Oversized Blazer? Check. Belt? Check. The Only Outfit Essentials You Need This Spring

With spring right around the corner, it's time to start preparing your wardrobe for the season's trends. Taking a look at the runway, there are some common items we're seeing across collections from designer to designer. Specifically, oversized blazers and belts are reigning supreme. And unlike some looks that get featured on the runway, these items are easy additions to your own wardrobe. And what's better? There are so many ways to wear these two spring essentials — and even more ways to incorporate them into your own style.

From sexy and sleek to effortlessly casual, blazers have long since been one of the best options for outwear. They're more lightweight than coats and some jackets, which makes them ideal for the chilly and sometimes finicky weather of spring. And a belt is going to get plenty of use whether you wear it around your waist or through the belt loops of your pants. But together, these two pieces will help create an outfit that's structured and flattering on every body.

Belted blazer and trousers

A classic silhouette and stylish tailoring will continue to reign supreme in the spring. A bright blazer is the perfect layer for cooler spring days and to give your outfit some structure. Opt for a colorful option to add a fun and personal aspect to the look and add a belt in a contrasting color over the blazer to define your waist. Finish with a wide-leg trouser and a pair of heels for a sleek look that'll take you from day to night.

Casual knot

Laid back and effortless, the next belt trend can work with trousers and jeans. Both a super skinny leather belt or a fabric belt that matches the trousers work for this upcoming spring trend. The key is to tie the belt in a loose knot two or three times to create a casual look that provides an interesting detail to the outfit. You can wear the knotted belt through the belt loops or tied loosely around your waist.

Blazer mini dress

Every closet should have a blazer mini dress. This sleek piece looks both sexy and sophisticated, so it's hardly a surprise that it's been dominating runways and will be a major trend in the spring. Whether it's leather or tweed, a blazer mini dress will put a feminine twist on the classic tailored look. Look for one with a matching belt or add one yourself to define your waist. And pair with heels or heeled boots for a date night look.

Statement belts

Trends are definitely cyclical because the thick belts of the early 2000s are back in a sleek new way. Spotted on the runway were large statement belts over blazers, tops, and dresses — and they're making their way into chic spring outfits. Thick belts are a great way to add more shape to flowy pieces of clothing, and can also define your waist if you're looking to get that hourglass shape.

Cinch in a jumpsuit

Jumpsuits can look sexy in a powerful way, so they're a great addition to any closet. They're also a great piece for spring, since they're often lightweight but have a good amount of coverage. Use a belt to cinch in the waist and add structure if the jumpsuit has a looser middle. And to stay on trend for spring, look for jumpsuits with blazer details like structured shoulders and lapels.

Pair with a skirt

Add a little softness to your outfit by pairing a structured blazer with a flowy midi skirt — a look that is straight from the runway. Light fabrics are perfect for the spring. Look for a skirt that's made from chiffon or satin and a blazer that's not too thick of a layer. A belt over the blazer adds a structured look. If you really want to lean into spring, look for lighter colors and floral prints for both the skirt and blazer. Pair it with sneakers for a casual day look or heels for going out at night.