Get Stylish for Spring: What the Dressbarn Buyers are Adding to Cart this Season
Whatever style you gravitate towards, there’s guaranteed you’ll find a piece on Dressbarn that will tickle your fancy. With every new season on our hands, our fashion buyers make sure to pay attention to trends that will be staples to your closets even after it ends. Considering the bevy of collections pouring over us (which are currently still going), it might be confusing on how to start your style update. But fear not! If you’re looking for style advice, our buyers are here to share their favorite spring pieces to jumpstart your sartorial refresh.
And to make it easier, we’ve curated the activities where you can wear these looks, as well as extra pieces that can help you construct a full ensemble. That way, you might be able to pick up not only outfit plans, but also organizational ideas and sort them out for any agenda. Below, uncover our top selections to create your most epic spring shopping list—as approved by the pros themselves.
Jamie’s picks: For Unwinding at the Beach
“This straw bag is the perfect summer accessory because you can take it to the beach or as an arm candy for a night-out with your girlfriends. Style with the Soft Floral Vintage Pashmina Silk Scarf and pair with the Virginia Embroidered Hi-Low Peasant Dress, and you are ready to go!” - Jamie
The perfect transitional arm candy comes in the form of a gorgeous woven straw bag. For days you’re hitting the beach, or if you’re on a slow weekend getaway, it’s a no-fuss accessory to carry all your essentials and complement your look from daytime strolls to swanky dinners. Plus it goes with any dress from asymmetrical to high-low midi to a voluminous maxi. Style it with rimmed sunnies, barely-there lace-up sandals, and a silk scarf tied in your best Babushka rendition.
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Theresa’s picks: For Spring Weddings
“This hi-lo hem with a beautiful embroidered fabric is the perfect combo of vintage charm and modern styling. The smocked waist naturally cinches the waist and is guaranteed to flatter all shapes. For a maxi cut, the Peasant Style Maxi Dress is figure-flattering and very versatile. The fabulous multi-colored striped and floral pattern is great for an everyday shopping trip or dress up with a great sandal for a summer party.” - Theresa
Fuse bohemian and romantic connotations for your intimate spring wedding festivities, and you’re sure to be the best-dressed guest. Not all floral dresses are created equal. These spirited frocks come in several print iterations and cuts that give you plenty of options, especially considering it’s expected for others to wear them at spring events. Ditsy prints—albeit small-scale—would stand out with a tri-color pastel palette. If you want a moodier approach, multi-print styles that fuse paisley and florals represent boho chic beautifully. Feeling artful? Chromatic brushstrokes might be right up your alley.
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Michele’s picks: For Productive Weekdays
“This pair is a wardrobe staple for every occasion. It offers comfort with a tummy control panel that helps to create a slenderized look and fit. The gold barrel trim offers a little bit of fun and the right amount of shine on an otherwise basic look!” - Michele
Forget overthinking—start your mornings with a workwear assemblage ready for anything the moment you open your closet. The key is to arm yourself with well-fitting essentials that are a good mix of prints and tailored and textured solids. On days you don’t feel like dressing up in tailoring, pair a sleek pant with a cozy mock neck sweater. The high-neck silhouette makes it classy enough to take to work, as opposed to a casual round or v-neck. We love bubble hem blouses too, which usually come with interesting bell or blouson sleeves to complement their chiffon fabrics. And when it comes to fail-safe textures, you can count on a radiant satin top to do the work.
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Elena’s picks: For Garden Soirées
“This Dressbarn-exclusive vintage floral is my favorite!. The pintucks, spandex, and its hi-lo hem make it a very flattering fit. Pair it with any of our black bottoms and you are ready to go.” - Elena
Sometimes, a change of scenery is needed, and what better way to have some outdoors fun than a small party in your own backyard? It also lets you have fun by being creative with your spring looks, even if it’s just at home. Go dressy or casual with these floral tops depending on your style. A colorful button-detailed pencil skirt or flared trousers would be celebration-ready even if you’re transitioning from an impromptu meeting. For laid-back dressers, a cute pair of medium wash high-rise jeans is still a good option paired with square-toed heels or platforms.
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Courtney’s picks: For Off Duty Weekends
“This lightweight floral silk scarf comes in four different colors to accessorize and dress up any outfit—giving you a chic classy look. Wear it around your neck, accessorize a handbag, or wear it on the poolside as a headscarf.” - Courtney
At this point in the season, the weather can still get erratic. So ready your transitional pieces to make sure you’re ready (and in fashion) for anything. Oversized blazers and faux fur-trimmed jackets are easy layers that go well over your mini dresses and jumpsuits. Accessory-wise, silk scarves will be your best friends even after spring is over. There are just so many ways to style it—it could be a top, headwear, or a neck accessory. When you feel like there’s something missing in your outfit, turn a silk scarf into a bandana, and voila! you’re ready to enjoy the weekend in style.
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Don’t Hesitate to Get Creative
Take advantage of the room spring gives to be imaginative with your style. If you’ve always wanted to recreate an outfit you’ve seen somewhere but are afraid it’s too whimsical or too far from your own, now’s the time to try it. This season is all about vibrance with color, prints, distinctive silhouettes, and cool textures. After you’ve done your fair share of dark shades and uniform dressing, step out of the box this time with a new look.