Spring is here so let’s get this party started—right inside your closet. You don’t necessarily need to revamp your entire wardrobe at once (although hey, why not, right?). But with the thaw upon us, it’s definitely time to shed the old monochromatic thought patterns and start reflecting on colour, light and renewal. We’re ready to celebrate, and it all starts with style. While you’re browsing the stores for new spring items to update the old, keep these insider tips in mind:
- Spring is all about muted colours, patterns, and statement pieces.
- The heel is being replaced by the flat (phew).
- The skinny jean has been pushed aside for either flattering flared or boyfriend cut.
- Straight hair is out and bedhead is in (yay!).
- Get tousled, embrace the seventies and don’t be shy to mix and match.
Need a fashion kickstart? We’ve got it right here: 5 Ways to Update Your Closet for Spring. 1. SWAP HEELS FOR SNEAKERS Shoes are up first, and we’re proud to announce that the sneaker has made a comeback. As seen during the street style photos of NYC and Mila fashion week, rubber soles have dominated over the high heel this spring. Our Top Picks:
Reinoso in gold, New Balance, $130
Brown Python Panel Sneakers, Lanvin, $1175
Orange Tiger Print Sneaker, Kenzo, $240
2. GO HIGH IN PANTS For spring, the high-waisted flare is the pant of choice. The beauty of this shift from the skinny is the flattering silhouette it creates on all body types. By embracing your natural waist, a flared leg elongates, slims and easily works day into night. The boyfriend jean is another cut of denim worth investing in. Paired with the right top and accessories, the style offers an edgier angle on how to wear denim. Our Top Picks:
Shredded Boyfriend Jeans, RtA, $250
Pilcro Superscript High-Rise Flare, Anthropologie, $138
3. ELEVATE YOUR T-SHIRT This season, the simplicity and style of the tee has been elevated. No more strictly cotton T-shirts that all look the same. Silk, knit or layered, this spring, your favourite top should go beyond the expected. Remember: A T-shirt can be long, structured and a signature piece unto itself. Investing in a few different styles is a simple way to transition your wardrobe into spring. Our Top Picks:
Anvers T-Shirt in Heather Mineral, Wilfred, $45
Sylvie Tee, We The Free in white, $97.00
Two Tone Knit T-shirt in mid grey, Zara, $29.90
4. UPDATE YOUR JACKET Owning the right jacket will help set the tone for building the rest of your wardrobe. For instance, a flowing, unstructured trench is a classic garment that never goes out of fashion. At the same time, the re-designed biker jacket or bomber gives a fun and fresh edge by taking a more urban approach to the spring weather. Our Top Picks:
Piped Trench, Banana Republic, $275
Textured Biker Jacket in Olive, ASOS, $119.21
Black Embroidered Cinched Bomber, 3.1 Phillip Lim, $840
5. FIND PERSONALITY ACCESSORIES The quickest and cheapest way to shift your wardrobe into the next season and update to new trends is by committing some budget to new accessories. Being fiscally responsible does not mean you can’t have fun! Here’s the trick: The more personal your new accessory, the better. Accessorize with your zodiac sign, a travel memento, or a print that connects to what you love, and you’ll disclose a detail about you that’s a trend to embrace. This year, there are so many must-have accessories that we had a hard time choosing. Our Top Picks:
Future Glory Co. Palms Tote, Sonder Mill, $246
Gold Spike and African Quill Necklace, SI & SI, $185
Aquarius Gold-Tone Bracelet, Valentino, $620
The Syncable Watch, Diesel Black & Gold (Price Not Listed)
Axis Rectangle Wrap in Sand & Birch, Wilfred, $70
Astley Dark Tortoise Sunglasses, D.L. Eyewear, $95
What’s your favourite pick for this season?