Ah, springtime! The season of new beginnings, fresh blooms, and awkward transitional outfits that make you question your sense of style. (Just me?) If you are left flummoxed by spring’s fashion needs, fear not, as today we’re highlighting 10 iconic spring items that almost all wardrobes can benefit from. Take a look!
10 Spring Fashion Staples Every Wardrobe Needs
A floral dress
It’s the quintessential spring staple! What better way to celebrate the end of winter than by donning a flowy, floral frock? You’ll look like a walking bouquet — and that’s the fun of it.
The denim jacket
It’s not quite warm enough to ditch the layers, but you’re over your puffy coat. Enter the trusty denim jacket, the perfect in-between layer for those breezy spring days. You’ll want one that is fitted but not too tight.
The trench coat
Channel your inner Audrey Hepburn with a classic trench coat. It’s timeless, chic, and practical for those unpredictable spring days. A trenchcoat works on a chilly morning or afternoon, as it’s a windbreaker and keeps you dry when that inevitable downpour threatens to leave you soaked to the bone. Plus, you’ll feel like a total boss lady strutting down the sidewalk with a coffee in one hand and your spring handbag in the other.
Side note: where did the name “trench coat” originate? From the trenches … literally. During World War I, this coat style was used by officers in the trenches who found their wool coats too heavy. Now, it’s a classic fashion item for men and women of all ages.
White jeans or chinos
Okay, hear me out. I know white jeans are terrifying for many, but there truly is a reason they are so popular. Pair them with a pastel top and some nude sandals, and you’ll look like you just stepped off the set of a J.Crew photoshoot. Pair them with your cashmere winter sweater and cool kicks on a cold spring day. And, if you hate white jeans because you find them unflattering, consider white chinos. They are more forgiving! For both, avoid mud, red wine, and coffee drips at all costs.
A navy blue or white blazer
Spring is all about floral, color, and classic seafaring colors like navy, white, red, and orange. Navy or white blazers easily pair with pastels, red, or orange for your iconic spring look. Plus, a blazer instantly dresses up any outfit and is a confidence booster.
The blue and white striped shirt
Nautical vibes, anyone? A classic striped shirt is a staple in any wardrobe, but it’s especially appropriate for springtime when you dream of days spent by the beach.
The midi skirt
The midi skirt is long enough to keep you warm but short enough to show off your cute ankle boots, and it’s equally at home with shoes that show off your fresh pedicure. It’s a perfect compromise for those indecisive spring days. Bonus points if it has a fun pattern like polka dots or florals, but solid colors also work.
The white dress
Spring is all about easy, breezy fashion, and what’s easier than throwing on the opposite of the LBD (little black dress)? Add your denim jacket, or trench coat, on cooler days and wear it by itself on warmer spring days. Purchase wisely, and your dress can go from casual to more formal, all with a swap of shoes and some bold lip color.
Yes, I did mean that to be plural. There is no better time than the transition from winter to spring to replace your white tees. They work with pants, skirts, jeans, and shorts … you wear them all the time, so stock up with good ones and relegate the ones that are a little worse for wear to your walk-at-the-park pile of clothes.
Bright or neutral, espadrilles are the classic go-to spring and summer shoe for all ages. With different heel heights, colors, and patterns, it’s just a matter of deciding which one(s) you want. They instantly take any outfit into the balmy warmer months.
So there you have it, folks! Those are our 10 iconic spring wardrobe items for women. Just remember to have fun with your fashion, embrace the awkward transitional weather, and don’t be afraid to make some bold choices. Happy spring!
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