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7 easy ways to transition your winter wardrobe into 2015

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Photography by Paul Jones

Once the New Year comes knocking on your door, it's inevitable that you get that spring feeling, and even though the weather is not on your side you'll be itching to lock away your winter clothes. It's not easy to dress for those weird in-between days, or what I like to call the weather limbo, when it's not freezing cold but it's definitely not warm enough for that perfect spring outfit you have already planned in your head. Here are 7 helpful ways to make your wardrobe ready for 2015 without completely ditching your winter wardrobe.

1. Tights:

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I truly believe that tights are a girl's best friend when it comes to colder weather, because they keep you warm without making you look too wrapped up. A pair of wool tights can get you a long way. They come in many patterns and colours and you can wear them with a nice dress or a skirt, just throw in a jumper and a jacket and you're done. If you're a bit more daring you can go for a pair of metallic tights, worn with a longer jumper and an oversized denim jacket.

2. Boots:

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You can wear boots anytime, any place, paired with anything you like. They work all around the year and with every possible combination of clothes. Invest in a good pair of boots that you can wear with trousers in winter, tights in spring and even with shorts in summer.

3. Beanies and Hats:

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Hats and beanies make for great accessories to most outfits, and you can easily wear them in warmer weather with a pair of loose trousers and a knitted jumper over a denim shirt, or you can wear them with a jersey midi skirt under a light coat and boots. However, you have to know when to stop as well. Wool beanies and hats work up to the point where you think it might be a good idea to wear them with shorts or with a dress and no tights. When you get there, take a deep breath, then take a step back and take them off. Wearing a hat just for the sake of it completely defeats its purpose. If you want to wear a head accessory go for a summer version, I guarantee it will feel much better.

4. Scarves:

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This is the perfect moment to make the transition from knitted funnel snoods to colourful, patterned scarves. They work great with a fitted blouse under a comfy cardigan and boyfriend jeans, or with an oversized jacket over a fitted woollen dress. What is more, you can use a scarf as the statement piece of your outfit and you can even use it to make a great headpiece.

5. Leather and denim jackets:

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These are timeless items, and can easily be worn in winter as well as in spring. You can opt for a more fitted form or go in the other direction and pick an oversized jacket, and you can choose between different lengths and textile combinations. Either way, the key to getting the right warmth from them is layering (see no. 7). They work great with everything, from skinny jeans to dresses, from heels to flats and you can wear them with confidence regardless of your chosen style.

6. Single breasted coats:

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A piece of winter clothing that cannot make the transition into your spring wardrobe is your heavy, fur-lined coat, of which you've seen so much already that just thinking about it makes you nauseous. It's the perfect time to leave it behind and make room in your wardrobe for a lighter, single breasted coat. You can go for a classic, timeless choice such as a camel coat which fits perfectly with monochrome outfits lovers, or you can opt for a pastel boyfriend styled coat which are very in right now and can give a bit of edge to any outfit.

7. Layers, layers and even more layers:

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Layering has been fashion's most loved trend for a long time now and for a good reason. First off, it looks damn good, and what's even more important is that it keeps you warm. Layering gives your outfit that perfect, hard sought, balance of a comfortable and stylish outfit. Even though many avoid layering because they think it's unflattering, I can honestly tell you that is not true. If done correctly it can actually compliment any body type and will create the illusion of a more proportional silhouette. If you still don't believe me, just take a quick look here for some tips and tricks on layering.