The Husband and I will be going to a rock concert this Easter, but if you do plan to go to church or a friendly secular barbecue this weekend, it's a great opportunity to dress up and road test your new Spring styles.
If you aren't used to going to church, do ask around and take note of any dress codes you may have forgotten; many places may require you to cover your shoulders, head, or knees. Thankfully, wonderful and modern tea length dresses and walk shorts are readily available right now. For a mid-calf hemline, try to hem at the top or bottom of the curve of your calf muscle (hemming at the widest part of your calf will make your legs look stocky). For updated shoulder coverage, try tweed or lace details.
Men (or those of you dressing your men for Easter!), once again be mindful of your destination's dress codes or expectations. Some places will expect you to show up in Sunday Best. For those occasions, a spring-weight suit with light-colored details will help you feel seasonally appropriate. You might also try a casual suit ensemble by adding a T-shirt/sweater and sneakers. For those going California Casual, keep the look elevated by skipping the crazy graphics and logos - instead, try soothing monochromatic solids and stripes.
For everyone, remember that this religious holiday is a day of celebration! Try your best to avoid black, gray, or anything too heavy and somber. Aim for light or bright colors and textures that evoke a sense of joy, freedom, and renewal - and remember to choose cuts and hemlines that show respect for the occasion as well. Even if you are just going to a completely non-spiritual get-together... remember there may be kids or pets present, and keep it family friendly!
Happy Easter, everyone! Above all, enjoy your weekend and your loved ones.