31 Ways to Shake Up Your Style This May
It's official: Spring has finally sprung! And with it comes a whole new crop of trends to try without the need to throw a parka 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.
Trade Your Black Moto for a Metallic Anorak
A sporty windbreaker will give you just as much protection from the elements, but a vibrant gold shine certainly feels more spring-ready than matte black.
Give a Bright Sweater Dress a Go
All we want to wear are breezy, gauzy dresses, but it's not summer just yet. Opt for a cheery knit midi instead for a similar effect without suffering freezing cold legs.
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.
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.
Replace Your Jacket with a Grandpa Sweater
Cozier than a trench coat and infinitely more fun.
Wear Your Robe Out on the Town
Full disclosure: This only works for robes that can moonlight (daylight?) as flowy kimonos, like Coterie member Grace Atwood's textured silk version. Leave the terry-cloth versions at home.
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 more definition to an otherwise baggy silhouette. Swap your usual belt for a belt bag to achieve the same effect with a much trendier vibe.
Break Out the Neon
We saw pops of impossibly vivid hues all winter long. Now that the days are brighter, your wardrobe should be, too. Pro tip: Keep your accessories minimal and neutral in color to avoid overdoing it.
Give Your Go-To Work Ensemble a Pastel Upgrade
Spring-ify your workwear like Coterie member Olivia Jeanette by trading your old-school gray trousers for a fresh pistachio-hued pair instead.
Combine Sporty Touches with a Femme Skirt
What's the best way to keep a full midi skirt from looking too ladylike, you ask? Why, with a bright athletic vest, gym-ready sneakers and a sleek white turtleneck, of course!
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.
Tote Two Bags at Once
We first spotted the double-handbag trend on the Chanel runway before it trickled down to the always fashion-forward streets of Paris. And now we think it's ready to break out on suburban streets everywhere. Because double the crossbodies means double the fun, right?
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