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What To Wear In Spring | Effortless Outfit Ideas For Every Occasion

Meet the wardrobe staples to embrace this season.

What could arguably be described as the best season of the year is once again upon us. Flowers are blooming, warmer days are approaching, and winter clothes are moving to the back of the wardrobe—in other words: spring has officially sprung.


While most of us look forward to the season’s many virtues, it is not uncommon to feel overwhelmed when considering what to wear in spring after a winter swathed in cosy cashmere and cocooning coats, with the shift towards more transeasonal dressing often presenting something of a challenge.

That being said, with a few staple pieces and ensemble formulas, your spring capsule wardrobe will virtually assemble itself. In search of some style inspiration? Keep reading for The Aje Report’s guide to curating effortless spring outfit ideas for every occasion.

Spring Date Night Fashion Essentials

Take the guesswork out of date night dressing in spring by adhering to one elementary ethos: keep it simple, yet considered. Bear in mind the date’s location, temperature and activity, and select your pieces accordingly. From classic silhouettes that will be reached for time and time again, to elevated ensembles made for special occasions, explore The Aje Report’s guide to the ultimate spring date night essentials below.

1. The Little Black Dress

No matter the season, the little black dress—or as it is affectionately known: the LBD—is a perennially reliable piece when it comes to date night dressing. A true classic, its versatility as a wardrobe essential is unmatched. If you are heading outdoors for a round of mini golf, choose a long sleeve knit dress and pair it with white sneakers and an oversized blazer. For an indoor affair involving dinner and drinks, choose a timeless mini with cut outs and elevate your ensemble with monochromatic accessories. Finish the look with strappy heels, and a mini clutch to keep the look relaxed yet refined.

3. The Off-The-Shoulder Top

Whimsical and romantic in equal measure, off-the-shoulder tops are a failsafe option when it comes to spring style. Gravitate towards lightweight fabrics and long blouson sleeves on cooler evenings, or select a sweetheart neckline and short puff sleeves to embrace the warmer weather. Off-the-shoulder tops can be paired with mini skirts, high-waisted pants, midi skirts or denim jeans, depending on the location and plans for the evening. Dress to impress by accessorising with delicate jewellery and barely-there sandals to let the top take centre stage.

2. The Mini Skirt

Equal parts feminine and fun, the mini skirt is a date night essential that can be dressed up or down to suit an array of romantic rendezvous. For a transeasonal approach, wear it with a crop top, layer over a knit sweater and finish with heeled boots. On warmer spring nights under the stars, consider opting for open-toe sandals and a puff sleeve blouse.

4. The Light Layer

Even with the promise of warmer months on the way, spring’s ability to encompass all four seasons in a day makes the light layer a must-have. With chilly mornings, crisp evenings and unexpected rain often on the cards, a thin jacket or coat that pairs with everything is something of a transeasonal style saviour. When it comes to date night, select your outerwear based on the activity and location for the evening. For example, if a night at the cinema is on the agenda, opt for an oversized denim jacket to exude effortless cool. Conversely, if you are being wined and dined at an upscale eatery, a tailored blazer or longline coat offers a more sophisticated look.

5. The Evening Bag

Spacious enough to hold your phone, lipstick, cards and perfume; petite enough to subtly enhance your outfit, a mini evening bag is the perfect—and practical—finishing touch to any date night ensemble. Whether you favour sculptural silhouettes in statement hues, or neutral colours and classic shapes, simply add a mini bag of choice​—clutch, tote, crossbody or pouch—to complete your ensemble.

Dressing for Spring Brunch

Dressing for spring brunch, much like any event, depends completely on personal style. Whether you typically lean towards fashion-forward pieces or prefer more timeless looks, opting for a comfort-first silhouette as your starting point will never lead you astray. Focus on lightweight fabrics to maximise your dining experience, so all you have to think about is your next mimosa. Whether you are dining outdoors or celebrating a special occasion, upgrade your spring brunch arsenal with the styling tips, broken down by occasion, below.

Outdoor Brunch Outfit

Thanks to its tendency towards more temperate days, brunch in spring often means brunch in the sunshine. Whether that means a pastry-laden picnic in the park or an intimate gathering in the garden, keep your outfit on the casual side with high waisted shorts, a logo tee, sneakers and a casual jacket should you encounter a sudden breeze.

Indoor Brunch Outfit

When congregating indoors at a café or restaurant, a comfortable yet chic brunch outfit will enhance your experience tenfold. Veer away from your structured weekday uniform and lean into relaxed silhouettes in lightweight fabrics that emphasise ease. Consider indulging in your coffee and croissant in a floaty summer mini dress paired with a lightweight jacket, open toe sandals and a crossbody bag.

Special Occasion Brunch Outfit

From birthdays to Mother’s Day, baby showers to festive season celebrations: the special occasion brunch calls for a look that is elegant yet understated. To successfully strike a balance between the two, find inspiration in the likes of watercolour prints, flowing silhouettes and subtle embellishment. Wear an asymmetric midi skirt with a crop top and dainty jewellery for a timeless brunch look that can be paired with a trench coat if the weather takes an unexpected turn.

Casual Spring Outfits

After months of dressing for warmth and comfort, it can be difficult to know both when and how to swap your seasonal wardrobes. To make the transition into higher temperatures a seamless one, consider your casual spring wardrobe ahead of time to both suit your style and simplify your daily rotation. For maximal ease, veer towards playful sets, relaxed shirts and denim skirts paired with light knitwear and slides to curate a relaxed wardrobe with versatility in spades.

Statement Spring Outfits

Step into spring with confidence this year by preparing effortless outfits with standout appeal. Look to bold prints, voluminous silhouettes and vibrant colours for a statement take on spring style. No matter the occasion or dress code, stand out from the crowd with dresses, skirts, crepe knit and crop tops in unexpected silhouettes, luxurious textures and quality fabrications. To complement your striking ensemble, accessorise your look with artisanal jewellery, sculptural bags and colourful heels.

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