This time last year, we entered (unbeknownst to us at the time) what would become more than 12 months spent almost entirely at home. In a matter of days, our lifestyles and, yes, our spring outfits, drastically changed—shifting from polished, office-ready ensembles to unremarkable sweatsuits to wear at our makeshift home desk setups.
This spring is different. One year later, vaccines have been administered, lockdowns are starting to loosen, and the temperature is rising. A feeling of hope and optimism for re-emergence is in the air and we’re using it as an opportunity for a sartorial reset. We’re channeling that positivity into our clothing and welcoming spring fashion with open arms. No more heavy coats, snow boots, or cashmere tracksuits!
For a fresh start to the season, we’re looking to the most recent street style stars in Milan and Paris for spring outfit ideas. And several standout looks have inspired us to create a sort of formula—four steps to creating the perfect springy look.
You can embrace the warmer weather by combining one part wardrobe staple with one part statement-making accessory. Then, mix it all with a relaxed trouser with a sneaker. You can also give your ankle-exposing footwear a chance to shine by pairing it with a printed midi dress and a double-breasted jacket.
There are plenty of ways to revitalize your denim, too—it’s about time you dusted off your jeans. You can pair jeans with leather jackets cut into blazers and trenches, oversized buttons, lace-up boots, Mary Jane flats, lace-up boots, and embroidered knits. These items are likely to be in your closet.
It’s time to break out of the stay-home style rut once and for all. Here are 11 new ways to dress up and shop this spring. It’s a sort of fashion by the numbers and the most fun you’ll ever have doing math.
Printed Midi + Button Front Jacket + Mary Jane Flats + Sculptural Bucket Bag = Abstract Artsy