Affordable Spring 2019 Outfit Ideas for Every Special Occasion

Spring fling! No matter where your calendar has you going—a graduation, a brunch, a dinner party—dress to impress in this season’s most flattering styles, all under $150!


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Complete Dress Outfit

spring 2019 outfit

Photo by Peter Ardito

Photo by Peter Ardito

A dress is one and done—no need to worry about matching separates. 

The details on this look:

This faux-wrap dress has the same flattering neckline and tummy-concealing magic as a traditional wrap—without all the readjusting (and accidental peep shows). Pair it with summery baby blue kitten-heel sandals and a straw clutch.

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More Dress Ideas

spring 2019 dress ideas

Photos by Peter Ardito

Photos by Peter Ardito

Dresses, left to right:

  • A fun, unexpected print—snap peas!—makes a simple cotton dress look party-ready. talbots.com, $139 
  • Full-length sleeves and a high-low hem keep you covered up, while the sheer fabric keeps you cool. lulus.com, $80
  • The halter neck shows off your shoulders, and the flared skirt is forgiving around the hips. Beyond Proper, bostonproper.com, $120

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Complete Pants Outfit

spring outfit with pants

Photo by Peter Ardito

Photo by Peter Ardito

Yes, you have permission to wear pants to dressy occasions! Bonus: Linen and a wide, loose leg keep you from sweating.

The details on this look:

Wide-leg vertical-striped pants have a way of making you look (and, magically, feel) like your legs grew a few inches—especially when worn with a cropped jacket. And a crossbody bag keeps your hands free for holding drinks and appetizers! Be warned: Your daughter will want to wear these (PG-rated) Lucite heels.


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More Pants Ideas

spring 2019 pants

Photos by Peter Ardito

Photos by Peter Ardito

Pants, left to right:

  • The side stripe on these joggers has a slimming effect. Babaton for Aritzia, aritzia.com, $148
  • The bright floral pattern makes classic cropped white pants feel special. nyandcompany.com, $65
  • They’re navy, so they’ll go with everything. And they’re eyelet, so they’re cool even on hot days. anntaylor.com, $109

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Complete Skirt Outfit

spring 2019 skirt outfit

Photo by Peter Ardito

Photo by Peter Ardito

Loose, flowy skirts have all the comfort of sweatpants but make you look waaaay more pulled together.

The details on this look:

A long, flowing maxi skirt and brightly colored gauzy tank are just what you want to look (and, more important, feel) cool on warm days. Finish the look with an on-trend see-through tote and textured pom-pom flats.


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More Skirt Ideas

spring 2019 skirts

Photos by Peter Ardito

Photos by Peter Ardito

Skirts, left to right:

  • The paper bag waist highlights the smallest part of your torso, and the row of side buttons is also slimming. bodenusa.com, $110
  • A watercolor print and an asymmetrical hemline make you look like a living piece of modern art. stories.com, $85
  • Get twirling in this pleated scallop-edge skirt. Blush pink is a great neutral, and the hem hits just below the knee. shoedazzle.com, $35