Welcome to Dressed for My Day. This week we’re focusing on the art and science of putting together great outfits from your closet. But truly, for me creating outfits is 10% art and science and 90% inspiration. So today I’m simply rounding up my favorite outfits that I’ve posted this spring and putting together a spring outfit inspiration lookbook for you.
Many of the items in the looks I’m sharing are indeed still available. But you’ll just want to click through the provided link to get the shopping information – as well as other outfit details – from the original post. Remember, you can always save these photos to your Pinterest boards, too.
Super Casual Looks
Let’s start with the most casual spring looks. These are great for meeting a friend at the park for a brown bag lunch or breakfast, running errands or just caring for the grandkids all day.
The look above features several spring trends, including ombre print, yellow and retro sneakers. This is all just for fun! You can get more information at the original post. Here’s a look without the sweatshirt.
Here’s another fun casual look. This one is definitely one of my favorites.
And here’s another look with the sweatshirt on. By the way, Talbots came out with similar sweatshirts again this spring. And they’re in equally pretty colors. I actually bought this one last June or July and got a lot of wear out of it, even during the summer. It’s perfect for that beach or mountain vacation. (Talbots has extended their Friends & Family 30% off sitewide deal one final day.) Oh, and I also have tried on this tie-dye sweatshirt several times and almost purchased it. The only reason I haven’t is because I can’t really justify having two right now. It’s darlin!
Here’s another casual outfit I love. It’s very similar to the one above, but I really wore this one Saturday.
And here’s another one that leans a little more toward a warm day. I realize a lot of these are very similar, but sometimes it’s the little things that make a difference. Notice the footwear choices, the length of the top and whether or not I tucked, the jewelry and the handbag choices.
Similar concept below, but with a little more color than some of the looks above.
And here’s a completely different concept, but still so casual and fun. If I had grandkids to take to the park, this is what I’d wear. Ha!
Let’s do just one more super casual outfit and then move on to others with just a touch more polish. This one features Nic + Zoe tech stretch pieces. I love these for travel or just casual spring days when I’m wanting to get out for a little exercise here and there. By the way, when you shop through my link at Nic + Zoe you’ll get $20 off your purchase. But you can also find Nic + Zoe tech stretch pieces at Nordstrom.
The outfit above is perfect for car travel, too.
Now let’s move on to looks that are still casual but a little more pulled together. These are outfits I’d wear for an outing with my husband, a girls’ lunch or a day shopping.
I love white and chambray together!
The high-rise cuffed jeans above also come in green and they’re a great spring and summer denim. The barn coat is also available in a light tan and still available in limited sizes, also in petite and plus.
I’m wearing the barn coat again in the outfit below, but with different jeans and sandals.
Here’s another look that’s great for a cooler day. I know some of my readers are still having more cool days than not. And as those cool days linger we really start groping for a little spring outfit inspiration.
Don’t forget those white sneakers! They’re a smart way to keep an outfit casual and fresh.
Don’t forget about that oversized shirt. Add it to a pair of khakis for a modern preppy look.
And here’s another casual look I really like.
And another. (I figure you’d rather see the photos than have me go on and on about them. Ha! And you can always click through the link in the captions if you want to hear more from me on the subject.)
And here’s some more spring outfit inspiration with white jeans.
I’ve worn the graphic tee above a lot this spring. I think having a fun graphic t-shirt is such a nice way to round out your closet year round. It’s so versatile.
And this final look in this category is super simple. But I think the leopard print sandals really make it pop.
By the way, the pink tee in that outfit is already turning into a favorite. Great fit, so soft and I love the color. I’ve ordered a couple more in other colors. It’s from Talbots so it’s included in the 30% off this one more day.
Let’s move on to slightly more elevated outfits for spring outfit inspiration.
Elevated Casual Looks
These are outfits that are still quite casual, but I’ve elevated them just a touch with either the footwear, the third piece or by wearing a dress or skirt. I’d still wear these for lunch or brunch, shopping, going to an appointment or a casual date with my husband.
