April is one of those months where everyone is just ready for spring to be in full swing. If you live in a place where the weather is still warming up (I’m talking to you, east coast ladies), I’m sure you’re ready to peel off those layers and soak up some much-needed vitamin D. Here in southern California, we’re pretty luckily that we get sunshine most days of the year. But that’s not to say that there’s something extra special about the season of spring. And that applies to your wardrobe, too.
Since I’ve been feeling so inspired by this season, I’ve rounded up 10 of the chicest style ideas I could find. I don’t know about you, but I’ll sure be sporting some of these trends this month…
1. No more cold shoulders.
Now that the weather is warming up (finally!), it’s the perfect time of year to start showing a little skin. Opt for an off-the-shoulder spring dress, like the Tibi one Kat is wearing above.
2. Put on your fancy footwear.
I love the look of mixing casual clothes with a dressier shoe or handbag. These studded, pointy-toe flats are just what the doctor ordered this season. Tip: If you’re mixing high and low, pick a tone from your shoes and incorporate it somewhere in your ensemble.
3. Have a sunny disposition.
When the sun starts to shine, it’s time to pull out your favorite bright, patterned sundresses (after all, we’ve all been waiting for months to do so!). I love the lace details on this dress worn by Jillian of Rhyme and Reason.
4. Crush on blush.
Okay, so maybe I put a blush outfit in my style tips posts every month… I can’t help it! My all-time favorite color is great because it can be worn year round. Make like Julia of Lemon stripes and pair a blush peacoat with a striped top and distressed jeans.
5. Ace your asymmetrics.
This asymmetric look above has just the right amount of edge and class, all mixed into one. An asymmetric look adds and element of the unexpected to an outfit. Try this trend by finding a skirt or dress that has an asymmetric hem. An asymmetric jacket or blazer works too!
6. Lady in black.
I’m a big fan of donning bright colors in the spring, but if there’s one thing I’ve learned from years of dressing myself, it’s this: Black never goes out of season. Spring, summer, winter or fall—it’s always in style. Take a note from Krystal Schlegel and wear a black blazer and jeans for a night out on the town.
7. Wear something weightless.
There’s almost no better feeling than a breeze coming through on a warm, sunny spring day… Especially if you’re wearing something that’s light and breezy itself. Opt for fabrics like chiffon, lace and silk for spring. They feel wonderful to wear and they’re oh-so-feminine.
8. It’s a-boat time.
Spring is the time to bust out your straw hats. And this month, I’m loving the look of a wide-brimmed boater hat. The one above is from the Australian brand Lack of Color, and it’s pretty perfect.
9. Pining for spring.
When it comes to clothing, novelty items always get me. I really can’t resist a cute pattern, and this pineapple tunic has my name all over it.
10. Make a clutch decision.
The clutch is the easiest style of handbag for when you’re running out the door and only need a few items. This bright pink neon one is to die for, and I love it styled with two hues of blue.
Which of the style ideas above inspires you the most?