This year more than ever we’re welcoming Spring with open arms, and flinging open our wardrobes to select the pieces which will become our ultimate go-tos for the coming months.
We love the onset of warmer weather, wearing lighter fabrics and packing away our winter woolies for another year. Spring is the season when trans seasonal dressing is a must, so keep in mind that layers are key when the weather changes daily from chilly to warmç. As with all the best seasonal guides, choosing a tonal palette for the season is the key to making sure each piece can be worn multiple ways and can be swapped in and out of different looks seamlessly.
The second of our Style Series went live on IGTV this week, with Bianca's edit for the ultimate guide to Spring wardrobe essentials – the foundation pieces for the season with which you can create a plethora of stylish outfits.
For us, jumpsuits are a Spring essential, they’re the effortless solution to tricky trans-seasonal dressing. An easy-to-wear jumpsuit falls into the same category as a dress. Throw it on, pop on some accessories and you’re done. We love linen in a neutral colour for a super versatile option that can be dressed up or down with a simple change of shoes.
Always on-trend and super versatile, a maxi dress is a must-have for any wardrobe. Pair with a denim jacket and kicks for cooler, running around days, add a tonal blazer and heels for a perfect work or lunch with the girls look – maxi dresses make dressing effortless - a polished and feminine option for the whole season.
To make your maxi work even harder for you, layer it under a short-sleeved knit and you’ve got a “skirt” and top option for a totally different look!
This wardrobe essential needs no explanation. A lightweight knit can be styled with everything from linen pants and sandals for an effortless daytime look, and then popped over a dress or the skirt from your co-ord set with barely-there sandals for a simple take on after-dark dressing.
A denim jacket is a year-round must. It’s the ultimate outerwear piece for Spring – throw over everything from your favourite activewear, floaty maxi dress, lightweight pants – you get the picture - it works with everything, and yes, we’re here for double denim too.
The Statement piece
No seasonal wardrobe would be complete without a special piece – the wardrobe hero (or should that be heroine) that makes you feel amazing and is anything but basic. This will be an investment piece so choose wisely to give it longevity, look for subtle print or solid colour in a muted tone, making it easy to "refresh" with a simple change of accessories. Some of our favourites are from Zimmerman, Lee Matthews, Matteau, Ganni and Scanlan & Theodore.
A simple two-piece set is one of those shortcuts to looking polished that we love for Spring. You can also wear each piece as separates, paired with other pieces from your Spring wardrobe and you have yourself a number of brand-new looks – genius!
Super versatile, logo tees are the perfect option for everything from low-key day looks, to polished evening dressing. So much more than a humble t-shirt – the logo tee is a Spring essential which pairs with denim, linen, skirts, prints – all the while adding an element of cool to every outfit.
One shoulder top
A big trend for this season is asymmetrical necklines. A one-shoulder top will update any existing pieces in your wardrobe, and pairs perfectly with denim, feminine skirts or a tailored pant, showing just the right amount of skin for day or night.
Light wash denim
Spring calls for a move away from black jeans and skinny jean styles to lighter washes and straight-leg and cropped jeans styles. We love a high-rise, wide-leg cut this season.
Top with a Twist
Spring is time to add a little fun into your day – this season, experiment with silhouettes, prints, oversized cuff. Look for a style that’s a little something different and enjoy!
Classic white shirt
Whatever the year, a classic white shirt will still save the day when it comes to “what to wear” mornings. Invest in a quality white shirt for your wardrobe as you’ll wear this Spring staple on repeat.
A pair of lightweight pants make the perfect go-to for cooler Spring days, we love linen in muted tunes, drop-crotch cotton jersey for a casual look, or a more tailored cotton pair as a great alternative to jeans which can be easily dressed up or down. Pair them with sneakers and a tee or add a top-with-a-twist or white shirt and a heel to take the look into date night or office-dressing.
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