Spring is here (yay!) and even though it may not feel that way in some parts of the world, it doesn’t hurt to save these styling tips for a sunny day. Keep reading, and you’ll find a cool way to wear florals, courtesy of Gisele Bundchen, the sweetest pastel look, a la Elle Fanning, and so much more.
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Tip: Mix pastel pieces for a the ultimate, palette-cleansing look.
For the Miu Miu F/W 14 show in Paris earlier this month, Fanning assembled an ensemble as sweet as she is, combining Miu Miu’s baby blue natte-wool coat, yellow houndstooth-print wool sweater, purple houndstooth wool skirt, Madras Leather Shoulder Bag ($1520), and Painted Flower-Toe Leather Pumps ($675).
ASOS Longline Coat with Patch Pockets ($141)
A candy-colored coat adds an element of femininity to any look.
Nasty Gal Scuba Skater Skirt ($38) in Lilac
The touchable, neoprene-like fabric of this pastel skirt makes it all the more covet-worthy.
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Tip: Dare to try spring’s bra top trend for your next night out.
Calling all ristakers! Whitney Port’s after-hours look, complete with a Triangl bra top, Whitney Eve Dot Up Blouse ($88), and matching skirt, is for you.
Tildon Sheer Embroidered Mesh Top ($58)
Throw this see-through top over a bright camisole.
Tamara Mellon Ribbed-Knit Bra Top ($150)
For a less revealing look, style this athletic-inspired bra top under a semi-sheer blouse.
Tip: Dress up drawstring trousers with a silk blouse and pointy pumps.
Though Williams opted for relaxed drawstring trousers—namely, a pair from Brunello Cucinelli’s S/S 14 collection (similar style here)—for her appearance at the Television Academy Presents An Evening with Girls in Los Angeles, she elevated the rest of her look via Cucinelli’s Kimono Sleeve Blouse ($1180) and Christian Louboutin’s So Kate Pumps ($625).
Band Of Outsiders Patchwork Drawstring Pants ($445)
Make these drawstring trousers your spring wardrobe workhorse by styling them with a tucked-in printed blouse for the office, and a crewneck t-shirt for the weekend.
Alice + Olivia Silk-Blend Crepe De Chine Blouse ($150)
Button this silk blouse all the way up and add a colorful necklace.
ALDO Livergnano Pumps ($80)
We love the subtle sex appeal of nude d’Orsay pumps. Bonus: they will make your legs look longer.
Tip: Add edge to a ladylike sweater set with a black mini skirt.
Think you’re too cool for a knit twinset? Viera-Newton’s vintage Dior sweater set and vintage skirt combo, which she wore to the CFDA Fashion Awards Nominee Honoree party in New York, will surely having you thinking otherwise.
This classic sweater set is offered in a selection of amazing colors, including neon pink and spearmint, but this cerulean blue hue version is definitely a Who What Wear editor favorite.
Club Monaco Gretchen Skirt ($150)
Thanks to a faux leather trim, this black mini is anything but ordinary.
Tip: Swap your black skinnies for tropical-print jeans.
We already gave you 25 reasons to love florals this spring, but if you need more convincing, Gisele Bundchen in Black Orchid’s Black Jewel Mid Rise Skinny Jeans ($90) and Yosi Samra Roee Metallic Flip Flops ($57) should do the trick.
A faded print offers a more subtle way to try the look.
7 For All Mankind The Skinny Kaleidoscope Floral Jeans ($198)
These jeans are not to be outshined, so keep them in the spotlight with a white tee and basic slip-ons.
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Tip: Wear your romper now with a denim jacket and printed loafers.
If the near 80-degree temps on the West Coast have you reaching for your favorite romper now, follow Chung’s lead—seen here in Abercrombie & Fitch’s Elsie Pretty Romper ($49) in White paired with Rag & Bone’s Range Trilby Hat ($175) in Oxford Mix, Madewell's The Transport Tote ($168), and Rebecca Minkoff flats—and throw on a worn-in jean jacket and printed loafers to take your outfit to next-level cool.
Levi’s Authentic Trucker Jacket ($78)
If you need to pick up a new jean jacket this season, go with a classic that will last for you years.
Dolce Vita Ellora Romper ($198)
From summer barbecues to a beach getaways, a breezy white romper is well suited for all manner of warm weather occasions.
Tip: Wake up a pared-down office look with an electric hue.
Let’s be honest: your nine-to-five style could lighten up a bit. Let Witherspoon be your muse—seen here in a Theory blazer, Jenni Kayne top, J.Crew Fluted Skirt in Double Crepe ($98) in Ivory, and Sergio Rossi’s Oberoy Sandals ($895)—and add a jolt of color with a neon silk top.
Equipment Coleen Silk Top ($188)
This neon blouse will satisfy your office dress code, while giving your standard suit the spring boost it needs.
Elizabeth and James Cheridah Neon Layered Crepe Top ($245)
Balance this top’s layered design with a sleek pencil skirt.
Tip: Try a matching top and skirt set.
Hudgens made a coffee run in Los Angeles last week wearing a matching striped WAYF top and skirt (which are sadly sold out), and we think the bold look is a striking way to amp up your everyday repertoire. Sartorial wallflowers need not apply.