The magic of the first snowfall has faded and spring is ready to grow over the dirty, melted slush and flowers are popping up everywhere. Winter coming to a close is also the time to toss aside all of your heavy coats and bulky clothes. The start of a new season means flowy, dresses to wear in the sunshine. But as trends change and more options become available to us, it can be hard to know exactly how to style your favorite spring dresses. You also want your dresses to feel like your style, not what everyone else is doing, and there are plenty of ways that you can make it your own. With just a few changes, you can make any dress unique or style the same dress different ways for a different look.
To get in the mood for warmer days, here are some fresh options to style your spring dresses.
Add a Jacket
It’s not always warm in the spring, in fact, a cold breeze always comes through to remind us it’s not quite summer yet. While we’re dreaming of warmer weather, we usually have to dress in layers just in case. To combat the cold but still wear spring dresses, a denim jacket over a cute, flirty dress always pulls a look together. If you aren’t into jean jackets and need some more edge, add a nice leather, or vegan, jacket to a long, maxi dress to toughen up your look. A great jacket is the perfect investment because you can wear it with dozens of different outfits and bring it back out when temperatures start to drop in the fall. An alternative to a jacket could be your favorite cardigan or even a regular sweater worn over your dress to make it look like a totally different outfit.
Wear Different Shoes
Spring calls for sandals and wedges. However, a way to change it up is to throw on some combat boots or cute sneakers. A nice, long breezy dress with some Converse sneakers will keep it warm and light as well as trendy. If you don’t want to wear shoes or boots with dresses and still want to rock some sandals, sporty sandals are a great spring trend. It is a “cool dad aesthetic,” that is cute and trendy. This is perfect for days when you want to wear a dress, but you don’t want to look too dressed up. Not only is this an easy pay to make a dress more fun, these options are far more comfortable than a more formal pair of shoes. A casual sundress with your favorite pair of white sneakers is one of the easiest outfits to throw together. You might even want to wear them with a stylish pair of socks or tights when the weather is still a little chilly.
Switch Up Your Bag
Of course, no dress is complete without the addition of the perfect bag. When spring rolls around, you have almost endless choices for what bag you’ll want to carry. Cute, pastel clutches are great for spring, but so are leather backpacks or crossbody bags. These are also easy to carry around with you all day if you’ve got spring activities planned and they can hold whatever you need. Once you’ve settled on the type of bag you want, there’s even more to take into consideration to find the best one. Don’t go straight for the solid; mix in some floral prints that might “clash” with your dress but have the same color scheme. Or pair a cute dress with a woven, shopper bag, or even an oval bag with some round wooden handles.
Add Some Layers
Layers are an essential part of dressing for spring weather. If you have a flirty, spring dress that you feel is a little too low, or maybe it’s not that warm out yet, bring back that 90s style and add a t-shirt underneath it. Whether it be a solid color or a graphic tee, it will spice up your spring attire. If you aren’t a fan of putting a tee underneath your dress, wear an oversized one or sweater over top to where the dress now looks like a skirt but still has the option of being a flirty, sundress if the weather turns. Graphic tees can even turn into a dress or cover. The vintage, distressed look can be found everywhere from boutiques to online stores, using discounts such as a Nordstrom coupon code.