Last Updated on 13th March 2014
OK, so the recent sprinkling of sunny spells sent us into a spring-induced tizzy, with plenty of ankles and thighs on show. Yes, we’re guilty too, of acting like the perma-wintry climes never did exist, but, it doesn’t take long for Blighty to change its weather loyalties.
So, spring-proofing your wardrobe is an absolute must, and if this means an extra shopping sesh or two, we’re not going to complain. From the trusty pencil skirt to outfit-transforming heels, and hardworking dresses to the ultimate spring coat, our roundup of hero pieces for spring will ensure you’re set for new season style in no time.
1. THE CLASSIC COAT
Coats were the biggest trend story for spring/summer 2014, and investing in a classic style now could easily take you through to next season. We love the Mandarin collar and the punchy blue colour of this elegant cover up. Reiss Regale Mandarin collar coat, £265.
2. THE STAPLE DRESS
A girl can never have too many hardworking dresses, and this snake print option in premium jersey makes for a flattering, day-t0-night option. Baukjen Malta print dress, £129.
3. THE TIMELESS BAG
The hobo bag is a timeless investment that you’ll return to, season after season. This butter-soft option from Jaeger in a delicious camel hue is as roomy as they come. Jaeger large Chadwick hobo bag, £250.
4. THE STATEMENT SWEATER
Who said statement sweats were out? Nab this pocket-friendly one if you’re only looking to dip into the trend. Untitled and Co unisex Britney Spears motif sweatshirt, £65.
5. THE PERFECT SKINNY JEAN
The ultimate prize in every denim lovers wardrobe? The perfect skinny jean. Just perfect. Proenza Schouler ultra skinny denim jeans, £210.
6. THE PENCIL SKIRT
Great for work, and even better for adding grit to an ultra-feminine evening look; we’re digging this pencil skirt’s endless styling possibilities. Reiss Shannon leather pencil skirt, £189.
7. THE DAY-TO-NIGHT HEEL
You’re guaranteed to never fall out of love with these beauties, as they play true to the sports-luxe trend so prominent for the past few seasons. The ideal day-to-night heel (if you’re brave enough), you’ll be hard pressed to take them off! Gianvito Rossi contrasting suede and mesh heels, £500.
8. THE STANDOUT MAXI DRESS
Every induction into the spring/summer season needs a standout maxi dress, and this high street option ticks all the right boxes; on point with that ochre colour and sensual neckline. Topshop low back maxi dress, £18.
9. THE JUMPSUIT
This is the cheat’s option to an easy office look. Throw on a smart jacket or tailored blazer and you’ve got the perfect suit. Don’t worry, your secret’s safe with us. Reiss Louise contrast shirt jumpsuit, £135.