Your spring style mood board = serving soft goth

What do you get when a ballet girlie and a Wednesday stan combine their wardrobes? An edgy-chic mashup that would fit right in on Olivia's GUTS tour bus: sweet pastel sweaters, pretty paisleys, Y2K accessories and all the boots a girl can handle. It's a beautiful time to breathe new life into your closet. Think spring cleaning, but with an edge...

The secret garden

Jacket, $92, Coalition LA. Dress, $325, Beyond by Vera. Boots, $30, Rainbow Shops. Hair bow, $5, Claire's. Earrings, $46, Nissa Jewelry. Necklace, $72, Sterling Forever. Belt, $150, Dundas x Revolve.

You gotta love an identity swap: Make the florals black and the leather jacket baby pink to turn a classic spring outfit on its head. Add your shiniest silver boots for that je ne sais quoi.

Bath and beyond

Dress, $40, English Factory from T.J.Maxx. Belt $40, Hot Topic. Hat, $8, and bracelet, $8, Forever 21.

Soaking in spring's best trends: a pastel plaid puff-sleeve dress, a belt fit for wrestling royalty and a '90s throwback spike bracelet. A spring green beanie adds that hint of sudsy sweetheart. 

The short of it all

Jacket, $25, and boots, $30, Rainbow Shops. Sweater, $28, Forever 21. Shorts, $99, I Love Tyler Madison. Earrings, $12, studded belt, $12, and chain belt, $15, Forever 21. Ring, $128, Nissa Jewelry.

It's never too early to bust out your shorts: A fuzzy cropped sweater, black satin jacket and knee-high combat boots have you covered for any weather—and any butt-kicking you might need to dole out.


Jacket, $68, House of CB London. Turtleneck, $50, Charles & Ron. Pants, $130, Tripp NYC. Boots, $115, Demonia Cult. Earrings, $13, Forever 21. Necklace, $48, Sterling Forever

These jeans are a serious statement-maker. (What is that statement exactly? That your legs are so fire they can't be tamed? Eh, who cares, they're cute.) Pair them with a silky pink bomber jacket for an easy winter-to-spring transition layer, a soft pink sweater and chunky pink combat boots.

Punk princess

Sweater, $14, Divided. Mesh top, $18, PrettyLittleThing. Skirt, $30, Kisidoo. Boots, $230, DuoBoots. Belt, $40, Hot Topic. Ring, $52, Sterling Forever. Collar, stylist's own.

A preppy pink V-neck sweater gets a taste of the wild side when paired with a sheer button-down and tulle-topped plaid skirt. The studded belt and lace-up boots are the punky touches that send this pink popping. Literally.

Partly sunny

Sweater, $20, Divided. Top, $20, and choker, $50, Nasty Gal. Shorts, $25, Forever 21. Ring, $69 for a set, Sterling Forever.

Break all the rules...including wearing black leather in spring. Pair with an open weave pastel cardi over a crop top plus a throwback choker for a look that's got Clueless vibes (in the best way). 

Varsity blooms

Jacket, $50, Forever 21. Top, $7, Rainbow Shops. Pants, $150, I Love Tyler Madison. Boots, $298, Joyfolie. Hair bow $5, Claire's. Earrings, $60, Sterling Forever.

Temperatures are warming up, and so are you: These floral track pants and letterman bomber jacket are the stuff the starting squad is made of. Why the black leather boots and not sneakers? Because you don't run. People run for you. 

Photographed by Mike Azria. Styled by Lo VonRumpf. Hair by George Fragkioudakis. Makeup by Sophia Hutch.

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by Sara Gaynes Levy | 2/25/2024