It might not feel like spring is officially in the air, but it’s technically here. And with warmer days ahead, what could possibly go wrong? Just one thing, and it involves our wardrobe: Putting together cute spring outfits can honestly be a little tricky. Yes, we’re dying to bust out these warm-weather clothes, but sometimes mother nature still has some chilly days in store.
Whether you have a packed-to-capacity closet, or take a more minimalist approach when it comes to fashion, there’s no denying that occasionally we all get what we like to call “dresser’s block” when it comes to spring outfit ideas.
Getting stumped when it come to building the perfect spring outfit often has less to do with not having the right items, and more to do with knowing how to put them together. We all probably own staples like a vintage T-shirt and a silk skirt, but we all might not think to pair them up. In fact, it’s a safe bet that we all have items sitting in our closets right this second that can be worn in dozens of unexpectedly stylish ways this spring—all we’re missing is a small dose of inspiration.
To help you out, we combed through tons of blogs filled with outfit eye candy to bring you 56 spring outfit ideas to copy. Some might not seem groundbreaking, but they’re not meant to be. They’re just extremely thoughtful, cool, clever examples of how to put pieces together to create outfits that are impactful, accessible, and stylish—by using things you likely already have in the depths of your closet.
We’ve also noted why the outfits work and included small styling tips to help you achieve maximum levels of spring chic.
Go ahead and click through: We guarantee the street style photographers will be snapping you in no time.
A version of this article was originally published in April 2014.