I'm Over the Cold Weather—8 Perfect Spring Outfits I'll Be Copying This Month

Spring is a tricky season to navigate if you live in the UK. As I type this, the sun is streaming in through my window and I'm sitting here in a T-shirt, but we've been warned that there's all-day rain and stormy gusts set to swoop in tomorrow. I'm constantly torn between packing on the layers and leaving my trusty knitwear at home—and the range of outfits I've passed on the street lately tells me I'm not the only one. I've spotted everything from shearling coats to denim shorts this past week alone. But I'm trying to adopt a positive attitude—maybe if we dress for milder temperatures and blue skies, Mother Nature will get the hint and deliver the weather we've been longing for.

Care to join me in manifesting a heatwave? Below, I've collated eight effortless looks that will help you leave winter firmly in the past. They're all light on the layers and feature some classic summer fabrics (think linen and cotton) but don't worry, you won't end up shivering on your way to work. Featuring spring-appropriate outerwear and the occasional knit, these outfits—courtesy of Instagram's most stylish—strike the perfect balance. Plus, they can be easily adjusted as we continue into the warmer months. Scroll on to see for yourself.

1. Denim Jacket + Midi Skirt + Mules


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Style Notes: Denim is the ultimate spring fabric, especially in 2023 when the Canadian tuxedo is having something of a renaissance. If you're hesitant to double up on the material, pair your denim jacket with a minimal midi skirt like Sylvie.

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2. Gilet + Classic T-Shirt + Jeans + Loafers

Spring Outfits: Marissa wears a gilet layered over a T-shirt, paired with jeans and loafers.

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Style Notes: We can finally wear gilets sans a classic T-shirt underneath. Bliss! I'll be taking note from Melissa of Rue Rodier and styling mine with some faded dark-wash denim and a pair of glossy loafers.

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3. Two-Tone Double Denim + Leather Boots + Shoulder Bag

Spring Outfits: Javi wears a double denim outfit with boots and shoulder bag.

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Style Notes: Newsflash—double denim is cool now. Especially if you incorporate it into a laid-back outfit, like Javi's tee, jacket-and-jeans combination. Fashion people across the globe will be stepping out in this dynamic duo all season long, mark my words.

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4. Trench Coat + Linen Trousers + Trainers


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Style Notes: If you hadn't already guessed from the treasure trove of trench coats landing in stores lately, this enduring style is having a major moment. If it feels too early to start sporting linen trousers, rest assured—a trench coat will fix this. Finish off the classic look with a pair of old-school Converse.

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5. Striped Shirt + Maxi Skirt + Trainers


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Style Notes: A striped shirt is a year-round staple, but this breezy style is particularly relevant when the weather starts to warm and we can ditch the bulky layers. I love how Marilyn has kept hers casual with a jersey maxi skirt and Adidas trainers.

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6. Cardigan + Cotton Dress + Ballet Flats


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Style Notes: It's still a touch too soon to walk out in nothing but a cotton dress and sandals, but you can start wearing them now with the right styling. Simply add a complimentary cardigan and stick to closed-toe shoes for the time being. Ballet flats are a particularly current choice.

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7. Tweed Co-Ord + Sheer Tights + Slingback Flats

Spring Outfits: Aida wears a co-ord with sheer tights and slingbacks.

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Style Notes: When you're seeking a quick and easy outfit solution without compromising style, you won't find better than a co-ord. Perfect for this time of year; they'll keep you looking effortlessly sleek and put-together..

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8. Utility Jumpsuit + Slides


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Style Notes: When we said a co-ord was the easiest outfit option, we briefly forgot about the jumpsuit. This all-in-one look is especially fitting for the UK's current temperatures; I'll be layering a biker jacket on top to beat the occasional chill, or choosing one of the long-sleeved iterations I've spotted.

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Freelance Fashion Editor

Bébhinn Campbell is an Edinburgh-based fashion and lifestyle writer and editor. She started her first blog at age 14 and went on to intern at print and digital publications in Berlin and London, including Dazed & Confused and Indie magazine.

A job at a fashion startup took Bébhinn from Ireland to Scotland in 2019, where she now works as a freelance journalist and copywriter covering everything from travel and interiors to styling advice. As a contributor to Who What Wear, Bébhinn always keeps her eyes peeled for emerging trends and looks worth writing about. She prides herself on her ability to cut through the noise and identify solid investment buys, exciting new brands and fresh takes on classic design.

In her spare time, Bébhinn enjoys perusing Edinburgh’s best vintage shops, working through her out-of-control book collection and watching dog reels on Instagram.