Styling 2021 Spring Outfit Must-Haves From Old Navy

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by La Vida Lati

And just like that, Spring has sprung and it’s time to bust out those spring outfits! It seems like just last week we were fighting the bitter cold temps here in Texas, and I’m already over here trading my snow boots for sandals and swapping out my chunky sweaters for dresses and lighter layers to create a long-awaited spring outfit.

And, if you’re anything like me, you’ve had quite the amount of spring fashion ads run across your phone and computer while browsing the internet. I see you, Banana Republic Factory and Old Navy! From raffia hats to rattan bags, strappy sandals to floral prints, I'm loving the spring fashion, but I'm also trying to be mindful of buying trendy vs. making what I have in my closet work for the season.

It can be tempting to jump on the latest trend (looking at you, bright tie-dye and puffy shoulder sleeves) after seeing them left and right on your feed, but I’m constantly trying to remind myself to be more cognizant of my wardrobe and how the item will REALLY fit into my curated closet. Not just how it will look now, but how will it pair with what I already have?

When I narrow it down to the few things I REALLY can use in several ways with my current wardrobe, I feel so much less guilt shopping each season.

So, for spring 2021, I decided on adding the following versatile, timeless pieces from Old Navy to my wardrobe:

I wanted to share with y’all a few ways I’ve already styled these items, as well as a few inspiration collages on my outfit board for this season*.

*Tip: use an app like Pinterest or Stylebook to keep collages of outfits made out of items you actually have in your closet! When you're needing inspiration on outfits, visit those apps to "shop your closet" for outfit pairings you may have forgotten!

Keep in mind as you’re scrolling the below: you don’t HAVE to have every single item here, but you likely have something close to it. I tried to be mindful of sticking to neutral items that most will likely already own: a classic chambray shirt, a pair of white jeans or denim shorts, neutral sandals, and a canvas tote. The idea here is to utilize what you already have in your closet and find those “would be nice” items you keep wanting to reach for that you can put on your list for seasons to come.

Shop This Classic Spring Outfit:

Chambray Shirt | Smocked Midi Dress with Pockets | Faux Leather Slide Sandals | Camo Canvas Tote Bag | LOVE Pendant Necklace

Shop Spring Business Casual Look:

Relaxed-fit Blazer | Patterned Swing Tank | Mid-rise White Jeans | Nude Pointed-toe Flats | Pearl Minimalistic Necklace | LOVE Pendant Necklace

Shop This Breezy Spring Dress Look:

Chunky Button-down Cardigan | Smocked Midi Dress with Pockets | Two-tone Strappy Slide Sandals | Wrapped Hoop Earrings | Coin Pendant Necklace | LOVE Pendant Necklace

Shop This Look:

Chunky Button-down Cardigan | Patterned Swing Tank | Distressed Jean Shorts | Two-tone Strappy Slide Sandals | Wrapped Hoop Earrings

Shop This Casual Spring Look:

Distressed Fitted Jean Jacket | Patterned Swing Tank | Mid-rise White Jeans | Evil Eye Pendant Necklace | Pearl Minimalistic Necklace

Shop This Casual Spring Brunch Look:

Loose Open-front Cardigan with Pockets | Patterned Swing Tank | Tie-waist Paper Bag Shorts | Tassel Fan Earrings | Neutral Slide Sandals

Shop This Business Casual Spring Outfit:

Camel Sweater Jacket | Patterned Swing Tank | Mid-rise White Jeans | Cap-toe Slingback Heels | Wide-brim Sunglasses | Crystal Pendant Necklace | Pearl Minimalistic Necklace

Shop This Spring Day Date Outfit:

Distressed Fitted Jean Jacket | Smocked Midi Dress with Pockets | Strappy Block-heel Sandals | Coin Pendant Necklace | LOVE Pendant Necklace

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  • Rachel Jonas Rachel Jonas on Mar 30, 2021

    Love these ideas!

  • Nini Heller Falconer Nini Heller Falconer on Apr 02, 2021

    Should a 70 something year old wear jeans with holes?

    • La Vida Lati La Vida Lati on Apr 02, 2021

      Hi, Nini! That's a great question. I think it really depends on how distressed the jeans are, and what look you are going for. I can completely appreciate the question of whether or not it's age-appropriate—it can often be a tug of war between being trendy while being practical with fashion. I think it's doable for a casual look if you're going for jeans with a very light distressing (i.e. fades on the thighs and knees or light whiskering rather than full shredded holes), like this pair with its raw hem and slight distressing over one knee, or this pair with a faded wash on the thighs and raw hem. Also, you can balance the look well by pairing the destructed jeans with a more structured top and shoes. Overall, I think the most important is how you feel when wearing them! You can always swap out these outfit inspirations for a pair of jeans that are more in your comfort zone. I hope this helps!