While there’s something oh-so-cozy about sweater weather, spring is hard to beat. The scent of blooming flowers, the magical feel of that first warm day in months, and even April showers all bring promises of sunny days ahead. Spring is about new beginnings, which is why so many of us commit to spring cleaning or decide to refresh our wardrobe when the snow starts to melt. Come out of hibernation in style—and be ready for spring’s lovely yet unpredictable weather—with these five wardrobe essentials for springtime.
After the cold spells and gray of winter, it’s hard to miss how the world blooms in spring. That’s why so many of us associate vibrant colors and floral patterns with springtime wardrobes. Florals are a must when it comes to revamping your spring wardrobe, and the good news is that there are so many fun and cute ways to incorporate floral prints, no matter what your go-to outfits are.
A quarter-length sleeve crewneck tunic top with a floral pattern pairs perfectly with women's jeans or leggings. With florals, you can keep it simple with a print like yellow flowers on white, or go all out with a fun multicolor flower print. Either way, a floral top will add a pop of vibrancy to your look and will pair well with your favorite springtime bottoms.
Speaking of springtime bottoms, you can also go floral with your pants, capris, skirt, or leggings, and pair these with a solid color top. One spring look we love is are floral print crop pants with a plain white t-shirt or denim tunic on top. Complete this look with your favorite white sneakers or leather sandals for an essential springtime outfit.
Button-down tops are a definite wardrobe essential for spring. Styles such as classic oxfords or button-down tunic tops look great on everyone, and we love them for spring because you can choose how much coverage you want. On a warmer day, roll the sleeves up and accessorize with your favorite bracelets or wristwatch, and on days where a stubborn winter chill might linger, wear the sleeves all the way down and pair with a light jean jacket. Button-downs come in a vibrant variety of fun patterns, solid springtime-approved colors, and various lengths and styles. Depending on the weather, you can also choose to style your button-up as a top layer over a T-shirt or a crewneck tunic tank top.
Having a few button-downs in your springtime rotation will open the door for cute and creative looks that’ll have you feeling fresh all season long.
They say that April showers bring the promise of May flowers, but spring rain can also bring the promise of getting soaked if you aren’t prepared. Since the weather can be somewhat unpredictable in the springtime, a raincoat is high on our list of wardrobe essentials for spring.
Women’s raincoats come in a variety of styles, so there’s plenty of ways you can incorporate one of these practical pieces into your rotation. A packable raincoat in either a vibrant color or a neutral shade is a must-have for those unpredictable spring days. Simply keep one in your bag in case a sunny spring day takes a turn or scattered showers make the day feel a bit uncertain. And for those days when rain is definitely in the forecast, opt for a long raincoat with a stylish belt to add a touch of both style and function to your look.
Hooded raincoats can both complement and complete any springtime look you have in mind. To get the most out of this essential spring layer, we recommend opting for solid-color raincoats to avoid any potential clashes with patterned tops or bottoms.
When it comes to building your wardrobe rotation for spring, keep in mind that it’s essential to incorporate bottoms that feel light and airy. After all, now is the time to shed the heavy clothing layers that kept you warm all winter. Flowy midi skirts, khaki Bermuda shorts, and linen pants in either vibrant solid colors, floral patterns, or gingham print are all definite seasonal wins for spring.
When thinking about the most essential springtime bottoms, though, nothing beats capri pants. Opt for capris in a material like chambray and a style like high rise with a wide leg. Pair these crop pants with a flowy tunic or a cotton crewneck tee and a denim jacket or raincoat and sneakers for a cute and practical springtime outfit.
If you want to go extra breezy, skip the bottoms entirely and opt for a dress instead. Certain styles of women’s dresses are fabulous for spring. For the perfect spring look, go for a shirt dress with short sleeves in a fun pattern like green with white polka dots or a knee-length button-down dress with a crisp collar paired with a lightweight jean jacket or tan trench coat with a belt.
With these wardrobe essentials in rotation, you’ll be sure to make the most of this precious season! Just remember to take time to stop and smell the flowers.