It can be hard to resist all the new and exciting spring trends that are just releasing. However, I’m sure you all know by now that it’s the foundational pieces that get you through a season. I always try to update my wardrobe with newer staples in order to keep my style fresh. The best thing is that you’ll actually wear them versus extremely trendy styles that look amazing but aren’t practical for everyday. Plus, you don’t have to spend a lot to score a great piece. Today, I wanted to share exactly what those spring wardrobe staples are whether your aesthetic skews classic or if you’re on the trendier side of the spectrum.
Louis Vuitton Scarf (via Julia Rose Boston) | Balmain Blazer (wearing an FR34, better for budget here) | Blank Denim Faux Leather Pants (wearing a 24) | Gianvito Rossi Heels (better for budget here) | Saint Laurent College Bag (large size, better for budget here) | Saint Laurent Sunglasses (better for budget here)
Spring is a great time to invest in classic outerwear that you’ll wear throughout the season. There are usually a few key jacket styles that I always fall back on once spring rolls around. I tend to rotate between trench coats, utility jackets, blazers, and moto jackets. Even with a super basic look, a great jacket can elevate anything.
Cropped cardigans are a newer staple I’m obsessed with this season. Rather than wearing it unbuttoned and layered over a camisole, I’ve been securing all the buttons and tucking it into high-waisted jeans. It’s understatedly sexy and so chic, especially with a pair of stiletto heels.
Basic Tees & Bodysuits
I can be slow to build up my spring wardrobe because the weather isn’t the most inspiring in Minnesota right now. Starting the season with cute new tees and bodysuits always gets me in the mood for spring fashion. They’re great for layering and pairing with bolder pieces.
Revolve White Lace Bodysuit (wearing an XS – size up) | Gucci White Belt (wearing a size 75 – read my ‘Gucci Belt Sizing Guide’ HERE) | Levi’s Denim (wearing a 23 – runs TTS) | Karen Walker Sunglasses | Gucci Marmont Mini Bag | Christian Louboutin White Heels (similar here, better for budget here)
Denim are one of those things you can wear year-round – and they’re especially perfect for in-between weather. I love high-waisted, distressed styles that can be dressed up or down. I also tend to trade medium-washes for lighter styles in the spring time.
Revolve LPA Top (wearing an XXS – on sale!) | Levi’s White Denim (wearing a 24 – run TTS) | Saint Laurent Envelope Bag (large size) | Schutz Heels (run TTS) | Celine Sunglasses (better for budget here)
My wardrobe is definitely more feminine during the warmer months. You guys know how much I love stocking up on statement tops. There are so many trending styles that encompass sleeve interest, ruffle accents, floral prints and more. A trendy top always feels essential for the season even though they don’t last as long as some of the other pieces.
Superdown Faux Leather Skirt (wearing an XXS, also love this one) | Vince Tee (on sale now, wearing an XS) | Tamara Mellon Heels | Prada Cahier Bag | Similar Aviator Sunglasses | Dior Necklace (sold out, similar here)
I’m most excited for spring’s strappy heels trend. Although I typically like to invest in quality, designer shoes, there are so many great styles under $200 right now that it makes it easy to forgo the investment price tag. I pulled together several beautiful options below that are all on my shopping list.
Amazon Sweater Dress (under $40! wearing an XXS) | Balmain Blazer (wearing an FR34 – read my Balmain review HERE, better for budget here) | Aqua Croc Embossed Boots (on sale now! under $100) | Givenchy Sunglasses (better for budget here) | Chanel Bag
Midi dresses are the perfect length for spring since they provide the right amount of coverage. I tend to avoid this particular cut because they can make me look shorter. However, button-down styles or slit details that provide a little leg exposure can really do wonders. They look really chic with knee-high boots or strappy high heels.
I don’t always wear flats, but they’re ideal for busy days when I’m running across town. I favor espadrilles because they come in a variety of shapes that can easily be styled with jeans, dresses, and skirts. For more casual, athleisure looks, sneakers are my go-to.