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The Best Spring Fashion, Style And Outfit Ideas

The very best Spring fashion, style and outfit ideas for the season ahead

By Ava Gilchrist

Spring has officially sprung. When we’re not spring cleaning our wardrobes and converting clothes into cash on Depop, we’re enviously following our Northern Hemisphere counterparts who have spent the last few months curating the perfect Spring capsule.

From the comfort of our own homes, we’ve watched as stylish celebrities and influencers alike have showcased the very best Spring has to offer. Effortless babydoll dresses, unassuming halter necks and heeled sandals have never been more alluring.

As we head out of lockdown, this season’s dressing will all be about mastering the art of ‘casual chic.’ It’s a look that is championed by the French, with our favourite Camille’s (Rowe and Charriere, that is) acting as poster girls for the signature simplicity that the trend is renowned for.

Spring is making a case for the return of a capsule wardrobe — an essential collection of timeless and treasured pieces that can be worn and worn again. Since it’s been almost 10 weeks since we’ve worn anything other than athleisure, we can understand your apprehension in styling a sexy, yet sophisticated ensemble.

Behold, ELLE’s edit of the very best Spring fashion, style and outfit ideas along with the trends that will dominate the season ahead.

You may be thinking this is an obvious choice, but we’re not talking about the too-short, frayed denim cut-offs with visible pockets that we were once so obsessed with. Instead, opt for a modest pair of mid-thigh or knee length in an array of materials, don’t just limit yourself to denim! Style with a blazer and your favourite heels, or pair back with a tank.

Brooklyn Short Stella Slashed, $219.95 at Ksubi
Levi’s 501 Distressed Denim Shorts, $113 at Farfetch
White Beauty Stevies Long Length Boyfriend Short, $120 at One Teaspoon

Hear us out, Cashmere and Pashmina are the perfect transeasonal material. Ever since the Jacquemus ribbed-knit cardigan appeared on the runway, it’s been on high rotation in the celebrity style set ever since. Available in an array of colours and materials, the cropped cardigan will reign supreme.

Jacquemus La Maille Pralù Cropped Cardigan, $458 at Farfetch
Albus Lumen V-neck Cropped Jersey Cardigan, $165 at Matches Fashion
Reformation Gisela Recycled Cashmere-blend Cardigan And Camisole Set, $120 at NET-A-PORTER

There’s no doubt that 90’s and Y2K fashion continues to prevail, even seeing scoobie strings become part of the millennial zeitgeist, modernised as a kitschy phone strap. If, like us, you spent your childhood creating hama bead artwork, then you won’t be as surprised to see beaded bags make a return on the social scene. Our favourite? Susan Alexandra, of course. We’ll be redefining what it means to have a lot of baggage.

Ash Bag, $325 at Susan Alexandra
Morgan & Taylor Emmarie Top Handle Bag, $99.95 at The Iconic
Simone Rocha Faux-pearl Embellished Shoulder Bag, $1,917 at Farfetch

Although we may be far from the wild west, straw hats and cowboy boots will be the most coveted look of the season. Look no further than dream girl Devon Lee Carlson’s collaboration with sustainable milliner Lack Of Colour and the perennially stylish Kendall Jenner, who is known to rock this look with everything from a silk slip dress to bike shorts.

The Devon Cowboy, $99 at Lack Of Colour
Paris Georgia Cowboy Straight-leg Trousers, $740 at Farfetch
Paris Texas Pointed-toe Suede Western Boots, $990 at Farfetch

While we’ve all most likely avoided wearing sexy lingerie for the past few weeks, this season we’re bringing this undergarment to the forefront. This racy number, spotted in collections of cult favourite brands including Paris Georgia and With Jéan is perfect for elevating everyday staples.

Rib Combat Corset, $490 at Dion Lee
Carla Corset, $209 at With Jean
Miaou Leia Vegan Leather Corset Top, $392 at Farfetch

While we’re not advocating for 8-inch platforms à la Lady Gaga and Naomi Campbell, we strongly believe that platforms are the underrated hero of Spring fashion that will have us reaching new heights this season.

Bounce Shoes, $1,410 at Bottega Veneta
Marni Leather Platform Slides, $772 at My Theresa
Suede Mayu Women’s Leather Sneakers, $160 at PUMA