The first day of spring has come and gone, and while it’s hard to imagine anything in your closet except your trusty winter parka, the only way to combat those winter blues is to do a little spring cleaning. (Don’t worry we’re not asking you to break out the dust buster just yet), We’re talking about freshening up your closet. So whether you’re looking to follow the spring runway trends, or are keen to see what this season’s bloggers are wearing, take a look at 16 of our favorite spring outfits.
1. Go Sheer
Victorian style lace was all over the runways this season, and while you may not be rocking this maxi to work any time soon, you can still channel this delicate look with a sheer blouse or victorian inspired dress.
2. Crop it out
Any fashion site you look at will tell you that crop tops are the new it piece for the season, and styled with an oversized jacket and structured midi skirt, it’s the perfect spring ensemble.
3. Denim on Denim
I know you’re probably getting Britney and Justin’s denim on denim outfit flashbacks, but paired conservatively with stacked strappy heels and a structured bag, this look is far from tacky.
4. Mix it up
When it comes to mixing prints, as long as they’re similar color stories, the look will be cohesive enough to pull together.
Just like Meryl Streep said in The Devil Wears Prada, florals for spring aren’t exactly groundbreaking, but paired with your trusty cutoffs and a bold clutch, this look will brighten up your closet in no time.
6. Don’t be afraid of printed bottoms
When it comes to floral print, don’t just keep it to blouses and skirts, switch it up with a pair of floral trousers and a classic blazer.
7. Channel your inner flower child
Designers like Emilio Pucci to Céline were sending fringe adorned pieces down the runway in true bohemian spirit. So pop in Almost Famous, and take some hints from Kate Hudson’s wardrobe with floppy hats, luxe kimonos, and fringe accents.
8. Gingham style
Designers like Diane von Furstenberg brought back gingham for spring, and with a classic outfit like below, you can easily add a this top like this to any denim in your wardrobe to freshen up your closet.
Leave it to Alexa Chung to show us that tights and shorts are not just for 90’s queens, but can make an easy transitional outfit, too.
Maxi dresses or skirts are probably one of the easiest way to freshen up your closet. Whether you’re going bold with a two piece set like below, or are thinking of throwing your new leather jacket over your favorite summer maxi, this look is an easy one to pull off this season.
While I may have just professed my love for the maxi, don’t think I forgot about my second love—the mini. Nothing quite says spring time like breaking out your legs in a mini skirt, so this season think about freshening up the look with a structured wrap jacket like this Athen’s blogger did.
12. Take winter white to a new level
While I’m all about winter whites, spring calls for more of a pop. By adding a few cream colored pieces to your closet as well as a statement bag (think big bird yellow) your look will feel spring fresh.
13. Think tropical
Hawaiian shirts seem to get a bad rep, but when the print isn’t too loud, it can be the perfect pop for spring.
Not every look in your closet has to have multiple statement pieces, sometimes the best looks are the simplest ones. With a simple 3/4 length striped shirt and a pair of boyfriend jeans, you can keep your look chic enough for errands around town or a brunch date with your BFF.
15. Sleek suede
Derek Lam and Miu Miu both couldn’t get enough of suede in their spring runway shows, and this look gives you the perfect outfit inspiration to channel that runway trend.
16. Lace, lace, and more lace
It’s no secret that designers were looking to the lacy elements of bridal gowns for spring inspiration, and while I’m not suggesting you strut down the street in a full on wedding dress, take your trusty white lace pieces and pair them with spring favorites, like this ballet pink skirt for a fun warm weather outfit.