It's hard to imagine a time when you won't need a clever layering strategy to leave the house. However, spring is around the corner, and the new-in sections are currently switching coats for tea dresses. There are certain items that appear along with daffodils and lighter evenings, such as trench coats, pastels and florals. Other items, however, are a little more groundbreaking, so I'm bringing you a not-so-capsule wardrobe of all the pieces my team and I can't wait to wear this spring.
Strappy sandals are the worst thing you could do to your feet right now, and goosebumps make tricky cycling shorts even harder to style, but there are several spring buys you can already wear without sacrificing warmth. Chunky pearl earrings go with thermals and cashmere, boiler suits are perfect for layering and the Ganni denim jumpsuit below (which I own) is perfect for a particularly freezing day. Keep reading to see what we're most excited about for spring…
Pearl jewellery is one the leading accessory trends for spring 2019, but we're not talking about prim strings of pearls. Designers like Alighieri and Anni Lu have rid pearls of their Stepford past by working with big chunks of uneven pearls on pendants and earrings.
If cycling shorts feel far too teenage for you, then this is a sophisticated trend you'll be able to get on board with. Beige is the colour of the season, promising to elevate any outfit (it looks best when worn head to toe).
The Row's naked sandals and By Far's square-toed Tanya heels sparked a return to minimalist, barely there stilettos Carrie Bradshaw wore on Sex and the City. This spring, these "floss" heels will continue to dominate, thanks to brands like Jacquemus and Isabel Marant.
For the past few years, when it comes to T-shirts, classic crew-neck men's tees have had no competition. However, this spring sees the return of vest tops with either a racerback neckline or simple two-inch straps. Ganni has included these in its spring collection, so this style is certain to catch on.
Prada included regal, lifted headbands in its spring/summer 2019 collection, instantly propelling the headband to It status. Ask yourself, What would Kate Middleton do? when deciding which to purchase. The higher the headband, the better.