31 Ways to Shake Up Your Style This May
Spring has finally sprung! And with it comes a whole new crop of trends to try without the need to throw a park on top (score). Here are 31 fabulous and fun style ideas to inspire you and keep you looking perfectly chic all month long. Now, if you need us, we'll be sipping rosé on a rooftop in the sun.
Use Color to Offset Heavier Knits
You want to embrace the change of seasons head on, but you still find yourself shivering if you leave the house in just a T-shirt. Try pairing a warm sweater with pants or a skirt in a classic spring shade, like daffodil yellow or delicate lilac.
Trade Your Black Moto for a Metallic Version
The jacket itself may not be any lighter-weight, but a rose-gold shine, like the one on Coterie member Marni Harvey, certainly feels more spring-ready than matte black.
Try the Fashion Set's New Fave Color Combo
Who knew lavender and red could look so good together? Make like Coterie member Katie Sturino and impress your most fashionable friends by sporting this unexpectedly awesome duo.
Use Small Pops of Color to Add Interest
The easiest way to take a simple two-tone outfit to the next level? With a bright and cheery scarf. Tie one around your neck like a bandanna or around your head as a headband to add interest.
Give Shape to a Tent Dress with a Fanny Pack
Tent dresses are a dream once the temperatures and humidity start to rise but sometimes we want to add a bit more definition to an otherwise baggy form. Swap your usual belt for a belt bag to achieve the same effect but with a much trendier vibe.
Mix Girly Ruffles with Comfy Sweats
Some days we just want to stay in our pajamas from dawn 'til dusk, but if we really have to we guess changing into a femme sweatshirt with ruffled shoulders sounds like a pretty good alternative. Thanks for the cozy idea, Grace Atwood.
Try a Pair of Paper-Bag Pants
This fun waist detail is a true triple threat: Professional, trendy and figure-flattering.
Swap Your Pantsuit for a Skirt-Suit
Spring-ify your workwear like Coterie member Krystal Bick by trading those pants you wore all winter long for a slick pencil skirt that lets your legs breathe.
Make Your Accessories Pull Double Duty
A wide-brimmed hat like Babba Canales's doubles as sun protection and super-chic headwear.
Combine Sporty Touches with a Femme Skirt
What's the best way to keep a pleated midi skirt from looking too ladylike, you ask? Why, with a baseball cap, T-shirt and sneakers, of course! And of course, it never hurts to add a pair of oversize earrings.
Temporarily Embellish Your Jean Jacket
Take inspiration from Coterie member Aysha Sow and go pin-crazy. Add as many brooches, pins and clip-ons to a classic denim jacket as you'd like. Then, when you tire of the look, simply take them off and start anew. Genius.
Use Accessories to Upgrade a Simple Look
Super-cool accessories, like a caged-wood bag, oversize jewelry and colorful, textured mules can make even the most simple outfit look on point. Crushing it, Monroe Steele.
Try the Print of the Season
Worried head-to-toe polka dots will leave you looking like Minnie Mouse? Take a note from Coterie member Ria Michelle and keep it simple with a classic black-and-white version in a simple minidress.
Match Everything, Almost
Match your dress perfectly to your shoes and your bag, then throw on one contrasting piece to shake up the whole thing.