How 51 Cool Girls Are Doing Spring Style All Over Europe

As the mercury rises (okay, even a degree or two will do), so does our desire to step up the fashion game. Heavy winter coats are close to being archived (about bloody time), but jackets are still on hand because, well, it's not exactly the Costa del London out there. So when it's not entirely glacial and there's a chance of sunshine, we know you'll be feeling the same urgency to get going on the season's new trends in the most effortless way possible and head out for brunch/a drink/something cultural right away. That's why we trawled the Instagram feeds of our favourite European fashion lovers to bring you some realistic outfit action—no point in admiring the skimpy clothes our L.A. pals are wearing—so that this weekend can be a better-dressed one than the last.

Scroll through our top 51 fresh spring street style–inspired outfit ideas that will set you up for the months ahead.

If you weren't convinced about lilac before—just see Ellie in this Tibi dress and Tara Zadeh bag.

Spring street style outfit ideas 2018: Adenorah wearing a trench, checked dress and green shoes with socks

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@adenorah

From the knotted cuff to the popsocks, everything about Anne-Laure's look screams YES.

Alice and our entire fashion team agrees: Rixo dresses are the best investment dresses out there.

Spring street style outfit ideas 2018: ASOS's Lotte wearing a floral dress with a biker jacket

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@asos_lotte

Lotte's gorgeous floral dress is a winner from ASOS—this Tea Dress (£35) is still in stock.

Just because the '80s are trending doesn't mean the '70s are over: See Sara's skinny flares, frilly blouse and beret for a smart new take on the decade.

Spring street style outfit ideas 2018: wearing a black bomber jacket with wide-leg yellow trousers

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@aude_julie

Aude's revitalised a classic black bomber jacket by just adding it to a pair of statement, super-bright trousers.

Tonal shades of cream, camel and white are a trusted colour palette for any grown-up wardrobe. Beatrice always wears these hues and never fails to impress us.

Charlotte's gingham top + jeans + red sandals = the three-part outfit you can lean on time and time again. 

If you aren't ready to bear your legs, wear your favourite dress over jeans ASAP—just like Jiawa.

Brittany's artsy, minimal concoction here really is an effortless way to look sophisticated.

Spring street style outfit ideas 2018: wear a checked Burberry mac over denim and Dr. Martens boots

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@carolchaii

Carol is a student at Lancaster uni with an unwaveringly cool closet—just look at that Burberry trench, please.

Spring street style outfit ideas 2018: red denim looks cool with a red printed midi dress and black sock boots

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@celmatique

Honestly, once you start wearing lots of red, you'll never stop. Celeste is our first stop when looking for colourful outfits.

Charnelle's cosy-cute ratio has piqued our interest.

Darja has kindly offered up a new way to wear your party skirt and shoes—with a white tee and slouchy blazer.

Fanny works for Dior Beauty, which explains why her face is as flawless as her bag choice. Also, we're enjoying the very '90s jeans and going-out top idea.

Spring street style outfit ideas 2018: wear a striped shirt with jeans, ankle boots and a plastic bag

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@gxiayan

Nothing we don't 100% adore from this coolly casual getup from Gxiayan.

Those aren't white knee-high boots, but white jeans worn with white ankle boots with a dress and trench over the top: clever stuff, Hanna.

Okay, Hannah, you've convinced us: Danse Lente's Mini Johnny Bag (£300) is the one we really really want.

Spring street style outfit ideas 2018: white jeans look good with a brown roll neck and matching black accessories

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@iamalexa

If you've been wondering whether you can wear your white jeans already, please bookmark Alexa here.

Irina's sporty-meet-pretty mashup is ticking all the boxes for us right now.

Jessie knows the British weather is an unpredictable beast, so it's best to dress accordingly: a fun patent mac like hers (from Isabel Marant) will do nicely, thanks.

Natasha is always a trusted source for high-street goods, and now she's led us to a very good pair of leather slingbacks from New Look—and they only cost £30.

Spring street style outfit ideas 2018: checked trench coat with an orange dress and Dr. Martens boots

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@karodall

Karoline's springy check trench is given the Scandi treatment with Dr. Martens's chunky boots.

Kayleigh's created a perfectly accessorised look that even works for minimalists: sneaks, a woven tote and cat-eye shades aren't jostling for attention with her colour-coded beret and jewellery.

Spring street style outfit ideas 2018: velvet top worn with jeans and bow mules

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@lindatol_

Linda Tol's posh velvet top (Magda Butrym, FYI) looks so nonchalant with stiff denim and some low heels.

Spring street style outfit ideas 2018: Lisa Aiken layering up a shirt with a blazer and a T-shirt

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@lisa.aiken

Here's our columnist Lisa Aiken dishing out an expert class in layering.

The Shrimps Antonia Bag (£450) strikes again! This time worn with a '70s twist via Kelly's flared jeans and platform Swedish Hasbeens.

