If there’s one upside from the past couple of years, it’s that we’ve all come to value spending time in the great outdoors. From picnics in the countryside to walks in the park, much of our socialising between 2020 and now has taken place outside—and I don’t see that changing this year. In fact, as temperatures are beginning to rise, I’m starting to see more and more people populating the outdoor public spaces near my home. And you know what? This weekend, I just might join them! But what does one wear for spring spent outside?
With a little help from some of my favourite social media dressers, I’ve found a handful of outdoor outfit ideas that’ll carry you through from now until June. Whether you plan on dining al fresco or have been inspired by Bridgerton and fancy taking off with your pals for a promenade, scroll on to see what you should wear for the occasion.
1. SWEATER + LEATHER TROUSERS
Style Notes: We all know that the first signs of spring can be deceiving. Sure, it might be bright, but chances are it's still pretty cold out. Shield yourself from any breezes with a pair of heavy-duty leather trousers and a toasty sweater in a springtime hue.
2. DENIM DRESS + SOCKS + SLIDERS
Style Notes: Denim dresses always make a comeback for spring, but we're predicting they'll be more popular than ever this year. Make like Emili, and pair yours with chunky socks and sandals for an offbeat look. Bouquet optional but recommended.
3. SUNDRESS + STRAW HAT
Style Notes: If you haven't already picked out your picnic attire, might we suggest keeping things classic with white-and-red checks? We're particularly partial to this print in dress form. You may want to carry a little cardigan in your handbag, though—that weather sure can turn.
4. CROPPED CARDIGAN + JEANS
Style Notes: Whether you're running errands or sipping on a coffee outdoors, borrow this look from one of our favourite French girls for an easy springtime ensemble.
5. TRENCH COAT + SANDALS
Style Notes: Think of spring, and the word showers is never far behind. Protect yourself from the elements with a timeless trench coat.
6. MINIDRESS + TRAINERS
Style Notes: Another ensemble we're bookmarking for when temperatures soar. Minidresses are back in a big way for 2022, and they look their coolest paired with trainers and crew socks.
7. RUFFLE BLOUSE + FLARES
Style Notes: The ruffled blouse is already proving to be a spring/summer 2022 must-have. Team it with flared jeans, and finish with a preppy headscarf.
8. JUMPSUIT + BELT
Style Notes: What we love most about jumpsuits is the fact that they lock in the majority of your body heat, making them the perfect attire for spending hours on end outdoors. Layer a thin roll-neck underneath for cooler days.
9. LONG-SLEEVE DRESS + CHUNKY BOOTS
Style Notes: Sipping on a cool glass of your favourite tipple outdoors is a spring rite of passage. Do so in a long-sleeve dress paired with chunky boots.