How to Dress Between Seasons

April 4, 2016

How to Dress Winter to Spring

Spring has officially sprung and it’s been getting warmer and warmer here in Los Angeles.  One of my favorite seasons to dress for is Fall/Winter and the next is Summer.  I’ve become acclimated to dressing for seasons in transition, and usually it’s from Winter to Summer because back where I grew up, the temperature swings like a young, carefree wild child on the playground, and Spring only sticks around for about 2-3 weeks.  I remember years ago when the weather started warming up, I’d get excited, but I wasn’t quite ready to put away my winter clothes because there would still be cooler nights. So for some time,  I used to look at my closet and think I had nothing to wear.  Now, I start moving my heavy knits, winter coats, over the knee boots and furs to the back closet the moment there are signs of Spring.

Blue Linen


1) Layer Summery Pieces with Lightweight Jackets and Cardigans. 

My friend once told me she was going to be attending a party and her ex-boyfriend was going to be in attendance. (Always a scenario we don’t want to confront, am I right?)  She was already a really beautiful woman as she was, but she really wanted to look amazing for the first time seeing her ex after the breakup.  Summer had just ended, the weather started cooling down and she didn’t have time to shop for a new outfit for the coming weekend.  When she asked me what she should wear, I suggested she wear a maxi dress with a jean jacket or blazer and scarf that she could remove once she got indoors.  I was really happy to see her panic subside as she listed things off from her wardrobe that she could wear that weekend.

When seasons change from Spring to Summer or Summer to Fall, always keep lightweight jackets, trench coats, vests or blazers on hand.  I wasn’t ready to bare my arms just yet, so I threw on a light blue linen jacket that felt a little like a piece of summer.  Linen always reminds me of cruises, Europe and being on yachts.  If you do not own a lot of scarves and want to buy a couple, select ones with colors that work with a few main colors in your closet.  Most people probably wear blue, black, white, maybe red, so find one with a cool pattern with a few of those colors.

Blue Linen Shrub

2) Accessorize with Hats or Scarves.  

When I don’t want to wear a jacket and I know it’ll get a little cooler at night, I opt for a scarf.  I wear it around my neck and as it gets cool, i bring it down and wrap it around my shoulders to stay warm. Sometimes I wear the scarves with a jacket, but it was warm this weekend, so I didn’t bother and just wore a lightweight linen jacket.  If it’s really sunny, a beautiful hat can really add to your outfit.

How to Dress for Seasonal Changes

How to Dress Winter to Spring Mikialamode

3) Finish with a great watch or pieces of jewelry, bag & great shoes

I used to wear a lot of  jewelry.  For years, I’ve layered rings and wear statement pieces.  Since getting engaged and married, my favorite piece is my wedding band and engagement ring, so I’ve scaled back on layering tons of rings and finish off with a couple of key accessories, usually earrings and bracelets.  Choices in accessories are very personal.  You really just have to love them, feel good and have fun with them.  Finally, finish off with a great pair of shoes.  I kept my outfit simple and wore my favorite blush pumps.  They’re my go-to neutrals.  I have no idea how I’m going to find another pair to replace these.  They’re so comfortable.

I hope you enjoyed this post.  How do you manage your closet in transitional weather?  Do you have any go-to favorite pieces of accessories that you wear through all seasons? I’d love to hear your tips, too!

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Outfit: Blue Linen Jacket similar by Asos here.  Shoes by Emporio Armani. Similar by Nine West here.  Also adore these similar ones by Matiko chunkier heel here. Faye Bag by Chloè available here.  Jeans by ZARA. Bracelets by Forever21 old, but more here.  Earring by Olivia Palermo X BaubleBar.

