The Perfect Outfit Checklist: 7 Trendy Spring Looks That Have It All

Before we dive in, let's remember there's truly no such thing as a perfect outfit. Everyone has their own unique personal style, so your perfect casual or work-friendly spring outfit would be whatever makes you feel the most comfortable and confident. That said, we think a few key elements make up some of the most up-to-date looks. Essentially, when an ensemble causes us to do a double take or double tap on Instagram, it's because it features a culmination of specific forward components.

To explore this matter further, we're sharing our checklist of the principal details of the perfect easy spring outfit. Keep this list in the back of your mind, or save it to your phone for easy reference when styling. And to showcase the aspects in action, we've rounded up some of the chicest spring looks. So without further ado, keep scrolling for some shopping inspiration to stimulate and encourage your spring outfit game. 


Outfits that fit the bill:


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V-necked sweaters will never go out of style. They look elevated when paired with spring-ready linen shorts.


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A slouchy trench looks incredibly modern when worn over a simple yet forward ensemble that features a knit, leather trousers, and chic accessories like a chunky chain necklace and mules.


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Tucking a blazer into wide-leg trousers is particularly forward and of the moment. Bonus points if you push up the sleeves. The addition of an eye-catching clutch further ties together this sophisticated look together.


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While this 'fit may seem simple at first glance with a short-sleeve tee and black trousers, it's actually quite forward because of the details. In fact, it seamlessly checks all the boxes on our list. The fuzzy texture and exaggerated sleeves on the top bring dimension to the look, while the skinny-but-not-too-skinny straight-leg pants add a modern touch. Square-toe strappy sandals and a white clutch complete this effortless outfit.


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The vest could actually replace the blazer as a new wardrobe basic this spring. As a fresh tailoring piece, a gilet works well with straight-leg jeans. If you really want to go for it, follow this style setter and add flashy extras like a chain belt and bag.


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This ensemble of a shacket and leather pants is easy, comfortable, and very stylish.


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Integrate an architectural tank into your ensemble with a slouchy short-sleeve shirt to bring a laid-back element. Pair these pieces with bootcut jeans that bunch slightly around square-toe booties for an A+ fit.

This post was published at an earlier date and has since been updated. 

Next, 8 Casual Outfits to Wear on Repeat This Spring

Bobby Schuessler
Market Director

Bobby Schuessler is a fashion editor with over a decade of editorial experience covering shopping, style, and beauty. He's spent over seven years at Who What Wear, currently leading the market team to deliver highly covetable and convertible content. He creates data-driven shopping guides featuring top retialers like Nordstrom, Shopbop, and Net-a-Porter and is at the forefront of Who What Wear's shopping tentpole strategies, including Amazon Prime Day. He also works on branded content initiatives and appears on camera in video and shopping livestream franchises. He has also worked across a variety of other media brands and fashion retailers like Refinery29, PureWow, Men's Health, and Gilt covering commerce, trend reporting, women's and men's fashion, home, and lifestyle.