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Get Ready for Spring: Cool and Professional Ways to Dress


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Here comes spring! This uplifting season always comes bearing good news: It’s time for new outfits.

It is time to put away those thick wool coats and other winter clothes and bring out the lighter blouses, dresses, and jackets that are perfect for keeping you cool and stylish throughout the season. Here are some of the best casual and professional outfit ideas that are great for spring.

  1. Choose lightweight clothing

Since it’s starting to get warmer, use a lightweight blazer or a soft denim jacket instead of your wool coat. This is a good alternative when dressing up dresses and jeans, especially when you are going out during chilly mornings and nights.

Also, you can wear lightweight sweaters as an alternative to a button-down, cotton T-shirt. You can tuck these into your pants or skirt for a professional and pulled-together look.

  1. Go basic

Good spring basics are the key to achieve that elegant spring outfit. Mix and match your wardrobe essentials with ease and add accessories for a stylish look.

An easy dress, for instance, is considered an all-in-one spring outfit because you just have to throw it on the morning and you’re good to go. Choose one with a relaxed yet classy silhouette and pair it with ankle boots. You can add a blazer if you want to, especially for work and if you are staying late outdoors.

An elevated tee with cropped pants is also a good option. Preferably, choose a T-shirt in a fabric like cashmere or neoprene as this adds elegance to your overall look. Now, cropped pants are tailored to hit above your ankle and are often made with a wrinkle-resistant, temperature-regulating fabric. As such, these pants can definitely keep you looking crisp and presentable when you go to work on spring days.

  1. Mix and match trends

Denim on denim is one of the favorite combinations during spring. While this combination was once off-limits, rules have changed. Now you can achieve a professional look by wearing a denim button down T-shirt with denim flares. Break up the monotony by topping it off with a leather jacket.

Another combination that is perfect this season is a sweater and a midi skirt. Instead of jeans, use a midi skirt and pair it with your knitted sweater. This polished look makes you appear more elegant. You can finish your outfit with a pair of chic heels.

But if you want to wear jeans, you can pair it with an off-the-shoulder top. This fashion piece will make the jeans appear more sophisticated. Another way to dress up your jeans is to use a bomber jacket with a cami top underneath it. Whichever top you choose for your jeans, round out the outfit with a pair of ankle-sandals for a model-off-duty look.

  1. Try layering your clothes

During winter months, you may have layered your clothes to feel warm. Layering your clothes works well in spring, too, but the rules are somewhat different.

Though you still need to look for fashion pieces that add warmth, the completed outfit shouldn’t look bulky. It is recommended that you flash some skin, but be strategic about when and what to reveal. Also, you still need to consider the colors when layering, and as much as possible, you have to stick to up to three separates at a time to achieve a comfortable, elegant look.

Here are some tips to get it right:

  • Have fun with sleeves

Treat your sleeves as your neckline by choosing oversized cuffs or something with lots of puff. Wear this under a jumpsuit, a midi dress, a white cotton lace dress or a fine knit.

  • Place strapless pieces over your shirt

The newest way to wear your bandeau top is to place it over your shirt. In fact, this is considered one of the most stylish spring looks. You can slip strapless tops in neutral shades over shirts that are oversized, printed, and untucked.

  • Mix textures

It actually pays to combine textures, so don’t be afraid to try it. For instance, you can layer a lightweight black fur coat over a white tailored jacket. The lengths do not have to be the same. Different textures and lengths? No problem, because this works well.

  • Wear a summer dress over jeans

Who says summer dresses are just for the hot season? You can start wearing them this spring by over your trousers or jeans.

Spring is considered the most unpredictable of all seasons, which makes dressing up a bit tricky. But this is not a reason for you not to look stylish. Try these fashion tips and be amazed at how these can make you look cool, chic and professional.

AUTHOR BIO

Ethiopian-born and Dubai-based fashion designer FeiruzaMudessir discovered her curiosity to mix the traditional with contemporary at a young age, and this has become the trademark of her designs today. When you slip into one of Feiruza’s creations, you can almost hear the rhythms of Africa, the beats of India and the vibrancy of Dubai – this distinctive and colourful mélange is just what Finchitua is about.