9 spring outfit ideas to spice up your rotation this year

From cottagecore to Y2K revival, here are some fun and on-trend 'fits to copy this spring.

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Whether it's the promise of sunshine or the chance to play with bold colours and prints, spring has to be one of the most fun seasons for fashion. And after 18 months of going in and out of lockdown, we're ready to fold away the tracksuit pants and flex some new 'fits. We've already rounded up the biggest fashion and accessory trends to wear this spring but if you're still struggling to decide what to wear, we've got you. From cute cottagecore to Y2K nostalgia, we've found 9 easy outfits that'll work come rain or shine during the warmer months.


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Image: @faithfullthebrand on Instagram

1. Cottagecore whimsy

The whimsical cottagecore trend that bloomed last year is here to stay. This includes flowing linen dresses, voluminous sleeves and romantic prints in soft white and pastel shades – basically anything that'll transport you to a rustic farmhouse from yesteryear. Complete the outfit with some dainty gold chains, a pair of hoops and a cane basket handbag.

How to get the look:

 The Fated - Cerise Mini Dress<br>(RRP: $119.95)
The Fated - Cerise Mini Dress
(RRP: $119.95)

THE ICONIC

 Forcast - Lila 16K Gold Plated Necklace<br>(RRP: $24.99)
Forcast - Lila 16K Gold Plated Necklace
(RRP: $24.99)

THE ICONIC


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Image: @kendalljenner on Instagram

2. French Girl Chic

The "French girl aesthetic" you've seen all over Pinterest encompasses many looks, but it loosely translates to anything effortlessly cool and chic. For a spring take on the style, pair a white tank with a pastel midi skirt and a cute handbag. Don't forget the silk scarf and oval tortoise sunglasses to really nail that "holidaying on the French Riviera" look.

How to get the look:

Scoop Neck Cropped Tank Top White<br>(RRP: $24.95)
Scoop Neck Cropped Tank Top White
(RRP: $24.95)

General Pants

Harriette Maxi Skirt Green<br>(RRP: $60.00)
Harriette Maxi Skirt Green
(RRP: $60.00)

Princess Polly


Model wearing House of Sunny knitted midi dress with blue and yellow swirls.

Image: @houseofsunny on Instagram

3. Knitted 'fits

The cooler months are over but we're not ready to get rid of comfy knits just yet. Instead of cosy jumpers, throw on a knitted summer dress, mini skirt or matching set during the warmer months.

How to get the look:

Blair Mini Dress Rainbow<br>(RRP: $55.00)
Blair Mini Dress Rainbow
(RRP: $55.00)

Princess Polly

 Matt & Nat - Tito Sunglasses<br>(RRP: $65.00)
Matt & Nat - Tito Sunglasses
(RRP: $65.00)

THE ICONIC

Posie Crochet Bucket Hat Multi<br>(RRP: $39.99)
Posie Crochet Bucket Hat Multi
(RRP: $39.99)

Beginning Boutique

Blair Mini Dress Rainbow


Maxine Wylde wearing lilac leggings, sports bra, blazer and heels with a green handbag and sunglasses.

Image: @__mmaxinewylde on Instagram

4. Colour blocking

A distant cousin of monochromatic dressing, colour blocking is v on trend this spring. It's pretty easy to pull off too. Select 2 or 3 complimentary colours and coordinate your outfit and accessories within this palette. If you're short on ideas, baby pink and red, purple and green as well as blue and orange are trending colour combos to play with this season.

How to get the look:

Penney Mini Dress Purple<br>(RRP: $55.00)
Penney Mini Dress Purple
(RRP: $55.00)

Princess Polly

Clair De Lune Heels Lilac<br>(RRP: $69.00)
Clair De Lune Heels Lilac
(RRP: $69.00)

Princess Polly

Mid Square Sunglasses with Pink Lens in Green<br>(RRP: $27.00)
Mid Square Sunglasses with Pink Lens in Green
(RRP: $27.00)

ASOS


Model wearing lilac loungewear shorts and sweatshirt with white Nikes.

Image: @whitefoxboutique on Instagram

5. Lounging around

If you're not ready to give up loungewear just yet, swap your trackies and sweats out for a pair of loungewear shorts and a ribbed tank or T-shirt. If you're feeling a little more fancy, try a short and button-up set in a linen or terry material instead.

How to get the look:

Falling Hard Sweater Lilac<br>(RRP: $69.95)
Falling Hard Sweater Lilac
(RRP: $69.95)

White Fox Boutique

From The Past Lounge Shorts Lilac<br>(RRP: $49.95)
From The Past Lounge Shorts Lilac
(RRP: $49.95)

White Fox Boutique

Nike - Womens Court Vision Low<br>(RRP: $100.00)
Nike - Womens Court Vision Low
(RRP: $100.00)

Platypus Shoes


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Image: @holidaythelabel on Instagram

6. Clash of the patterns

After 18 months inside, 2021 spring fashion is all about fun, nostalgic and OTT 'fits. That means bright colours and playful patterns that we rocked in the 90s and 00s are back. We're talking checkerboard, swirls, tie-dye and patchwork prints. If you're stuck, just think "What would Lizzie McGuire do?" and go from there.

How to get the look:

Butterfly Mesh Cupped Bodysuit<br>(RRP: $39.99)
Butterfly Mesh Cupped Bodysuit
(RRP: $39.99)

Glassons

Check High Rise Straight Leg Ponte Pant<br>(RRP: $39.99)
Check High Rise Straight Leg Ponte Pant
(RRP: $39.99)

Glassons

She's Effortless Necklace<br>(RRP: $25.00)
She's Effortless Necklace
(RRP: $25.00)

Princess Polly


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Image: @blanca_studio on Instagram

7. Thanks, it's my boyfriend's

From the classic blue and white pinstripe to pastel shades and vibrant colour blocking, boyfriend shirts are all the rage right now. Not only are button-down shirts super comfortable and chic, they're easy to style too. Pair it with some denim shorts, tuck it into some mom jeans or, if it's long enough, chuck a belt on and rock it as a shirt dress a la Carrie Bradshaw.

How to get the look:

Azalea Striped Shirt Blue<br>$69.99)
Azalea Striped Shirt Blue
$69.99)

Beginning Boutique


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Image: @k__eelz on Instagram

8. Shantay crochet

The likes of Dua Lipa and Bella Hadid have been spotted wearing crochet outfits and bucket hats recently, which means we need it on our bodies immediately. It's a cute nod to 1970s boho fashion and is super breathable, making it perfect for those warm spring days.

How to get the look:

The Book Club - Hard Crimes Glasses<br>(RRP: $50)
The Book Club - Hard Crimes Glasses
(RRP: $50)

General Pants


Model wearing low rise jeans and a midriff shirt.

Image: @motelrocks on Instagram

9. Y2K revival

2000s fashion is back in a big way this year. In fact, we did an entire write-up of iconic 00s trends that you can pull off in 2021. For a classic and simple nod to the 00s, chuck on a pair of low rise jeans, a baby tee and a pair of tinted sunglasses. Loves it.

How to get the look:

Powerpuff Sugar and Spice Cropped Tee White<br>(RRP: $55.00)
Powerpuff Sugar and Spice Cropped Tee White
(RRP: $55.00)

Princess Polly

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