Who else was nahhht prepared for this change in weather? My bank account took a blow as any sun leads me to shop alll the spring/summer clothing. (I say that, it seems we’ve gone back to classic insipid British weather). But this taste of Spring left me in a frenzy of tabs on my browser looking for some pieces to add some flavour to my wardrobe. And, for once I’m actually enjoying the Spring collections. I find Spring a bugger to dress for, it’s still so unpredictable. Can I whack out my marshmallow legs? If I wear this will I end up sweating waterfalls down my back? But this year I feel like I’ve blossomed into the season and got a nice little wardrobe for whatever the weather throws at me. So I thought I’d share 6 Spring essentials for your wardrobe in case you’re in a rut with the weather!
A LIGHTER JACKET
It’s time to switch out the teddy coat to the denim jacket. However I’d keep a light trench coat when reinforces are needed. The beauty of lighter jackets is that you can layer them, which is a classic Spring ensemble. Being able to put layers on and off means you can adapt to temperamental weather, and is a good look. I love a good denim or leather jacket, they’re a staple for Spring. And they work well with basically anything. This year I’m loving the distressed denim look, and it seems to be everywhere. It’s definitely an edgy, street style piece, however could be dressed down. I also think the suedette biker jackets are very underrated at this time of year. They add a nice texture and tend to come in pastel colours which is perfect for Spring.
Blazers are also pretty standard for Spring. It’s a good choice for the working women, of course. But I see more and more people using them on everyday occasions. And I’m slowly becoming a fan. It’s definitely a solid choice for Spring as they’re light so perfect for a bit of layering. And at the moment I’m seeing so many pastel coloured blazers, which is definitely the colour palette for Spring. So they’re perfect to add a pop of colour.
ALL THE TROUSERS
Jeans are really becoming less and less popular for Spring. I mean, they’re never going to become redundant, but trousers are much more conventional. And there’s really not a specific type that’s reigning over the others. I’m personally a cigarette fan, I’m sticking to my comfort zone of the skinny leg. They have a smart casual look and are so versatile, and comfy. I do loveee the wide leg look, just not on me. Like the jackets, I’ve seen a lot of pastel, and brighter colours splashed about. So they’re perfect as a statement to your outfit, or just to add a pop of colour. But of course if you’re like me, there’s always black and grey.
You can really pair these sort of trousers with most things. I love them as you can dress them up or down, for workwear or casual wear. But personally I’d add a simple tee and some brogues. A necessity for me in Spring is comfort all around, as you’re going to be feeling a whole lotta temperatures. And trousers are perfect for these, where jeans may not. As they’re lighter and airier so even if you’re out and about all day you aren’t going to melt.
THE WRAP DRESS
One thing you should know about me – I’m really not a dress person. I just stick to playsuits and the occasional skirt. But I’m kind of into the wrap dress trend, still wouldn’t wear it much, but I don’t mind it. However I do think it’s perfect for Spring. It’s a comfy little number which can be dressed up or down and perfect for layering with tights or a cardigan/jacket. And of course you can use them into the summer months! I’ve seen a lot of them in spotty or stripey patterns, which are very popular at the moment. But there’s also floral, bohemian or just simple and plain. So there’s one for everyone. I think the main reason I’ve become a custom to the wrap dress is that it is very flattering for those in the 5ft 3″ and under club, me included. The wrap middle and floaty skirt works really well for my petite friends out there. But I do really like the simplicity of them and how they add a feminine touch. But of course you can pair it with trainers or a leather jacket to add an edge to it. For me, they’re a go-to spring date night or coffee date outfit.
THE DENIM SKIRT
Being a part of said 5ft 3″ and under club, me and skirts haven’t had the simplest relationship. But come spring and I won’t lie, I want all the denim skirts. I mean, a classic blue denim skirt is an essential to all wardrobes, but spring especially. And more and more I’ve seen colourful denim skirts and I’m loving them. The perfect statement piece and can be dressed up and down (like everything in this post lol). I love pairing a skirt with a white tied up shirt and bralette or light knit for that smart/casual look that’s so popular at the moment.
A SMARTER SHOE
Brogues and loafers – two shoes are very similar, so I thought I’d put them in the same section. And again, they’re just a general wardrobe essential but they have a whole new lease of life in Spring. They’re very much keeping on trend of this smart casual thing we’ve got going this spring. But they’re a good half way point between a summer espadrille or open toe, but airier than winter ankle boots. And are very versatile. Over the past year or so I’ve become a bigggg shoe person, I really don’t know where it’s come from. But it’s here and it’s unhealthy. I’m more of a trainer person but for a while I’ve wanted some loafers and brogues, and I thing Spring is a good excuse to splurge.
Ahhh, my comfort zone. But seriously I’m loving too many trainers at the moment. From street style to more feminine looks I’m loving them all. And they’re perfect for spring especially if you live somewhere like I do and they’re the only practical shoe that isn’t wellies. But come spring we all like to get out a little more after months of hibernation. So a trainer is such a staple as it provides comfort and also looks fab. For ages trainers gave me this weird dad attire vibe, but now there are so many designs that you can’t go wrong. And they literally go with everything, from dresses to suits they can add a lil somethin’ somethin’. Still trying to get into the chunky trainer trend, still giving me old man tennis vibes, but I’m working on it. I love a good street style trainer like my classic old skool Vans, but I’m loving the ‘espadrille but not an espadrille’ trainer. They’re perfect for transitioning into summer as well.