Create a spring wardrobe that’s practical and stylish with the tips in this article. We’ve compiled some spring fashion info to help you dress for success. In addition to office wear, you’ll find inspiration for casual outfits and learn about the season’s hottest colors and prints as well as handbags and footwear.
The minimalist trend in clothing and housewares is still as hot as ever. Think black, navy, khaki, and white—colors that you can easily mix and match with not only each other but also other hues and shades, too. Spring is also prime pastel time. Think robin’s egg blue and baby chick yellow, along with lilac and blush pink. Mint green is another spring color that you can wear as a dress, skirt, or blouse. If you like bright colors, a bold grass green or saturated sky blue is a spring-inspired option for women’s tops, skirts, leggings, and other spring fashion essentials.
Floral motifs are a given for spring. You really can’t go wrong with a ditsy-print floral with small blooms for spring. Even larger flowers against a solid background can be a spring-worthy botanical print most everyone can pull off. Floral prints go with the current cottagecore trend, especially if you wear them with other aesthetic pieces. For example, a floral midi-dress with calf-high boots is a look that’s perfect for many occasions, from an outdoor picnic to a mall shopping spree.
While floral is hot for spring, it’s not the only option. Polka-dots have retro appeal that’s classic yet currently trending. Then, of course, there’s animal print. We don’t think this print ever went out of style, so feel free to add zebra, leopard, and other wild motifs to your wardrobe as you wish.
Business casual doesn’t have to be boring. Stride into work with a springtime attitude in a pastel blazer and coordinating skirt, or suit separates in a spring hue. Even a pair of light gray dress pants, a women’s white dress shirt, and a spring-inspired brooch or pin can make a seasonal fashion impact. You could even wear a neutral outfit and carry a spring-hued handbag or wear pastel dress shoes. Even a small touch of spring color here or there can liven up your office look.
Dresses in fun spring colors and prints are great for the office. Fit-and-flare dresses can be worn with a cropped cardigan and dress shoes for a professional spring look. You can wear a pencil skirt with heels and a blouse for a traditional businesslike style or keep things more casual with a blazer layered over a maxi dress with flats.
There’s plenty to do in the springtime. Whether you’re spending the weekend gardening—or just shopping for gardening supplies, there are plenty of outfit possibilities. Women’s polo shirts with Bermuda shorts are spring ready, and you can layer on a women’s fleece jacket if it’s cool outside. Leggings and tunics are also a good choice, as they offer freedom of movement and an ultra-comfortable fit for reaching and bending when caring for your seedlings.
If you’re having lunch with a friend or catching a movie on a mild spring day, a pair of women’s jeans and a lightweight turtleneck is a stylish look that pairs well with heels or boots. You likely won’t need a jacket, but if you do, you can wear a blazer for a dressy touch or a jean jacket to keep things casual. Impart a luxe touch to any casual spring outfit with a cashmere cardigan —no accessories needed. Cashmere can be worn on cool spring days and makes a sophisticated statement even with the simplest white-tee-and-jeans combo.
A new season presents an opportunity for shoe and handbag shopping. Swap your winter bag for a fresh spring style. You may want to go smaller with your spring bag to keep things light. As with clothes, you can’t miss with a handbag in a pastel hue. If you prefer a neutral color, go for ivory, beige, or light gray. Shoes can be matched to your bag, which is especially stylish for date night and the office. You’ll also want casual sneakers and slip-ons, such as loafers or ballet flats.
If you plan to head to a beach, lake, or pool for spring break, water shoes are a must. You also may want a few pairs of flip-flops or sandals. Speaking of spring break, tankini tops and bottoms allow for fashion versatility and come in chlorine-resistant fabrics you can wear for summer vacation, too. Although spring isn’t always prime swimming season, it’s good to have a bathing suit or two on hand for opportunities.
Think about the pieces you already have and how you can build around them for spring. Then, plan some outfits you’d like to put together. From there, all that’s left to do is shop. Infusing your wardrobe with spring apparel can lift your look and your mood for the season ahead.