I'm a Shopping Expert—Here's Everything on My March Wish List

The first day of spring is almost upon us (officially, it’s the 20th if you want to mark those calendars), but the blue skies and that spring-like feeling in the air are due to arrive even sooner. By the looks of London’s forecast, we’re officially done with single-digit Celsius temperatures already *sighs with relief* and so we can’t help but look forward to the new season now. March is also the perfect time to start thinking about your wardrobe switchover—vacuum-packing away those heavy layers and taking stock of what spring-ready pieces you already have in your closet and what you may need to replenish or add. 


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You’re only human if you find these seasonal changes in wardrobe mindset a little tricky, though. Even I struggle remembering how to dress for warmer climes after months of hiding under chunky puffers, and I’ve been a stylist for almost 10 years. Like I said, you’ll probably own a lot of what you love wearing in spring already, and then it’s just a case of adding in a few fresh items to bring everything up to date and, let’s be honest, get you excited about wearing all your outfits again. There’s a lot of choice out there when it comes to new spring buys, though, and so I thought it might be helpful to put together a shopping guide of all the pieces I’m particularly loving this March to provide some inspiration for the season ahead. 

After all, as a Who What Wear editor, my job is to scour everything on the market and know exactly what’s worth purchasing and what’s not, the pieces that have staying power and the expensive-looking items you’ll never regret. Below, then, you’ll find 40 of the very best spring pieces I think are really special for wearing right now and beyond. I’ve included some timeless seasonal classics, like the perfect trench coat and fresh blue jeans (ideal if you’ve spotted some gaps in your capsule that need to be filled), and also some fun statement pieces guaranteed to bring joy, too. I’m not suggesting you need everything in this list by any means, but if you’re looking for one or two items to bring your March wardrobe into the new season, keep scrolling for a nosy at the pieces I'd recommend below.

Shop My March Wish List

1. Spring Jackets

2. Dresses & Skirts

3. Tops & Knits

4. Trousers & Jumpsuits

5. Accessories

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Emily Dawes
Affiliate Editor

Emily Dawes is the very definition of a fashion multi hyphenate. An editor, stylist and writer with over eleven years’ worth of experience in the industry, Emily is known for her impeccable taste, elegant outfit choices and being able to spot the next big thing in fashion from a mile off. Our readers loyally trust her advice and shopping suggestions; so much so she began her own column documenting the most expensive-looking pieces on the high street, which has become a top-performing piece of content for the Who What Wear brand.

Emily has worked for Who What Wear UK since 2020 in a myriad as roles, spanning from contributing editor and branded content editor. Now, she holds the position of affiliate editor and is responsible for the brand’s overall affiliate strategy, ideation and content execution. Working closely with Who What Wear UK’s affiliate manager, Emily has been instrumental in securing and nourishing brand partnerships, surpassing her goals as standard. Leading the team in tentpole shopping moments including Black Friday and Peak Trading, with Emily’s guidance and leadership, team Who What Wear is in a stronger affiliate position than ever before.

Prior to joining the Who What Wear team, Emily served as YOU Magazine’s acting fashion editor where she managed the fashion team and oversaw all fashion content output for the fast-paced weekly title. Emily is a stylist in her own right, having worked with a slew of VIP clients including writer and television personality, Elizabeth Day, as well as styling and art directing several celebrity cover shoots for glossy print publication, Grazia. Her adept fashion knowledge means brands regularly sought out to work with her as a consultant: previously she has developed marketing and content plans for brands for Cocoon and Edge of Ember. Before entering the industry, Emily obtained a Bachelor of Arts in English and American Studies with International Study from Nottingham University. Fun fact: Emily spent a year studying in America which saw her join a sorority during her time there.

When she’s not working or tracking down the chicest, new-in items to share with our audience, you’ll find Emily bestowing her East London home with her stylish flair, reading everything from the classics to cowboy romance novels and escaping to the country with husband, baby boy and dog, Roo, whenever she can.

Emily is currently on maternity leave.