Our Resident Stylist’s Picks: 8 Must-Have Trends for Your Spring – Dressbarn

Our Resident Stylist’s Picks: 8 Must-Have Trends for Your Spring Wardrobe

Our Resident Stylist’s Picks: 8 Must-Have Trends for Your Spring Wardrobe - Dressbarn

Our Resident Stylist’s Picks: 8 Must-Have Trends for Your Spring Wardrobe 

It’s official! Spring has arrived! The moment has come to start shedding your winter warmers and pore over new offerings. After all, nothing cures the winter blues like a good shopping spree. This means there’s no better time to decide on your signature look for the upcoming season.

We’re huge fans of building a closet full of fundamental pieces. It consists of a good mix of basics, beloved prints, and characteristic silhouettes that you can wear through multiple seasons. This way, you’ll only need a refresh when the temperature changes and new styles come out, instead of doing an entire overhaul due to your wardrobe being trend-based. Doing this will also allow you to exercise your fashion creativity by way of switching up your look as you adapt through any season. 

From modern accessories to happy palettes, get inspired for a change-up with these eight must-have trends, as picked by a sartorial expert.  

Cheerful Floral Frocks

Shop the Ditsy Print Shirt Dress ($32.99)

Florals are always the first thing that comes to mind when spring is mentioned. These cheerful prints naturally bring a refreshing air to your wardrobe and give you that uplifting feeling when worn. Despite these patterns looking identical to the eye at first glance, they’re certainly not a one-note piece. There’s a bevy to choose from depending on your style. For the minimalist, we love small-scale prints like ditsy. Lovers of classics can go ahead and don the nostalgic feel of vintage florals. And if you’re feeling artful, an impressionist print is a nice change of pace.  


Shop the Floral Tubedress For Women ($62.95)


Shop the Ruffle Hem Floral Dress ($67.95)


Shop the Veronica Maxi Peasant Dress ($51.95)

Modern Summer Sandals

Shop the EveryGreen Dress Sandal ($59.95)

You can never go wrong with a classic sandal. It's our laid-back, low to mid heel favorite that goes virtually with anything. A wedge is always the go-to for ladies who love comfort. It adds height without being too restrictive with your movement, allowing you to both be stylish and productive on workdays. Don’t mind a nice heel? A chunky block style is your best bet. Mid-heel sandals usually come in these trendy iterations, even the beloved floss heels. Pair it with your casual dresses on the weekends or elongate your legs with textured wide-leg trousers on busy days. The possibilities are endless!

Shop the Kenta Wedge Sandal ($61.95)


Shop the Pickwick Stretch Wedge Sandal ($64.95)


Shop the Kenta Wedge Sandal ($61.95)

Beach-Ready Accessories

Shop the Straw Beach Tote Large Straw Circle W/ Cotton Handle ($88.95)

It’s time to enjoy some sun and sand again. Whether you live in proximity to beaches or planning a slow getaway, make sure your holiday bag is prepped and primed with chic accessories. Complement your destination frocks with straw totes in several renditions. On top of the list, there’s your regular square shape that can be spruced up with pops of color. On the more minimal side, shapely cut-out details make for a new and different take to a classic tropical staple. And our favorite—round bags are super stylish and would be perfect with your linen dresses and barely-there sandals.  


Shop the Straw Jute Double Handle Beach Tote ($74.95)


Shop the Straw Beach Bag W/ Cut Out Handle ($74.95)


Shop the Straw Beach Tote Jute Geo Print Tote ($80.95)

New (and Cooler) Denim

Shop the Not So Basic Denim Cold-shoulder Shirt ($55.95)

Chances are, you already have some solid choices in your denim assemblage, but that doesn’t have to stop with jeans. Blue is a versatile color that looks great on any skin tone and even better when you add a classic texture into the mix. For your productive days, may we suggest a casual take to a Canadian tuxedo? Create a set with your chambray shirts and high-rise jeans. One could be dark wash, and the other could be light. The tonal mix and contrast of thicker denim and lightweight chambray make it more modern. Don’t feel like going monochromatic? Try white denim. Cold or off-shoulder styles would look amazing with some crisp, wide-leg jeans or mixed up with a linen pant. 