Photo credit to my one and only, Rise Again BJJ

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  • Julia April 4, 2016 at 6:39 am

    Love that outfit! 🙂


    • miki April 4, 2016 at 12:31 pm


  • alice April 4, 2016 at 9:01 am

    I can’t live without a good scarf, I always have one with me unless it’s dead of summer! Love these tips, and these boyfriend jeans look stunning on you!

    xo, alice / T Y P E N U

    • miki April 4, 2016 at 12:31 pm

      Thanks so much Alice! I love ripped boyfriend jeans. 🙂

  • Marie April 4, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    Such an gorgeous look ! I love your Chloé Bag und your jeans.
    Many kisses

    • miki April 11, 2016 at 12:59 pm

      Thanks so much! 🙂

  • Trang Do April 5, 2016 at 12:51 am

    You look amazing! Love your style!
    Love from {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

    • miki April 11, 2016 at 1:01 pm

      Thanks Trang!

  • amely rose April 6, 2016 at 9:27 am

    what a lovely post my dear
    your style is so amazing and inspiring
    simply love it!
    lovely 🙂
    with love your AMELY ROSE

    • miki April 11, 2016 at 1:04 pm

      Thanks Amely!

  • Noma April 6, 2016 at 10:38 am

    Lovely outfit, that bag is gorge!

    XoXo Noma

    • miki April 11, 2016 at 1:17 pm

      Thanks for the lovely comment Noma!

  • Brown Eyed Toast April 6, 2016 at 12:05 pm

    Loving your fabulous tips! Also that Chloe bag, absolutely gorgeous! But more than that bag, you look beautiful in that look, and this backdrop is just perfect!

    xo Soo |

    • miki April 11, 2016 at 1:18 pm

      Thanks so much! That’s so sweet of you! 🙂

  • Gabriella April 7, 2016 at 5:00 am

    This outfit is perfect! It’s always weird during those in-between months. Especially here in Boston right now, it was 70 degrees one day, then it snowed last weekend! Yikes.

    • miki April 11, 2016 at 1:22 pm

      Thanks Gabriella. Yeah, the weather is so weird, especially this year! It was snowing in Toronto for 5 days last week & raining in LA on the weekend! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by & I hope the weather clears up over there in Boston.


  • Marsya Aulia April 7, 2016 at 4:51 pm

    You’re totally pretty with your outfit.
    I’m in love with your back!

    dont forget to visit me back,

    • miki April 11, 2016 at 1:33 pm


  • yuka April 8, 2016 at 8:46 am

    That’s really good advice you gave to your friend! A lightweight jacket is a must! You look beautiful in these photos, I love the color of your blazer.

    • miki April 11, 2016 at 1:35 pm

      Thanks! 🙂 I get cold, so I always need something extra to throw over my shoulders.

  • maray April 8, 2016 at 11:28 am

    Beautiful bag ♡ Kisses!!

    • miki April 11, 2016 at 1:42 pm

      Thanks beautiful.

  • Chris April 8, 2016 at 4:12 pm

    As always your advice is so practical and the outfits are great! I love wearing scarves too. In particular I wear them when I travel on a plane. That way if it gets cool, I can wrap the scarf around my shoulders.

    • miki April 11, 2016 at 1:43 pm

      Thanks! I love wearing a long one, so that I can drape it over my shoulders and body when it gets really cold on a flight.

  • Dominique April 10, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    This is such a lovely post! Your bag is so gorgeous!! I’m in LOVE xx

    • miki April 11, 2016 at 1:44 pm

      Thanks so much! 🙂

  • Mary April 11, 2016 at 9:15 pm

    I’ve always wanted to accessorize with scarfs, thanks for the tips, I’m going to take a shot at it this summer.

  • Mary April 11, 2016 at 9:16 pm

    I’ve always wanted to accessorize with scarfs, thanks for the tips, I’m going to take a shot at it this spring.

    • miki April 14, 2016 at 4:02 am

      So glad you liked it. Share a picture when you get a scarf and accessorize. Would love to see. 🙂

  • Emilia Isa April 13, 2016 at 2:17 am

    Hey !
    You’re gorgeous ! I litteraly love the shoes ! 😀

    • miki April 14, 2016 at 4:01 am

      Thanks so much Emilia! 🙂