Your official guide to spring fashion (but make it ~2022~)

Gingham, florals, pastels and lace have been spring staples for, like, ever. But there are so many simple ways to make these sweet looks feel fresh for 2022. How so? Hint: It involves lots of layering and accessorizing. We put together your guide to the quintessential flower szn looks. Read on for bright 'n' sunny inspo.

Look 1: Dress + basic tee

Think '90s, but make it spring: A lacy eyelet dress looks playful layered over a white tee and paired with sneakers. Add a gingham belt for a two-for-one dose of warm-weather adorableness.

Get the look:

Shein buttoned front knit top ($7) | Boohoo embroidered strappy midi skater dress ($28) | Converse high-top platform sneakers ($74.99) | Yesstyle flower belt ($11) | Claire's daisy flower hair clips ($7.99)

Look 2: Gingham dress

The inspo: picnic basket chic. The final look? 10/10 perfection, with an easy gingham mini-dress, basket-woven belt and textured heels. The heart-shaped, rose-colored sunnies? Simply a reflection of how everyone will be seeing you.

Get the look:

Nastygal Gingham mini smock dress ($24) | Rue 21 pink heart sunglasses ($9.99) | Cider pearl layered necklace ($10) | H&M quilted shoulder bag ($14.99) | Shein woven belt ($3) | Shein woven flats ($15)

Look 3: Flowy skirt + cropped sweater

Take two spring classics (pale green and lavender) and make them feel so now by choosing a cropped sweater, chunky slides, and a gingham clutch. The silky skirt? Totally worthy of your spring dance (just sayin'). And those floral socks are *chef's kiss* sheer perfection.

Get the look:

ASOS cropped cardigan ($23) | Nastygal satin midi skirt ($22) | Lulus green high heel sandals ($34) | Shein floral crew socks ($2) | Amazon green hoop earrings ($1.99) | Colourpop mint 4 u shadow ($6) | Forever 21 gingham shoulder bag ($17.99)

Look 4: High-waisted pants + floral bodysuit

The key to wearing florals without looking frumpy? Go big *and* bold. An oversized print with fitted, high-waisted pants is the secret to a fresh spin (get it?) on spring blooms.

Get the look:

Shein floral pattern sweater ($22) | Shein floral print top ($6) | Boohoo tailored pants ($20) | Shein pearl necklace ($2.50) | H&M 3-pack bracelets ($9.99) | Shein flower earrings ($2.50)

Look 5: Sheer dress + pearls

What's better than wearing a pearl necklace? Pairing it with a pearl belt. Wrapping a strand around your waist is such a surprising way to rock this staple. Layer this look over a sheer floral dress, then add sneaks for your dream sporty-sweet mix.

Get the look:

Shein flower mesh cami dress ($16) | H&M rib-knit sweater ($17.99) | Shein pearl belt ($4) | Shein letter charm necklace ($1.50) | Shein pearl beaded necklace ($2) | Leo Daniels rose gold heart bracelet ($25) | New Balance sneakers ($69.99)

Look 6: Tennis skirt + cropped tank

Basically we're gonna be obsessed with this fit until fall. The daisy bucket hat? The teeny backpack? The crochet halter? The matching gingham tenniscore mini? Bag charms?! This look has everything. End of story.

Get the look:

Nastygal crochet halter top ($24) | Boohoo blue gingham tennis skirt ($24) | Boohoo olive gingham tennis skirt ($17) | Forever 21 embroidered bucket hat ($14.99) | ASOS gingham bucket hat ($30) | Claire's daisy mini backpack ($29.99) | Nihao daisy necklace ($3.39) | Forever 21 sheer mesh floral socks ($4.99) | Princess Polly white sneakers ($49)

Hey, girl! Just wanted to let you know that this story originally ran in our April/May 2022 issue. Want more? Read the print mag for free *today* when you click HERE.

Credits: Photographed by Sean Scheidt. Styled by Lo VonRumpf. Fashion copy by Sara Gaynes Levy. Hair by Heather Weppler for Exclusive Artists using Oribe. Makeup by Agostina for Exclusive Artists using Glossier. Edited for digital coverage by Alaina Cintron. 

Looking for more spring content? Check these out:
🌼 How to take your spring style to the next level
🌼 Easy ways to incorporate color in your spring makeup routine
🌼 6 fun things to do with your besties this spring

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by GL | 4/27/2022