The sun is shining, the wisteria is out, spring is well and truly here so it’s time for a wardrobe refresh. If you’re stuck in a style rut or in need of some spring outfit inspiration then read on to discover the essential pieces to add to your wardrobe
Rule number one when it comes to choosing an outfit for unpredictable spring weather is to be prepared. Whether you’re wearing tailored trousers, A-line or flowy dresses always carry a coat or jacket. And, because you don’t know if it will be warm enough to take your coat or jacket off, you should plan your outfit around it. There’s no point in having the perfect statement dress under a plain old black coat if no one sees it.
Our tweed Claire Coat will elevate any spring outfit. Its cut is a beautifully flattering, timeless style and it is wonderfully versatile. Wear it with jeans and a t-shirt for a girls lunch, with our Angie tweed or Anita silk dress to go from the boardroom to the bar or with the Pandora silk trousers for a day at the horse races.
Take a tip from Anna Wintour – who is often seen with a short jacket worn over her shoulders – and invest in a lightweight, collarless, cropped jacket like our Margo, Carrie or Gina styles. Like the Claire coat, they’ll go with any outfit from jeans to dresses. A structured jacket is the kind of spring wardrobe staple that you’ll keep coming back to year after year.
Now that we’ve established that warmth is everything, it’s important to get smart about layering. Thin jersey tops under knitwear and a jacket on top ensures you’ve got flexibility for when the sun does show it’s face.
The simplest answer to perfecting a spring look is a statement dress. Whether in a bright colour or a bold print, a statement dress is the one-piece solution to all your springtime wardrobe woes. Thanks to our wide variety, pulling together a polished and stylish look has literally never been easier.
Our variations of the knee-length cocktail dress are cut in simple silhouettes to show off their impeccable tailoring. The tweed styles are a uniform that will never go out of fashion, while our viscose silks have a touch of sheen ensuring your outfit will take you from your first breakfast meeting to a celebratory dinner.
Pastel tones might be ubiquitous with spring outfits (particularly for weddings) but don’t shy away from eye-catching frocks in jewel tones like Jade, Scarlet and Sapphire, which prove that classic doesn’t mean boring. That said, the Anita dress in Vanilla goes with everything and is a style you’ll wheel out again and again. Investing in a neutral spring dress is chicest way to feel put together while putting in a minimal amount of effort.
Last on our list of spring must-haves are the raw silk Pandora Cigarette Pants in latte. If it’s too early for white trousers then the warmer hue of these cream tailored trousers still bring fresh appeal to a spring wardrobe. Just accessorise them with your favourite shoes of the season, a neutral leather handbag, top off with a transitional jacket and you’ll be set until summer.