Shop the 3/4 Sleeve Denim Blouse With Knit Insets ($38.95)


Shop the Elbow Sleeve Roll Tab Denim Top ($36.95)


Shop the Pretty Little Denim Cold-shoulder Top ($36.95)

Floppy Summer Hats

Shop the Jones Ny Straw Bucket Hat W/ Braided Pattern Border ($54.95)

The floppy summer hat has become a huge accessory in the fashion world. One thing’s for sure, the bigger, the better. Your destination outfits would look even more elevated with a wide brim sun hat. We love going for the classic trim and while you’re at it, throw in an adornment into the mix like an animal print. This would look great coordinated with a bag or sandal when wearing stark whites or beige tones. For something more modern, a black straw hat is absolutely approved by the fashion crowd. 

Shop the Woven Sun Hat With Leopard Trim ($49.99)


Shop the Two Tone Straw Contrast Striped Brim Straw Bucket Hat ($38.95)


Shop the Ribbon & Bow Open Back Straw Garden Hat ($44.95)

Lightweight Layers

Shop the Roz & Ali Scallop Trim Cardigan ($49.95)

Unlike the colder months we’ve spent, spring gives us all the freedom to utilize one chic one-pieces and cropped silhouettes. However, this also means exploring our fair share of depth and dimension in our daily dressing. Kimonos are one of our favorite pieces for light layering. Its sheer flow adds a graceful appeal that we just can’t get enough of. Try a short-sleeved garb over a satin slip dress for outdoor evening soireés. Hitting the beach? Bring a duster cardigan as a cover-up or as a topper to a cami + paperbag waist shorts combo.


Shop the Zebra Print Duster Kimono ($32.95)


Shop the Button Front Sharkbite Cardigan ($17.99)


Shop the Shayla Cardigan ($139.95)

All White Everything

Shop the Peony V-neck Midi Dress ($139.95)

Understated elegance is the name of the game for dressy spring ensembles. One way to execute this is to play with interesting cuts to avoid looking too plain. Wrap silhouettes are one—they’re effortlessly sophisticated and wearable in any dress length or skirt. The way it hugs the shape also femininely accentuates the figure in all the right places. If you’re looking for a sleek getaway dress, a slit maxi with tiered sleeves is seasonless and will be your top pick for any destination. 


Shop the Sylvia Ruffle Wrap Skirt ($95.95)


Shop the White Wrap Kimono Dress ($115.95)


Shop the Ankle Length Lio Dress ($146.95)

Vibrant Palettes

Shop the Roz & Ali Paisley Eyelash Tunic Sweater ($29.99)

While winter got us into a monotone mood, it’s time to take cues from the trending colors of the season and create your painterly palettes. Red is a fiery statement maker that would look beautiful in wrap dresses for date nights. For something sunnier, subtle puff sleeves in a radiant shade would channel the cottagecore trend well for your weekends. And if you love cozy textures, azure-tinged knitwear—whether printed or minimal—will step up your lounge game.


Shop the Emma Wrap Dress ($115.95)


Shop the Westport Tie Sleeve Button Front Blouse ($32.99)


Shop the Westport Curved Hem Tunic Sweater ($49.95)

Time to Evaluate

A transition certainly calls for some sartorial re-evaluation. If you find that many of your pieces feel dated, perhaps it’s time to stop buying based on trend-leaning decisions. Instead, focus on versatile picks that can be styled in multiple ways. These are the ones that will immediately make you think of an outfit when you see it. Approaching wardrobe curation this way will allow for more fuss-free dressing and a closet that’s more enduring than it is seasonally disposable. 

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