9 Easy Yet Smart Outfit Formulas I Always Come Back to in April

April is upon us, and although we can officially say spring is here, the weather still can’t seem to commit to the change in season—one minute, it’s glorious sunshine, and then the next, it’s threatening to downpour. Ah, Britain. So what do you wear when spring isn't quite making an appearance and you can't be dealing with the cold weather anymore? Take outfit inspiration from some of our favourite influencers, of course.

After trawling through their Instagram accounts, we managed to come up with 11 key looks that are ideal for any sort of changeable weather April might throw at us. From cool layered outfits to co-ords that are right for the office (and won't have you freezing), there are plenty of ideas you'll want to copy immediately. We’ve actually already begun incorporating them into our outfit rotations. Keep scrolling for everything you need to know on the subject of what to wear in April.

What to Wear in April: A Stylish Guide

1. Bright Vest + Ecru Jeans + Black Accessories


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Style Notes: Nothing says "spring” quite like a white-trouser outfit. We don’t know about you, but we’d very much like to re-create this ensemble involving a vest in one of the season's biggest colour trends, saffron red.

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2. Light Layering + Closed-Toe Shoes


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Style Notes: April is the month to get acquainted with some clever layering. Think of lighter pieces that will keep you warm on chillier spring days. This look is exactly what we mean: a polished shirtdress worn with trousers and chic flats.

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3. Relaxed Suit + Chunky Sandals 


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Style Notes: Still not ready to give up your cosy clothes post-winter? Right now there is a load of slouchy suits around that are still smart enough for work or drinks. Just pair with fisherman sandals or loafers, depending on the forecast.

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4. Leather Jacket + Oxford Shirt + Lace Slip


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Style Notes: Slip skirts might feel fancy, but that doesn't mean you need to stash them away—they look the springtime part paired with a leather jacket and oversized shirt.

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5. Double Denim + Tan Accessories


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Style Notes: The denim shirt rarely goes out of fashion. It's an ideal top option, too, as it gives you a bit of warmth without making you feel boiling if the sun finally decides to make an appearance. Take a leaf out of Aïda's book, and wear it with your favourite jeans and tan accessories. 

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6. Shirt + Midi Skirt + Loafers


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Style Notes: There's just something about shirts that instantly make your outfits feel fresh. Now that bare-leg season is imminent, why not embrace the full midi skirt trend and pair it with equally sharp loafers.

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7. Knitted Dress + Ballet Flats


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Style Notes: Knitted dresses help bridge the gap between cool spring days and the warm—all you need to think about is your shoes and bag. I recommend some on-trend ballet flats and a top-handle.

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8. Blazer + Jeans + Mary Janes


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Style Notes: It comes as no surprise that jeans are especially popular around springtime. But how to wear them right now? Emma Rose Thatcher's option is one of our favourites—add a blazer, a jumper knotted around your shoulders should you need an extra layer, and mary jane flats.

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9. Roll Neck Knit + Satin Skirt


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Style Notes: As we’ve already established, skirts are trending this season and present the perfect way to make your chunky knits work for the warmer weather. This cream-jumper-and-sage-slip combination looks sleek while the colours look so expensive together.

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Maxine Eggenberger
Deputy Editor

Maxine Eggenberger is Who What Wear UK’s deputy editor and has over thirteen years of experience in fashion journalism. She been creating engaging and elevated style content specifically for Who What Wear UK since 2018, covering runway reports, emerging trends, long-form features, self-styled shopping stories and columns, including her edit of the best new-in buys. She ensures the highest editorial standards are met across the site, leads the editorial team in their SEO strategy and keyword planning, works closely with the beauty team on content initiatives, represents the brand at industry events, and regularly contributes to social media, including her own Who What Wear UK TikTok franchise, French Style Fridays. Previously, Maxine appeared on ITV's This Morning in her own fashion segment and has interviewed countless celebrities—everyone from Victoria Beckham to Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o.

Prior to Who What Wear UK, Maxine’s career began when, after completing her first-ever internship at Look magazine, she was offered a position on the brand's fashion desk. She accepted, leaving university a year early in the process. Her passion and natural talent for writing and styling meant she swiftly rose through the ranks to become the title's fashion news and commercial content editor, with a stint as InStyle.co.uk’s fashion and beauty writer along the way. She later served as Look’s acting Editor in Chief, overseeing both print and digital, before embarking on a successful freelance career, working with Grazia, The Pool, and Marie Claire amongst others.

Maxine is based remotely from her countryside home near Edinburgh where she spends her downtime renovating her house, walking her dogs, hosting friends and trying to master the art of making Old Fashioned cocktails.