56 Spring Outfit Ideas You’ll Want to Copy This Season
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56 Spring Outfit Ideas You’ll Want to Copy This Season

StyleCaster | Perrie Samotin

It might not feel like spring is officially in the air, but it’s technically here. And with warmer days ahead, what could possibly go wrong? Just one thing, and it involves our wardrobe: Putting together cute spring outfits can honestly be a little tricky. Yes, we’re dying to bust out these warm-weather clothes, but sometimes mother nature still has some chilly days in store.

Whether you have a packed-to-capacity closet, or take a more minimalist approach when it comes to fashion, there’s no denying that occasionally we all get what we like to call “dresser’s block” when it comes to spring outfit ideas.

Getting stumped when it comes to building the perfect spring outfit often has less to do with not having the right items, and more to do with knowing how to put them together. We all probably own staples like a vintage T-shirt and a silk skirt, but we all might not think to pair them up. In fact, it’s a safe bet that we all have items sitting in our closets right this second that can be worn in dozens of unexpectedly stylish ways this spring – all we’re missing is a small dose of inspiration.

To help you out, we combed through tons of blogs filled with outfit eye candy to bring you 56 spring outfit ideas to copy. Some might not seem groundbreaking, but they’re not meant to be. They’re just extremely thoughtful, cool, clever examples of how to put pieces together to create outfits that are impactful, accessible, and stylish – by using things you likely already have in the depths of your closet.

We’ve also noted why the outfits work and included small styling tips to help you achieve maximum levels of spring chic.

Go ahead and click through: We guarantee the street style photographers will be snapping you in no time.

A version of this article was originally published in April 2014.

An Oversized Button-Down

Pair an oversized button-down and fitted midi skirt with sneakers.

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Two-Toned Jean Jacket

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We’re obsessed with every element of this look, but it’s the two-toned jean jacket we’re really eyeing.

The ‘Grandma Heels’

On in-between days, add a light trench to ankle jeans and a pair of “grandma heels.”

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The Canadian Tuxedo

Try dabbling in the Canadian Tuxedo – denim on top and bottom – but break up the look with a chic blazer and a pair of minimalist sandals.

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So 70s

We’re obsessed with this high-waisted jean and ruffled shirt look – so 70s.

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Pleated Midi Skirt

Nothing’s chicer or as classic as a striped shirt and pleated midi skirt.

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Stay Comfy

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Just because you’re wearing a flirty, floral-printed dress doesn’t mean you can’t throw on a pair of sneakers.

Black Leather Skirt

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Have a black leather skirt? Make that the star, and keep the rest simple with a gray tee and some white kicks.

Graphic Prints

So simple, yet so cool.

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Get Your White Pants On

Behold, a cool spring look that can easily carry you from the office to cocktails.

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Layer a Button-Down

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Instead of grabbing a jacket, try layering a crisp button-down under a spring dress.

Boyfriend Jeans

There’s no better time than spring to rock ripped-up boyfriend jeans, bright heels, and a killer pair of shades.

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Sweater-Shirt Combo

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Pair a sweater and shirt combo with a swingy black skirt and a cool hat.

White, White, Floral

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We love the idea of pairing white trousers and a white blazer with a bold floral blouse.

Polish Up Your Overalls

Polish up your overalls for spring with a long-sleeved tee, fantastic pumps, and a big scarf.

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Sporty & Dressy

A perfect combo of sporty and dressy staples.

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High-Waisted White Skirt

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A high-waisted white skirt paired with a cropped leather jacket is a sleek look, especially to the office.

Extra-Long Trench Coat

The beauty of this look lies in the fact that her trench coat is a few inches longer than the average version, creating a glamorous silhouette. The red heels don’t hurt, either!

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Parkas

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Parkas: They’re functional and apparently now super-fashionable and in this spring. If you want to really stay on-trend, throw on some yellow boots. You’ll see yellow dresses everywhere this season.

Leather Moto Jacket

This spring, seek out a leather moto jacket in a soft pastel – it looks so fresh.

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Invest in a Denim Vest

Reason No. 543 to invest in a denim vest this spring: It toughens up an LBD! A good tip: Head to your local Salvation Army or Goodwill and cut the sleeves off an old, broken-in denim jacket.

