Every year around this time, a shift happens. Days become a bit brighter, and the sun sets a little later. There’s a new lightness in the air and a fresh sense of excitement all around. It’s the start of spring, and that means it’s time for fun, flirty fashion.
We say farewell to heavy fabrics and copious layers in favor of light, airy threads. To celebrate the onset of the warmer, more cheerful months, we’ve collected the best of what the upcoming season has to offer. Happy spring styling!
Spring Outfits When It’s Still a Bit Chilly Outside
Let’s face it – as much as we hate to admit it, the start of spring is anything but hot and balmy. That doesn’t mean you can’t still dress up in cute spring fashion. All it takes are a few clever cover-ups to keep you warm until the weather heats up.
Brown Suede and Boots
When the skies are clear, but the air hasn’t quite lost its chill, you can’t go wrong with every season’s favorite staple: blue jeans. This look retains that classic cool factor with some added casual chic.
A loose cotton T-shirt casually hangs off the body, but it’s a light brown suede jacket that takes this outfit up a notch. For laidback daytime wear, a moto jacket in soft suede is an easy way to stay warm and still look trendy. Unlike the shiny leather variety, matte suede provides a softer, more demure effect.
Bell Sleeve Beauty
Bell sleeves were everywhere to be seen this past season, and spring fashion happily embraces this carefree trend.
Dress it casually with cut-off jeans or more formally with tailored pants. This look makes use of slim-fitting olive green pants nipped just above the ankles. A cheeky sliver of skin on the navel adds some spunk to this high-neck bell sleeve top. A classic pair of nude pointy stilettos adds the closing touch.
When Black Meets White
Stuck on what to wear in spring’s in-between weather? If you’ve got a few investment pieces in black and white, you’re all set to go.
Skinny-fit cropped trousers form the basis of this look, paired simply with a fresh white cotton T-shirt. It’s a double-breasted blazer though that earns all the style points. With a wide lapel and eye-catching metallic buttons, it creates a modern, androgynous effect. Pure white Nike trainers are the perfect complement to this monochrome ensemble.
Ripped to Go
If you own a pair of ripped boyfriend jeans, you’re all set for a multitude of creative spring looks. This ensemble, for example, combines several of the past season’s hottest trends all into one.
Style your cuffed boyfriend jeans with a white lace top like this sheer number from Guess. A military-style khaki jacket makes for an unusual and edgy cover-up. Finally, a pair of lace-up pointed flats from Massimo Dutti sweetly ties it all together.
Just look how blazer adds vitality and chic to otherwise quite common look. Here all the details just match perfectly and create vibrant, sleek and elegant expression.
Shabby Yet Chic
Sure, it may technically be spring, but don’t pack away the woolen knits just yet. Cooler temperatures at dusk still call for extra layers, and this look gets the balance just right.
Base your ensemble in one solid color. Here, cuffed black pants from Mango pair easily with a tucked-in black cotton T-shirt. Cover it all up with an oversized long cardigan in a matching neutral shade like this one from Zara. White Superga sneakers are ideal to round off this shabby chic outfit.
Head to Toe Sleek
Ah, black leather. Come rain or shine; this is one stylish motif that will never run out of steam. This spring, infuse your nights with some drama care of head-to-toe leather.
Fashion blogger Sarah Ashcroft styles her Missguided leather pants with a matching low-neck bodysuit and black moto jacket from Zara. Don’t forget the accessories, though: equally edgy pointy stilettos and a black leather handbag from Celine perfect the rocker persona.
This is where it pays to have a few quality investment pieces ready and waiting in your closet. This suede leather jacket can be switched up in a variety of ways depending on the mood, event or season.
Underneath, a longer-length sleeveless woolen turtleneck sweater peeks out, on top of ripped skinny jeans. To tie back into the jacket’s soft pastel shade, finish off the outfit with nude court pumps.
What to Wear In Between Hot and Cold
It’s no longer cold outside, but not exactly hot either. In-between temperatures call for creative fashion pairings.
A Taste for Dramatics
The cold shoulder trend was way too good to last for only one season.
This feminine fit is so girly and gorgeous; it can be worn with ease next to edgy leather pants or casual boyfriend jeans. Let the ruffles make a statement here by styling the bell sleeve blouse simply and elegantly. All that’s needed is a pair of black leather pants for a modern edge along with pale pink pointy pumps.
