We’ve done it. Spring has arrived, tiny blossoms are beginning to crop up, iced coffees are no longer ridiculous, and your email inbox is inundated with talk of all of the spring trends you *should be wearing* right now. If this type of hyperbolic vocabulary irritates you then you’ve come to the right place. This roundup is not intended to point out any gaps in your closet or make you feel guilty for not buying into the latest Instagram obsession but rather to provide a helpful outline of pieces that have a high potential to enhance your spring dressing experience. You know, the staples—the ones where once you add them to your outfit, it finally feels complete. Furthermore, the essentials that can mix and match with each other, as well as any potential trends you happen to fancy at the moment (right now, we’re smitten with prairie dresses, fringe jackets, and square-toe sandals—but to each their own). Ahead, seven spring pieces your style will probably benefit from, and some solid brands to find them at.
Akin to plaid with fall, there’s no greater association with spring than a pretty floral print. Try a breezy dress cut in the festive pattern for an item that once you toss it on it’s instantly an outfit—just add sandals or sneakers and you’re out the door.
If you’ve been traipsing around in black and dark-wash denim for the last several months then you’re probably itching for a brighter palette. Grab a pair of blue jeans and never look back.
Cashmere and wool simply won’t do anymore, which means a breathable sweater is a worthy investment. While you’re at it, look for colorful hues or bright neutrals to mix and match with everything else in your closet.
A new bra or pair of underwear may tend to rank lower on your list of priorities but you owe it to yourself to refresh your lingerie drawer each season, even if it’s just a small handful of pieces.
There’s something just so charming about a pretty sheer sock styled with loafers, sneakers, or even strappy sandals. Thankfully, there are a bunch of brands that have caught on to this style tip and are offering the accessory in fun prints and textures.
Whether you’re wearing a t-shirt and jeans or a breezy wrap dress, a pair of strappy sandals are a fitting way to polish off the look. If you’re averse to heels, then go for a flat iteration that feels equally as cool.
There’s never been a better time to invest in a trench coat than right now. You’ll reach for it every time spring showers are in the forecast and the khaki fabric is so versatile you can wear it with virtually anything.