30 Outfit Ideas to Try All April Long
April showers bring May flowers, but they also bring on a slew of new trends to try as we shed our heavy puffer coats for lightweight jackets. Not sure which styles to try first? Let these fashionable ladies be your guide with 30 outfits to keep you inspired all month long.
Lighten Up Your Footwear
You might not be ready for open-toe mules and sandals just yet, but bright booties like Caroline Juen’s white pair will feel more spring-like than your worn-out black version.
Double Up on Decades
Take the color trends and silhouettes of the '80s (love you, pussy bows) and add in accessory and beauty trends from the '90s (tiny-frame sunglasses! middle parts!) and bam: fashion magic.
Pile On the Layers
Another technique: Start with a T-shirt (for a warm base) and wide-leg pants (for a little drama). Add on the sundress you wish it were warm enough to wear alone, and then finish with a jacket that hits just below the dress hem. Shoes: Let's just say those can be dependent on the weather.
Embrace Spring Plaids
The beloved print of the ’70s is holding on this year, but the modern way to wear it is by steering clear of true vintage browns and oranges and opting for pretty pastel hues instead.
Switch Up Your Handbag
One of the easiest (and least expensive) ways to freshen your spring look? By swapping in a brand-new bag, of course. Netting, wood or straw are perfect for adding a little of that warm-weather vibe.
Go All In With Lavender
Get Sporty with Your Outerwear
Embrace the sportswear of the ’90s with a cool windbreaker or anorak.
Fake a New Jacket
And as the temps start to rise, swap your outerwear for the coolest styling trick we've seen in a long time. Take a maxi wrap dress, leave it open and drape it over wide-leg pants for a dramatic cardigan-like situation.
Get on Board With Patent Leather
High-shine and vinyl are trending, especially for unexpected items (i.e., skirts and pants in place of heels or handbags). Tame down the fabric’s natural edge by pairing it with denim or cotton pieces.
Consider Adding Another Print on Top
If you like the one stripe, then just think how much fun you’ll have with them running all up and down your legs? Pair with a plaid blazer for a totally modern look.
Reinvent Your Midi Skirt Looks
Sure, you could wear this preppy classic with a cardigan and sensible kitten heels. Or you could wear a cropped sweater, slouchy boots and a printed jacket like the 2018 style maven you are.
Add a Neon Pop
Outside of an ’80s-fitness-theme party, there are very few times when wearing neon is considered totally normal. Well, fierce spring accessories are here to break that rule.
Try the Hottest Print of 2018
It doesn’t matter whether you prefer them on a dress, blouse, pants or jumpsuit, polka dots are about to be everywhere this spring.
Break Out Your Summer Maxi Dresses
The time has finally come to start wearing all your favorite warm-weather frocks without a single pair of tights in sight. (Although you might want to stick to just the long-sleeve or maxi-length versions for now.)