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