15 Formulas for Easy Spring Outfits
by Emily Tozer
Spring is finally here, which means it’s time to shed a few layers and plan some cute spring outfits. To get you started, we put together 15 fail-safe formulas including trendy suede and classic denim. These bloggers’ spring outfits will definitely inspire your new seasonal wardrobe!
Statement Jacket + Striped Tee
The most practical spring outfits account for unpredictable weather. A statement jacket is the most stylish way to be prepared for sudden temperature drops and the occasional cloudy day. Look for one that’s lightweight and matches your favorite spring accessories! Take this formula from Kendi Everyday, and throw your statement jacket over a striped tee—the results are effortlessly stylish.
Floral Dress + Sandals
“Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking.” Still, there’s something uplifting about breaking out the floral prints when spring arrives. The easiest way to do it? With a carefree floral dress like this one on Emily of The Sweetest Thing. A long-sleeve dress is perfect for the in-between weather. Pair yours with a classic pair of sandals—you can’t go wrong with cognac this season!
Blouse + Full Skirt
A feminine blouse is a must-have for an effortless spring outfit. Easy to layer but stylish enough on its own, a quality blouse pairs easily with a whole host of outfits! Try recreating this look we spotted on Julia of Gal Meets Glam, and tuck your blouse into a full skirt. The silhouette is universally flattering.
Trench Coat + White Jeans
A trench coat is one of the most timeless pieces in your wardrobe and the perfect layer to complete spring outfits. If you have a neutral trench like this one on Anh of 9 to 5 Chic, toss it over skinny jeans for days when the weather is unpredictable. White skinny jeans or an all-white outfit like Anh’s is the most chic way to lighten your palette for spring.
Denim Jacket + Striped Shirt
This classic spring outfit is perfect for anyone’s style. Simply toss a denim jacket over your favorite striped shirt (if you can pick one) as Kimberly of Penny Pincher Fashion did. Whether you’re running errands or meeting friends for brunch, this casual combo is effortlessly stylish.
Straw Hat + Striped Dress
We’re excited to trade beanies and gloves for cute spring accessories. A must-have this season? A straw hat! Whether it’s a classic fedora or a chic boater hat, a straw hat is key to this spring outfit formula—just add a striped dress like Jessica’s of Tuula. It’s the perfect combination of relaxed and polished.
Chambray + Flare Jeans
Sheryl of Walk in Wonderland is rocking one of spring 2015’s biggest trends—denim! This season it’s less about the Canadian tuxedo and more about denim pieces you can work into your entire wardrobe, like a blazer or flare jeans. Spring outfits will be full of denim, so get a head start by recreating this clever look. Just pair a chambray shirt with jeans of a different wash for the most modern effect.
White Tee + White Jeans
Nothing says you’re over winter quite like an all-white outfit. Liz of Late Afternoon has cute spring outfits aplenty, but we especially love this casual look because it’s super-easy to copy! Team a white tee with distressed white denim; take it further by keeping the rest of your look neutral for the freshest effect.
Jacket + Scarf
If you’re struggling to put together a new spring outfit, add a lightweight scarf. An airy scarf is a quick and easy way to add dimension to your outfit, and it’s practical for in-between weather. An oversized scarf like this one on Kate of The Fancy Pants Report makes more of a statement. Loop one over a classic jacket; it will refresh your look even if you wear the jacket all the time.
Bright Coat + Skinny Jeans
Add a pop of color to spring outfits with a bright trench coat. More than just a practical layer, a colorful trench is the key to this stylish outfit formula. As you can see on Devon Rachel, this outfit is super-flattering and super-versatile. It works for everything from casual office wear to weekend outings.
Mini Skirt + Ankle Boots
You don’t have to pack up your favorite pair of ankle boots just yet. Instead, try mixing them into spring outfits as Adriana of Fake Leather did. Wear a mini skirt with ankle boots; the coverage of the boots balances the high hemline of the skirt to give your outfit a more casual vibe.
Fringed Top + Skinny Jeans
This has to be the simplest formula for spring outfits. Take a trendy top with fringe like Jamie’s of What the Chung, and pair it with skinny jeans. It’s the perfect way to experiment with new trends because skinny jeans go with anything, whether it’s seventies fringe, gingham prints, or utilitarian styles.
Monochromatic Jacket + Dress
Channel spring’s minimalist trend with this easy spring outfit. Just pair a dress and jacket of the same hue for a streamlined look! It will be easiest to copy in neutral colors like tan, blush, navy, black, or nude like this one on Julia of Gal Meets Glam. Spring outfits with a formal dress are perfect for events, but you can also wear a casual wrap or T-shirt dress for an effortless off-duty outfit.
Trench Coat + Sneakers
A trench coat is one of the best pieces in your spring wardrobe to dress up and down, plus it works with tons of spring outfits! Taylor of Little Blonde Book dresses hers down with this outfit formula that’s perfect for the weekend: a trench coat and sneakers. Sneakers are (still) having a fashion moment, so this look will work equally well with a bold, printed pair or classic Converse.
Suede Jacket + Loafers
The seventies are a huge trend for spring 2015, and suede is one of the keys to getting the look. Doina of The Golden Diamonds has a chic, modern take on the trend in her tan suede jacket and masculine loafers. We love this look for the office, travel, or weekends.