31 Style Ideas to Try This March
Spring is (almost) in the air, and we’re more than ready to start shedding our heavy wool coats. Here are 31 chic outfit ideas to try each and every day this month, without a single puffer in sight.
1. Go All In on Vibrant Accessories
If you’re beginning to worry winter may never end, it’s OK, you’re not alone. But wrapping yourself in a super bright blanket scarf will make your ensemble feel at least a little bit springlike and is sure to bring smiles to the faces of everyone you pass.
2. Try a Statement Trench
Trench coats are a major trend for spring, but think beyond the classic khaki version. Bright colors, unusual fabrics and prints are where it’s at this time around.
3. Wear Your Winter Whites with a Skirt
That cozy cream turtleneck deserves at least one more wear. But instead of pairing it with jeans, put on a colorful skirt you’d normally reserve for summer weather.
4. Go Totally Hands-Free
Give your classic wool winter coat some edge with a sporty fanny pack worn across your body rather than belted around your waist.
5. Try a Pair of Elevated Track Pants
Opt for luxe fabrics in sharp, tailored cuts to avoid looking like you’re wearing old gym sweats.
7. Wear One Wild Item
The trick to pulling off something super bold, like zebra-print pants, is to keep the rest of your outfit simple and perfectly tailored. So reach for your go-to trench, crisp black tee and freshly cleaned white boots and give it a whirl.
8. Add a Few Super-Bright Touches
Nothing has the power to lift your spirits during the dreary last days of winter like yellow kicks or a cheeky bag charm (especially when the rest of your outfit is in grayscale).
9. Channel Your Inner Blair Waldorf
Headbands were one of the biggest trends for 2019 and they’re going strong into 2020 too. Luckily, they’re also one of the easiest trends of the year to wear.
10. Try a Miniature Handbag
All you really need are the essentials: phone, keys, credit card and lip balm. (Psst: Did you know swapping your oversize tote for a petite purse can also help you look taller? Thanks for the inspo, Babba Canales.)
12. Pair Colorful Plaid with Bold Black and White
It feels like it should be too much at once, but when worn with classic staples like dark blue denim and black sneakers, colorful plaid brings just the right level of funk and fun to your ensemble.
13. Tie a Blanket Scarf Like a Jacket
An oversize scarf is intended to keep you just as warm and cozy as a regular jacket, no? So why not treat it like one? Wrap your scarf over your shoulders and tuck it around your waist for a dramatic draped effect. (Pro tip: Wear your faux outerwear with a pair of leather pants for some additional warmth.)
14. BRING BACK AN ’80S VIBE
Big shoulders are in once again, but don’t go reaching for your Working Girl–inspired blazer just yet. The new and improved trend is more about structured tailoring than bulking up with padding.
18. Wear the Color of the Year in an Unexpected Way
Classic blue was officially announced the 2020 Pantone Color of the Year, and while you likely already own plenty of pieces in this calming hue, you may not have thought to pair them with bright contrasting hues like ultra violet and last year’s NYFW darling, marigold yellow.
19. MIX ’70S GLAM WITH ’70S CORDS
Wearing a plaid shacket (shirt + jacket) and bootcut corduroy can very easily look like you’re dressing up as Donna from That ’70s Show (and a bit dowdy—no offense, Donna). But add some shiny gold hoops, slick pointy-toe boots and a perfectly coifed ’do and you’re singing yourself a different tune altogether.
20. Brighten Up a Rainy Day with Funky Accessories
Swap your boring black raincoat for a futuristic clear version, then add a floral umbrella and bright off-white boots. Not so dreary now, is it?
22. Or Try a Pastel Version
Colorful skinny jeans had their moment (which has thankfully come and gone, for now), but that doesn’t mean you can’t play around with non-blue washes in other silhouettes. Swap your typical blue jean jacket for one in a delicate peach, bright red or deep yellow to shake things up.
23. Try a Boiler Suit
This super easy look might be even more comfortable than our favorite sweats. Cinch your waist with a belt and toss on a pair of heels to avoid feeling like you’re on your way to repair a faulty transmission.
24. Repurpose Your Jacket Belt
You already tried swapping the belt that came with your jacket for a bolder version—now what to do with the leftover one? Tie it around a suit jacket or dress and give it a life of its own.
26. Try One Bright White Piece
The tendency to wear nothing but black and gray with maybe a hint of white all winter long is mighty strong for many of us. But by throwing one bright white item into a mix of small black and gray prints, your outfit suddenly feels oh so much lighter and more appropriate for spring (even if you’re not quite ready to break out the florals just yet).
30. Layer a Sweatshirt Over a Sundress
It can be 70 degrees and sunny in the morning, and 45 and raining by 2 p.m. Adjustable layers are key to making it through this tumultuous time, and a comfy sweatshirt looks just as great tied around your waist.
31. Dress Up a Pair of Paper-Bag Pants
A vintage boxy jacket and chic slim-fit boots turn this into an outfit that highlights both your tiny-looking waistline and your killer taste.