As temperatures start to rise and the BBQ invites start flooding in, you know it can only mean one thing – spring is here. Aside from the longer days and promise of days by the pool, spring also means something very important for every fashionista: a change in wardrobe! Adapting your outfits to a whole new season can be great fun, but also somewhat overwhelming. How can you pull off the short shorts when you haven’t topped up your tan yet? Not to fear, we’ve put together a crash course in spring fashion for every occasion so you never need to be left hanging.
Light and Versatile – The Heart of Spring Fashion
While during the afternoons the sun is at its peak and everything is toasty, mornings and evenings can still feel breezy in spring. Consequently, it’s important to be able to create outfits that can move easily between these hikes and drops in temperature. Below we assess the best ways to navigate smart, casual and dressed-up occasions while factoring in all that spring has to throw at you.
Depending upon the industry you work in, dressing for the office doesn’t always mean wearing entirely different clothes to those which you wear at the weekend. Instead, it’s about smartening them up with accessories and perhaps swapping out a denim jacket for a tailored one. Having a nice handbag, a smart pair of shoes and some jewellery can instantly transport an outfit from the couch to the conference room. A smart wristwatch from the likes of Longines or Omega can help give your look a more sophisticated edge, while a silk scarf can add an injection of colour into otherwise simple ensembles.
At the weekends the typical rule is: anything goes. Dungarees are a cute and playful way to enjoy maximum comfort with a quirky twist. Add an old pair of Converse to loose trousers or for a more feminine look try a dress or skirt with bare legs and socks and sneakers. Midi length skirts are perfect for between-seasons moments as they are breezy and cool yet long enough to help stay warm in the event of a chilly evening. Another spring casualwear tip is to bring one of the most iconic examples of bad fashion – socks and sandals – right up to date and bang on trend by pairing sweet Mary Janes or even jelly shoes with frilly ankle socks in a pastel shade. The result is sweet, quirky and riffing on the 90s throwback trend.
Whether you are hitting the town on a big night out or attending a friends party, there are a number of looks out there perfectly suited to glamming it up in spring. Take inspiration from Pantone’s ultra-violet colour of the year and go for a bold and striking dress or slashed top in an attention-grabbing shade. Footwear can be a problem in spring given the unpredictable weather: sandals can spell disaster on a cold evening, so pairing a dress with some heeled suede boots or 80s stiletto pumps can be a great and