter dresses in the spring. Simply start with a comfortable dress likeThe Comfy Puff Sleeve Dress, leaving legs bare. Top your look off with a longer spring jacket to shield your legs from the cool breeze. On warmer days, opt for a shorter layer likeThe Unmoto Jacket combining the best of both seasonal worlds. 

(Left to right: @coffeeonsunday_ wearing Encircled The Unbodysuit in Black; Encircled Sleeveless Unbodysuit in Black)

3. Button-up Over or Under

We all know the classic button-up shirt so well, but why not give it a fresh look for a stylish spring outfit? Button-ups are extremely versatile and can be worn alone, or as a layering piece under a sweater, and buttoned or unbuttoned overtop of your go-to bodysuit or tank top. ConsiderThe Sleeveless Unbodysuit underThe Comfy Button-up, for a layered look.


(Left to right: @hersimplesole; @the_purist_ wearing Encircled Puff Sleeve Cardigan in Cappucino)

4. Sweater Over a Dress

Believe it or not, sweaters and dresses get along quite well. Swap out your pants for a flowy dress or skirt - pops of colour, texture, or pattern are highly encouraged. Finish off with a solid colour sweater of your choosing, we suggestThe Dressy Sweatshirt, which can be worn hanging free, tucked, tied, or cinched at the waist with a belt. 

(Left to right: Encircled Chrysalis Cardi Medium in Navy style guide; @kristisoomer wearing Encircled Chrysalis Cardi Medium in Black)

5. Transform a Scarf

A scarf may seem single-use at first glance, however this simple winter staple may be transformed into a top, cardigan, shawl or even dress (ahem…The Chrysalis Cardi) making it a versatile layering accessory. See the 8 ways to wear ithere and learn about  the wide range of styles that can be created with one essential piece ofsustainable clothing.

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