The Mid-Winter Wardrobe Blues

Chances are you are getting bored wearing the same outfits and we aren’t even through January yet. The stores may be starting to show some spring styles, but it’s still mid-winter here in CNY. Today on Bridge Street, I talked with co-hosts Sistina Giordano and Tenesha Murphy about how to energize and refresh your winter wardrobe today by adding a few spring trends. I want you to feel inspired when you get dressed and extend the life of your winter wardrobe too Thank you to Lord & Taylor for all the fashions featured today.

TREND: FLORALS- So it seems obvious- florals for spring- but working them in with your winter wardrobe now will seem unexpected and fresh. HOW TO ADD IT NOW: Mix it with menswear style jacket or suit. I like the femininity of the floral blouse to balance a masculine look.

TREND: DUSTY ROSE/PINK & YELLOW continue to be hot colors. HOW TO WEAR IT NOW:  The BOMBER JACKET featured on today’s show in pink paired with jeans and booties. The jacket style is actually another spring trend so you get two for one.

TREND: KHAKI-  there are a lot of options out there, including the pieces featured today from Lord & Taylor. HOW TO WEAR IT NOW:  Because it’s a neutral you can wear it with almost anything.

TREND: STRIPES- 2 styles of stripes: SEASIDE STRIPES refers to the nautical look. Mix it up by choosing vertical stripes or going for a bright color like the red and white featured today. BANKERS STRIPES is a more classic stripe look, shown today in an updated oxford style top with statement sleeves. HOW TO WEAR IT NOW: Think about mixing styles. Instead of doing a nautical look head to toe, pair it with jeans and sneakers for a casual look. Or mix with something unexpected like a leather skirt.  Or layer a white oxford style shirt underneath.

TREND: BARE SHOULDER- This trend can also be incorporated in a double or single shoulder cutout or a flashdance style shoulder. HOW TO WEAR IT NOW: I featured a “cold shoulder” look today in a spring color. The nice thing is you can layer a jacket over the top to keep you warm, or go “bare shouldered” for a special event.

TREND: GRAPHIC PRINTS HOW TO WEAR IT NOW: A great way to incorporate this trend is with accessories, like the wristlet shown today.

What spring trends are you going to try? I’d love to see what you do with them. Share with me by posting on Instagram and tagging me @thesmalltownstylist. Which look from today’s show was your favorite? Missed the segment? That’s ok. Click here to watch and the tell me in the comments below or email me at

Thanks to Lord & Taylor in Destiny USA for all these great styles featured today. All images used in this post are from Lord & Taylor Instagram account @lordandtaylor.