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