Shoulder seasons like spring can be tricky to dress for. The swinging temperatures and changing weather can mean that an outfit that seems great in the morning becomes sweltering or freezing by mid-day. To find the perfect spring outfit that is still elegant and classy, we recommend choosing items that have breathable fabrics and making use of lots of layers. Layering lets you choose the weight of your clothing and transition seamlessly from the cooler mornings to the warmer afternoons. Plus, layering can add lots of visual interest and structure to your outfit.
To find the perfect outfit, you’ll want to invest in some key pieces that you can mix and match to create the perfect spring ensemble that will carry you through right into the warm summer months. Here are our four favourite pieces to have in your closet for spring:
- Paperbag pants
Paperbag pants are all the rage right now but don’t be put off by how trendy these pants are, they are definitely a great investment! Flattering for every shape body shape and insanely comfortable, these pants are belted in at the waist and hang loosely through the hips and thighs. They finish in a trim, cigarette cut that gives the legs length and structure. Because of their loose fit, the pants are ideal for spring since they won’t cling. We love to pair these pants with a slim fitting bodysuit. This will offset the looseness of the pants and still keep the outfit elegant.
A dressy tunic is an ideal spring item. Combined with leggings, tunics are perfect for spring. You can find tunics in almost any style, but our favourite style for spring are button-down tunics in chambray of crisp cotton in a striped pattern. You can wear any legging style with these, but we like classic black, or leather leggings to add elegance to your outfit. Belt the tunic to add definition to the waist. Contact us to find some of the best tunic styles you can wear for spring.
- A leather moto jacket
A variety of jackets are going to your best friend for spring. A leather moto jacket is a classic item you should always have in your closet because it goes with so much. Choose a jacket with lapels and detailing and a trim waist so you don’t get lost in it. You don’t want to look like you stole a man’s coat. You can pair a moto jacket with a slim-fitting dress for a punky meets girly look, or wear it with a knit, crewneck sweater and slim black jeans with a layered necklace. The best part of a moto jacket is it looks great for spring wear, evenings in the summer, and into fall. It’s truly an ideal coat.
- A camel car coat
Another perfect coat for your wardrobe is the camel car coat. While similar to a trench coat in length, a car coat is a boxier fit with a straight silhouette and a slightly oversized fit. They hit just above the knee and are perfect for spring. Perfect for spring in fall in a wool-blend and a warm, camel colour, these coats are a classic item to add to your wardrobe.