The wispy boho kimono is a style item we’re sure to see well into the warmer months. Why not put a spin on the floaty trend by pairing it with edgy, unexpected ripped denim?
In this look, the eye is instantly drawn to large, dramatic rips above the knees. The perfect way to soften this garish effect is with diaphanous, feminine fabrics. The perfect choice? Silk chiffon, as seen here in a translucent camisole and matching fringed kimono.
Black ‘n White Beauty
Whoever said that black and white was boring, clearly had no imagination. Look at this unusual style combination – a mix of trendy monochrome separates that work in perfect unison.
A stylish mini skirt covered in Aztec print goes beautifully with a white graphic-print T-shirt. An elegant long blazer from Zara is rolled up at the elbows to cover up. Edgy leather ankle booties create some shine down below.
Another wardrobe essential comes out to play this spring: the ultra-cool denim chambray shirt. Styled only with basic black leggings, here’s an investment piece to last you through the years.
Accessorize this look to suit your style and personality. Blogger Sazan Barzani’s take is cute and contemporary: a camel-colored hat, black leather handbag and brown leather peep-toe heels from Vince Camuto.
Ballerina in Stripes
Effortless and cool without trying too hard – that’s the notion behind this modern city look. Get the look by pairing different shades of denim with the classic elegance of stripes.
A pair of skinny-fit high-waisted jeans is a great way to show off matching basics. A V-neck Zara T-shirt sits comfortably underneath a vintage jean jacket from Levi’s. What really stands out though is a pair of classic pinstriped ballerina flats from Salvatore Ferragamo. Cool and modern with a touch of vintage!
The Picture of Elegance
A duster jacket in pale pastel pink is a great investment to make this season. Think of it as a cross between a long cardigan and a trench coat – only more versatile, figure-flattering and seemingly designed for spring weather.
This one comes from budget-friendly retailer Asos and hangs perfectly over an equally cute playsuit from Topshop. A solid black belt breaks up the pastel shades for some drama and a waist-defining silhouette.
The bell sleeve shape can be seen again here, only this time it’s paired down for a smart casual effect.
Dark blue denim plus pure white is a style maven’s dream team. A pair of J Brand skinny jeans is the backdrop for a billowing bell sleeve blouse with a high neckline and button-down detailing. Floral-printed Dolce & Gabbana pumps round it all off beautifully.
The high-neck white lace top makes another appearance, and it’s little wonder why – when spring comes around, nothing is quite as lovely as this feminine favorite.
All that’s needed for this ensemble to work is a pair of slim-fitting blue jeans plus a long-line blazer in soft light beige. Adding spunk to the proceedings is a pair of pointy moccasins in shiny silver metallic.
There is another girly essential that is all the rage this spring: pleats. We see it all across the spectrum – from high-waisted shorts to jumpsuits and palazzo pants.
For a more formal event, may we suggest a faux leather midi style like this one from Topshop? Blogger Taylor Morgan styles hers with a white button-down shirt cuffed casually at the elbows. To add to the sleek persona, a pair of black heels from D’Orsay completes the look along with a leopard-print clutch purse from Clare Vivier.
The super-versatile white button-down shirt continues to rule the runways, and we couldn’t be happier. Classic, simple and timeless, this is one look we don’t mind repeating over again.
It takes very little to create this stylish ensemble – a pair of ripped skinny jeans from Madewell is the ideal fit and silhouette to wear with this loose-fitting silk blouse. Top off the look with ankle-strap Manolo Blahnik block heel sandals and a matching white handbag by Valentino.
We’ve seen what a winning combination white and blue denim make. This ensemble turns the tables around. Wear white on your lower half for an elegant style statement on a warm spring day.
In beautiful flowing white fabric, this midi skirt is an instant classic, particularly when paired with a more casual denim shirt. The button-up style gives the look a laidback feel, all complemented by ladylike lace-up sandals from Sam Edelman.
This look proves just how versatile the humble duster jacket can be. Far from the ultra-feminine ensemble we’ve seen before, this time it’s all edge and sexy drama.
