Since spring represents renewal and rebirth, dress for the season by adding color and life back into your wardrobe. However, a polished wardrobe doesn’t have to come with an expensive price tag. As you start pulling out breezier materials and purposeful color choices that can keep you cool as the weather warms up, here are a few simple tricks to make your spring outfit look expensive.
- Go monochromatic.
Though we particularly love wearing head-to-toe black or white, spring is the season to start pulling out pastel hues. But, the next time you take a walk on the lighter side, try sticking to one tone for your entire outfit to keep them sleek and refined. Like fashion blogger Mary Orton, make your spring outfits for the office look expensive by going for the pastel hues of pink, giving you a romantic and feminine vibe. If you’re looking for a breezy and versatile alternative, copy fashion blogger Annabelle Fleur’s style of wearing an all-white outfit perfect for the office and casual walks in the town.
- Mix formalwear with casual wear.
Don’t limit yourself by only wearing your nice pieces on formal occasions. Contrary to popular belief, they actually can make great additions to everyday outfits. To pull it off, mix a dressier item with a casual piece like a denim skirt, graphic tee, chambray shirt, jeans, or even a pair of sporty sneakers. There’s nothing cooler than juxtaposing a lace dress with a pair of slip-on sandals while keeping it breezy and chic.
- Reinvent your basics.
Look at your basics as a blank canvas to be styled in endless ways. To make a simple piece look more expensive, add an unexpected styling twist. Like fashion blogger Kristina Bazan, wear your button-down shirt with a pair of chic shorts and tights while wearing a pair of nude colored pumps. Or, simply trade your structured blazers with lightweight button-down shirts and knot them to create a breezy yet corporate look like Mary Orton did.
- Stick to light colors and pastel hues.
Aim for bright but not flashy colors to give your outfit some style. Subtle shades give a cheerful, happy, and fresh look to spring fashion while dark colors tend to feel like winter. So, ditch your black or navy skinny jeans to a pair of white denim like Annabelle Fleur did, making her street looks spring appropriate while keeping it chic and sleek. Pastels are always a go to in spring fashion so wear the colors at a picnic, or out on a walk in the garden to make yourself fit the scenery.
- Add some spring-inspired yet classy prints to your looks.
Floral prints may be the spring-inspired pattern you’ll think of, but you may still go for classic checks, retro polka dots, and modern patterns to make your outfit look expensive. Stick to two to three tones on your colored patterns to keep it sleek and chic. By heeding our styling tricks, you can make your every spring outfit look expensive without compromising comfort and your wallet.