As the seasons turn from winter to spring or summer to fall, you can expect a lot more 70-degree days in the forecast. While it’s warm and sunny during the daytime, the nights are still on the chillier side, which proposes a bit of an outfit dilemma if you plan to be out for the entire day. Do you bring a jacket along, just in case? Is it still cool enough to wear boots? Will a sweater be too warm?
To quickly summarize, if your ensemble is styled correctly, then you can make nearly any piece of clothing work. Boots and sweaters won’t have you overheating if you pair them with lighter garments like a mini skirt or a sleeveless top. Adding a layer to your outfit can be chic and keep you cool if you leave a button-down shirt open or tie a cardigan around your shoulders. As long as you leave the heavy coats and thick long sleeves at home, sticking to a simple layering formula should keep you in the sweet spot of not being too hot or too cold.
Ahead, we’ve rounded up our favorite 70-degree outfit ideas, courtesy of street-style stars, for those sunny yet cool days.
Crochet Dress + Loafers
Combine a crochet dress with loafers for an effortlessly cool look you can wear to run your errands or out for a romantic date night. If you want to dress up the look, opt for a pair of heeled loafers and chunky drop earrings, or swap them for ankle-strap heels and a gold cuff earring for a touch of glamour.
Pullover Sweater + Mini Skirt
Pullover sweaters are more than just a cold-weather staple. When paired with a mini skirt and ballet flats, a light knit version gives off major preppy vibes. If neutral tones feel too bland for you, add a statement bag or a pullover sweater in a more vibrant color.
White T-Shirt + Denim Maxi Skirt
Denim maxi skirts are a must-have item that provides ample coverage for cooler temps and can easily elevate your basics. Reach for a white T-shirt and sneakers for a sporty daytime look, or slip on a denim button-down shirt for an interesting take on the Canadian tuxedo.
Button-Down Shirt + Shorts
There’s nothing like a matching set for those mid-afternoon outings. If you live somewhere that lands on the warmer side, a bright orange button-down shirt and matching shorts is an eye-catching ensemble that will make a statement and keep you cool. Pair the vibrant set with subtle accessories like pastel mules or white sneakers.
Corset Tank Top + Trousers
A tank top and pants combo is a foolproof option for just about any day, but especially when the weather is mildly warm. This beige corseted top looks elegant (but still casual) when paired with black trousers and sneakers. Carry a light sweater or cardigan for extra warmth if you plan to be out for the entire day.
Polo + Pleated Skirt
You don’t have to be a tennis star to nail this sporty look. An oversized polo tucked into a pleated mini skirt is a versatile ensemble that you can pair with every kind of shoe, from chunky sneakers to knee-high boots. To complete this preppy look, tie a sweater around your shoulders or waist.
Cropped Jersey + Trousers
Jerseys are typically made of breathable material, which makes them the perfect option for a warm 70-degree day. To add some dimension to the ensemble, crop your favorite jersey and combine it with wide-leg pants and sneakers. You can also style the casual top with ankle boots or loafers for a sophisticated twist.
Vest + Trousers
We love a vest as a standalone top, and this pinstripe version looks even more cool when paired with matching trousers. Whether you’re headed to the office or out for lunch with the girls, styling this combination with chunky sneakers and a beaded necklace makes the classic look feel fashion-forward.
Satin Slip Dress + Extra Layer
A slip dress is one of the most versatile pieces in your closet and can easily be taken from day to night. The satin button-down shirt as an extra layer is perfect for a simple afternoon, but to take things up a notch for the evening, add a leather jacket or a satin trench coat.
Blazer + Denim Shorts
Bring out your cowboy boots before it gets too hot to wear them. With such a statement shoe, keep the rest of your look laid back by opting for high-waisted denim shorts, a white t-shirt, and a blazer. Personal touches like a silk scarf belt or layered necklaces will help pull this outfit together.
Overalls + White T-Shirt + Sneakers
A childhood favorite, overalls can be chic if you style them right. A pair in a bold pattern like stripes or florals can elevate the casual garment and works well for warm days when worn over a short-sleeve T-shirt. As for shoes, sneakers are always a comfortable choice, but combat boots can bring an edgier vibe.
Duster Jacket + One-Shoulder Top
Master layering for spring by adding a leather duster to your wardrobe. While this piece of outerwear is usually a fall staple, slip it on over a one-shoulder top and jeans to suit warmer temps. Accentuate the long lines of your duster and make even more of a fashion statement by pairing the look with bold footwear, like snakeskin booties or leopard-print flats.
Graphic T-Shirt + Cargo Pants
Take your trusty graphic tee and combine it with puffy cargo pants for the ultimate cool-girl look. This pair has ruched detailing to add a little dimension to the baggy silhouette for a casual yet bold ensemble. Accessorize with strappy sandals and a simple shoulder bag to contrast the relaxed garments.
Knit Bandeau + Cardigan
70 degrees is still sweater weather, depending on your location, so you can’t go wrong with a knitted bandeau and cardigan set. If you’re not afraid to show a little skin, pair the knitted pieces with baggy low-rise jeans. Not really your style? We also recommend high-waisted jeans or a midi skirt for more coverage.
Tie Top + Maxi Skirt
While 70-degree days are slightly warm in the afternoons, you can still get away with wearing a long-sleeved shirt if it’s breezy. This tie-front top and matching maxi skirt are comfortable and bold when worn in a vibrant color like green or cherry red. Add a pair of classic sneakers and a fun bag to finish off this chic daytime look.
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