Spring comes with a flurry of activity. From girlfriend brunches to work events to bridal showers and spring dinner parties, there is no shortage of gatherings during this bright and beautiful season. Get tips on how to pull together a stunning outfit for any occasion with this quick guide.
Many spring get-togethers are casual affairs. The warmer days and sunny skies are beckoning people to abandon their winter layers and don breezy spring skirts, slacks, and women’s dresses. With this in mind, many spring affairs may fall on the side of casual, smart casual, or semi-casual rather than formal when it comes to dress code. This can be true for impromptu get-togethers as well as planned events. However, keep in mind this is not always the case. When in doubt, refer to the invitation or check with the host or hostess in order to make sure you know the appropriate dress code.
High-waisted trousers are stylish and savvy, and they can be an ideal solution for ladies who like to look good without wearing dresses or midi skirts. Choose a lighter neutral color or a lighter fabric for spring. Pair it with light sweaters or sweater sets. This type of outfit is smart but not formal, so it’s a good choice for many get-togethers.
Pretty, floaty dresses are spring essentials. Floral patterns and subtle spring prints look beautiful and on-trend, and since they are one-piece, they provide a simple solution for spring dressing. A good add-on piece is an open-front cardigan sweater in a complementary color — this works well for spring since you can take it on and off to adjust to your comfort level. Or, choose floral or print skirts with a women’s white blouse.
If you’re looking for a style that is classy yet on-trend look for a short or mid-length solid-color dress that you can pair with a jacket. A sheath style is classic and elegant, while a bodycon dress has a look that’s a bit more trendy. Choose a jacket that matches the vibe of the event. For a more casual affair, an edgy motorcycle-style jacket, denim jacket, or even a lightweight puffer. For something a little dressier, try a cute shirt jacket or a fun blazer. Pair your outfits with ankle boots, dressy flats, or heels to finish off the look.
Spring loves denim! This casual yet vibrant fabric is a go-to for every woman. Pair a pretty print blouse with a denim jacket and casual pants, a denim skirt with a lightweight sweater, or women’s jeans with ankle boots and a tunic top for a great spring look. The key to incorporating denim into your spring look for any get-together is to make sure you are mixing and matching dressy and casual pieces. Denim looks more upscale when partnered with sleek tops and structured jackets. Top it off with great jewelry and a flattering belt for a flawless look. Darker denim washes also look more dressy, so you can instantly create a great spring outfit with something as simple as a lacy white spring blouse, dark denim pants, glitzy flats, and a chunky necklace.
If the get together is a last-minute event or is very casual, you can feel comfortable donning your favorite cute spring pieces like soft tees with twill pants, fleece jackets, leggings with tunic tops, and lightweight long cardigans with tanks and jeans. If you’re keeping your look super simple, like a pair of neutral pants and a three-quarter length top, consider wearing a top with a pattern, stripe, or print to add interest. If you’re going in all solid colors, add some classic jewelry or a spring scarf for some extra flair.
The flattering look of a V-neck top is perfect for any spring get together. Something about a V-neck style is a bit more dressy than a scoop or crew neck. You can pair everything from a V-neck tee to a patterned V-neck sweater with your favorite spring denim, pants, and skirts for a stylish outfit. Pair it with a denim jacket or button-up light cardigan if you need another layer, and finish it off with some cute flats.
Once you’ve sparked your imagination with spring outfit ideas, the sky is the limit. For a fabulous look, keep these tips in mind:
Know what makes you look and feel great. You’ll be your most confident when you are wearing an outfit you love, so don’t be afraid to try different spring styles and see what suits you best.