Ladies and gentleman, Spring has officially sprung! Though we may not feel it yet, warmer weather will come soon enough. Is your wardrobe ready? If so, give yourself a pat on the back. For the rest of you (myself included), make sure you’re armed with these Spring essentials:
There’s nothing worse than donning a perfect spring outfit and then having to choose between overheating in your winter parka or going sans jacket, freezing or soaked in the not-yet-summer air. To make sure you’re covered on all bases, you’ll want to pick these up:
A good rain jacket
Why they’re a must: Spring comes with a whole lot of rain, and nothing ruins your favorite outfit than getting soaked before you get where you’re going.
Where to look: Our rain gear guide, of course!
A good mid-weather coat
Why they’re a must: On the days when it isn’t raining, a semi-warm coat will keep you from getting chilly during travel.
Where to look: Refinery 29. With 20 pieces for you to choose from, you’ll definitely find your fave.
A good blazer
Why they’re a must: They’re the perfect topper for whatever business meetings you have coming up.
Where to look: Banana Republic. The mecca of work attire, you can be sure you’re getting a tailored, fancy look. Plus, Banana always has sales, so you know you won’t break the bank.
This is where it starts to get fun. There are so many different routes you can take here, but these should do the trick:
A good button-up
Why they’re a must: They’re classy, pair well with everything, and can be dressed up or down.
Where to look: Topshop. There are tons of options, none too pricey.
A good sweater
Why they’re a must: They’ll keep you warm enough on the days you don’t feel like wearing a jacket, and they’ll make sure you stay comfy.
Where to look: Our sweater guide, highlighting all the best jumper retailers.
So you have your tops covered – what do you pair them with?
A good pair of jeans
Why they’re a must: Think of these as the bottom’s version of a button-up – they pair well with almost everything, and a perfect pair will keep you looking chic and feeling comfy.
Where to look: Asos. They’re pretty cheap, and their sizing is perfect for short, tall, big, and small humans. Can’t go wrong.
In the Winter, your choices are pretty limited – snow boots and leather boots are musts. This season, you can keep your favorite boots out, but these are just as necessary:
A good pair of rain boots
Why they’re a must: Remember that whole needing-a-rain-coat thing?
Where to look: Remember our rain gear guide?
A good, structured pair of flats
Why they’re a must: They’re fancy enough for work and comfortable enough for walks. How can you go wrong?
Where to look: Rank & Style. They’ve pulled together the top 10 flats this year, so you know whatever choice you make will be très chic.
That should do it! Let us know if we missed anything, and happy (Spring) shopping!