8 Simple Spring Outfits That Look Timeless

Bobby Schuessler
·3-min read

The fashion pendulum is swinging heavily towards a more pared-down approach to dressing this season. Sure, the art of maximalism remains relevant, but there's an overarching sense of bringing it back to the basics for spring with the evolution of wearable pieces throughout the S/S 21 collections (noting trends like reimagined trench coats and modern denim). And thus, the notion of a "make-under" enters the spotlight.

I interpret a "make-under" as a concept that applies strictly to fashion with an emphasis on uncomplicated outfits that are easy to put together with simple, no-fuss pieces. Essentially, effortless and straightforward ensembles that can actually work within a range of people's day-to-day life. Think classic crew-neck sweaters, straight-leg jeans, slouchy blazers and flat boots.

To showcase this 2021 vibe a bit further, I rounded up a bit of visual inspiration below that showcases this more accessible way of dressing. And while you probably own many of the general items that make up each of the fits, I also shopped out iterations for each just in case you're looking to add a few more pieces into your offering.

A slouchy blazer and blue jeans are a modern pairing that always works. Incorporate a very current knit tank as an alternative to a sweater and you're set.

Shop the look:

Marks & Spencer Double Breasted Blazer (£55)

Weekday Jane Knitted Crop Top (£18)

Thomas Sabo Wide-Band Ring (£149)

Levi's Ribcage Straight Ankle Jeans (£95)

A V-neck knit and trousers are seemingly simple, but tucking the sweater in and adding flat strappy sandals makes the vibe feel especially 2021.

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Warehouse Oversized V Neck Jumper (£32)

& Other Stories Croco Leather Belt (£35)

Totême Cropped Tailored Trousers (£185)

Ancient Greek Sandals Anastasia Leather Sandals (£125)

The beauty of a statement midi or maxi style is it requires nothing more than a basic white tank and black boots to look cool.

Shop the look:

James Perse The Daily Ribbed Stretch-Cotton Tank (£50)

Missoma X Lucy Williams Gold Flat Curb Chain Bracelet (£98)

H&M A-Line Midi Skirt (£30)

& Other Stories Croc Leather Knee High Boots (£205)

You can't go wrong with a white tee and jeans. This season, try a muscle tee tucked into straight jeans with loafers for an effortless feel.

Shop the look:

Reformation Belfort Tank Top (£74)

Monki Square Cat-Eye Sunglasses (£10)

Lemaire Twisted Cropped Jeans (£275)

Church's Kara Prestige Calf Penny Loafer (£420)

A trench coat is timeless yet particularly on-trend right now. While a turtleneck, jeans and ankle boots already have that much-desired pared-down vibe, the addition of the re-imagined trench completes this cool fit.

Shop the look:

Totême Double-Breasted Trench Coat (£700)

COS Cashmere Cropped Top (£89)

Mango Violeta Grey Slim-Fit Jeans (£50)

Wandler Isa Leather Boots (£306)

Yes, simple outfits can involve dresses. Look for volumised silhouettes that are comfy and cool in equal measure. Then, just add your favourite sandals (and socks depending on the weather).

Shop the look:

&Daughter Rosa Modern Frill Shirtdress (£395)

Elleme Envelope Leather Bag (£340)

Arket Chunky Cotton Rib Socks (£7)

Dune Lockstockk Sandals (£110)

Need an ensemble that's a sophisticated for an important meeting? Don't underestimate the power of a modern blazer and a polished pleated skirt to get the job done.

Shop the look:

Baukjen Avery Blazer (£119)

COS Fitted Vest Top (£12)

Moncler Pleated Skirt (£350)

Charles & Keith Two-Tone Kitten Heel Ankle Boots (£59)

Denim always resurfaces come spring, and nothing feels fresher than white or ecru tones. What with retro trainers for stylish take on off-duty dressing.

Shop the look:

Gap Icon Denim Jacket With Washwell (£55)

Daisy London Estée Lalonde Goddess Glow Hoop Earrings 18Ct Gold Plate (£119)

Levi's Deconstructed Iconic Boyfriend Skirt (£60)

Nike Blazer Mid '77 Vintage (£90)

Next up, the biggest spring/summer 2021 fashion trends you need to know.

This piece originally appeared on Who What Wear U.S.

This article originally appeared on Who What Wear

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