This season’s flowing silhouettes, floral prints, and airy off-the-shoulder tops have us on cloud nine. Combined with the heady delirium of early spring breezes, we’re ecstatic enough to pile it all on, turning into some sort of frothy, bohemian cupcake. (To be clear, your stylist does not recommend this look, ladies.) Instead, feminine spring styles shine brightest against the backdrop of dependable denim. Here are six ways we’re pairing our go-to closet staples with the softer side of spring fashion.
Top off your spring frocks with a classic denim jacket in any wash you desire.
1. Floral Prints
From delicate pastel blossoms to brilliantly-colored abstract blooms, any floral goes this season. Ground brighter prints with a dark wash jacket and offset girly patterns with a lightly destructed style.
2. Lace Details
A lace dress screams (er, chirps?) spring. Choose a simple nude sheath with a lace overlay or a gossamer blush dress with lace applique. Top with your favorite denim jacket and keep footwear light.
Versatile denim shorts transform to suit every style, from boho to timeless.
1. Shoulder-Baring Tops
It’s time to embrace spring’s most widespread trend. Nab your favored version– whether one-shoulder, off-the-shoulder or with cold-shoulder cutouts– to easily upgrade your well-loved cutoffs.
2. Pale-Hued Blazers
Contrast casual denim with a softly structured ivory blazer. Complete this classic, ladylike look with a neutral cotton or linen tank and sandals with a low block heel.
Dressed up or down, turn to a denim button-down for any occasion.
1. Double Denim
Nail this duo with a patterned chambray shirt over fresh, white denim. Wear open with a complimentary patterned shirt or buttoned up and front-tucked with a statement necklace.
2. Full Skirts
Opposites attract when you top a full, patterned skirt with a lightly distressed denim shirt. Roll up your sleeves, add a red lip, and make everything pop with a bright heel.
Play with proportion. Try a dress or tunic over skinnies or cropped flares.
1. Boho Tunics
Pair a tropical print tunic with cropped kick flares. Maximize the boho vibes with free-flowing details like a frilled hem, voluminous sleeves, or cold shoulder and balance with a substantial sandal.
2. Sheer Maxis
Wear a gauzy floor-length dress boldly over a longline bralette or demurely over an embellished cami. Skinnies with zipper details lend the perfect proportion– and a hint of edge.