How to layer with style for spring

We all know how unpredictable the English weather can be, so Midsummer Place has created a guide on how you can layer spring outfits and then turn them into a tan-tastic summer outfit.

Layering feature

Classic Cardigans

Lightweight cardigans are perfect for the transition between spring to summer with cool mornings and evenings even on warmer days. Lightweight cardigans serve as perfect transitional pieces, allowing you to easily add or remove layers as needed to adapt to changing temperatures throughout the day.


Light green is an adorable colour for spring! This tie-front petite cardigan from New Look is a great staple to have in your wardrobe because you can wear it with a skirt, shorts, or trousers, paired with a cute cami underneath. It will shield you from the cooler breeze of spring.

Petite Light Green Ribbed Tie Front Cardigan


New Look


Spring is all about the pretty pastel colours, and this super soft cardigan from Superdry is the of spring fashion! It features a V-neck so you can accessorise with some cute gold jewellery.

Essential Super Soft Cardigan




Sunset walk in Campbell Park? No problem! This longline rib cardigan from Jack Wills will keep you warm from the cool breeze. Its longline feature is perfect. If you've had a day full of picnics in shorts and a cute cami, just chuck on this cardigan and instantly feel warmer.

Longline Rib Cardigan


Jack Wills

Versatile Pieces

Your spring wardrobe should be filled with versatile pieces that allow you to easily add or remove layers. Jumpsuits and dresses serve as perfect examples of this versatility. You can effortlessly throw on a cardigan, layer with a jumper, or add some tights to adapt to changing temperatures.


Activewear is a must-have for spring; not only is it comfy, but it's also just as cute. This active plunge shortsie from Hollister is perfect for layering. Simply throw on a cute cardigan, denim jacket or hoodie when it gets cooler in the evenings, and you have your look.

Gilly Hicks Active Plunge Shortsie




Girls brunch outfit? Look no further than this daisy caviar black print dress from Levi’s. For those cooler days, grab a white long-sleeve top and layer it underneath the dress, then add some cute chunky Chelsea boots from Dr.Martens.

Rena Midi Dress




Comfort it key and this T-shirt dress from Tommy is the way to go. But how to layer it for spring? Add a brown leather belt, it will add definition to your waist. To layer for, slip on a classic light wash denim jacket over the dress for an effortlessly chic look.

Tommy Badge Crew Neck Mini T-Shirt Dress



Lighten up Fabrics

Materials can play a significant role in an outfit. For spring, opt for cooler fabrics like cotton, linen, and lightweight denim. These fabrics are breathable and will keep you cool as the temperatures rise, allowing you to layer them according to the typical UK weather.


Feel pretty in these pastel green linen trousers. The linen blend fabric used in these trousers is lightweight and breathable, making it perfect for warmer weather. Also, these trousers feature a wide-leg design allows for increased airflow around your legs, which further enhances breathability and prevents overheating.

Hollister Livvy Ultra High-Rise Linen Blend Wide-Leg Pants




It’s always good to have a wardrobe basic to layer. Cotton is known for its softness and comfort against the skin, making it a pleasure to wear all day long. Whether you're layering it under other a hoodie, denim jacker or wearing it on its own, this grey tank top from VS Pink definitely one to add to your basket.

Cotton Tank Top


VS Pink


A sunny day at the beach is calling! Made from cotton fabric with a collared neckline, this piece is great for layering over a tee and pairing with the matching shorts for a sunny-day outfit.

Khaki Double cloth long sleeve shirt


New Look

With these tips in mind, you can easily transition your spring and summer fashion seamlessly without sacrificing style or comfort. Whether you're layering a lightweight cardigan over your favourite sundress or adding a denim jacket to your go-to jeans and tee combo, mastering the art of spring layering will ensure you're prepared for whatever the season brings. So, embrace the change in weather, get creative with your layers, and step out in style this spring!

Check out Olivia Johnsons reel on how she layers her clothes here.

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