5 Tips on What to Wear to Your Spring Formal Occasions

5 Tips on What to Wear to Your Spring Formal Occasions

Spring is finally here, the much-anticipated season of blossoming flowers, warmer weather, and, of course, formal occasions. Whether you're eagerly awaiting a wedding, a graduation, a day at the races, or any other special event, finding the perfect outfit is bound to be on your to-do list. However, dressing for the shoulder seasons can prove a more difficult task so, to guide you through the complexities of spring formalwear, we've compiled five essential tips to ensure you look great and feel your best, too.

1.    Opt for pastels

After the dreary winter months, spring bursts forth like a breath of fresh air, blossoming with new life and fresh colors. It’s the perfect time to embrace vibrant pastel shades and colorways you might otherwise overlook. Be bold and consider incorporating soft hues of blush pink, mint green, lavender, or baby blue. Not only are these the perfect tones for this time of year, but they also add a touch of class and sophistication to your look.

2.    Accessorize wisely

Spring might be the time we all breathe a sigh of relief that the cold winter months are finally over, but it’s also a notoriously unpredictable season! One minute it could feel like a heatwave, and the next you’re reaching for the umbrella and heading indoors.

Make the most of this changeability by indulging in some beautiful accessories. As well as their practical side offering warmth and protection from the elements, a silk shawl also transforms an outfit from the ordinary to the extraordinary.  Opt for a silk shawl in a contrasting color or print to tie your look together effortlessly.

3.    Don’t forget about your feet!

While the summer months are the perfect time to showcase those strappy sandals and your latest pedicure, in spring, it’s best to go for shoes that offer more protection from unforeseen weather events. We’ve all heard about April showers, so rather than risk spending the evening with soggy feet, opt for breathable shoes. That doesn’t mean sacrificing elegance; choose open-toe heels or flats in pastel hues that complement your outfit, while still protecting your feet from that potential downpour.

4.    Choose jewelry that embodies the spirit of the season

Consider adding some classic jewelry to your formal spring wear that reflects the fresh, vibrant atmosphere of the season. Go for timeless elegance with pearls or a touch of subtle beauty with pastel gemstones like rose quartz and amethyst.

Alternatively, why not give an even greater nod to the season and incorporate some nature-inspired designs into your jewelry? Consider butterfly, leaf, or floral motifs to capture the beauty of the outdoors and add a whimsical touch to your overall look.

5.    Pay attention to your hair

The spring season can also be reflected in hair choices. Embrace softer, more relaxed looks such as soft, flowing curls or half-up hairstyles that balance chic and elegance. Messy buns or a twisted chignon with floral or jewel-accented hair accessories exude spring vibes while still retaining the elegance you need for a formal occasion.

A formal event in spring is always welcome after the dark, wintry months, and it needn’t be a headache when it comes to what to wear, either. Be sure to take into account the expected temperature and weather conditions, then enjoy exploring the vibrant colors, patterns, and energy that come with this most beautiful season!