With spring just around the corner, it’s time to start prepping for a wardrobe transition. I love spring because of the colors and prints that it brings with it. When it comes to mastering spring style, there are several tips you can try that will make welcoming spring a lot easier. As busy moms, we need all the help we can get, and these tips will help you step into spring in style!


1. Start With Wardrobe Staples

Before you can start putting together spring outfits, you’ve got to make sure you’ve got the essentials to pull from. For spring, this includes pieces like:

  • sundresses
  • maxi skirts/dresses
  • cardigans
  • colorful accessories
  • sleeveless tops
  • spring prints (florals, stripes, polka dots)
  • Bermuda shorts
  • mix & match separates

Once you’ve filled your closet with these spring style staples, you can easily begin putting together looks that incorporate seasonal elements.


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2. Mix Up Spring Prints

The most popular spring print is undoubtedly floral. But instead of just taking the simple route and wearing a floral piece alone, try mixing things up by wearing a contrasting print with it. The key to mixing prints is to keep the two pieces within the same color family and combine prints of different sizes. Adding in a simple texture like denim will also pull your look together and tone it down as needed.

Head over to The Mix, where you’ll find more fashion tips that will carry you through your work day and beyond.

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3. Utilize Layering

Spring is one season where you can use layering to your advantage. Depending on where you live, you may or may not have cool spring weather. But if you’re going to be indoors, there’s a chance you’ll want a little something to cover you with. This is where a spring staple like a cardigan comes in handy. You can easily tie a cardigan around your waist when you don’t need it, and throw it right back on when the chill sets in. If you work in an office, it’s also nice to have a corporate style blazer that you can wear over a business casual sleeveless top. Spring is all about mixing & matching, and layering pieces help you do just that.

Find more style inspiration for petite mamas from Cute & Little.

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4. Keep It Light

Spring isn’t the time for dark colors and thick fabrics. It’s a season of “growth,” which means vibrant colors and breathable fabrics. Quintessential spring style calls for keeping your outfits light. If you want to wear dark colors, do a pop of bright to balance things out. While layering is good, don’t overdo it. Keep your look comfortable and gentle, so that strolling through the spring breeze in style is a breeze.

Check out more ways to do light layers from Lady in Violet.

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5. Wear Versatile Pieces

Even though there are certain pieces that only work for spring, there are many versatile ones that can be worn for multiple seasons. Something like a button down chambray shirt is great because you can wear it on its own, under a sweater, or over a sundress. You can also try wearing a t-shirt dress by itself, or over a pair of leggings. Trans-seasonal pieces like these are ones you want to keep around during the spring, so you can create a variety of looks that work for whatever the temperature might be.

Pop over to Clarabelle for more spring fashion ideas.

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6. Add Accessories

On those spring days when you’re doing a very basic look, you can easily add charm to your outfit with accessories. Try a scarf in a fun spring print, or jewelry in bright spring colors. Add a pop of color with your shoes, or go with a handbag that takes your look up a notch. If your style is all about comfort, you can stay true to that while adding a bit of seasonal chic with accessories.

Take a look at Pink Peonies for more great outfit pairings.


Leena Kollar

Leena Kollar

Contributing Writer at Life As Mama
I'm a wife, mother and everything else associated with domestic life. I can often be found hiding from my kids to sneak treats (especially ice cream). I love rainbows and naps, and I find any excuse to go to Target. When I actually make it out of the house in real clothes, I document my outfits on my fashion blog, Leather & Lip Gloss. My love for fashion also inspired me to start my own comprehensive style website, The Style Spectrum.
Leena Kollar