A pair of black leather leggings is sure to add some spice to any ensemble. Pair it with a flowing white blouse, though, and the lines are softened. The pale pink duster jacket truly ties it all together with its neutral color matched by a pair of sexy strappy heels from Schutz.
Cool, sophisticated and ultra-chic – that’s the impression you’re guaranteed to leave behind in a head-to-toe ensemble of pure white.
We love fashion blogger Zina Charkoplia’s take on spring’s most classic trend. She wears a pair of high-waisted palazzo pants from Zara along with a cropped long-sleeved cotton top. Her handbag comes courtesy of Yves Saint Laurent plus another spring winner: leopard print mules with Perspex detailing from Guess.
We’ve seen sheer white lace permeate the spring fashion scene. For something a little edgier, though, why not go darker? For night-time urban glamor, it doesn’t get much sexier than black cut-out lace.
The key though is to keep the rest of the ensemble classy and covered up. The perfect way to complement this daring style is a pair of slim-fitting olive green pants. The cuffed hem perfectly shows off a pair of edgy leopard print stiletto heels. A structured men’s style black blazer polishes off this sleek look.
Capture the hopeful spirit of the new season with a look that is chic and sweetly feminine. Combining simple neutral shades, this ensemble will work for just about any occasion.
It all starts with a metallic pleated skirt from Monki resting high on the waist. This is paired very naturally with a long-sleeved white cotton sweater and comfortable satin ballerina slippers. Drape a handbag across your body in a contrasting neutral shade, like this classic black style from Yves Saint Laurent.
How could we forget about the classic T-shirt dress? Regardless of the season, this style staple fits seamlessly into every weather pattern due to its versatility and comfort.
This woolen sweater dress comes from Zara and, with its neutral nude color, fits perfectly with a pair of brown over-the-knee boots by Carolina Herrera. Put your stamp on the look by accessorizing with your favorite extras. Fashion blogger Paola Alberdi looks cool and contemporary in her gray woolen beanie.
White Lace Magic
A hint of white lace can do wonders. Take this outfit for example. A simple V-neck vest adorned in the delicate white fabric completely transforms this basic ensemble.
Create a similar motif by tucking a pair of matte black skinny jeans into black ankle booties by Stuart Weitzman. To cover up against the elements, a long duster coat from Forever 21 hits all the style notes.
Fine Florals and Leather
Spring is all about fun and florals. But when the weather is not playing along just yet, a cool cover-up is needed. What better way to stay warm than in ultra-trendy black leather?
This dress from H&M is adorned in pretty purple florals, but it’s a black leather moto jacket from Mango that really pulls the outfit together. For even more street cred, accessorize with another of spring’s cool-girl essentials: a sleek leather backpack from Stradivarius.
Keen to try out a new fashion trend but not sure how to style it? Look no further than classic blue jeans to ease you in gently.
This pair of dark blue skinny jeans from Joie makes the perfect accompaniment to a heavily floral off-the-shoulder top from Azzedine. Fashion blogger Annabelle Fleur wows in this ensemble, topped off with a pair of strappy lace-up sandals from Aquazurra.
This ensemble is made up of individual items that, due to their popularity in seasons gone by, have become modern classics in their own right.
It all starts with the button-down denim mini skirt. Versatile and super-stylish, it goes perfectly with a white cotton T-shirt tucked in at the waist. Style it with a longer-length cardigan hanging open plus a pair of simple white trainers.
Pastel Power Dressing
Here’s an unusual take on a power suit. Instead of the stiff structured masculine shape we’re accustomed to, here is a feminine twist on the norm.
A white wrap skirt with an asymmetrical hem is worn with a high-collared printed T-shirt. A pure white blazer hangs loosely over the shoulders and gives somewhat softer effect. The accessories are all kept simple, with a pair of thin double-strap sandals and a brown clutch purse.
Ideas To Wear When the Weather Finally Turns Warm
Finally… the sunshine, blue skies, and warm weather. The best way to celebrate the great climate is with light fabrics in the most fashionable styles.
Shoulder to the Wheel
The onset of spring means that summer isn’t too far away. If you just can’t wait any longer (and the weather allows), the off-the-shoulder trend is right up your alley.
This crisp white style from Zara is effortless, floaty and voluminous – ideal for relaxed, laidback weekends. Carry on the carefree feel with an equally roomy pair of loose linen pants. Black and nude-colored accessories polish off this holiday ensemble.
