Spring has sprung in many parts of the country which has me thinking about some of the must-have spring wardrobe essentials I rely on. Of course, every woman’s style essentials will vary with her personal taste, so think of these as a guide. Today I’m joining my friend Susan to share some basics and essentials to ease the transition to warmer weather.
What are spring wardrobe essentials?
These are the building blocks that make up the backbone of your wardrobe. You can think of them as a mini capsule wardrobe. They’re often classic and make your wardrobe more cohesive so it’s easier to put your outfits together.
No spring wardrobe would be complete without layers to add or remove as the weather changes. A lightweight jacket often tops the list for me so here are some options to consider:
- a cotton trench
- denim jacket
- trucker jacket
- cotton coated anorak
- utility jacket
- blazers. Sweater blazers are a great option this time of year. They’re more casual and laid-back than a structured blazer so they feel less like workwear.
- shacket is super popular this year. They’re basically an oversized or giant shirt worn as a jacket.
Nothing perks up your look faster than a cool pair of sunglasses. As we roll into spring, the sun gets stronger which increases the potential sun damage to our eyes so they’re more important than ever. I also hate squinting so I always look for polarized lenses. The eyewear trends for 2021 include:
- large cateye
- large rectangle
- flat lenses
- mirrored lenses
Basically, everything is in this year so choose frames that flatter your face.
Now’s the time to pack up your heavy sweaters and replace them with lighter versions. Your climate will determine if you reach for cotton, bamboo, thin cashmere, or even linen. I love spring cardigans because they can be worn open, closed, or removed altogether. Pullovers are trending shorter this spring to work with the higher rise, straight and wider leg on jeans.
Yes, broken record here but jean styles do get dated so check out the direction of new denim and choose the one that’s most flattering for you. Many women wear white jeans and this is the perfect time to update yours. White jeans tend to yellow with time and are a magnet for stains so check yours over and be sure they still look crisp. This essential could also translate into leggings if those are your go-to bottom. Are leggings still in style for 2021? You betcha if you follow a few simple guidelines. Read more here The Modern Way To Wear Leggings After 50
Our more casual lifestyles have most of us eschewing heels so when we pack up our boots, a comfy flat is the perfect transition shoe. Fashion sneakers are having “a moment” and I am jumping aboard that train. If your style runs to more classic shapes…look for loafers, driving mocs, and ballet flats.
And last but not least, a spring wardrobe essential for 2021 is having several lightweight and breathable facemasks in colors and patterns that make you happy. We can wear disposable paper masks but they’re pretty ugly, not to mention filling up our landfills so why not invest in more attractive options? Many brands are now making masks in the same print as their tops so you can have a mask for every look.
Now let’s go check out Susan’s spring wardrobe essentials at une femme d’un certain âge.
What are some of your spring wardrobe essentials?