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On-Trend Mules

If you live in cooler climates, add a black or white blazer or a leather moto to your skinnies, striped tank, and on-trend mules.

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Laid-Back Anorak

A laid-back anorak looks amazingly cool when paired with spring staples like white skinnies, dainty sandals, and a silk scarf.

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Slip Dress

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The slip dress is literally the easiest item to dress up or keep it dressed down. Pair it with an oversized camo jacket when it cools down at night.

Double-Down on Denim

Double denim, a killer trench, and a so-cool hat makes for a perfect spring look on cooler days.

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Logos, Logos Everywhere

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The logo fashion trend is heavy right now, so you’re likely to see brand’s proudly display their logo on shirts and all sorts of accessories.

Calf-Length Dress

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A breezy calf-length dress, T-strap heels, and a bold bag.

Breton-Striped Shirt

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A Breton-striped shirt never goes out of style; and when paired with a flowy skirt and a bold-hued crossbody, it’s casual-cool.

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Bright Colors

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Embrace bold, bright hues this spring.

Layering Is Key

Since spring weather can be fickle, layering is the key way to make sure you’re comfortable from the time you leave work and it’s 55 degrees, to the time you go grab lunch and it’s 75 out.

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Vintage Florals

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With or without the coat, vintage florals are so obviously a spring staple. Make the outfit even more fun and funky by tucking in a graphic tee.

Silky Midi Skirt

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Pair a silky midi skirt with a vintage tee.

Polka Dots

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Don’t be afraid to throw on a polka-dotted dress or blouse or skirt. The print’s back in.

Embrace the Plaid

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Plaid is still in, so embrace your inner 90s and layer up.

Go Black & White

All it takes are black-and-white basics to create a beyond-cool spring look.

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Black Trousers

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A shrunken sweatshirt, black trousers, and great accessories: an easy look to pull off.

Leather Leggings

Not quite ready to go bare-legged yet? Wear a dress, but replace tights with a cool pair of cropped, leather leggings.

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An Easy, Stylish Look

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Such an easy, stylish look: a midi skirt, a subtle crop top, and a classic jean jacket.

The Classic White Blouse

Nothing says spring better than a full skirt (sans tights!) paired with a classic white blouse. So chic!

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Pencil Skirts

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Pencil skirts are back in this spring, and we love how casual this outfit is.

Combine Simple Pieces

Proof that even the most simple pieces – espadrilles, blue jeans, wayfarers, and a shirt-sweater combo in a similar shade – can be the most stylish.

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High-Waisted Shorts

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On warmer days, a pair of high-waisted shorts won’t look too summery when paired with a long-sleeved shirt.

Grab a Cardigan

A plaid shirt and a long cardigan pull double-duty, effectively erasing the need for a jacket.

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Throw On a Long Skirt

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Temper a full skirt’s inherent, dressy nature with a cheeky sweatshirt and a baseball cap.

Sleeveless Trench

A sleeveless trench? Brilliant! If you don’t have one, you can always find a relatively inexpensive version and have a tailor cut the sleeves off.

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Have an Oversized Button-Down?

A very oversized button-down seamlessly fuses menswear into an otherwise girly outfit. (Hint: This might work with an actual men’s shirt.)

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Go All-Black

All-black can look extra stylish in the spring – just keep your pieces lightweight. We love the look of an oversized blazer as a top.

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Keep the Fuzzy Sweater

On less-than-warm spring days, pair of a pretty, fuzzy sweater with cropped trousers and sandals.

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Dress Up Your Sweaters

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No need to store all your sweaters – just pair them with spring skirts and heels.

Dad Sneakers

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Yes, dad sneakers are 100% in for the spring, and pairing them with springtime yellow makes perfect sense.

A Pop of Neon

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Seek out one neon piece and keep everything else black.

Black T-Shirt Dress

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A plain black T-shirt dress can look incredibly cool with killer accessories.

Body-Con Top & Statement Skirt

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Tuck in a body-con top to a swingy statement skirt.

Skinny Jeans & Bold Sandals

Super-skinny jeans look amazing with a bold sandals and a loose button-down.

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Mary Janes

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If this isn’t making a case for daytime embellishments and Mary Janes, we don’t know what is.

 

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