Easter Sunday is the perfect time to dress up and break out your new spring wardrobe. Trends like this season’s full-circle midi skirts and chain-link handbags are ready to make a statement.
When one thinks of Easter clothing, something fresh and modest – such as an Easter dress in colored-egg pastels – usually comes to mind.
Dressing up for Easter is a long-time American tradition that has its roots in a religious context of wearing one’s Sunday best to honor god. The change of seasons from winter to spring, along with the concept of rebirth, welcomes warmer tones in nature that are reflected in fashion.
As fashion journalist Robin Givhan so aptly states in an op-ed about the slow demise of Easter fashion for the Washington Post:
“Easter Sunday is the last tenuous link to the days when a wide swath of the culture believed fashion could be used — without a hint of sarcasm or irony — as a marker of moral rectitude, a symbol of earnest faith, a show of respect. On Easter Sunday, folks got dressed up because they wanted to celebrate life and generosity of spirit.”
So, whether you are celebrating Easter, Passover or simply the welcome of spring, be inspired to dress up and try something new with these spring outfit ideas.
Chloé Bouclé Mini Dress ($2,295); Zara Leather Wide Heel Sandal ($59.90); Stella McCartney Falabella faux brushed-leather tote ($1,430); Catbird Rose Gold Dot Earrings ($80); Coach ‘Madison’ Crystal Bezel Bracelet Watch ($278)
Zara Floral Print Flared Skirt ($79.90); J.Crew Factory Racerback Cami ($24.50); Jason Wu Leather Sandals ($795); Michael Michael Kors Small Leather Shoulder Bag ($180); Nordstrom Chunky Link Collar Necklace ($38)