De-cluttering your wardrobe for the lighter spring months ahead is always a joy. Although not entirely ditching, but pushing thick knitwear, snow-proof boots and coats easily mistaken for blankets to the back of your wardrobe is liberating; they don’t say out of sight, out of mind for no reason!
So, take your new season shopping cue from our edit of the top ten spring buys to snap up now and, weather permitting, next time you find yourself reaching into your wardrobe for comfort clothing, you’ll be met with the softest blouse, the brightest blazer and the most covetable denim dress imaginable. Go on; put a spring in your style step with our top picks below.
Denim embroidered dress, £42, Miss Selfridge: The perfect spring/summer dress that acts as a great transitional piece, too. Wear with tights, ankle boots and a biker jacket for chillier days.
Tory Burch Miles printed canvas sneakers, £110, Net-a-Porter: Sneakers in all guises are having quite a moment. If you’re not looking to splash out on the obligatory Isabel Marant’s, these printed canvas sneakers will do an equally brilliant job of putting a bounce in your step, not forgetting the comfort factor!
10 Crosby Derek Lam soft white red Mandarin collar blouse, £375, Oxygen Boutique: Far Eastern influences and minimalism were big trends on the spring/summer 2013 runway, and this gorgeously understated blouse is the perfect marriage between the two.
Wing-collared blazer, £69.99, Zara: Wear this blazer with a simple white tee and wide-leg white trousers for a fresh take on boardroom dressing. The lemon yellow hue will trick every one around you into thinking summer has arrived (even though it technically hasn’t!).
Link jumpsuit, £195, Reiss: This white jumpsuit makes us feel like a Studio 54 darling with a modern slant. Make it office appropriate by wearing with a bright collared shirt and mid heels pumps for a pop of colour.
Giles & Brother Archer hoop earrings, £64.67, Shopbop: Balmain’s runway versions had us at hello, but we’re not too sure they’d be very wearable on a daily basis. These pared back hoop earrings with minimal detail will look just as good and come without the temptation to take them off and practice the hula hoop!
Velvet organza tee by Boutique, £80, Topshop: Sheer fabrics are a staple buy this summer, and we love this modesty-protecting tee for hitting all the right trend notes.
Biella tassel loafers, £215.54, J.Crew: A quirky take on a classic and practical shoe style will always get our vote. Wear with rolled up skinny jeans and a fine knit for a relaxed look with an interesting burst of colour.
Stella McCartney flared dungaree jumpsuit, £535.32, Farfetch: A desirable revival of the Seventies trend classic comes back with a bang, and who better to tempt us into buying it than Stella McCartney? Wear with a rolled up sleeve white shirt, or a printed t-shirt for instant cool.
Fair Lady trench coat, £170, French Connection: The ultimate summer outerwear staple, and perfect for unpredictable weather conditions; go for Parisian chic by styling with a Breton stripe top, jeans and ballet pumps. Don’t forget a pop of Chanel Rouge on your lips.