Spring 2023's fashion trends have been beckoning us since last September when the fashion week presentations were flooded with bold colours, dreamy dresses and low-key but luxurious separates. Though it may still be frosty outside, we can't help but get excited about spring on the horizon and start planning our outfits for the upcoming season.
We're determined to find a way to start incorporating spring-ready looks into our wardrobes as early as possible—even if that means just adding a few bright colours to our outfits here and there. This year, everything is on the table from skirts to dresses, tailoring to jeans. We're particularly infatuated with easy-to-wear dresses (particularly the knitted variety) and maxi anything has also risen to the top of our shopping lists.
So if you're looking for some new styling ideas to freshen up your looks for 2023, keep scrolling for our guide for what to wear this spring, plus a shopping list to achieve each look. Since most of these outfits revolve around between one and three pieces, you'll also be able to re-create several of these spring outfits easily.
1. STRIPED SHIRT + JEANS
Style Notes: Where better to start than with staples we stand by all year round? Through spring, many of our outfits will inevitably revolve around a great pair of jeans, so this striped-shirt-and-jeans pairing is not only easy, but seriously chic. Add trainers for a relaxed feel, or opt for mules for a polished dinner look.
2. BOMBER JACKET + PLEATED SKIRT
Style Notes: Bomber jackets have made a forceful return in recent months, and as we can't rely on British weather, this look will be called upon for those fresher days. The maxi pleated skirt in a neutral hue adds to the overall impact of the entire 'fit.
3. WHITE TEE + MAXI SKIRT
Style Notes: There's plenty of easy spring looks that start with a simple white tee. Right now, combine with an on trend maxi denim skirt and cropped jacket, if the weather calls for it.
4. BIKER JACKET + TAILORED TROUSERS
Style Notes: The humble biker jacket features in all great wardrobes. From grounding feminine dresses, to adding edge to tailored trousers, there's plenty of spring styling options with this jacket.
5. THROW ON DRESS
Style Notes: For me, spring is all about ease. Be it an easy silhouette, or an easy way to get dressed, and a simple knit dress is the best of both. Plus, you can swap out loafers for heels, depending on the occasion.
6. TRENCH COAT + COLOURFUL KNIT + JEANS
Style Notes: The trench coat has become an icon of spring, thanks to it's lightweight nature and waterproof design that protects from spring showers. This season, we're throwing ours over a colourful knit to reflect the brighter days, and finishing with light wash jeans.
7. SUNNY DAY DRESS + DENIM JACKET
Styles Notes: With the first glints of sunshine shining through, we've retrieved our sunny day dresses to help manifest the weather we're dreaming of. Whilst we wait for the blazing sunshine, a light denim jacket will be the perfect finishing touch.
8. BOLD COAT + LEGGINGS + BOOTS
Style Notes: As much as I wish I could promise all warm spring days, there will inevitably be moments of chill in the air. The answer is layering up, with a bold coat that can will come in handy later in the year, plus staple light layer (notably leggings and tops) that will be handy in all seasons.
9. DENIM + DENIM
Style Notes: Denim styles are a staple for any wardrobe, be it a great pair of jeans or a light denim jacket. But the most impactful pairing for spring is a simple combination of the two. The best combinations use
11. KNIT CO-ORD
Style Notes: There's plenty to appreciate about a cool co-ord. Firstly, the instant pairing takes the stress away from creating an outfit, and secondly, they always look put-together, no matter what.
12. QUILTED JACKET + LEGGINGS
Style Notes: If you need a signal that the season's are changing, just watch the fashion set begin to pull out their quilted jackets. Each spring, this style returns to prominence within fashion circles, and pairing with leggings (whether you finish with heels or trainers) is an easy win.