What to Wear in March in the UK

What to Wear in March in the UK

March in the UK is a transitional month, signalling the end of winter and the slow emergence of spring. Navigating this unpredictable weather requires a strategic approach to fashion. From the chilly mornings to the milder afternoons, here's a comprehensive guide on what to wear in the UK in March, focusing on fabrics, layering, and a special segment for attending weddings.

March Fashion Staples:

Fabrics for Variable Weather:

  1. Cotton and Linen: Breathable and light, ideal for the milder days.
  2. Merino Wool: Perfect for layering; it provides warmth without bulk.
  3. Denim: Versatile for both cool and warmer days.
  4. Trench Coats: A classic for March, offering protection against rain and wind.

Daytime Casual Outfit Ideas:

  1. A Day Dress: for a casual look that is completely timeless, feminine and simple, start with a knee-length A-line or fit-and-flare dress in a warm, autumnal colour like burgundy, mustard, or forest green. You may want to try a vintage-inspired print, such as polka dots or florals. The Carrie Dress is a perfect example of a daytime floral print dress.

  2. Warm Layers: Layer the dress with a cosy, chunky-knit cardigan or a tailored wool jacket. Choose a cardigan or jacket in a complementary colour to bring the two items of clothing together, or plan a deliberately contrasting colour (like a navy cardigan over a cream dress).

  3. Accessories:

    • Tights or Leggings: Pair the dress with opaque tights or leggings in a neutral colour like nude or brown to keep your legs warm. Snag Tights are a favourite brand and, of course the hosiery by What Katie Did is a wonderfully glamorous option.

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    • Footwear: For colder days we recommend a pair of ankle boots with a low heel for both comfort and style. Vintage-inspired boots in brown or black leather can complement the look. On unseasonably warm days you might prefer wedges or pumps. 

  5. Jewellery:

    • Statement Jewellery: Choose vintage-style statement earrings and a matching necklace. We love the pieces by LaliBlue 
    • Delicate Necklace: A delicate pendant necklace or a string of pearls can enhance the vintage vibe.
    • Bangles: A popular choice of bracelet in the 50s and available in a wide range of materials such as wood, bakelite and silver/gold so you can really customise the look your going for. Wooden carved bangles look great as part of a "Tiki" themed outfit and if you prefer more delicate jewellery you might want a more simple silver style. 

  6. Headwear:

    • Wide-Brimmed Hat: Consider adding a wide-brimmed hat in a matching or contrasting colour for a chic, vintage touch.
    • Beret: The Beret has to be an all-time favourite item among vintage fans and with so many colours to choose from you can finish off any outfit with one of these chic hats
    • Headband: These pretty accessories can be picked up very cheaply and add a cute twist to any daytime ensemble.
  7. Handbag:

    • Structured Handbag: Choose a structured handbag in a classic shape and colour to complete the ensemble. You can play with larger or smaller sizes depending on what feels most comfortable to you.

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  8. Makeup:

    • Soft and Natural: Keep the makeup soft and natural with a bold lip colour or winged eyeliner for a vintage-inspired look. There are some fantastic How To videos and tutorials for stunning 50s makeup on YouTube and now is the time to perfect the eyeliner technique if you haven't already in plenty of time for summertime vintage events and festivals like Goodwood Revival and Twinwood.

  9. Outerwear:

    • Trench Coat: On grey days where there's a chilly breeze and it looks like it could rain at any moment, consider wearing a trench coat in a neutral colour. This wardrobe staple is a must have for transitioning from Winter to Spring.
    • Molly Jacket: The Molly Jacket is a divine 40s style tailored jacket with a faux fur collar to keep the chill away. Available in a range of colours and styles and known for high quality and comfort, we give this jacket a whopping 10/10

Remember to mix and match these elements based on personal preferences and the specific weather conditions. This outfit should provide a vintage aesthetic while keeping you cosy and stylish in cooler weather.

Layering with Cardigans and Jumpers:

  1. Lightweight Cardigans: Ideal for layering over shirts or dresses.
  2. Cashmere Jumpers: Luxurious and warm, perfect for cooler days.
  3. Longline Blazers: Versatile for both casual and formal occasions.

    These three options are particularly solid choices because they are all lightweight and can be worn underneath a coat, which is important in UK Springtime because it can be sunny, windy, warm and cold all at once and the key to remaining comfortable is to have clothing that you can easily shed and put back on. 

March Wedding Guest Attire:

For Women:

  1. Dresses in Pastel Hues: Embrace the spirit of spring with light blues, pinks, and yellows.
  2. Floral Patterns: A nod to the blossoming season.
  3. Long-Sleeved Dresses: Perfect for the cooler evenings.
  4. Light Shawls or Cardigans: Practical for unpredictable weather.

For Men:

  1. Lightweight Suits: Look for breathable fabrics like linen or cotton.
  2. Layer with Waistcoats: Adds a sense of occasion and warmth.
  3. Coloured Ties: Inject some spring colours into your ensemble.
  4. Classic Trench Coat: An elegant outer layer for formal events.

March in the UK demands a wardrobe that can adapt to varied conditions. Selecting the right fabrics, incorporating layering techniques, and understanding the nuances of dressing for a March wedding are essential elements for a stylish and comfortable month. With these tips in mind, you can confidently step out, embracing the changing season with fashion-forward choices.

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