With a new season upon us, it’s time to refresh your wardrobe. Spring and summer bring us warmer temperatures and more reasons to gather together with the family. Whether you’re taking family pictures or looking forward to your teenager’s first summer job, you’ll need a wardrobe to take you through all the special occasions and casual moments in between.
Here are some of our favorite trending spring outfit ideas for your next Goodwill run.
For the kids this spring, light and airy in both color and fabric is the way to go. Kids want to be comfortable and free to play in their outfits, but of course, you want them to be picture-ready at any moment of cuteness, so sticking with comfortable fabrics like cotton and polyester is a good idea.
A smock dress for toddler girls is ideal for family pictures or playing outside. This traditional dress is sometimes paired with matching shorts. Or you could always pair the dress with any pair of shorts for girls who want to run and play while also looking stylish.
Boys’ cargo shorts are great for running around this spring. As kids transition to the warmer months of summer, it’s nice to wear clothing that is breezy and cool. What little boy doesn’t love shorts with lots of pockets?
Spring is the perfect season to go bright and colorful with your clothing. Pastels like yellow, pink, and mint green are popular in the spring. Or you could go bold and bright with hot pink, bright green, and aqua blue. Colorful clothing is a fun way for kids to express themselves!
For older kids and young adults, choosing their own outfits is a right of passage. Teenagers often have their first job so they may need an interview outfit or nicer clothing to add to their wardrobe. For school or hanging out with their friends, teens are all about comfort. If you’re buying clothes for your teenager, don’t go too crazy with the colors and patterns like you might for younger kids. Keep it neutral just to be safe.
Fitted or slim-fit jeans are still popular this spring season. The trick is to find them with stretchy fabric so they’re comfortable. Paired with a loosely fitted peasant blouse for girls or a lightweight polo shirt for boys is a great outfit option for school, work, or family dinner.
Business Casual Shirts
It’s a good idea for teens to have a nicer shirt in their wardrobe, especially in the spring when they may be interviewing for a summer job or attending fancier family gatherings. For boys, a traditional button-up shirt in a classic color or pattern is ideal. For girls, a blouse in a floral pattern or neutral color would pair perfectly with a skirt or a nice pair of jeans.
Women who are looking to refresh their wardrobe for spring should first think about their lifestyle. It’s a good idea to find clothing items that are transitional. Things you can wear around the house and then dress up when you need to run to the office are ideal.
If you spend more time at home than you do out and about, a pair of flowy linen pants can be dressed up with a blazer when going out and made more casual with a simple t-shirt when at home. Linen is a great fabric option for spring and summer because it’s lightweight but can be both casual and professional.
Blazers are a functional wardrobe piece for any women’s wardrobe. In the spring, it’s best to stick to lighter colors and fabrics. A springtime blazer or lightweight jacket should not feel restricting or too structured. When paired over a dress or with a pair of flowy pants, a blazer can dress up an outfit for dinner or family pictures.
Most men don’t shop as often as women do, so they may be in dire need of a wardrobe refresh for spring. When temperatures start to warm up, clothing tends to get more casual, even in the workplace.
Golf Polo Shirts
Because they’re made of polyester or cotton-polyester blends, golf polo shirts are lightweight and comfortable. A lightweight shirt with a collar can be paired with dress pants on a hot day or with cargo shorts on the weekends. Whether your guy is super sporty or not-so-much, golf polos are ideal for all styles and are even made in plus sizes for taller men.
Most men have cargo shorts and gym shorts in their wardrobe but come springtime it’s also a good idea to add a nice pair of shorts. A cotton-linen blend with button closure can be paired with a button-up shirt or a casual t-shirt, which makes them ideal for spring.
Ready to shop for your spring wardrobe? Head to Goodwill to shop for clothing for the entire family and so much more. You never know what you’ll find on a Goodwill run. Find a location near you.