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

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

To dive into this matter further, we’re showcasing our checklist below to keep in the back of your mind (or save to your phone to reference when styling) that adds up some of the principal details of the perfect spring outfit in our minds. And to showcase the aspects in action, we also rounded up some of the chicest spring looks that fit the bill. So without further ado, keep scrolling for a bit of visual and shopping inspiration to stimulate and encourage your spring outfit game. 

Now, outfits that fit the bill:

The long denim skirt will have its moment this spring. Embrace the Canadian tuxedo vibe with a basic chambray shirt in a contrasting shade, and finish it all off with an oversize pouch in a luscious hue and trendy platform booties.

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 ties this sophisticated look together.

While this fit may seem basic in nature with the short-sleeve tee and black trousers, it’s actually quite forward because of the details—seamlessly checking all the boxes on our list. The fuzzy texture and exaggerated sleeves on the top bring dimension to the look, and the skinny-but-non-skinny straight-leg pants are modern. Square-toe scrappy sandals and a white clutch complete this effortless outfit.

A vest could actually become a new wardrobe basic as an alternative to a blazer 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’s lead with flashy extras like the chain belt and bag.

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

We’ve been discussing the rise of the re-worked trench for a few months now, and covet the silhouette for its simple yet modern and trend-driven nature. Here, you’ll see that you can basically wear anything underneath a cool trench for a current look with bold, white accessories.

The ‘90s are still alive and well in 2020, like with this fit showcasing the cropped, fuzzy cardigan, classic plaid miniskirt, and one of the key boot trends of the season: platforms.