Can you smell that? It’s the scent of freshly cut grass, which means one thing: Springtime is most definitely here. With the worst of the cold temperatures soon to be a distant memory, it’s finally time for a wardrobe switch up. Those cashmere sweaters (complete with mothballs) and winter coats you’ve been hanging on to for the past few months can now be stored at the back of your wardrobe in favour of lighter layers. Have a little fun with chucking on some colour too—after all, what’s good weather if you can’t match it to your mood? Here’s what our editors will be wearing in May (and unapologetically so).
Style Notes: Your winter coat has likely had a really long run this season. But it’s time to get it dry-cleaned and store it out of sight, as lighter jackets can come into play. Our favourite? A classic black biker. Well, if it ain’t broke…
Style Notes: Nothing screams spring like a zingy knit, so give safe neutrals a rest and opt for something a little bolder on days where you don’t need an extra top layer.
Style Notes: Jumpsuits are a midseason saviour, especially when a dress just feels too fussy. Make like Pernille Teisbaek and mix an oversized utility jumpsuit with punchy accessories for a dressed-up look.
Style Notes: Don’t be afraid to experiment with colour—whether it comes in the form of a head-turning lipstick, an orange skirt or vibrant shoes. But the easiest place to start is always with a pair of statement earrings.
Style Notes: Is there anything chicer than a belted trench dress? It’s effortlessly cool and a savvy way to wear your rainy-day hero. Just ensure it’s freshly pressed and accessorised with earrings to coax it more into dress territory.
Style Notes: It’s just impossible to get away with swinging a wicker basket around when the skies are gray. The good news? The weather is finally ripe for the wicker basket bag you bought what feels like a lifetime ago. Catch you down at the farmers market…
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