I’m zeroing in on pieces to add to my existing wardrobe this season and rounded up a handful of the new spring essentials. Each item complements the core classics I already own but make them look a bit more relevant. Bypassing trends, these styles have longevity for years to come. A sandal, pant, bag, coat – they’re already closet staples but can be standouts this season re-imagined in the shape of a new silhouette, color, pattern or simply with fresh styling. In a nutshell, trench coats, plaid fabrics, belted waistlines, strappy sandals, and blush-hued neutrals are the spring essentials that will inject a current vibe to my spring wardrobe.
Rather than shop all over the internet, I sourced all of my picks above from a single site, Mytheresa. It’s one of my top online, go-to destinations for shopping and inspiration. Aside from their beautiful, well-edited selections, I relate to their styling. It’s classic with a twist – just how I like to dress. They stock all of my favorite designers and often offer styles or color ways I don’t see anywhere else. Each of the pieces I found on Mytheresa throughout this post will elevate the looks I resort to wearing most of the time – a casual uniform of jeans, jackets, and sweaters.
The New Spring Essentials
1. TRENCH COATS. They’ll always be a staple in any well-rounded closet, but this season they’re an “it” item and making a stronger statement than ever. The Debra coat above, from Isabel Marant, Etoile, offers a fresh tweak I like. Lightweight, minus utility details and exposed buttons, it would work fabulously over polished separates or run-around basics. The twill fabric in a buttery pale hue adds a soft note to the familiar style.
2. PLAID. I’m loving all things plaid right now and think the pattern lends itself beautifully to a tailored pant. I’d wear them with a barely-there, heeled sandal as quickly as I’d pair them with a sneaker. Crisp button downs, silk blouses, slouchy sweaters, cropped jackets – they all work well with this versatile item. Or create a suit with a matching blazer – another on-pont key look for spring.
3. STRAPPY SANDALS. Shoes are always one of the most directional elements for a seasonal update. They are the punctuation mark to an outfit. The game changer item this season is the barely-there sandal. Transforming everything it’s worn with, a strappy sandal gives ordinary looks a modern edge. The leader of the pack in this category is from The Row and I love it an all of the color ways offered.
4. WHITE BAGS. After several seasons in the spotlight, a white bag still looks chic to me. I may have finally settled on a style that makes sense for how I want to wear it. As a top handle or shoulder bag, the Acne Studios Musubi Milli is a practical choice at a very friendly price point. I also love the versatility of Bottega Veneta’s convertible crossbody clutch. And, how chic is the Prada wicker tote in all-white?
5. BELTED WAIST. The silhouette of the current season and going forward through fall has a focus on the waist. Everything is belted – dresses, jackets, even sweaters. Personally, I’d wear an understated, classic style belt to cinch things in, or wear with trousers or skirts. But, there are loads of options from corset style to statement buckles. Even belt bags produce the same result.
6. BLAZER. The hero piece in my closet season after season is a blazer. It is the go-to item I reach for to wear with jeans, dresses and skirts. I have a favorite in black ponte knit which I rarely travel without. The fabric holds its shape well and provides a trim look with the comfort of stretch. When I spotted this pale beige blazer from Dorothee Schumacher in a similar fabrication, it quickly went in my shopping cart. (It also comes in black.) Blazers are key for spring layering, in every shape, pattern and form as a separate or to wear with coordinating pant. Just think effortless and relaxed rather than buttoned up and proper.
7. BLUSH TONES. Add a feminine note to a trench coat and tailoring with a touch of blush. I’m loving the soft hue worn tonally head-to-toe or paired with other neutrals. One of the prettiest pieces of the season is a floral printed camisole from Brock Collections. It’s more unexpected than a solid and the bustier inspired silhouette feels new. I’m also into the soft hue of rose gold jewelry. Familiar classics, such as hoop earrings and delicate diamond encrusted studs, lend themselves beautifully to the pink tinge and add interest when mixed with other metals.
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