Bell of the Ball
What’s your favorite part about spring? For us, it has to be the variety of fun, playful styles to choose from. This look combines three of our favorites – bell sleeves, a lace-up neckline and high-waisted denim.
Adorned in rusty brown florals, this bell sleeve number from Free People is actually a bodysuit. With a skin-baring lace-up neckline, it fits seamlessly into a pair of high-waisted denim shorts. This look was made for carefree weekends at a festival with your best friends.
The focal point of this outfit is a simple structured white crop top.
Even if your tan is not fully up to standard yet, a bright white item is an ideal way to show some skin in the sunny, warm weather. A patterned mini skirt drapes elegantly around the legs, falling above the knee for a flirty effect. Accessorize this look with chic neutral-colored heels but don’t miss the chance to play with color with a bold red handbag from Sole Society.
It’s every woman’s prerogative to sparkle from time to time. What better time to play around with sequins than the warm spring weather?
A sweet little sequined mini skirt is worn here with a brown leather belt. Casually tucked into the waistline is a loose-fitting V-neck T-shirt from Zara. The easy-going look is complemented with neutral accessories – a pair of brown suede boots and a leather sling handbag.
For those days when you’re in a time crunch, it’s good to have a standard outfit that you can throw on with no effort. This black and white ensemble ticks all the fuss-free boxes with ease.
Chic in Chiffon
No fabrics are as feminine and luxurious as silk and chiffon, and this outfit combines them both. Could there be any better treat on a crisp spring day?
By Spanish label Wolflamb, this terracotta-colored dress would be ideal for a mid-morning meeting or an afternoon tea. Be sure to follow the neutral color throughout the look as we see here, in a pair of Steve Madden ankle-strap sandals and quilted Chanel handbag.
This look reminds us of balmy spring days in a bustling city – maybe London, or perhaps New York? Wherever this season finds you, make it a stylish one in a cool city ensemble like this one.
A pair of loose-fitting yellow shorts fits easily with one of the year’s biggest trends – an off-the-shoulder top. This one from H&M is covered in black-and-white print, which is picked up further down in the studs on pretty ballet flats. Cool aviator sunglasses add to the edgy urban feel.
Scallops in the Spring
Spring weather inspires all sorts of creative pairings – take this mix of two separates. A basic cotton T-shirt of black and white stripes is a preppy partner to an ultra-feminine pink mini skirt.
A scalloped edge on the skirt’s hem draws attention to the legs, leading all the way down to beautiful nude-colored ankle-strap heels. The outfit gets a girly finish with a Chloe Mini Drew handbag in cement pink.
There’s a good reason that black and white return to the runways year in and year out – they just work. Wear these two extreme opposites together and see the magic happen.
This double-layered midi skirt consists of pleated sheer chiffon and falls elegantly just below the knee. In stark contrast, we find a tucked-in basic black T-shirt plus ankle-strap black heels.
Busting Out the Blues
Whatever your happy color is, springtime is the ideal season to revel in all its glory. Here we see fashion blogger Mary Seng sparkle in a floor-length maxi skirt made of gorgeous turquoise blue fabric.
Her take on the trend though is altogether unique. Instead of the usual choice of sandals, she opts for white Adidas Superstar trainers adorned with classic gold stripes. And like a real street style star, she rounds it off with a graphic white T-shirt and Chloe handbag.
Shades of Sophistication
If there has ever been a season to invest in a nude-colored pencil skirt, this is it. Resting high on the midriff and fitting close to the hips and thighs, this slim-fitting staple can transform your entire look.
As it’s so simple yet stylish, this look is equally apt for a lunch date or a cocktail event. Just pair your pencil skirt with ankle-strap stiletto heels for an understated, glamorous effect. For a daring little twist, go for a cheeky V-neck crop top that just about grazes your navel.
Suave and Sexy
This outfit is all about clean lines and complementary neutral colors. White paired with navy blue creates an air of sophistication that is classic and timeless.
A navy blue bustier top features a deep V-neckline, showing off the shoulders and dainty décolletage area. Moving downwards, slim vertical stripes create the illusion of long, shapely legs. Finally, white Alexander Wang sandals top off the elegant ensemble.