8 Casual Spring Looks to Try

by - April 09, 2021

Has Spring weather finally arrived where you live? Spring in the south is a confusing time. The weather is unpredictable and our temps bounce between winter and summer, sometimes in the same day, making getting dressed an often frustrating guessing game.

It's been awhile since I shared a Real Outfit Roundup, and several of my most recent outfits are good examples of casual Spring outfit formulas. Some of these you'll have seen already in my white jean jacket post.

Sizing info: I'm 5'2" and typically wear size medium or 6/8 in tops and dresses, size 6 in pants and skirts, and size 7 in shoes.

Romper: Amazon / Jacket: Walmart / Shoes: Target (similar)

Rompers are one of my favorite casual warm-weather outfits, but there are certain things I look for before committing. I tend to stick with cotton/polyester material and mostly avoid thinner materials. The thicker material tends to drape more flatteringly, hold it's shape better, and not get wrinkled if I sit for more than five seconds.

This particular romper has a halter neck and fitted waist (which makes it easier to achieve that bloused-out look of a tucked-in shirt). It's got pockets and is cut to fit loose. Many rompers are sleeveless like this one, which can make them trickier to style outside of summer. A denim jacket really comes in handy here, but you could also layer a light-weight patterned kimono for a more boho look. I opted for these peep-toed booties because I wanted something with a heel but it wasn't quite warm enough for my favorite wedges yet.

Dress: Amazon

Okay, so this one isn't really an outfit formula, but you really can't go wrong with a good maxi dress. This is one of my favorites. I wear it all the time. It's got the perfect amount of stretch and is super soft. It's also got pockets, which is always a win. It is a little long on me, but most maxi dresses are. I honestly have no idea if I'm wearing shoes in this picture, and if I was I can't remember what pair it was.

Top: Academy / Leggings: Walmart / Shoes: New Balance

I don't usually share workout clothes, but since I had the picture I figured why not? My t-shirt is one of those moisture-wicking shirts. It's the BCG brand from Academy, so I didn't pay a lot for it. I like that it's fitted without feeling like it's suctioned to my body. These leggings have become one of my favorites. I love the thicker material and that the waist stays where it's meant to, no rolling. Also, my sneakers are really old, like to the point I need to replace them but can't find a pair I really like. I don't remember where I got them, and NB no longer makes them.

Shirt: Amazon / Jeans: JCPenney / Jacket: Old Navy / Shoes: Converse

This is a really easy outfit formula to repeat: white jeans + a printed camisole + a denim jacket + tennis shoes. I love the casual vibe of pairing my dark-wash jean jacket with my navy blue Converse. That darker color combo helps to ground the nearly all-white outfit without making it feel heavy.

This button-front camisole is such a great addition to my closet. The material is so soft. The fit is loose but not tent-like. It's also not see-through. I also have the solid white and apricot. They are perfect for layering, have a nice drape for a front-tuck, or can be tucked fully in or left loose.

Dress: Target / Jacket: Walmart / Shoes: ShoeDazzle (similar, similar)

This is another one of my favorite Spring outfit formulas: maxi dress + denim jacket + sandals. You can literally do this with any maxi dress. Seriously. And pretty much any type of sandal will do - slides, flats, heeled, wedges. I was feeling extra Spring-ish this day and decided to bookend with white heeled sandals and a white jacket. The heels plus the bright white elevated this to a dressy casual look instead of just casual.

My dress is by Universal Thread at Target, and it's new, but I can't find it on their website to link to. It is just at my ankles in length, unlined but not see through, and does not have a defined waist. The colors are dark and light purple, and it's tiered from about the hips down.

My shoes I got on clearance, so they're no longer available, but I'm linking to some similar options.

Shirt: Old Navy / Shorts: Old Navy / Belt: Amazon / Sandals: Amazon

Pairing a button down with a pair of crisp white shorts just screams Spring. I fell in love with this outfit formula when I was still working at the TV station doing live outdoor shows during the summer. I needed to still look professional without dying of heat stroke.

My shirt is new this year. It's a little more fitted than I wanted, but the pattern is so cute. It's also pretty thin so you won't get too hot. My shorts are also from Old Navy, but they're from last year. They're on the thin side as well, but as long as you don't wear bright underwear, you shouldn't have a problem. I would say that this style of short runs a small. I sized up to an 8 and they're still a smidge tight around my thighs, and the pockets do that annoying gapping thing. They do stretch out some as you wear them, but not much.

My sandals and belt are both from Amazon. The belt is recent and comes in several more colors/patterns. It's a pretty good belt for the price point and limited times I'll wear it. The slides are more comfortable than I expected them to be. The footbed has a nice cushion compared to other pricier slides I've tried, and the faux leather strap is nice and soft.

Dress: Maurice's (similar) / Jacket: Old Navy / Shoes: ShoeDazzle

I wore this version of the maxi dress + denim jacket combo over Easter weekend. I like the way the dark-wash of the jacket plays up the blue in the dress's pattern without weighing it down.

My wedges are new. The straps are clear, which is on trend right now. I'm not a big fan of clear shoes, but since it seems like it's not going anywhere anytime soon, I decided to give a subtler version of the trend a try. Surprisingly, I didn't hate these. The gold buckle and straw wedge help to give them structure, and because they're sandals and not closed toe I don't have to worry about my toes looking squished and gross.

Shirt: Old Navy / Jeans: Old Navy / Shoes: Old Navy (similar) / Belt: Amazon / Bag: ShoeDazzle

You've seen this shirt before, except styled with white jeans and brown peep-toe booties. This version of the outfit feels a little more clean-cut to me and captures more of what I feel is my signature style. I love the clean cut of these boyfriend jeans, how the belt breaks of the almost monotone of all the blue, and how these two-toned slides are comfortable but not flip flops.

And can we talk about this circle bag for a minute? How adorable is it?! I've had my eye on it for a really long time and finally treated myself. It also has a shoulder strap which makes it easier to carry on outings.

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