Spring is the perfect time to revamp your wardrobe. With the change of season comes new weather to dress for. After all, you’re no longer hiding your outfit under huge parkas. This season, invest in a few key pieces that are versatile and transitional in order to upgrade your wardrobe — without having to replace it all. From the latest white freshwater pearl necklaces to the now fashionable cardigan, we outline 5 pieces you should buy to upgrade your closet for spring.
Puff Sleeved Blouse
There was no shortage of inspiration from ‘80s fashion the past season and the puff-sleeved blouse is definitely here to stay! It’s romantic, it’s bold and it’s feminine. If you haven’t invested in this trend yet, now is the time. Pair with trousers for the office, with jeans for date night, or wrapped over a swimsuit at the beach.
This is an easy trend to adopt that won’t break the bank but still feels fashion-forward. To really take this look up a notch, style with one of the season’s other biggest trends — leather. A pair of cropped leather pants and a crisp white puff-sleeved blouse is the perfect juxtaposition of different textures and material weights. Finish off with a pair of strappy sandals and a fun bag and you’re ready to take on spring.
Modern Pair of Pearls
Pearl jewelry has really hit its stride in the past few years. What was once a prim gem you’d wear with your Sunday best, pearls have become cool again. From ear cuffs to dainty asymmetrical drop earrings, pearl jewelry is modern, unique, and very on-trend. Long gone are the days of plain pearl studs and pearl pendants. Instead? Reach for a classic shape reinvented in a new gem with pearl hoops. If you are looking to make more of a statement, a large pearl ear cuff will be the focal piece of any outfit. Oversized bauble pearl rings or cuffs are also a modern twist to the classic gem.
A slip skirt should be a spring staple in your wardrobe because of its versatility. While you may not have invested in the leopard slip skirt that went viral in previous years, the trend isn’t going anywhere. It is the perfect transitional piece of clothing to introduce for spring. For days that aren’t yet warm enough, pair with an oversized sweater and knee-high boots or booties. To make this look casual, complete the look with a plain t-shirt, your favorite sneakers, and a gold chain necklace.
It seems accessories trends this season are either XS or XL. From micro to super oversized, jewelry seems to be following in suit with either bold shapes or dainty silhouettes. If you prefer to make a statement, you’ll be a big fan of the new it-necklace for 2020. Oversized and chunky chains swarmed the runways and took over our Instagram feeds. They are outfit-making and bold, yet somehow versatile. For a classic look, pair with a plain white t-shirt and vintage denim. This is the ultimate effortless fashion-forward look. They can also dress up your favorite sweaters and dresses. Make sure whatever you are pairing it with doesn’t compete for attention. If you are looking to invest in one piece of jewelry to take your outfits up a level, a chunky chain is for you.
Cardigans have taken a seriously fashionable turn. No longer are they a part of your favorite pastel sweater sets. From matching knit bralettes and cardigans (like the one Katie Holmes casually made viral) to chunky and oversized, there is a cardigan for every occasion. They are the perfect transitional piece of clothing for any in-between weather days. Cardigans can work with skirts, dresses, or jeans in both a chunky or thin knit. Pair with a slip skirt for a fashion-forward spring-appropriate outfit. For any casual days out running errands, try an oversized and cozy cardigan with a pair of your favorite jeans and sneakers. Regardless of how you’ll wear it, consider adding a cardigan to your capsule wardrobe — trust us, you’ll wear it on repeat.