Don’t get me wrong. I love shopping at all times of the year (a problem I’m in control of, thank you very much), but there’s something about spring shopping that just makes me positively gleeful—we’re talking about-to-do-a-cartwheel joyful. While there are a ton of great fashion trends out there this season (hello flares, fringed everything and gladiators that lace high up the legs), there’s something spectacularly crisp about these updated spring classics. They truly are the building blocks of a great spring wardrobe.
Let’s break them down:
The Jean Jacket in White:
A denim jacket is super versatile in layering it over shirts, sweaters and even floral dresses. But rather than classic blue, why not update with white? This one is from Levis.
The New Silk Blouse:
The Pussy Bow blouse (which originated in the 1900s and was popularized by Coco Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent in the ’60s) is back. It gives off a feminine look when the collar is tied n a sweet bow and a more sultry edge by leaving it open (date-night perfect!). This one is from Asos.
The Cordovan Penny Loafer:
So classic and all-American, a loafer in cordovan has a rich patina and a cute nostalgic twist when you pop a penny inside (did you know that way back when, moms used to put penny in their kids’ loafer as emergency change? Love that.). These are by Cole Haan.
The Boxy Capri Pants:
Women ranging from Audrey Hepburn all the way to Leandra Medine have proven that showing a little ankle is sweet and very sexy. This new silhouette is boxier and cooler. These are by Aritzia.
The A-Line Denim Skirt:
It’s a denim-centric spring and there will be even more denim coming your way come fall, so start your collection now. A denim skirt is a great option when you want to feel a bit more dressed up than jeans and it’s a work-friendly option in many offices, too. Pair it with a silk blouse (see above) and you’re good to go! This one is by MiH.
A Bold Printed Wrap Dress:
Ah! That first touch of color. A short or long sleeved wrap dress in a flowery print will make you feel…ethereal even. Layer your white denim jacket over it and pair it with your loafers for a cute weekend look.