Tuesday Ten: April Style Notes

Happy Tuesday! April is the time to try those brand new spring trends that have been on your mind since fashion week back in September. Whether you’re ready for a black and white moment or positively smitten for stripes, these style tips are sure to provide you with a little April outfit inspiration. Without further ado, here are 10 styling ideas to try this month…

Tuesday Ten: April Style Notes

1. Think in black and white.
Black and white is a huge spring trend, as predicted by Marc Jacobs and Alexander Wang. Get back to the basics and make a bold statement by pairing a black skirt with a white collared shirt.

Tuesday Ten: April Style Notes

2. Be a peek-a-boo princess.
Showing some skin in a sophisticated and unexpected way hints that warm weather is near. Opt for a backless shirt, a cutout dress, or peekaboo pumps. (Also be sure to check out my post on how to wear cutouts.)

Tuesday Ten: April Style Notes

3. Say hello to sunnies.
If you’re setting out to conquer street style this spring, having a pair of unusual or embellished sunglasses is a must. I love the idea of buying an inexpensive pair and adding rhinestones, rosettes or pearls.

Tuesday Ten: April Style Notes

4. Keep your layers light.
April always has a few rainy days in store so don’t be fooled by the warm spring sun just yet. Make sure to add layers to a spring outfit in the case of sudden cloudiness or spring showers.

Tuesday Ten: April Style Notes

5. Get shorty.
Short suits are right on-trend this season. I love how Emily Schuman of Cupcakes and Cashmere created a monochromatic look with a blazer a pair of striped shorts.

Tuesday Ten: April Style Notes

6. White out.
A white blazer is a style staple every girl should have in her closet. Wear yours over a dress or jeans for a transitional touch.

Tuesday Ten: April Style Notes

7. Invest in a pair of heeled sandals.
With warmer temps right around the corner, it’s time to say goodbye to winter footwear (that means you, chunky suede booties). Invest in a pair of simple-yet-chic heeled sandals. I guarantee you will live in them for months to come.

Tuesday Ten: April Style Notes

8. Keep it cool in camo.
Add camouflage accents to your weekend wear for a tomboy twist. Make sure you keep this pattern looking ladylike (not grungy) with a pair of pretty heels and a structured handbag.

Tuesday Ten: April Style Notes

9. Raid your boyfriend’s closet.
There’s something about the loose, relaxed feel of boyfriend jeans that complements warmer weather. Ditch leather leggings and heavy pants for a perfectly distressed pair like the ones below.

Tuesday Ten: April Style Notes

10. Flaunt your florals.
There’s no reason why your closet shouldn’t reflect the old saying “April showers bring May flowers.” Floral dresses, denim, and accessories will pump up your wardrobe for spring. (Check out my floral manicure video tutorial, too!)

Which style idea are you going to try first?

XO Lauren

Photos: atlantic pacific, meninabr, refinery29, damsel in dior, cupcakes and cashmere, harper’s bazaar, sincerely jules, the sartorialist, song of style
Categories: Style Note, Style Tips and Ideas, Tuesday Ten
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  • cyndi

    Love one and ten :)

  • Chelsea Casher

    Camo! It reminds me of a pair of pants I had in high school with orange bungees on the side. Ew. But that outfit above was totally cute. I would definitely need a stylist’s help to pull it off.

  • Christine Stirrat
  • Arelis Nelms

    I am going to try number 5 first. I already have navy pin stripe shorts and a navy blazer so I will match them up with a cool top and cute shoes and I’ll be ready to rock and roll.

  • Katherine Musselman

    Love all of these trends, but florals are one of my favorites!


  • Ana Lucas

    Heeled sandals are everywhere now! They’re so beautiful! Must invest!

  • Sarah Travis

    I want to raid my boyfriend’s closet!!!

  • Danielle Stradford

    Lace, denim, florals and a gold bold watch! So many great spring trends all in one casually chic look! I love the art of fashion!! Check out the link below!


  • Theresalou

    I’m definitely into the whole white and black trend and I love the twist of doing a more casual suit look with shorts. I have to try both now!

  • LaurenConrad.com

    haha OH YES! Did you ever wear the Abercrombie & Fitch camo cargo pants? We were all talking here in the office about those this morning. Too funny! That was totally the look in high school.

  • LaurenConrad.com

    Well thank you, thank you!! We are so glad to help :-)

  • LaurenConrad.com

    Yes you must! They’re great for spring and into summer!

  • LaurenConrad.com

    Love your look, and your adorable bag that goes with it!! Thanks for sharing :-)

  • Chelsea Casher

    I’m sure I did have the A&F ones. Those other pants were probably Old Navy, and I’m sure at one point I even tried to wear an orange shirt to match the cording on the side. To be a teenager in the year 2000 I tell ya… I think I’ve stayed away from army green long enough though, I really love that photo above.

  • Kelly Lynne

    Camo?! Great. I have a pair of camo pants that I haven’t worn in years.

  • Kaitlyn Jo

    Im in love with these styles but the camo is def my favorite!! :-)

  • Amber Phelps

    Floral will never get old for me!

  • Lauren @ Style Elixir

    These are all gorgeous! I adore Black and White as a spring trend… I’ve uploaded photos of my version of this style and would love to be considered for Chic of the Week!


    Lauren @ Style Elixir

  • Erika Jeanine

    black & white for the win!

  • Allison Norton

    I’ll be sure to take a look! Thanks for sharing! xx

  • robyne swink

    Hi Lauren!
    Who designed the blouse and skirt for the peek-a-boo princess look? I love it and must have it!

    • Johnna Shelby Bolton

      Hi there,

      Did you ever find out where this outfit is? I love it!! ❤️

      Kind regards,

  • Sunshine Girl


  • Franci Gire

    I love the boyfriend jean look, and the simple heeled sandal perfect worn to together for spring. Here’s my Spring Look!

    xo, Franci

  • ree_xo

    I really need the peek-a-boo outfit in my life! Where can I get the top and skirt?

  • SJSummers

    The bonjour sweater is from ASOS, but they’re always out of stock

  • Johnna Shelby Bolton


    Can you point me in the direction of where I can find the peek a boo princess outfit? Thank you for your help in advance!

    Kind regards,

  • J Holder

    Camo look wins!!!

  • Futuras damas de honor

    Hi Lauren!

    Would like to know who has designed the peek- a-boo princess dress! Do you have more pics of it!

    Thanks a lot!


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