Spring is about to be here, and we’re all ready for it. This year many states saw record amounts of snowfall, with Boston getting two feet in less than twenty-four hours during a blizzard. While you may be cozying up on your couch with a mug of hot cocoa, binging Netflix, it’s still time to start thinking about what your “look” is going to be as the weather warms up. It’s also worth it to shop for these items now as they may be gone, or at least in your size when the weather finally does warm up. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the wardrobe essentials that you should add to your shopping list for spring.
While you should get a fresh haircut for spring, which could include perfect layers, the title is actually referencing the perfect versatile pieces. While spring is generally mild, the weather can fluctuate by tens of degrees in the span of just a couple of hours. It’s essential to have a nice light jacket or hoodie, a layering cardigan you love, and a light scarf. Find them in prints or textiles you feel confident in, but layering is essential for springtime.
With the springtime comes the beautiful budding of flowers and trees gaining back their gorgeous green leaves. You’ll likely be spending much more time outdoors than you did during the winter months, so you’ll need shoes that can rise to the occasion—investing in bootie shoes that can keep you comfortable running errands but also look stylish during a day date is a great idea. It’s also not too early to start looking for cute sandals but save the flip-flops for the actual summer heat. Make sure you get that post-winter pedicure for your spring sandals, though!
Whether it’s the iconic Oxford shirt or a crispy white tee, having some spring-ready tops on hand is a must. Our tops tend to be made of heavier material and darker fabrics during the fall and winter. Spring is all about renewal and restoration, so feel the vibes with some crispy tees. If you’re not into the casualness of a t-shirt, you can always opt for beautiful floral blouses or any print in a breezy fabric you enjoy.
Maxi dresses have been in style forever, and they are not going anywhere. The reason? They are flattering on every single body type. No matter your shape or height, maxis are much easier to pull off than a mini or midi dress. If you are petite, some brands offer their maxi dresses in petite lengths, but it’s also worth it to go to a tailor if you find a maxi dress you can’t live without that is too long.
Keep this in mind if you’re an average height as well – plenty of women don’t like wearing wedges or heels, and their maxis are too long with just sandals on – a tailor is your friend, use them! And on days where it’s chilly, maxi dresses look chic with a jean jacket on top and a pair of Chuck Taylors or even combat boots. They are one of a girl’s essential pieces in her wardrobe!
While you may choose to keep your jewelry in a more minimalist aesthetic, you can still make a statement with other accessories during the spring. Think an oversized but gauzy scarf, a straw tote bag that holds all your essentials and pays homage to the warming weather.
You can also invest in a pair of designer sunglasses. These are a significant investment as they look chic with everything and will likely last you a lifetime. Not to mention, just as our eyes frame our faces, so do our sunnies. So, they are just as crucial as your mascara when it comes to your fashion aesthetic. Statement accessories are also an easy way to elevate your outfit when you’re keeping things simple with jeans and a t-shirt.
Spring is a beautiful time of year, it brings us hope, and we feel renewed after a winter of hibernating and living in loungewear. Make sure you stock up on the essentials, as mentioned earlier, so you feel in style as soon as the weather arrives. Happy shopping!