Ditch your salt-stained Uggs and worn-out parka and bask in the sunlight! Yes, spring has arrived. Toss out the knits and give your closet a much-needed spring cleaning. As shops begin to receive the latest spring trends, inspired by the runways of Milan, Paris and New York, here are some key items you should have in your wardrobe this season.
You’ve been told time and time again that a white shirt is the most essential part of any wardrobe as it can compliment every outfit, from casual to formal. But, never has it been more prevalent on the runways than this spring 2011 season. Find your perfect fit, whether you prefer your shirt ruffled, short sleeve, distressed or denim. Play with new takes on the standard white button-up.
Try Joe Fresh’s Bow Shirt in White, $29.00.
Don’t get scared. We are not referring to that hot pink, vibrant pant trend that was popular back in 2009. This spring’s pink is pale, almost nude. Replace your usual khaki-coloured trousers for a pair of pink slacks. They will look lovely with a nude heel or oxford shoe.
Try Zara’s Pale Pink Pleated Trousers, $49.90.
Add life to your outfit with a bright clutch. With so much variety this season you can choose from highlighter yellow, studded, tribal or floral. Have fun with your choice of bag. Find something that reflects your personality. This is the area where you can have the most fun with your wardrobe.
Try Aldo Accessories’ Basenji Polka Dot Clutch in Black and White, $30.00.
Printed Party Dress
When it is time to hit the city, opt for a print. Animal prints, zig-zags, tie-dies, all sorts of prints hit the runways this season. Your little black dress will no longer cut it during the warmer months. Choose a print that flatters your figure “ larger prints for petite frames and smaller for curves. Go for floor sweeping lengths in light, airy fabrics.
Try Anthropologie’s Counting Angles Dress in Navy, $168.00.
If you want a spring jacket that you can wear day to night, office to cocktails, there is nothing more versatile than the classic blazer. A quick way to achieve a truly chic look, the blazer is the perfect way to keep looking prim throughout the day. If you are unsure about color, go with black, it will match everything.
Try Urban Outfitter’s Silence & Noise Boyfriend Blazer in Black (available in five shades), $78.00.