Let’s just call a spade a spade. There are a lot of appealing spring trends out there—from modern shoe silhouettes to current denim cuts. As a result, it can seem a bit daunting deciphering just where to start when it comes to curating that ideal spring wardrobe. An introductory edit is truly key. On that note, I believe there are a few key pieces worth considering first to build a trendy wardrobe. And believe it or not, the must-haves in question just so happen to skew on the basic side as well (rather, those next-level basics). After all, building a wardrobe with fresh basics will ultimately give you the necessary framework to create fashion-forward looks.
With all that in mind, I created a little checklist below to keep in the back of your mind (or to save to your phone to reference when you’re shopping) that focuses on the clothing essentials that are a priority this season—at least in my eyes. And to showcase said basics in action, I also included a bit of styling and shopping inspiration to give you a jump start on crafting that A+ spring wardrobe.
1. Mini Skirt
We recently declared a mini skirt as one of the key silhouettes of the season, especially since they were seen all over the runways. Its versatility is particularly noteworthy with the ability to be dressed up with a blouse and heels or down with a tank and boots or sneakers.
4. Trench Coat
You’d be hard-pressed not to find a style setter with a reimagined trench coat in their arsenal this season. Rightfully so, the updated classic piece could basically be worn daily as the topper of choice, adding a modern flair to even the simplest of ensembles.
7. White Button-Down Shirt
Classic button-down shirts are anything but boring this spring. That timeless silhouette in a current cut acts as the anchor to the chicest and most elegant looks.