5 Spring Classics to Add to Your Closet

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5 Spring Classics to Add to Your Closet

 

No matter where fashion trends may take us, it’s crucial to have a foundation of classic pieces in your wardrobe. After all, these are the staples that will stand the test of time, season after season. As the weather shifts from winter’s chilly days to spring’s slightly warmer ones, our wardrobes must shift as well. From dresses and skirts in timeless silhouettes to essential accessories that make for a smooth transition between seasons, get your closet spring-ready with these five classic pieces.

The Trench Coat

As the saying goes, April showers bring May flowers, which certainly implies that at least some of the spring season will be filled with less than ideal weather. To make cool and rainy days a little more bearable, reach for the always on-trend trench coat. As Elle writes, the trench is lightweight yet waterproof, structured yet comfortable, and creates a classic statement in any neutral color.

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The Maxi Dress

A go-to for warmer months, the maxi dress is versatile, universally flattering, and surprisingly comfortable. The easy silhouette and long hemline make this spring staple perfect for any spring occasion. Keep your look casual by pairing a maxi dress with sandals and a cropped denim jacket, or dress it up with a blazer and a piece of statement jewelry.

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The Tailored Short or Cropped Trouser

Shorts are an obvious choice for warmer weather, but this particular garment often presents a slew of styling woes, including finding the right cut, fit, fabric, and length. Luckily, the tailored city short takes (most of) the guesswork out of finding the most flattering pair. As The Zoe Report points out, the city short is ideal for everything from the office to an evening out, thanks to its hemline that hits between the mid-thigh and knee, and a fit that is loose but structured. Opt for a crisp white or neutral cream color for a more sophisticated look, or tap into spring’s bright and playful spirit with a bold pattern or vibrant print. If you’d rather not show off so much leg, go with a cropped trouser instead. The structured, ankle-length cut will give your ensemble the same effect as a tailored short while providing more coverage.

The Ballet Flat

As Lyst notes, it’s a fact universally acknowledged that it’s impossible to have too many pairs of shoes. But, if you’re going to just pick one style to stick to for spring, choose the timeless ballet flat. The perfect middle ground between winter’s heeled boot and summer’s breezy sandal, the ballet flat is chic, polished, and, perhaps most importantly, practical. Choose a pair in a neutral hue for a wear-with-anything shoe or opt for a bright pop of color to add a fun finishing touch to your ensemble.

The Midi Skirt

A welcome addition to the spring wardrobe, the midi skirt lends a feminine effect to any outfit. With a hemline that hits below the knee but above the ankle, the midi is dressier than the maxi and more refined than the mini. To make the most of the ladylike silhouette, InStyle suggests wearing the midi skirt with heels. Pairing this particular hemline with flats can make the leg appear shorter. For spring, consider choosing a midi in a whimsical floral print or colorful pattern for a statement-making piece.

 

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Do you have any favorite spring classics you can’t live without?

Cheers,

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Heather Lindstrom

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Hi Heather,
that dress!! the colour, so beautiful with the scarf. That gold sandal is perfect with it as well.
as for the coat, love it. I can’t wait for menopause to be over: I am going to go crazy on coats and pj’s. xx Nancy

I love that shade too. Thank you, Nancy. I’ve never met a gold sandal I didn’t like. ;)

Hello Heather, love the fact that you add color to your wardrobe. The flats are always good to have, especially when you have to dash about in the rain, like today. That peach dress looks so lovely on you. I was finally able to comment. Sometimes I can, and sometimes I can’t. : )

Have a fun weekend, dear.

love, ~Sheri

Great looks Heather. Spring seems a long way away here in the UK (snow is predicted for the weekend!!!) So I can’t even begin to think about Spring yet. But when it does arrive I will be thinking of my Boden rain mac for fun rainy days of which there are plenty in Spring, and maybe some new pieces for me and my home by my favourite Ralph Lauren ;-)

I totally agree with you! Classic as a base are so wise. I have everything except the midi skirt. My short little body looks chopped it them because my poor feet can’t wear heels :(. I do need a lighter colored trench coat… I’ll have to go shopping. Hoping Scott is in the mend.
XO Jennifer

I love all your suggestions Heather. The only one I can’t wear is the midi because I am unfortunately height challenged. Have a great Thursday!!

Thank you, Heather…now I can feast my eyes on the Burberry trenches and the Lanvin skirt you featured! I also really like the maxi with the long scarf that you are pictured wearing…beautiful! I’m enjoying wearing maxi’s almost all the time these days, except when I’m working or romping outside.

I think that the same weather system is set to hit us in Portland over the next week, but daily sun breaks also are predicted for the next four days. As long as I can be outside under sunny skies sometime each day, I’m good!

Hoping that your husband’s recovery is going well, Leslie

I’m glad you are enjoying those beautiful fashion pieces. I think I made the widget too big. I’ll have to watch the dimensions. That photo of the coral maxi was taken while we were in San Sebastian, Spain–such a beautiful spot and super fashionable.
Enjoy that sunshine while it lasts!
xx, Heather
PS-Scott is feeling better following a cortisone shot this week. :) Thanks for asking!

Hi Leslie,
Thank you so much for the heads up on that. I removed the sidebar for this post so that should make it easier to access the style picks. I appreciate you for letting me know. It’s been a lovely early spring here but now we are expecting a full week of rain. I hope you are enjoying the weather where you are in Oregon.
xx

I cannot access all of the style shown and linked in the band at the end of your post because the to-the-right arrow I must click on to do so is mostly under the (Blue Fly) advertisement on the right side of the page and so cannot be accessed. Can you move the arrow a bit to the left in this and/or future posts? Thanks for another interesting post, Leslie

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