In the past few weeks, I’ve covered everything from trends to springtime essentials, shoes to bags to jewelry, but you may still find yourself wondering what to wear. I got you.
Seasonal transitions can be tricky. Nothing is more frustrating than coming home with an armload of spring trends only to have them hang in your closet because you have no idea how to style them or what to pair them with.
That’s why I’ve taken some of the season’s key pieces and turned them into easy everyday outfits that you can make your own. Here, 5 outfit formulas you can start wearing today!
I’ve also partnered with Amazon shop Leereya on today’s videos, a brand that features fun, affordable, and flattering dresses like the floral dress in the pic below.
Dress + Straw Hat + Espadrilles
I adore dresses and they are my go-to in warmer months for their style and comfort, but sometimes a dress on its own can be a little blah. What to do if it’s hot and you don’t want to add that magical completer piece? Finish off the look with chic yet summery accessories. Espadrilles, particularly those that lace up the front of the leg, add interest and detail to a simple dress, and a hat is a fun finishing touch that’s also practical. (The hat’s on the couch behind me in this pic!)
Floral Shorts + Crisp White Shirt + Flat Slides
Shorts can feel almost too casual and basic, but picking a pair in a pretty pattern (that’s a lot of P’s!) can upgrade them a bit, as can pairing them with a crisp top and pretty flats.
Light Wash Jeans + Lace Blouse + Strappy Sandals
A casual pair of jeans in a light wash (of course you can do a dark wash as well) is an unexpected and more summery touch with a pretty lace blouce. Strappy sandals add balance and further elevate the look.
Puff Sleeve Blouse + White Jeans + Clog Sandals
A puffy sleeved blouse is a key trend of the season, and it looks fresh and pretty paired with your favorite white jeans and a pair of funky clog sandals.
Crochet Cardigan + Tank + Denim + Sneakers
Crochet is trendy and feminine but it can be tricky to style if you’re trying to avoid a matronly look. Pairing a crochet cardigan (the most versatile piece in this knit) with casual essential pieces makes it modern and fresh and not at all frumpy.
Which of these outfit formulas is your favorite? And which can you recreate with items you already own? Let me know in the comments!
Nada Manley says
Thank you Bonnie!
Nada Manley says
These are for warm weather for sure! Hope you find these helpful when the weather heats up!
Nada Manley says
Thank you! They are so versatile too!
Bonn Boyd says
I really l like this blog! There are a lot of these formulas that I can use. In my case, I would have to exchange the floral to my tops and wear them with solid shorts. My pattern shorts (and my espadrilles) are not with me on this trip. And since it is hot where we live, a crocheted sleeveless vest would be substituted for the sweater. Great post, Nada!
Haha!!! None of those will work here in upstate NY.
The calendar says spring, the weather says – winter!!! We broke into the 60’s yesterday, but back to 30s and 40s for at least a week.
Cute outfits – I will keep them in mind for July ; )
They are all cute, but really love the strappy sandals!