Here we have nine of my favourite style staples that should see you through spring:
1. An absolute must for this season: denim jackets are versatile as well as practical. My advice: get the size up from your normal fit to allow room for those classic colder spring days where you will want to wear it with a cable-knit or jumper. For those rarer sunny days, style your denim jacket with a plain or patterned shirt. Men’s denim jackets can be found all-over at the minute; my recommendation would be this Hollister one (£65), though Topman and Levi’s have some great ones too.
2. It may seem obvious, but plain T-shirts are essential for the upcoming season. Get a couple of nice tees in block colours; my choices would be a grey or white. Zara has some great quality T-shirts at more than affordable prices, and I’ve gone for their super slim fit choice (£9.99). However, this particular spring staple can pretty much be bought anywhere and it’ll do the job! Keeping to minimalistic colours, you can opt to couple your tee with a floral shirt, which is our third spring essential.
3. Floral for spring, as cliché as it may seem, works every time. Floral printed shirts are a favourite of mine. They can be quite out there when worn on their own with shorts or trousers so as I mentioned before, couple with a plain T-shirt to add a subtle vibe. In my opinion, shirts are worth spending that little bit extra on, so make the investment and get yourself a good quality one! Take inspiration from Coachella and go for bold prints on your shirt… I’ve opted for an All Saints one here (£80), and I must admit it’s been worth every penny.
“Picking the perfect choice of footwear can be tricky when changing seasons. Our unpredictable British weather makes it hard to tell whether you’ll need shoes fit for rain or shine”
4. Make the most of this hot trend right now and buy yourself a bomber.
Recently making a comeback, the versatile, light jacket is the perfect item of clothing for days where it’s neither warm nor cold. My advice would be to keep the colours of your bomber more neutral this spring, such as this one from Zara (£39.99), and style with chinos or jeans to achieve that suave look.
5. Though I may be optimistic in hoping spring brings weather that will allow us to wear cropped chino shorts such as these, they’re a great staple to have in your wardrobe just in case! The neutral colour of the shorts works perfectly for this season, and the chino material gives this look the possibility for that smart-casual style. Bag yourself a bargain and buy this pair from Topman, at just £22 they’re perfect for this season’s style.
6. Being more realistic when it comes to our cold climate, a more sensible buy for spring are pleated trousers. They’re light and airy yet still smart – you really can’t go wrong! For a more casual look, take inspiration from these New Look khaki’s (£24.99), roll up the bottoms and pair with sandals or flip-flops for full effect.
7. Picking the perfect choice of footwear can be tricky when changing seasons. Our unpredictable British weather makes it hard to tell whether you’ll need shoes fit for rain or shine… For those cloudier days, pick a pair of plain plimsolls and style accordingly. I’ve chosen a pair from Topman (£22), super comfortable with an electric blue to give your outfit an edge. 8. Should the sun choose to make an appearance, whip on a pair of strappy sandals. These brown ones from Zara (£29.99) are great quality leather and comfortable for those days you want to chill outside and enjoy the rays.
9. Where would we be when styling for spring without a pair of sunglasses? With summer approaching, a good pair of sunnies are an absolute must-have. My favourite style for sunglasses is the half-frame shape, and these tortoise-patterned ones from Topshop (£18) can be matched with anything.