Hello loves! To continue the spring theme, I wanted to go over my must haves for updating your spring wardrobe. These are the items I feel are key to having a versatile and functional spring wardrobe. I’m including links for this post so that if you’re missing a few of these items, there are options of some of my current favorites. For me, most of these items are classics that I’ve had for years, so they’re my tried and true picks. Let’s get started!
No. 1: Classic Trench Coat. This easily dresses up a casual outfit of jeans and a T-shirt, and makes you look put together. It’s also a staple coat to pair with your work wear and pairs perfectly with those beautiful spring dresses. I know the classic color is a dark kaki color, but I’m more of a fan of a lighter shade of off white or stone color. My pick is from Banana Republic, and I might have to replace my current trench with this one.
No. 2: Utility Jacket. This is the yin to the yang of the Trench. This coat dresses down an outfit, and gives off an effortless vibe. My utility jacket is my go to in both spring and fall, and it’s one of my top 3 favorite coats. (I have a lot of coats… Cold climate problems.) My pick is once again from Banana Republic, they do classics so well and they last forever, so it’s worth the investment.
No. 3: Striped Shirt. Whether this means a button down, a T-Shirt or a silk blouse is up to you. For me, I love a crew neck striped T-Shirt. The stripes add interest without being the focal point of the outfit. It’s a perfect basic for layering and ideal for statement necklaces and scarves. Basically, you just really need a striped shirt in your life for spring. My pick is a loose and slightly oversized T from Daily Look. (I love loose T-Shirts, so this one is my jam.)
No. 4: Feminine Top. Spring is the time when floral, brighter colors and lace come out to play, so take advantage! Again, this is definitely something to tweak to fit your personal style. For me personally, I love wearing lace and chiffon tops in the spring. So naturally, my pick is one of those two. I already own this top in navy and it is honestly my favorite shirt that I own, so I may have to pick it up in white as well, which I’m recommending as a more Spring-y option.
No. 5: White or Light Wash Jeans. Is it just me, or is everyone else getting a little sick of all the dark washes and black jeans that literally everyone wears all winter long? White jeans give a fresh crisp look that fully embodies what spring is all about. They can be a bit unflattering if they don’t fit quite right though, so be wary when picking up a pair. If you’re not feeling the white or can’t find a pair that fit just right, opt for a light wash pair instead. They still give you a nice light clean look and tend to be a lot more flattering than straight up white. For my pick, I’m including both a white pair and a light wash pair in the same fit. (Which are both currently on sale!)
No. 6: Colorful Skirt. This is a definite must have for me, mainly because we’re not allowed to wear shorts that are more than 4 fingers above our knees at school. So that means skirts, lots and lots of skirts when the weather warms up. I also think a colorful skirt is a staple for any work environment in the spring. Obviously go a bit more conservative for your office look than for your chill weekend skirt pick. My pick is from Loft, and I just purchased this myself actually and I love it!
No. 7: The Perfect Spring Dress. This is kind of a no-brainer, but it has to be said. Spring is known for it’s beautiful lady-like dresses, and I am so excited to see all the new ones that come out this year. Now, like I said before, I don’t wear a ton of color, so my pick is black and white. My apologies if that’s not acceptable to your Spring expectations, but you can add color in with accessories for sure. But I am in love with this dress. Oh my goodness.
No. 8: Statement Jewelry. If you haven’t noticed already, I have a slight obsession with statement jewelry, so naturally it has to transition into spring with us. I love using pops of colorful statement jewelry with a neutral outfit, or a crystal statement with the vibrant spring colors. For my picks for this category I’m going to send you to my last Store Spotlight on J.Crew Factory, because they have some killer statement pieces right now.
No. 9: Sunglasses. These are essential for protecting your eyes form the harsh rays that have been hidden for most of winter.Try on different shapes and colors to see what looks best with your face shape and your coloring. Although my tried and true sunnies are my Raybans, I recently got a pair at Loft that I’ve been loving. My pick are these incredibly chic tortoise shell glasses.
No. 10: Festive Flats. Flats are back in action! Time to put the boots away, thank goodness. I love flats for their comfort, but also for their style as well. For Spring and Summer I love a good espadrilles. And I’m being nice and not picking the Chanel pair as my favorite. (Also not picking those, because who wants to spend that much on a pair of flats made out of rope? Were they washed in holy water, Chanel? Why are they so expensive?) Anyway, here is my pick for festive flats.
That wraps up my list of Spring must-haves, and an easy way to update your Spring wardrobe. I hope this was helpful to you, I had a lot of fun coming up with this list! Have a fabulous day!
The Blonde Brunette