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10 Ways to Stay Warm Without Sacrificing Style

Don’t start ditching your extra layers just yet. We may have had some glorious days recently but a British spring is ahead of us. Fashionistas love the onset of a new season as it’s a chance to buy some new items and try out the latest looks. Luckily, the spring 2012 trends are going to help keep you warm. So put the teeny shorts to the back of the wardrobe for now and check out ten ways to stay warm but look stylish in the chilly spring months ahead.

Heritage Look

The heritage look is big this spring and seeing as it’s borne out a sense of elegant outdoor living, the materials and garments are perfect for keeping us warm. Think horse racing and country walks. Plaid jackets and silk headscarves are all you need to stay warm and stylish this spring. Finish the look with one of the great handbags UK shops have on offer.

Pastel Scarves

Scarves and pashminas are never going out of style. This spring, hunt out pastel-coloured scarves in one of this seasons ‘must-have’ colours – yellow, mint green, powder blue or lavender. If the rest of your outfit is made up of plain pastels, then a light scarf with a feminine floral pattern works perfectly.

Scarves with Prints

Prints are just getting bolder and bigger each year. If you are a retiring sort who prefers to stay in neutral or dark shades, a colourful print scarf or pashmina is a good way to make a statement. Popular prints this year include tribal and birds.

Tailored Suits

Feminine tailored suits with pencil skirts and tight blazers are a great way to keep warm while looking smart and stylish. Femininity and workplace chic come together with a tight, tailored blazer and cute skirt.

Sequin Jumpers

These were the big thing this winter and they are still around into spring. Sequin jumpers are perfect for throwing over an outfit to take you to evening time and keep you warm while looking glam. Just ditch the black sequinned jumpers and take a look at some pastels and whites to go with this springs colours.

Eighties V-Necks

Oversized V-neck jumpers are everywhere this spring, especially the off-the-shoulder variety. They should be worn baggy, carefree and easy. These jumpers look great with any tight or skinny style trouser and are the perfect way to keep warm and look good.

Boyfriend Cardigans

They’ve been around for a few years now, but are not going anywhere soon – long cardigans are a great way to stay warm and a perfect addition to a casual look.

Patterned Tights

If you are wearing a skirt or shorts, then you’ll still need to keep your legs warm during spring. Perfect patterned tights for spring include pastel colours and floral prints.

Light Jackets

Spring time doesn’t mean wearing a heavy winter coat, but on rainy, chilly days a light jacket is the ideal garment. Jackets can also be a great way to round off outfits. Fitted mac-style jackets look great with spring dresses or jeans.


Layers are a clever way to wear what you want but stay warm in the process. Adding a vest under a slouchy V-neck or going for lined skirts are easy to ways to add warmth without taking from your style