Spring street style outfit ideas 2018: red skirt suit styled with a blue sweater and tan boots

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@maria_bernad

Maria's solution to the "should I wear a coat or not" conundrum we're experiencing is a colourful jumper worn with a blazer. Beautifully assembled.

Spring street style outfit ideas 2018: lilac suits look good with white boots and rainbow tops

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@nnennaechem

Nnenna's lilac suit couldn't be more S/S 18 if it tried. Awesome.

This Ganni Julliard Jumper (£300) and Balenciaga's Triple S Trainers are the perfect rainbow accompaniments to Marianne's straight-leg jeans.

Spring street style outfit ideas 2018: pastel pink, baby blue and white all go together for spring

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@mariejedig

We've said it once, and we'll say it again: Marie is really good at pulling a colour palette together. You can still buy her Staud Bisset Bag (£265) too.

Spring street style outfit ideas 2018: a simple black tee and tailored trousers look with mules

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@lifeofboheme

Marta is living proof of the mantra "less is more." We adore her simple black tee, sailor pants and mules getup.

Monica has our new Friday night outfit all teed up: a demure black dress, slouchy work bag, midi heels and gold earrings make for the perfect work-to-drinks ensemble.

Syana's Gucci belt bag looks very weekend-friendly with a flippy mini dress and classic Vans Old Skool (£60) sneakers.

Spring street style outfit ideas 2018: Saint Laurent's Loulou sunglasses look good with everything

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@polliani

Janka's fun Saint Laurent Loulou Sunglasses (£265) make the world a brighter place.

Spring street style outfit ideas 2018: wear a winter jacket with a silk slip skirt and slides

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@monkih

Autumnal colours can actually work any time of year—Monikh makes her cosy jacket work for now with a slip skirt and slip-on sandals.

Spring street style outfit ideas 2018: striped midi dress worn with socks and sandals

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@naomishimada

Yes, we want to wear a bright striped dress. Yes, we like socks and sandals. Hell yes we want to include more bunny rabbits in OOTD pics. Naomi, we salute you.

Spring street style outfit ideas 2018: polka dot jumpsuit styled with sneakers and a red denim jacket

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@orneiineii

Orney's made us totally rethink polka dots. They don't have to be twee or cute—they really can be casual with a denim jacket and sneaks.

When it doubt: loafers, a black outfit, a trench coat and a smart bag will always do. See Lorna and her simple-but-effective outfit as a strong starting point.

Pernille providing about 40 different lessons in style via one seemingly simple outfit. Basically, wide-leg trousers are back, layering shirts with polonecks is a thing and colourful satin shoes are the best shoes.

If you buy one thing this season, please, please make it a posh white blouse. Rikke found hers at… ASOS!

Spring street style outfit ideas 2018: wear a roll neck with a midi skirt and simple sandals

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@riyahamid

The perfect spring compromise: a roll-neck with sandals. Thanks for the inspo, Riya.

Spring street style outfit ideas 2018: polka dot dress styled with tights, sneakers, a blazer and straw hat

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@rosa_sofia26

Rosa's got the right idea: If you're wanting to wear that summer dress already and still feel cold, reach for the 30-deniers and a blazer. Done.

Spring street style outfit ideas 2018: wear your trench with gold pumps and a basket bag

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@ruerodier

Marissa knows exactly what we'll be reaching for over the coming weeks: a trench coat, a basket bag and little pumps.

Spring street style outfit ideas 2018:  a cargo jacket with a white lace dress, tan sandals and straw bag

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@astylealbum

Emma proves that some formulas never get old—the white dress and cargo jacket (from Baukjen) still look as good as they did on Kate Moss many moons ago.

Spring street style outfit ideas 2018: trench coat with a wicker bag and black flats

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@stylememos

A big thank you to Alexis for a) alerting us to this Zara wicker bag and b) proving that it's okay to keep wearing black when you've got a stunner of a trench coat to balance things out. Hers is from & Other Stories, but it's unfortunately sold out online.

Spring street style outfit ideas 2018: striped blazer with a floral maxi dress and nude pumps

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@tamumcperson

Only Tamu could create this unexpected clash to inspire us all: heads up on the affordable shoe brand her little courts come from—check out Charles & Keith for yourself.

Viky's streetwear + chicwear combination has us thinking about pairing pencil skirts with hoodies. 

Spring street style outfit ideas 2018: try your hoodie with culottes and strappy sandals

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@uzypaws

If you like your hoodies casual though, check out Uzy and her orange sweatshirt, white culottes and strappy heels combo.

Spring street style outfit ideas 2018: retro cardigan worn with cord trousers

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@thatsaleaf

This COS Cardigan (£69) is everything—even though we are smitten with Elif's red sunnies and cord slacks too.

Karen is a Brit-girl living in New York and living our best ruffly life in this Self-Portrait Top (£240), pink skirt and matchy black accessories.

This story was published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

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