If you want to look chic and stylish this season, it’s important to start shopping for the right spring wardrobe. These closet must-haves are crucial to styling the cutest outfits that will keep you comfortable and fashionable.
Whether you want to wear a floral dress with flats to brunch or prefer to style boyfriend jeans with a white t-shirt and sneakers, there are many spring fashion staples worth consider. To help you create the perfect ensembles, we’ve compiled a list of the most popular spring wardrobe essentials.
Floral dresses are spring staples for good reason – they’re colorful and fun. Depending on the weather and your personal style, you can pair them with a leather jacket and boots for a biker look or sandals and a cardigan for a more feminine ensemble.
As for silhouettes, you can choose to style your outfit to fit your body shape and the occasion. From the A-line to the bodycon, maxi or slip, there is a wide range of floral dresses available in all cuts and styles. If you’re looking for a wardrobe upgrade, get at least two or three floral different types of dresses. They’re timeless, so you don’t have to worry about them becoming obsolete anytime soon.
Given their versatility, boyfriend jeans are a must-have for any season. For spring, purchase a ripped pair so you can get the most wear as the weather gets warmer.
You can style them with pumps and a chic blouse for a date or pair them with a basic white tee and sneakers for a casual look, according to the experts at Top Trends Guide. On windy days, boyfriend jeans go great with a jacket and loafers.
Graphic T-shirts are an excellent choice for a casual look. They go well with both pants and skirts, they’re eye-catching, and they help you make a statement with minimal effort.
Whether you opt for tees with abstract designs or writing, there’s no shortage of choice out there. We recommend going oversize to maximize comfort. Pair them with mom jeans for a relaxed look or with a pencil skirt for a dressier outfit.
Dresses with soft, flowy silhouettes are all the rage this year. You don’t have to worry about building an outfit. Simply put on a flowy dress, pair it with sneakers, and you’re good to go. This type of dress allows you to move freely while also looking stylish. Plus, you can have that extra slice of pizza for lunch and no one will be able to tell. If you’re worried about drowning in all the material, we suggest layering a cropped or fitted jacket on top.
When it comes to fashion and comfort, cute leggings are a priority and necessary wardrobe staple for women. Whether you’re lounging around or wearing a shirt dress, leggings can be paired with different outfits for a stylish finish.
Depending on the style, fabric, and pattern, high-waisted leggings look amazing with a cropped hoodie for the ultimate gym outfit. You can also pair them with a crop top and a denim jacket for a long day of shopping. For an elevated look, dress up leggings with a shirt dress and booties for an effortlessly chic look.
It’s getting warmer, which means that it’s time to pack away your faux fur and puffer coats and swap them for light jackets. Leather is a classic option, but we also recommend a windbreaker or trench coat to keep you dry on rainy days. When you need something more elegant, a fitted blazer will elevate any outfit, even if you’re wearing skinny jeans and a basic white shirt.
Heels are worth the hype, but flats are a viable option for days when you have a lot of walking to do. Thankfully, with so many cute options on the market, you can easily find a pair that is both fashionable and practical.\
If you want to feel whimsical, purchase your favorite flats in a variety of colors/prints so you’ll always have a pair to match your outfit.
Cropped pants have become so ubiquitous that girls have started to wear them even during the cold months. We can guarantee they’re not going of style – and with spring here, you no longer have to worry about your ankles freezing for the sake of fashion.
The downside is that cropped pants tend to shorten your legs, so you need to be careful about styling them. They look best with high heels and a top that’s tucked in so that the overall silhouette is more flattering. For a casual look that’s more versatile, consider partnering cropped pants with booties for a combination that continues to be a year-round favorite, according to Who What Wear.
Just because denim jackets have been around for a while doesn’t make them boring. They are ideal for transitional weather and can complete any outfit as long as they fit you well.
If your budget is tight, we recommend checking out thrift stores. Oversized denim jackets are in style right now and you have a great chance of stumbling upon a quality, vintage model that will last you for years to come.
Midi or Maxi Skirts
Miniskirts remain a viable option for crazy nights out, but trends have been favoring lengthier pieces for the last few years. Turns out, when it comes to skirts, less isn’t more – quite the opposite.
Midi and maxi skirts tend to be more versatile and flattering, and they’re perfect for spring. Pair them with a simple fitted top for a classy look.
Sneakers aren’t only for running anymore. You can go for a traditional white sneaker you can pair with basically anything or opt for chunky, colorful sneakers that will bring your street style to the next level.
Our suggestion for this year: go high. High-top kicks are very in right now and they look great in a wide variety of combinations, with jeans and skirts alike. Like most sneakers, they’re more stylish when they look worn out. Break them in around the house before taking them for a stroll outside. You’ll look like the ultimate cool girl. For inspiration and styling ideas, PopSugar offers a number of examples and outfits that can help you create the perfect look with your high-top sneakers.
Crossbody bags win bonus points for mixing style with function, so we’re pretty sure they’ll be sticking around for a while. They’re easy to carry and, depending on the model, quite spacious, enabling you to pack all the essentials you need when heading out.
Ideally, you should wear a small crossbody bag at waist level and a larger one just by your hips. We recommend splurging on a crossbody bag in a neon color. Pair it with a monochrome outfit and you’ll instantly stand out.
Sweaters and Cardigans
Just because winter is over doesn’t mean you have to let go of all your favorite warm clothes. A sweater or cardigan can be an excellent replacement for a jacket, especially when you know that you’ll be spending the entire day out and about.
Alternatively, you can wear your favorite sweater like a scarf, draped over the shoulders or nonchalantly knotted around the body. Stylish and practical: if it gets cold, take off your trendy accessory and put it on.