7 Spring Basics That Are Exceptionally Trendy This Year

What we often forget when it comes to fashion is that a trend doesn't necessarily mean an item is entirely new. You don't need a new wardrobe each season to be trendy. In fact, the best trends are often old ones that come back, fresh ways to style a staple piece, or the amplification of a basic we already own but maybe haven't paid that much attention to lately. Not so coincidentally, this story is about exactly those last types of pieces—spring basics that happen to be exceptionally trendy this year. 

From woven bags to trench coats, these are items you should already have in your closet but will likely wear now more than ever. Of course, if you don't have them or are simply in the mood to upgrade them, I've rounded up my favorites for each category. Keep scrolling to see what other basics made my list, shop each one, and take in some outfit inspiration along the way.

1. Trench coats

Trendy Spring Basics - Trench Coats



Trench coats are a crucial part of any wardrobe. Yet, I oddly don't own one, so you can bet this will be the season I add the basic to my arsenal.

2. Cardigans

Trendy Spring Basics - Cardigans



My love of cardigans knows no bounds. Whether you style one alone as a top or layer it over a simple tee or tank, you need a few in your wardrobe for spring.

3. White button-downs

Trendy Spring Basics - White Button Downs



It doesn't get more classic than this, but if you thought the white button-down had peaked, know it's only getting cooler.

4. Raffia bags

Trendy Spring Basics - Woven Bags



Raffia bags aren't just for vacationing anymore. While I won't admit how many of these I own, I will tell you I'll be carrying them nearly every day for the next six months. 

5. Flowy trousers

Trendy Spring Basics - Flowy Trousers



Looking for an alternative to your go-to jeans that looks polished yet casual? Flowy, spring-ready trousers are it.

6. Maxi skirts

The maxi skirt is back in the spotlight, and the look above is one of my favorite ways to style them.

7. Loafers & flats

Trendy Spring Basics - Flats



It's time to give your sneakers and sandals a break. Instead, sport a pair of ballet-inspired flats or menswear-inspired loafers. Which will you choose? Why not try both?