The weather is changing, flowers are blooming and it’s time to switch out our chunky sweaters and cozy layers for easy, cheerful casual spring looks.
Since we can all use a few new outfit ideas, I’ve put together six of my favorite looks for spring. And BONUS! most items are recent purchases and not crazy-expensive. I’ve linked to everything that is currently available and similar items if what I show is older or out of stock.
You can use this as a great shopping list if you’re needing a few new pieces this Spring, or maybe an outfit will spark some ideas of how you can mix items you already have in your closet.
(Just for reference: I am 5’7)
Here we go!
I have decided that jeans + a button up is my favorite go-to combination for everyday. It looks put together, but still perfectly comfortable for my work-at-home/regular mom lifestyle. Sometimes I’ll wear the button up untucked; sometimes with a half-tuck. I just read a cute post about how to roll your jeans – which I didn’t actually do here, but it is a great little tutorial if you’re struggling with how to get a messy cuff look.
This is my attempt to force myself to wear something other than jeans. It’s been a while since I’ve worn non-jean pants (besides leggings) and I actually really love how these fit and feel on. They are super lightweight, have a flattering cut and come in a few different colors.
I bought the tshirt last fall and it has proven to be a great wardrobe staple. A good white tshirt with a soft, drapey fit works with everything.
And let’s talk about the shoes. Slip-ons are a great (updated?) alternative to my beloved ballet flats and I just couldn’t pass up this sweet graphic floral pattern.
This outfit is a variation on my everyday uniform: jeans + button up. I splurged on this chambray shirt and it was 100% worth it. Classic, fits perfectly, can be worn with everything.
I live in the Seattle area where Spring weather can’t decide if it wants to be a lion or a lamb. For a few minutes the sun will be out and the next thing you know it’s pouring down rain. Therefore, adding rain boots to any outfit is a smart idea. I just ordered a bunch of boots to try out and two stood out as my clear favorites (I’ll share all of the boots in another post). These black and white floral boots are feminine, fit great and feel classic and unexpected at the same time.
If it’s not a rainy day, switch out the boots for flats. I’m such a neutral dresser and so I like to add a little bit of color or pattern in my shoes. These kelly green flats are some of my favorites.
As much as I’d love my closet to be filled with button ups and nicer tops, I know that some days I just want to wear a sweatshirt. Instead of reaching for my oldie, cozy, unflattering favorites, I like to have a few options for updated sweatshirts to throw on with jeans. You’ve probably seen me wearing this striped one; this darling double hooded version with floral cuffs is from the same online shop. It’s light weight, fits long and slim (I could honestly go for a little less slim) and the sleeves are nice and long. (For reference, I’m wearing a size small).
For you ladies living in warmer climates, you should get this top. It is soft, has those cute ruffle sleeves and I’m a big fan of this green color (it also comes in a pretty peach that would not look great on me, but if you have darker skin than this pale girl, it would be gorgeous!).
The bootcut jeans are 10 years old. I have an identical pair that has been worn so many times they have legitimate holes worn in the knees (non of this new-fangled factory distressing!). I’m sure I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again: invest in a few good pair of jeans. Find a brand that fits you (I love 7 for All Mankind and Paige) and all you need are two or three different styles/washes. Just repeat the same jeans over and over. They’ll last and look good wear after wear. I buy cheaper jeans (like the ones in outfit #1) for more trendier cuts and find they never quite fit as well as the more expensive variety.
Isn’t this a cute outfit?! I think it’s my favorite of the six.
Pairing a classic skirt (with pockets!) with a crisp short-sleeved shirt is casual enough for my normal life but could work great for a coffee date with a friend, sunday morning church or a trip to the farmer’s market.
I ADORE these short Hunter wellies. I have tall ones, which I wear often, and these new shorties will be on regular rotation. The bright red/orange is a fun dose of color to my otherwise neutral wardrobe.
So there you go. Six casually classic looks for Spring. I hope these outfits help inspire you to try new combinations of things you already own and maybe add in a few new pieces that you love.
Do you have a favorite look?