I cannot believe it is already the end of April, which always reminds me that I can finally wear my spring clothes. Spring always brings numerous events and occasions, and while most of us tend to focus on shopping for special occasions, casual day wear shopping is often left to the last minute. As we spend a lot of our time in either work or casual clothes, it is almost an urge to get those looks updated. The key to great spring casual daywear is to choose timeless pieces and ensembles that will work with your existing wardrobe. Jeans or skinnies are a must, but city shorts, practical jumpsuits, and coloured dresses are super alternatives. Give your wardrobe a minor boost with spring key looks and get ready to dazzle.
Dive into spring with a nautical inspired look. Think navy, red, yellow, blues, and playful prints of stripes. I love this Saint Martins dress from Standún. This sporty dress is the answer to style and practicality. It can be teamed with flats to keep you on the go or, in the evening, lose the nautical accessories and go for shimmer jewellery and high heels.
Layering is also great for spring. Use lightweight fabrics such as knits, silk, lace, or chiffon and mix and match them. Pair these Marc Cain city shorts with a silk vest, knitted cardigan, and comfy pumps. This ensemble is wearable, practical, and feminine. It needs one thing to make the transition to the evening — the classic tuxedo jacket and your favourite heels.
Shorts by Marc Cain at Colette Latchford.
Jumpsuits are not just for nights out. A jumpsuit can be ultra cool and comfortable by day. Esprit has this great khaki jumpsuit, flattering on most body shapes. Keep the look relaxed with a coloured cardigan worn open, gladiator sandals, and a head scarf. Come the evening bring some attitude to this look and team it with a cropped thin leather jacket and high heels.
Blazers are everywhere and in every length and colour. A wardrobe staple, a blazer is the best way to effortlessly update your spring wardrobe and look stylish. Choose the colour that suits you and your mood — try raspberry, like this gorgeous number from River Island, pastel cream, vibrant yellow, or neutral navy. Work that nine to five look by pairing it with a pencil skirt and blouse, or wear it over shorts, a shift dress, or denim for weekend wear.
To update your spring day looks keep it simple — choose a few flattering pieces that will bring you from day to night, and work with what you have in your wardrobe.
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