Four different seasons with four ever-changing sets of style rules can threaten to burn a hole in even the savviest of shoppers' pockets. Us Brits have it hard, don't we? Well, fear not, because you have in on good authority (from, well, us) that this spring's wardrobe reshuffle needn't take more than eight carefully picked items. Yep—you can get your spring style entirely on point without the need to sacrifice that weekend away you had planned.
From the coat purchase to make to the trainers you'll buy and have worn to death by summer, these are the pieces you'll need for your spring capsule wardrobe—and they all work beautifully together. For example, that new dress looks just as good with the aforementioned sneaks as it will with the season's most-polished bag, while a lightweight blazer will do very nicely paired with cool culottes.
Keep scrolling to see the concise and effective spring wardrobe that will do all the hard work for you and shop our favourite pieces for each of the elements.
We all know that spring and dresses go together like winter and shearling, and this year, split-front styles are reining supreme. Wear them with sheer tights until temperatures rise.
While we still adore heavier fabrics like velvet and wool, there's nothing quite as satisfying as slipping into something lighter come spring. Right now, there are plenty of linen and cotton suits to choose from.
This '90s wardrobe staple is back on the agenda. Instead of mini iterations, keep your hemlines long and pair them with basic jersey tops like the minimalist style icon, Sylvie Mus.