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Refresh Your Spring Outfits with Just 5 Basic Pieces

BY: Anam Ather | Feb 8, 2017

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All cliches aside, spring really is a good time for a fresh new start. Embracing the season in all its easy-breezy glory means incorporating its vibes into your spring outfits. And it doesn’t require a complete wardrobe overhaul or a personal stylist to pull it off. That’s what we’re here for. With just five must-have basic pieces (and not a floral print in sight), we’ll help you slay spring this year with 10 outfit ideas for both day and night.

Bomber Jackets

The throw-it-over-anything piece.

A casual-cool bomber jacket is an ideal spring fashion pairing because it’s light yet still offers warmth if temperatures drop. Variations on the bomber’s classic design can include details such as embroidery, embellishments, or a mixed-media construction, which means there’s a style to suit everyone.

By Day

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For an easy daytime look, pair the jacket with a basic tee and jeans to let the bomber be the standout piece.

By Night

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For evening, switch things up by pairing it with a form-fitting midi dress and strappy caged heels.

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Cold Shoulder Tops

A bit of modest exposure.

Show some skin without being too risque in an off-the-shoulder or cold shoulder top. Typically, these tops come in simple and figure-flattering silhouettes, which means it is one trend that can be rocked by pretty much every body type. And depending on the style, wearers can bare their shoulders completely or show just a sliver of skin—it all depends on personal preference.

By Day

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It’s almost impossible not to feel sexy while wearing a cold shoulder top, but you can tone down the overall effect with jeans and a pair of cute lace-up flats to make it daytime appropriate.

By Night

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For the evening, amp up the wow factor in a fitted skirt and a killer pair of heels.

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Distressed Denim

White haute classic.

Embrace the new season and refresh your denim collection by introducing lighter colors into your rotation. Though crisp-white can seem a bit intimidating at first, it actually is super versatile. When putting together an outfit, think of white jeans (skinny, distressed, cropped, or any variation thereof) as a blank canvas that pairs well with practically any spring clothes.

By Day

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Dress up your favorite pair of white distressed denim jeans with a brightly colored top and a classic trench for a brunch date...

By Night

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...or keep it sleek with a white blouse and black blazer for a romantic dinner date.

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Moto Leggings

Take things to the edgy side.

It seems safe to say that leggings are officially pants now. So why not upgrade a basic black pair with ones that have some moto-inspired edge? Think detailing at the knees or zippers at the ankle. And just because you’re amping up the chic factor, doesn’t mean you have to compromise on comfort. Moto leggings are available in a wide array of materials from cotton to edgier options like faux leather or suede.

By Day

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For an off-duty weekend look, try wearing your favorite moto leggings with a relaxed fit graphic tee, jean jacket, and a backpack.

By Night

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Later on, you’ll be ready to hit up a local bar or comedy club in leggings paired with a rich leather jacket and a trendy pair of booties.

Criss-Cross Dresses

It’s all in the details.

Lace inserts, criss-cross detailing, and scalloped edges are all small design elements that pack major style points this season. Casual and relaxed dresses are updated with these dainty but eye-catching details in order to amp up the overall effect, making them the real star of any outfit.

By Day

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Balance the feminine vibes of the dress with fringed gladiator sandals for a daytime spring outfit...

By Night

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...but switch to a fitted leather jacket and wedges for a more daring evening look.

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