Outfit inspiration is something we look for every day, whether it’s scrolling through Instagram, searching on Pinterest or Googling our style crushes (Christine Centenera for Lou, Veronika Heilbrunner for Em). No matter how many clothes you might have hanging in your wardrobe, making them into outfits can be a problem at this time of the year. This is why we tend to stick to a style uniform, but that would be boring every day, right?
Spring is our favourite season for dressing despite the fact that the weather is a little all over the place. We hate covering up a cool outfit with a heavy winter coat, and who dresses well during a heat wave in the UK? Our fashion sense goes straight out the window when that freakish forecast occurs. In spring, you can push your style boundaries, and have fun with prints and colour every day of the week. We came up with seven easy formulas that you can replicate to give you a full weeks' worth of looks right now—and you'll undoubtedly be able to wear plenty of what you already own.
Keep reading to see and shop from our week of outfit ideas.
Key Item: The denim jacket
The Look: You may as well ease yourself in on a Monday, choosing a mixture of staples and something more exciting, like a denim jacket with a bold, printed dress. The blue of a jean jacket can always neutralise even the wildest pattern.
Key Item: A bright trouser suit
The Look: It's Tuesday, and time to be a little more daring. Suits are a great and surprisingly easy outfit option—especially if you work somewhere with a smart dress code. We’ve been teaming them with trainers to play on the smart-casual vibe. Ditch the dark winter hues, and go for something punchy.
Key Item: Pyjama co-ords
The Look: Hump day requires some sort of chic comfort. Cue the luxe PJ suit. You’ll get multiple outfits out of one of these sets, but they are particularly good for flinging on with some more polished accessories for a downtime look. Simply add heels and jewellery when you're scheduled for a soirée.
Key Item: Khaki—but not as you know it
The Look: We've all come to rely on khaki chinos again, and everyone loves a cargo jacket, but what if you've got one of those Thursdays packed with meetings and after-work dos? The smart khaki skirt has your back.
Key Item: A ditsy floral dress
The Look: One of Em’s favourite formulas (thanks to Veronika Heilbruner—see her and some other German fashion girls in action). It’s great to step away from jeans once in a while, and teaming trainers with a floral dress keeps the look from looking too twee and girly. The perfect getup, any day of the week—especially on a dress-down Friday.
Key Item: The statement skirt
The Look: While you might feel too daring wearing such a bold piece to work, the weekend is the time to unleash your most exciting looks. Tone down super-bright colours and patterns with a denim shirt, and add heels for an alternative cocktails-with-the-girls outfit.
Key Item: The logo tee
The Look: We've already told you about our love for graphic and slogan tees—and they're still a wardrobe staple for us. Switch up the look slightly by teaming with smart tailored trousers. Sunday lunch, here we come.
Shop Lou and Em's affordable picks in the gallery below.
This jazzy print also comes in a dress.
No effort needed for this onesie to look cool.
This might seem pricey but think of the cost-per-wear.
The more this gets battered, the better it will look.
You probably own these already, right?
With sneakers by day and metallic heels by night.
We've heard these tees are flying off the e-shelves!
Even without the matching trousers, this is still a strong purchase.