You know what's weird about changing seasons? The fact that every time the weather shifts ever so slightly, we immediately feel like we need to go out and buy an entirely new wardrobe. Why is it that the pieces we wore (and likely purchased) just a year ago suddenly feel so...blah? As spring approaches, this time around we're vowing to give those items a second pass
before pushing them to the back of our closet.
Of course, we love shopping as much as the next person. And with fashion's consistent rotation of trends, it's impossible to not want to score the of-the-moment ruffled top or ribbon-decorated flats for yourself. But when it comes to more timeless pieces you likely already have, things like a white button-up, a pair of frayed hem jeans, or even a floral dress, it's about coming up with new ways to style them (and how to use your new, trend-oriented pieces to accentuate them). A solid
foundation closet will go a long way, regardless of the weather outside — and the 30 looks ahead will show you just how to mix the old with the new. Here's to an April full of really, really good outfits.
If you're a fan of
monochromatic looks, you've probably been wearing all-black or all-gray ones all winter long. Switch it up for spring with a brighter (but still neutral) hue, like this army green shade.
Esby Apparel pants, Mari Giudicelli shoes. Photo via @nikishabrunson. More
It's time to break out those
mini skirts. We love the athletic-feel of this version. Tennis, anyone?
OYE Swimwear bathing suit, Gucci skirt, Pedro Garcia shoes, Cult Gaia bag. Photo via @alwaysjudging. More
When you're wearing a bold outfit, forget going subtle with the accessories. Consider this color-blocking 2.0.
Photo via @amarachiukachu. More
Regardless of the season, we're always into piling on as many
denim pieces as possible.
Lost Ink top, Monki jacket. Photo via @asos_hannah. More Story Continues
classic button-up at the waist for a D.I.Y. crop top. Because really, what's better than getting two shirts for the price of one?
ASOS top and pants. Photo via @asos_lauren. More
oversized blazer you've been wearing all winter long? Skip the pants, button it all the way up, and turn it into a mini dress.
The Frankie Shop jacket, W Concept shoes, Little Liffner bag. Photo via @double3xposure. More
One look at this outfit and we're pretty convinced
gingham is our favorite warm-weather print.
Minimum Fashion top. Photo via @emilisindlev. More
Yellow is the
color . Embrace it. Love it. du jour
By Malene Birger jacket and pants, Puma shoes. Photo via @guriheli. More
Sick of your plain black flats? Opt for a pair with a little bit of detailing, like this front-bow option.
Selima Optique sunglasses. Photo via @indyabrown. More
The easiest, no-fail, always-looks-good outfit? A killer
matching set and a pair of sneakers. Done and done. Photo via @itsmekellieb. More
Turn your go-to shirtdress into a longline top by only buttoning the top half and wearing it with a pair of
Eloquii dress. Photo via @kellyaugustineb. More
You can't go wrong with a graphic tee, especially when it's one that gives off major
Carrie Bradshaw vibes.
Dior top, Levi's pants, Topshop jacket, Vans shoes. Photo via @latelyivebeenme. More
Fanny pack, but make it fashion. (Seriously, designers are making a solid case for the waist-bag comeback).
Barbara Kwater dress, Favstine Paris bag. Photo via @lifeofboheme. More
Metallic clothing isn't just for New Year's Eve. Let this look convince you that super-shiny fabric is truly versatile.
Stay Sunny Chicago skirt, VIUeyewear glasses. Photo via @lottaliinalove. More
Knee-high boots! It doesn't matter how short or tall you are, just give them a go!
Ganni skirt, By Malene Birger shoes. Photo via @pandorasykes. More
Use an extra-large
white button-up as a layering piece by styling it over a T-shirt and pair of jeans. It's an easy (and affordable) way to get that straight-off-the-runway look.
PSC T-shirt, WEEKDAY top, Loewe bag. Photo via @ropesofholland. More
This skirt suit is
very '80s, and we're very much here for it.
Balmain jacket and skirt, Valentino shoes, Dior sunglasses. Photo via @shionat. More
Warmer days mean warmer colors. How comfortable (but cool) does this all-cream outfit look?
Mango jacket, Massimo Dutti pants, Dorateymur shoes. Photo via @shotfromthestreet. More
kitten heel trend is still going strong. Wear your pointed-toe boots into spring by pairing them with light-colored pieces.
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