Spring has been deemed the ultimate transitional season—but what exactly does that mean? Well, just thinking of spring’s 60-degree days should give you an idea. Perhaps the most difficult time of year to dress for, it’s neither warm enough to toss on a one-and-done sundress, nor cold enough to cozy up in a cable-knit sweater. But if there’s one thing we’ve learned, it’s the art of spring layers, from modern lightweight jackets and the season’s “it” shacket to on-trend spring dresses.
Gone are the days where you stand in front of your wardrobe, frustrated by the uncertainty of what to wear; spring ensembles have never been more effortless (and that’s saying a lot after our year-long love affair with leggings). When temperatures are bordering 60 degrees, the rule of thumb is to dress in layers, keeping the day’s high and low temperatures in mind. Think trouser shorts balanced out by a fitted, long-sleeve bodysuit or a sultry slip dress with an oversized blazer draped over your shoulders just in case you catch a breeze. It’s actually quite simple: opt for fashion pieces that tease the summer to come, yet hold onto your beloved fall/winter staples for a little extra warmth when you need it most. And to make it even simpler, we’ve curated 14 of the best spring outfit ideas to get you through to beach season.