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. Denim Skirt
3. Knitted Polo
4. Reworked Trench
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.
6. Cardigan Set
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.