7 Small Spring Fashion Updates That Make a Big Difference
Spring has officially sprung, but what to wear for it? We'll be damned if we spend a minute more in sombre winter coats and tired-out woollen scarves. For starters, there's our big shakedown of the S/S 17 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're not ready for full thigh at this stage, are you?) 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
Style Notes: There's something about winter that can quite literally drag you down. What with carrying extra emergency layers, umbrellas, gloves… Our handbags can be ready to burst at any moment. This this opportunity to have a spring clean in your arm candy department and downsize to make life a little easier
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
Style du Monde
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 more exhilarating options do exist in the footwear world. At the moment you'll find ankle boots in floral brocades, bright suedes and pretty satins—stock up and see every old outfit enlivened.
Shop spring ankle boots:
Next up, the 2017 ankle boot trends we're excited about.