5 Game-Changing Pieces to Make Your Spring Capsule Wardrobe Feel Current

The "capsule wardrobe" is a concept that always seems to resonate with shoppers in spring, as this is a time when the weather can be its most unpredictable, so it really pays to have your classic foundations just right. A classic trench coat, floral dress and pastel blazer are reliable year after year, and have proved to be some of the most useful pieces for navigating impromptu heatwaves followed by random downpours.

If you've already assembled this practical spring wardrobe and are looking to give it a 2019 edge, there are five game changers that will make your existing capsule feel like brand new and complete. If you've been anywhere near Who What Wear in 2019, you will have noticed that strappy sandals are the leading shoe trend, and they look as good with a trench coat and jeans as they do with a wedding guest dress.

If you're looking for a subtle tweak you can make to your looks every day, pearl jewellery is an accessory trend the high street has really got behind, and it can have a big impact. To see and shop all five spring updates, keep scrolling.

1. Strappy Sandals

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When it comes to sandals this year—the thinner the straps, the better. 

2. White Jeans

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White denim has now ditched its once tacky reputation and is no longer just reserved for summer holidays. Ivory jeans look particularly chic with chunky roll-necks and camel coats.

3. Pleated Skirt

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Pleated skirts are on each of our editors' spring shopping lists, as they're the perfect item for this fickle weather.

4. Pearl Jewellery

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Pearl jewellery is everywhere at the moment, from headbands to pendant necklaces, and they look amazing layered with more simple medallion necklaces and hoop earrings.

5. Leather Shirts

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Leather isn't usually a fabric that makes its way into spring/summer collections, however designers including Isabel Marant, Nanushka, Victoria Beckham and Ganni have been bringing the leather shirt back. They are the perfect partner to your trench coat.

Next up, see our guide to the key trends for spring summer 2019.