Though the weather has been on the unpredictable side lately, there's one thing we know for sure: It's warm enough that we don't need to wear tights or a jacket all hours of the day. And we're certainly savoring every minute of bare arms, legs, and open toes until it officially becomes too hot or humid to want to wear anything at all. We've put together three plus-size outfits that are perfect for those cherished spring outings—like al fresco dining and long, wandering park strolls, and casual bike rides. Click through to see 'em all!
Gallery Hopping—Cool and casual, the lightweight suedette pants bring an element of sophistication to an otherwise low-key outfit. Bright and architectural accessories like this structured yellow bag and awesome wooden heel make it perfect for an afternoon of art-viewing.
Above, from left: ASOS Leather Boxy Lock Bag, $89.65, available at ASOS; Forever21+ Cotton V-Neck Top, $5.80, available at Forever21; Evans Collection Suedette Harem Pants, $74, available at Evans; ASOS Cafe Effect Cuff with Screw Detail, $26.90, available at ASOS; Jeffrey Campbell Always Punctual Wedge, $179.99, available at Modcloth.
Brunch—This breezy, printed dress with a light color palette and ultra-feminine flourishes is essential for weekend brunching and shopping with friends. Strong accessories like a cross-body bag in a bright color or chunky heel add weight to the feathery materials of the dress and jacket.
Above, from left: T-Bags Printed Scoopneck Dress, $198, available at Saks; ASOS Curve Tailored Drapey Jacket, $134.48, available at ASOS; Torrid Silver and Light Blue Stone Statement Ring, $12.50, available at Torrid; Marc by Marc Jacobs Natasha Leather Cross-body Bag, $350, available at Net-a-Porter; Dolce Vita Jade Wedges, $179.95, available at Solestruck; House of Harlow 1960 Horseshoe Bangle, $48, available at Shopbop.
Wine Bar—Spring evenings are one of our favorite things about the season, filled with outdoor dining and visits to wine bars that have their windows wide open. An airy black dress can easily transition from daytime picnics to those evening dates by incorporating bright accessories like a patent belt or a cute, fringed cardigan.
Above, from left: Carmakoma Mockingbird Dress, $88.88, available at Carmakoma; ASOS Curve Skinny Belt, $10.76, available at ASOS; Genevieve Savard Dark Crystal Tote, $320, available at Convent; Forever21+ Fringe Trip Open Cardigan, $19.80, available at Forever21; Torrid Black and Gold Glitter Bangles, $14, available at Torrid; ASOS Holly Leather High Sandals, $98.62, available at ASOS.