9 Casual Spring Outfits With a Just Hint of Trendiness—Yep, I Like You

The fashion pendulum is swinging heavily towards a more pared-down approach to dressing this season. Sure, the art of maximalism remains relevant, but there's an overarching sense of bringing it back to the basics for spring with the evolution of wearable pieces throughout the S/S 23 collections (noting trends like reimagined trench coats and modern denim). And thus, the notion of a "makeunder" enters the spotlight.

I interrupt a "makeunder" as a concept that applies strictly to fashion with an emphasis on uncomplicated outfits that are easy to put together with simple, no-fuss pieces. Essentially, effortless and straightforward ensembles that can actually work within a range of people's day-to-day life. Think classic crew-neck sweaters, straight-leg jeans, oversize shirts, and ballet flats.

To showcase this vibe a bit further, I rounded up a bit of visual inspiration below that showcases this more accessible way of dressing. And while you probably own many of the general items that make up each of the fits below, I also shopped out iterations for each just in case you're looking to add a few more pieces into your offering.

Maxi Skirt + White Tank + Oversize Shirt
How to wear a white tank and long skirt



Maxi skirts are always popular during spring and summer. The beauty of a statement midi or maxi style is it requires nothing more than a basic white tank and black mules to look cool.

Leather Bomber + White Tee + Relaxed Jeans + Sneakers
How to wear a leather bomber jacket, jeans, and sneakers



You can't go wrong with a white tee and jeans. This season, try a leather bomber jacket and relaxed jeans with retro sneakers for an effortless feel.

Button-Down Shirt + Slip Skirt + Moto Boots
How to wear a button-down shirt and slip skirt



A button-down shirt and slip skirt are seemingly simple, but fastening just one or two of the shirt's buttons and adding leather moto boots makes the vibe feel especially 2023.

Blazer + Full Skirt + Ballet Flats
How to wear a blazer and full skirt



Need an ensemble that's a sophisticated for work or an important meeting? Don't underestimate the power of a modern blazer and a polished full skirt to get the job done.

Nipped-Waist Blazer + Straight-Leg Jeans
How to wear a blazer, big earrings, and jeans



A well-tailored blazer and blue jeans are a modern pairing that always works. Incorporate a very current pair of oversize earrings into the look and you're set.

Leather Dress + Delicate Dress + Flats



Reaching for the prettiest dress you can find is simply a basic instinct in the spring. Give yours a cool contrast by topping it off with a tough leather jacket. For a very spring 2023 feel, mary-jane flats are your best bet.

Trench Coat + Tank Dress + Retro Sneakers
How a French girl wears a trench coat and sneakers



A trench coat is timeless yet particularly on-trend right now. While a simple LBD already has that much-desired pared-down vibe, the addition of the re-imagined trench completes this cool fit.

Denim Jacket + Jeans + Statement Accessories
How to wear a denim jacket with jeans



A denim jacket and jeans are a standard ensemble that's always been "in." This spring, try opting for dark indigo denim and adding in a playful accessory like a metallic bag to keep it elevated and current.

White Tee + White Mini Skirt + Big Earrings



All-white outfits are so simple to put together but never fail to look chic. Adding a massive pair of '80s earrings is a good idea.