9 Perfect Outfit Ideas for a Spring Spent Outdoors

Maxine Eggenberger
·4-min read

June 21, 2021. As well as being the summer solstice and the longest day of the year, it's likely a date you excitedly circled in your diary after the latest lockdown update. This is the day we're hoping will mark the end of the majority of restrictions that have been in place for 12 months. Of course, this could quite easily change and is totally dependent on where you're reading this from. (I myself type this from Scotland, where a different timescale is in place.) But if nothing else, it gives us hope and a date to work towards.

That doesn't mean that you should write off the time between now and June as no man's land. With a plan for restrictions to ease gradually throughout spring, some of us may be eager to begin planning outings to suit these newfound—albeit largely outdoor-based—freedoms. Think walks out of a five-mile radius, trips to the beach, dining al fresco, picnics in the park, and so on.

Given that outdoor pursuits are set to be the highlight of our social calendars until further notice, we've decided to make the most of them, going as far as to start planning our corresponding outfits. With a little help from our fashion friends, scroll below to see the outdoor outfit ideas that'll carry you through from March until May.


Style Notes: We all know that the first signs of spring can be deceiving. Sure, it might be bright, but chances are it's still pretty cold out. Shield yourself from any breezes with a pair of heavy-duty leather trousers and a toasty sweater in a springtime hue.

Shop the look:

Free People Cosmos Tie Dye Pullover (£158)

Nanushka Vinni Vegan Leather Trousers (£345)

Nike MD Runner 2 (£60)


Style Notes: Denim dresses always make a comeback for spring, but we're predicting they'll be more popular than ever this year. Make like Emili and pair yours with chunky socks and sandals for an offbeat look. Bouquet optional but recommended.

Shop the look:

Marks and Spencer Denim Mini Shirt Dress (£50)

Monki Ribbed Luxe Socks (£5)

Dune Lockstockk Sandals in Tan (£110)


Style Notes: If you haven't already picked out your picnic attire, might we suggest keeping things classic with white and red checks? We're particularly partial to this print in dress form. You may want to carry a little cardigan in your handbag though—that weather sure can turn.

Shop the look:

Arket Raffia Straw Hat (£55)

Kitri Tracy Midi Dress (£175)


Style Notes: Whether you're running errands or sipping on a coffee outdoors, borrow this look from one of our favourite French girls for an easy springtime ensemble.

Shop the look:

Monki Puff-Sleeve Cardigan (£30)

Ganni Blue Logo Print Jeans (£145)

Office Adele Boots (£70)


Style Notes: Think of April and the word "showers" is never far behind. Protect yourself from the elements with a timeless trench coat.

Shop the look:

Arket Oversized Trench Coat (£175)

Agolde Criss Cross White Jeans (£240)

The Row Ginza Leather Sandals (£725)


Style Notes: Another ensemble we're bookmarking for when temperatures soar. Minidresses are back in a big way for 2021, and they look their coolest paired with trainers and cardigans.

Shop the look:

& Other Stories Cropped Cable Knit Cardigan (£85)

Jacquemus Open-Back Draped Linen Dress (£440)

Veja Venturi Trainers (£130)


Style Notes: The ruffled blouse is already proving to be a spring/summer 2021 must-have. Team it with this year's It denim, flared jeans, and finish with a preppy headscarf.

Shop the look:

Free People Blooming Mandala Print Bandana (£24)

H&M Large Collar Blouse (£18)

Jigsaw Eltham Flared Jeans (£90)


Style Notes: What we love most about jumpsuits is the fact that they lock in the majority of your body heat, making them the perfect attire for spending hours on end outdoors. Layer a thin roll-neck underneath for cooler days.

Shop the look:

Lee Union Boilersuit (£128)

& Other Stories Croco Leather Belt (£35)


Style Notes: Sipping on a cool glass of your favourite tipple outdoors is an annual spring rite of passage. Do so in a long-sleeve dress paired with chunky boots.

Shop the look:

Ghost Dinah Dress (£169)

& Other Stories Squared Toe Leather Chelsea Boots (£135)

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