7 Small Spring Fashion Updates That Make a Big Difference
It might be snowing, but we are mere weeks away from the official start of spring (it's 20 March—not that we're obsessed with the end of winter or anything). We'll be damned if we spend a minute more in sombre winter coats and tired-out woollen scarves. There's our big shakedown of the S/S 18 trends you can mull over for high-fashion inspiration, but we are aware that before such advanced outfit stages, a few practical micro tweaks can be made so you feel up to speed. From the achievable level of bare-leg exposure (we don't think anyone is ready for full thigh in this weather) to the simple coat switch you can employ for instant warmer-weather power, we've worked out the seven easy moves a girl can make to shift into gear right now. Keep reading to see what you should ditch ASAP and what you should wear instead.
Toss: Beanie Hats
Invest: Spring Sunglasses
Shop spring sunglasses:
Invest: Demure Skirts
Shop spring skirts:
Toss: Dark Woollen Outerwear
Invest: Lightweight Coat
Shop spring coats:
Toss: All-but-the-Kitchen-Sink Totes
Invest: Petite Crossbody Bag
Shop spring bags:
Toss: Dark Jeans
Invest: Neutral-Coloured Trousers
Style Notes: With khaki chinos and neutral-coloured denim taking up two important sports in the trouser trend leaderboard this season, we urge you to ditch the indigo jeans for a moment and try out something bright, like these substantial cotton, wide-leg tailored trousers (on a day when it isn't raining, of course).
Shop spring trousers:
Toss: Heavy Knits
Investment: Slim Roll-Necks for Layering
Style Notes: Make like Diletta Bonaiuti and repurpose layering roll-necks in order to ditch your coat once and for all.
Shop spring roll-necks:
Toss: Black Ankle Boots
Invest: Coloured Footwear
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Style Notes: We love black ankle boots—we really do. But when you've been wearing them day in and day out, it's nice to know that some lighter options do exist in the footwear world. At the moment you'll find ankle boots in ice cream pastel shades, bright suedes and pretty, barely-there nudes—stock up and see every old outfit enlivened.
Shop spring ankle boots:
Next up, the S/S 18 trends we're excited about.