Get ready to take your puffiest coats and chunkiest knits for one last spin, because a slew of cute spring outfits for women is officially here to get you excited about dressing for the months ahead. If the last few weeks have seen you wear that sweater vest or pair of jeans one too many times on repeat, you’re not alone—which is why we rounded up some fresh outfit ideas to cure your winter blues (and possibly remind your colleagues that you haven’t completely abandoned your sense of style in the dreadful cold).
With the coldest days of the year nearly behind us, you may already be plotting the introduction of shorter hemlines into your wardrobe. Whether it’s with a floral dress paired with loafers or clogs, a leather midi skirt, or an ultra mini, we found easy-to-copy outfit formulas that are perfect for transitioning into milder temps.
Looking for a fresh way to wear denim that doesn’t involve the usual T-shirt or long-sleeve bodysuit? You’ll be surprised at how cool a tweed jacket looks when worn as a top with straight-leg jeans. Highlighter hues, Matrix-ready leather, and modern-day suiting make appearances as well for anyone prepping an aesthetic rebrand. Ahead, six spring outfits for women in 2022 worth shopping—and incorporating into your getting-dressing routine now.
The Classic Spring Dress
This street style look is all about embracing elements of both winter and fall. Pair a printed floral dress (it could be a bodycon, slipdress, or flowy midi) with a patent leather jacket for contrast, then top off with retro shades and white ankle socks tucked into embellished loafers for blister-free walks. When warm weather arrives, you can ditch the closed-toe shoes for sandals to make this outfit idea work double-time.
Topshop Co-Ord Crop Vinyl Biker Jacket
Rixo Jess Floral Midi Dress
Skims Everyday Crew Socks
Jeffrey Campbell Student Platform Loafer
One way to feel instantly put-together without having to blow your entire paycheck on designer Loewe or Prada is by mastering uniform dressing with minimalist, tailored separates. The slightly oversized fit of the blazer plus the floor-grazing hem of the baggy pants reads effortless, while a slim baselayer turtleneck keeps your ‘fit from feeling sloppy—ideal for anyone worried about drowning in too-roomy silhouettes.
Everlane The ’80s Blazer
Vince Satin Bias Pants
Uniqlo Heattech Turtleneck T-Shirt
Feroce Beluga Natural Beauty 53MM Sunglasses
$125.00, Saks Fifth Avenue
For a fresh take on styling your most hardworking denim, consider wearing a tweed jacket in lieu of a top—then finish off with a long coat for warmth. (The vibe is budget Chanel!) Classic white sneakers with contrasting socks keep your look casual for daytime, though you can easily sub in the footwear here for rain booties or clogs, depending on the weather forecast.
Mango Oversize Wool Coat
Hill House Home The Bea Jacket
$250.00, Hill House Home
Madewell The Perfect Vintage Straight Jean
Veja Urca Sneakers
Save your maxi dresses for summer—one of the big spring fashion trends is going to be the mini skirt (sorry, not sorry to your mini dresses). Even though the weather’s not quite there yet, you can still get a head-start on the look by pairing it with a warm puffer jacket or knit, or both. Offset the teeny-tiny hemline with a low-key top; a plain white T-shirt is comfy and feels effortless both day and night. Of course, there’s nothing stopping you from turning your skirt into a skirt suit à la Blake Lively. Your move if you want to style it with a crop top or ab-baring bra top or bralette.
Cos Slim Fit Heavy Weight T-Shirt
Sandy Liang Ore Quilted Miniskirt
Everlane The Organic Cotton Box-Cut Tee
Maje Jadena Skirt
Leather can turn almost any outfit idea into a statement, which probably explains why the leather-on-leather look is so popular among celebs and fashion influencers right now—not to mention on runways. A more approachable way into the trend is to work with a single statement piece, like a leather skirt, and go from there. We love how it’s combined here with transitional staples like a knit cardigan and long duster jackets. Both add color and versatility, which are ideal for keeping the vibes playful (and, of course, appropriate for all kinds of fickle weather). Extra style points for the cute nameplate necklace.
Zara Rustic Long Coat
Stone and Strand Say My Name Necklace
$215.00, Stone and Strand
Staud Eloise Space-Dyed Knit Cardigan
$345.00, Moda Operandi
Mango Cut-Out Faux Leather Skirt
Lean into tonal dressing with retina-burning hues like neon green or dark orchid. Too bright for you? Go the pastel route with soft lilacs, buttery popcorn yellows, or blue thistle for a more soothing visual. The key to making a monochromatic color palette work is by committing to whatever hue speaks to you—shoes included—and opting for simple pieces with little flourishes or graphics. A quilted cocoon or bomber jacket is spring’s version of fall’s ubiquitous teddy coat (both have endless styling potential), while bottoms can be wide-leg trousers, jeans, or flared leggings to offset the poofy silhouette up top. A bold red lip completes the look.
The Frankie Shop Teddy Oversized Quilted-Shell Jacket
Reformation Bailey Cargo Pants
& Other Stories Bomber Jacket
$149.00, & Other Stories
Pangaia Move Flared Pants
Originally Appeared on Glamour