How to Layer Your Modest Wardrobe for Spring

How to Layer Your Modest Wardrobe for Spring

At last, the sun is making a reappearance in time for spring. However, here in Minnesota, there’s still a chill in the air and a need for cozy knits. That’s why we’re stocking up on the new-season layers that belong in our closets right now. Think chunky cardigans, lightweight sweaters and leggings under floaty modest dresses

Getting cool spring weather too? Then you’ll want to add some layering essentials to your closet. Keep scrolling for the staples you can throw on and slip off as mercury rises and falls…

1. A Cozy Cardigan

Shop the look: Blush Knit Sweater Cardigan, Basic Striped Lightweight Terracotta Cardigan


We can’t talk layers without talking cardigans. What you want is a knit that feels warm and cozy, but ties in perfectly with spring’s pastel-toned palette. A neutral blush cover-up will work with pretty much every new-season item you own, whether you wear it over a floral midi dress or with your favorite denim skirt. Consider a poppier piece too, like a terracotta striped cardigan. It’s ideal for teaming with a solid color dress to add a little extra interest to your look.

2. A Shacket or Shirt

Shop the look: Olive Cargo Button Up Jacket, Light Wash Chambray Button Up Top

Shackets (shirt jackets) are in for spring, and it’s easy to see why. You can wear them solo, buttoned up over a dress, or wide open with a tee as a casual jacket. Go with a simple khaki cover-up for a style that will see you through to fall. Or why not try tying a chambray shirt over a pastel dress for quick spring layering? When it gets hot, just take it off.

3. A Cool Kimono

Shop the look: Taupe Floral Print Kimono, Natural Crochet Fringe Kimono

If ‘beachy boho’ is your spring/summer style, you’ll love covering up in a kimono. Whether silky or knitted, its relaxed silhouette gives your everyday look a luxe, laid back feel. Go glam with a floral print design, layered over a jewel-toned dress or skirt. You could also try a crochet kimono in a neutral hue, paired with tan sandals and a mocha-colored dress.

4. A Pair of Leggings

Shop the look: Navy Ultra-Soft Leggings, Black Ultra-Soft Leggings

Some days call for a little extra insulation under a dress or skirt. That’s when a pair of leggings proves useful, giving you warmth with that spring ensemble. Keep them simple, opting for ultra-soft leggings in black, brown, khaki or navy blue. You can hide them away under a maxi, or make them part of your outfit with a denim midi skirt.

5. A Hero Hoodie

Shop the look: Blush ‘Sota Hooded Sweatshirt, Black Stripe Drawstring Top

We live in hoodies all through the year. Keep one of these in your closet, and you’ll always have a cozy layer ready for chilly evening barbecues and summer parties. Opt for pastel brights or nautical stripes to stay in step with the new season, and pull it on over every outfit – jean skirts, chic maxis and color block dresses included. 

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