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The frigid temperatures outside may still require us to wrap ourselves in several layers of clothing, but warmer days are only about a month away so you may officially start thinking about refreshing your spring wardrobe.
While keeping an eye on trends is generally a good thing to do, we think that shopping for classic pieces that you could re-wear often is a better strategy. But don’t worry, we are not suggesting you stock up on boring black and white pieces for spring. Quite the opposite—if anything, spring is the best time of the year to don pops of color and bright prints. Start with a fun floral dress to shake up the winter blues and work your way from there. Retire that black blazer you keep at work for meetings and opt for a bold-hued one.
Lighter outerwear is also a must. This spring season, go for a classic such as a leather jacket in an unexpected color. Weekends, of course, call for denim in a lighter wash and sneakers.
Now, peruse the most stylish essentials you should invest in this spring.
The Floral Dress: Mara Hoffman Angelica Dress
Call us old fashioned but we think that a floral dress is an absolute must in the spring. This gorgeous one by Mara Hoffman has a fitted silhouette and a chic bustier top.
To buy: $525, marahoffman.com
Bold-hued blazer: Brandon Maxwell Notch Lapel Jacket
For all those days when you need a pop of color to brighten up your day at work—a classic fitted crepe blazer with a single hook closure.
To buy: $1,495, nordstrom.com
The Jacket: ACNE Studios Mock Leather Jacket
A leather jacket is a staple in any closet but the vanilla hue of this one by ACNE automatically makes it a spring must-have.
To buy: $1,550, mytheresa.com
The Jeans: SLVRLAKE Denim Virginia Mid-rise Straight-Leg Jeans
A versatile pair of jeans can be dressed up or down depending on the situation, and this one by SLVRLAKE Denim is perfect to wear both to a casual Sunday brunch or to a more dressy event—just style it with heels and a silk top.
To buy: $290, modaoperandi.com
The Shoes: Bally Janelle Buckled Leather Loafers
This Italian-made pair of calfskin leather loafers features pointed toes and a 1.2-inch heel so you can run around the city all day long looking chic. On weekends, pair with denim and wear them as slip-on shoes.
To buy: $730, modaoperandi.com
The Top: Max Mara Ruffled Cotton-Poplin Shirt
This top is basically a classic white shirt, re-done for spring—versatile, light, with feminine detailing.
To buy: $545, modaoperandi.com
The Bag: Hugo Volpino The Isabella Tote
All of Hugo Volpino’s handbags are handmade in Florence from the finest leathers. The red Isabella is crafted from calfskin nappa leather and transforms from a stylish tote to a functional crossbody in seconds.
To buy: $980, hugovolpino.com
The Skirt: The Row Lawrence Silk Maxi Skirt
You can style this elegant silk skirt by The Row in countless ways and that’s why it deserves a place in your closet this spring.
To buy: $3,850, barneys.com
The Evening Outfit: Safiyaa Crepe Jumpsuit
Sure, dressing up is fun, but you know what’s not fun—spending hours to try to come up with a going-out outfit. That’s why we love jumpsuits so much. And this classic black number is absolutely perfect for date night or a formal event.
To buy: $1,205, net-a-porter.com
The sneakers: Adidas Outdoor Terrex Two Parley Trail Running Shoes
Take advantage of the warmer days ahead of us and spend as much time as possible outside. Whether that means going running or hiking, these Adidas Outdoors sneakers will have you covered. The upper part is actually made from recycled plastic waste that was going to end up in the ocean.
To buy: $125, adidasoutdoor.com