6 Staples for Spring

Written by Alexa Mitchell

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We may be stuck inside but spring is here so it’s time to use those extra hours at home to update your wardrobe. If you haven’t already, put those puffers and sweaters away to clear some space in your closet for these spring staples! Here are 6 additions worth checking out this season …

1. A Feminine Statement Top

Photo Credit: Free People

What better way to break away from those heavy winter layers than by sporting a feminine statement top this spring? From puffed sleeves and pretty patterns, to lace designs and frills, look for ones with delicate details. For instance, Free People’s ruffled floral blouse totally personifies the elegance of spring style. Just be sure to wear it with a solid-colored skirt or pair of pants so it truly shines.

2. A Cozy Plaid Shirt

Photo Credit: Madewell

A plaid shirt is a must-have for your wardrobe this spring, as it lets you effortlessly transition from heavier, darker flannels. For something more lightweight, Madewell has a sweet short-sleeve version of this classic that’s perfect for warmer days. Opt for a lighter color palette for a fresh take. While transitioning your wardrobe from winter to spring can be tricky, the cozy comfort of a flannel shirt will make it feel like a breeze.

3. Sleek Cropped Jeans

Photo Credit: RE/DONE

Everyone surely has a good pair of skinny jeans in their closet, but Cosmopolitan suggests that it’s time to switch things up for something more loose fitting. Although skinny jeans are a certified style staple, this season it may be wise to invest in a pair of cropped jeans. For a sleek look, go for a straight leg silhouette like these RE/DONE High Rise Ankle Crop Jeans. The cut not only adds more structure to your outfits, but it’s also a great opportunity to show off your chic spring shoes.

4. Comfy Joggers

Photo Credit: Athleta

Of course, comfort is key – especially in quarantine! Luckily, you don’t have to turn to your old baggy sweatpants when you feel like dressing down. Joggers are a stylish alternative. Think of them as a tailored version of sweatpants. If the standard gray isn’t your cup of tea, then consider sporting these olive joggers from Athleta. They are available in petite and tall sizes and plus in black! #winning. Opt for a cropped top or sport a loose tuck to highlight your waist and add accessories to elevate your ensemble.

5. A Flowy Midi Dress

Photo Caption: Faithfull the Brand

A flowy midi dress is practically synonymous with spring, which makes it a key piece for your wardrobe. However, with the array of styles out there, which one is best suited for this season? You’ll love the casual elegance of this wrap dress from Faithfull the Brand, which is covered in a soft floral print and has a modest midi length. Moreover, the cut looks flattering on all body types.

6. Chic Slip-On Flats

Photo Caption: Nordstrom

To put some spring in your step (pun intended!), don’t forget to top off your outfits with some stylish flats. The espadrille is a chic alternative to your flip-flops. The rope style sole strikes the right balance between style and comfort. You can try a backless version like this nude pair from Matisse, as its design complements virtually any outfit while ensuring your feet are blister-free.

With all that being said, it’s important to note that these selected items are meant to work well for any woman this season. The key to making them your own is to utilize a few styling tricks here and there. Whether it’s tucking in your blouse or wearing a scarf with your dress, tiny yet thoughtful adjustments can make each piece cater to your own personal style and shape.