Okay, we're officially confused about the weather. One second it's apocalyptic downpours and the next it's balmy 18-degree sunshine. Seriously, England—make up your mind. But, of course, this is the nature of spring, and every year we manage to power through the meteorological mayhem and make it to the other side where summer awaits. It'll happen—we promise.
So when it comes to deciding what to wear this March, we're taking a tentative—but no less stylish—approach and offering up five simple outfits that can easily be layered up or dressed down according to your needs. For example, fashion blogger Minnie perfectly adapts a spring-ready gingham dress (expect to see more of these in the coming months) for unexpected windchill with a black roll-neck and lace-up boots. For a smarter spin, we're looking to Brittany Bathgate, who layers up a pleated midi (another spring staple) with a wool workwear jacket.
The secret to their success? All these outfits feature pieces that can be brought out the moment summer hits (now that's what we call more bang for your buck). Scroll down to see our full edit of March-ready outfits.
Pleated Skirt + Jacket + Flats
Style Notes: We've seen a fair few people in this Arket pleated skirt. We can imagine wearing it with a white tee and denim jacket for the warmer months.
Trouser Suit + Simple Accessories
Style Notes: If you want to make a big impact with minimal effort, try a pastel-coloured suit. Pale yellow is big news this spring, and looks fab with white and brown accessories.
Jeans + Nice Top
Style Notes: It might not be quite as practical as the other looks, but we couldn't leave out Linda Tol's dreamy blouse in this roundup. We're so into the way she has styled it with casual ripped denim and pointed boots.
Roll-Neck + Summer Dress + Chunky Boots
Style Notes: Layering connoisseurs, take note: If you're desperate to wear your spring dress but it's not warm enough yet, simply layer it over a roll-neck and add chunky lace-up boots.
Printed Top + Pale Jeans
Style Notes: You can't go wrong with a classic jeans-and-top combo, but if you fancy giving it a new-season boost, try denim in a pastel hue and pair with an animal print top á la Karina.