When I pull out my light-hued, feel-good fashion pieces, I like to think they’re incredibly spring-appropriate. There’s nothing wrong with my favorite spring dresses and sandals. That said, I’ve been wearing them on repeat so much that I’ve recently started to reconsider. It’s okay if full-on florals and pastels aren’t your game. In the spirit of breaking out of that seemingly inevitable seasonal rut, here’s a lineup of fresh outfit ideas that aren’t so basic yet are entirely wearable.
1. Skinny Strap Bustier Top from PPGIRL
A crop top or bustier can be a classy way to show a little more skin when the weather finally allows. This ruffled edition is an incredible layering piece. I’d wear it underneath my favorite denim jacket. Adding loose high-waist pants and a leather jacket, meanwhile, makes for a stylish statement.
2. Longline Denim Coat from PPGIRL
From pants and dresses to shorts and longline jackets, there has long been a denim takeover across wardrobes. When the season of light layers arrives, I’d give the classic denim look a fresh spin with this effortless cover-up. Layering it over a cocktail dress creates a high-low contrast for an evening out.
3. Sleeveless Pleated Slipdress from LIPHOP
Sometimes an outfit as simple as a flowing slipdress is all it takes to feel sexy. I’d invest in this sweet pink piece and embrace the 90s silhouette with a refreshing spin by pairing it with this season’s hottest mules.
4. Sleeveless Jumper Dress from DABAGIRL
Spring is the perfect transitional time to swap from chunky jumpers to summer dresses. This monochrome edition is a great, easy-going piece to rework the office look without trying too hard. Team with wedge sandals and a crisp boxy handbag for a polished combo.
5. White Baseball Jacket from demavie
While the trench coat will probably continue to be an evergreen choice for trans-seasonal outerwear, a fuss-free baseball jacket like this creamy-hued style makes for a versatile alternative. It’s especially helpful for toning down colorful separates that are typical of springtime.
6. Off-Shoulder Blouse from OZNARA
A slouchy off-shoulder look is as easy as it is downright sexy – it gives a sultry vibe that won’t come off as exposing too much. Keep the rest of the look low-key with dark skinny pants and minimalist heels.
7. Culottes from QNIGIRLS
If you missed out on the big trend of culottes this fall, now is the time to catch up on this fun and surprisingly easy trend, especially when you need a break from skinny jeans every so often. This pastel pair can be styled the way you would for your other tight pants – best with platforms that elongate the legs.
8. Button-up Tie-Waist Maxi Dress from Obel
The sky-high slit is ever popular for its perfect mix of flashy and demure. As I’ve emphasized several times, wrap dresses are universally flattering as they accentuate the waistline. This sultry “beach babe” look will likely be kept as a closet mainstay all through fall.
9. Floral Pleated Chiffon Blouse from STYLEBYYAM
Florals may not be the groundbreaking recommendation for spring, but mixing them with sheer chiffon, sweet pleats and balloon sleeves is going to break the cliché. This flowing option is a lovely spring piece to wear with tight leather pants for a stark textural contrast.
10. Tonal Set from UPTOWNHOLIC
Think of these pieces as a contemporary update of the suit or jumpsuit. This refreshing set works for both the office and the high street. You can even break them up for different looks. In any event, it’s a foolproof outfit that feels right.