That white shirt, belt and great shoes really elevate the look above. Here’s another similar look.
I added the same trench coat over the look above when I got out in the cool weather. Here’s another elevated casual look.
Above I’m wearing the same graphic tee you’ve seen a couple of times already, but the white linen blend blazer and heels take it up a notch. Of course, the kimono below elevates this sweet tee, too.
Here’s another way to achieve an elevated casual look.
My green dress above is sold out, but J.Jill just introduced a beautiful blue version as well as a great paisley rendition. I love the colors of both. This dress is so soft. And it hangs really nicely, draping the body just so. Oh, and J.Jill is offering 30% off full price dresses today. So that’s a win!
I hesitate to show the following look simply because the floral shell is sold out. But these photos are really for inspiration anyhow. And you can duplicate this look with a pretty blouse in your closet.
I just love a pretty shell under a cardigan. Add some pretty sandals to keep the look fresh and elevated.
Here’s another look with a pretty blouse. And the pale ice blue shoes also elevate this look a bit. I’m wearing the same floral blouse in the next look, but with my linen pants. It may be too early for linen for some of us, but many of my readers live in climates where they’re already wearing theirs.
I think belting this outfit and adding pretty sandals is key to the look.
Maybe I have the next look (pardon the terrible photo) in the wrong category. I’m not sure. I think the only thing that slightly elevates the look is that the blouse is very feminine and a little luxurious looking, but it’s really quite casual, too.
Let’s round up one more elevated casual look before we move on to the even more elevated looks.
Again, the floral blouse, heeled sandals, dainty jewelry and pink gauzy wrap really elevate this jeans outfit.
More Elevated Looks
I’m just calling these more elevated looks and dropping the “casual.” But honestly, these still have a somewhat casual vibe. I guess that’s because I wear a very casual wardrobe. Ha. I don’t work outside my home, but from a home office. So I don’t really have a lot of work attire for an office setting. But here’s what I got!
Again, the linen above may be a little early for many of us. But for my southern gals I think it’s definitely time to pull out the linen. And these linen pants are a nice buy at the 30% Talbots is offering just through today.
I love wearing white pants during the spring and summer. They’re such an easy way to level up an outfit.
Adding a jean jacket to the dress in the outfit above really keeps it casual. I think adding a traditional button up cardigan elevates it just a tad. But the look is still not dressy.
And while the dress below is not very dressy, it’s about as dressy as I get most weeks. I think this shirtdress is quite versatile really. You will not look over or under dressed in it just about anywhere.
Let’s check out a few dressier looks. The first one is definitely work appropriate in many work places. And the others are ready for special events, including spring weddings.
I’m really looking forward to wearing the floral wrap dress below. And it’s still available, too. I’m thinking about wearing it this Sunday for Mother’s Day.
And I’m planning to wear the next dress to my nephew’s wedding in October.
And yes, I am wearing pantyhose in the outfit above. I just suggest choosing very sheer hose in a shade close to your skin color for the most sophisticated effect.
Well that’s a wrap! I hope you got a little spring outfit inspiration for your final spring days. Next week I’ll start sharing mostly summertime looks. I like to try to stay a step or two ahead here at Dressed for My Day, although I realize many of my southern ladies are already wearing cooler clothing. Obviously I can’t be in step with everyone since I have readers all over the world, including the southern hemisphere.
Have a blessed and lovely day!
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Blessed for My Day
While the promise God made in 2 Chronicles 7:14 was made to a specific people at a particular time in history, it still serves as a reminder to us to pray for our nation. This Thursday, in fact, is our National Day of Prayer here in the United States. So I invite you to mark that on your calendar and remember to join others across our nation in prayer that day.
But even now we can pause and pray for our country, our world. Let’s be faithful to lift up our leaders in prayer, asking God to grant them divine guidance, courage and wisdom. I believe that God can even lead and direct those who are not truly yielded to Him because He is sovereign in all ways and all things. But let’s also pray for hearts to turn to Him and seek Him.
If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land. ~ 2 Chronicles 7:14