It might be chilly in the morning, but we're edging ever closer to spring, and we'll be damned if we spend a minute more in sombre winter coats and tired woollen scarves. There's our big shakedown of the S/S 19 trends you can mull over for high-fashion inspiration, but we're aware that before such advanced outfit stages, a few practical micro-tweaks can be made so you feel up to speed. From the achievable level of bare-leg exposure (we don't think anyone is ready for full thigh in this weather) to the simple coat switch you can employ for instant warmer-weather power, we've worked out the seven easy moves a girl can make to shift into gear right now. Many of these swaps include pieces you'll have languishing at the back of your wardrobe. Just in case, I've added a few shopping options, but feel free to peruse your own rails for the easiest updates.
Keep reading to see what you should put on hold until next winter and what you should wear instead.
Style Notes: Nothing says "new season" quite like a small accessorising update or two. Headbands have replaced warmer headgear as the fashion set's top outfit topper for early 2019, with velvet and satin padded styles proving to be the leader of the pretty pack.
Style Notes: Wave buh-bye to navy, black or grey outerwear, and instantly upgrade any look into spring territory with the simple swap of jacket you can still layer under. Ada's tan safari jacket is a complete winner—it will still keep you warm with a roll-neck on underneath, but it screams 2019.
Style Notes: With khaki chinos and neutral denim taking up two important sports in the trouser trend leaderboard this season, we urge you to put indigo jeans aside for a moment and try out something different, like a full beige-on-beige look.
Style Notes: We love black ankle boots, we really do. But when you've been wearing them day in and day out, it's nice to know that some more exhilarating options do exist in the footwear world. Swapping in last year's white shoes are boots will instantly do the trick.