According to industry experts, the best wardrobes are comprised of 70% meat and potatoes (wardrobe classics), and 30% icing and fluff (fun, trend-driven pieces). As each new season rolls around, we like to take stock of our closets, and make sure we have quality meat and potatoes—a black blazer, trench coat, trousers, etc.— as well as update our icing and fluff to reflect the current trends. To make it easier, we put together a checklist of the most salient pieces that feel so right this spring, as well as the warm-weather basics you should have in your closet.
If you’re old school, click the peach rectangle below to open a printable version of said checklist, or scroll just a tad further to save the checklist to your phone for reference on the go. Then, check out our picks for every piece on the list—happy shopping!
A.P.C. Double Breasted Gabardine Trench Coat ($660)
J.Crew Collection Cashmere V-Neck Sweater ($188)
Splendid Cotton and Modal-Blend Jersey T-Shirt ($55)
Marc by Marc Jacobs Lyra Washed Poplin Button Down ($149)
ASOS Midi Dress With Wrap Front and Pleated Skirt ($43)
Alexa Chung for AG Jeans The Fifi High-Rise Stretch-Denim Shorts ($180)
Current/Elliott The Cropped Straight Leg Jeans ($228)
Converse Jack Purcell Tumbled Leather Low-Top Sneakers ($80)