6 Cool Spring Outfits That Will Earn You So Many Compliments

We're at that funny time of year again, aren't we? Though we're well into February, the days are varying between full winter chill and milder spring-style days. One minute it's pouring with rain and not even 10 degrees, and the next we've got bright blue skies and jacket (not puffer coat) weather. And while I'm not one to complain, what this strange in-between weather means is that it is very difficult to get dressed right now. 

So, I'm currently all about finding outfits that don't look and feel too heavy, but also provide enough coverage should the weather take a turn for the worse. Plus, I want these outfits to carry me through to next winter and look pretty damn cool, too. Because why should the weather (cold or otherwise) mean we have to compromise on style? 

This is why I've edited my recent saved Instagram posts to show you a selection of looks I'll be re-creating from now—from jumper dresses with chunky boots to knitwear with stand-out skirts, these six cool outfits will never fail you. Scroll on to see them. 

1. Knit + Tank Top + Slip Skirt


(Image credit: @francescasaffari)

Style Notes: Light knits are a spring wardrobe essential, and Francesca Saffari (pictured) keeps hers luxe by mixing the textured style with a silky slip. The Adidas x Wales Bonner retro trainers (a great find on eBay) give the look that cool-girl twist.

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2. Cardigan + Pinstripe Trousers + Canvas Trainers


(Image credit: @kimturkington_)

Style Notes: If you're on the fence about pinstripe trousers feeling "cool" rather than corporate, I predict you'll change your mind now you've seen Kim Turkington wearing them. Going full cosy and down-to-earth with a chunky cardigan and trainers, this is total perfection.

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3. Statement Jacket + Denim Skirt + Suede Boots 


(Image credit: @nnennachem)

Style Notes: As a huge advocate of the denim skirt, this is a look I would wear any day of the week. You could also switch in a blazer or trench, too.

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4. Camel Jacket + Cargo Trousers + Cosy Footwear


(Image credit: @claire_most)

Style Notes: In my opinion, every outfit should be as comfortable as this one looks. Sandwich cargo trousers and your trusty white tee between a shearling jacket and footwear to ensure a casual yet cool outfit that is perfect for the weekend.

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5. Bold Knit + Jeans + Heels 


(Image credit: @shloka)

Styles Notes: Often, the coolest outfits of all are the most simple. To prove my theory, just take a look at Shloka's seemingly simple pairing of a bold knit with jeans and heels. If it ain't broke…

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6. Knit Dress + Tote Bag + Chunky Boots 


(Image credit: @isabellecoheen)

Style Notes: I'm the owner of six knitted dresses (last time I counted) and I can't rave about them enough. They're so easy to throw on no matter the weather, and now I want a greige style to add to my collection after seeing how Isabelle has styled hers. 

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This story was published at an earlier time and has since been updated.

Freelance Fashion Editor

Harriet Davey is a freelance fashion editor who has been part of Who What Wear's extended team since 2017. She previously worked in print at Look magazine and has since worked across print, digital and social for many other titles, including British Vogue, Stylist, Grazia, Refinery29 and Marie Claire. Also a stylist, Harriet has had the pleasure of producing cover shoots and editorials along with commercial shoots for brands including Boux Avenue, Watches of Switzerland, Benefit Cosmetics and Revolution. To add to this, Harriet also works in live TV styling for ITV’s This Morning. Back to Who What Wear. With hundreds of published stories on site, Harriet knows what the WWW reader wants. Keeping up to date with the latest It buys and runway trends, she can guarantee to keep you one step ahead of the most stylish people. When not writing or styling, Harriet loves to go shopping (yes, more fashion). If she’s not in a local Hackney bar or restaurant, you can find her forever searching for her next holiday destination.