Tuesday Ten: April Style Tips

I always find myself saying that each month of the year is so busy (they all are!). But I mean it when I say April never fails to be jam-packed with activities. Between music festivals and holiday celebrations, it’s tricky to find enough outfit ideas for such versatile activities. Lucky for you, today I will be sharing this month’s Style Tips that will inspire you (and your closet) to get in the swing of spring.

From dainty necklaces to pastel coats, here are 10 style ideas I dare you to try this month…

1. Put a little pink in your hair.
In honor of spring festival season, take a little beauty risk this month and use some temporary pink hair dye in your tresses (à la yours truly). It’s a fun and edgy way to make a transformation that washes away easily. I recently used Davine’s Alchemic Conditioner in Red.

2. Layer dainty necklaces.
For a feminine looking neckline, layer dainty necklaces over your spring tops and dresses. This will add an intricate element to your overall look. I especially love mixing and matching necklaces with different charms, like wearing a bar with and arrow and a little initial.

3. Wear sneakers with a T-shirt dress.
For casual Fridays or days spent running errands, swap your heels for comfortable sneakers and wear them with one of your favorite T-shirt dresses. Not only is this one of the most comfortable ways to run around town, having bare legs will also keep you cool on warmer spring days.

4. Style a short dress with a long jacket.
While you may feel like you’re ready to remove all layers at the first sight of spring weather, there are always those chilly April days when a sundress just doesn’t provide enough warmth. When said days occur, wear a long line blazer with a dress of a matching color for look that is one part working girl and two parts flirty.

5. Reinvent the jean skirt.
A denim skirt doesn’t have to be reminiscent of your adolescent wardrobe anymore. In fact, if you choose the right style the entire look can come off as on-trend. Reinvent your idea of the denim skirt this spring by playing with lengths (avoid the mini), washes, and distresses. The skirt below looks contemporary since it’s paired with classic pieces like a white button down and black stilettos.

6. Add a pop of pastel.
Now is the time to break out your pastel pieces—yes, all of your pastel pieces. If you live somewhere where the climate is still chilly this time of year, the best way to channel spring fashion is by choosing warmer clothes in bright colors. So, grab your pastel coat…and your besties too!

7. Wear different pattern of the same color scheme.
An easy way to make an entire outfit look put together is by intentionally wearing different patterns and textures of the same color scheme. These blue patterned pants with the striped shirt and matching blue sweater create a cohesive outfit. And the cute trench on top of everything doesn’t hurt, either.

8. Flower power is everything.
Spring flowers are beginning to bloom everywhere, so you have every reason to incorporate them into your wardrobe as well. I adore the big, bold roses on this shift dress worn by Marie Claire magazine editor Taylor Tomasi Hill.

9. A little tulle (or a lot) goes a long way.
If you’ve been reading LaurenConard.com for a while now, you know that I love all thing ballerina-inspired. Especially a touch of tulle. It instantly can make any outfit feel like a princess gown. Even wearing a tulle skirt with a tied-up chambray top will make you feel like you’re attending an afternoon tea party.

10. Nothing but neutrals.
Pairing structured neutral-colored pieces with a few more relaxed neutral silhouettes creates a monochrome look that is perfect for spring. The look below is professional enough to wear into a business-casual office, and perfecting for heading to happy hour with coworkers when the workday has ended.

Which of these style ideas will you try this month?

Let me know which one is your favorite in the comments! And be sure to shop this story by taking a peek at the products below…

XO Lauren


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