As ‘the guy across the airshaft in Friends used to sing ‘Morning’s here, the morning’s here’, it is time for us to gleefully exclaim Spring is here, the spring is here! Although every January marks a new beginning, March is the month that signifies true awakening. It is time to slowly start weeding out your closet. See which items are still hot and which are not. And follow our seven style tips for a fashion-forward spring look that is a pure perfection.
Sweater Weather FTW
In case you were thinking about putting your sweaters away for now, guess again. There is no sweater weather like spring weather. Chunky sweaters are still very much in, and probably always will be. Pair your favourite oversized and wonderfully knit sweater with a pair of tight high-waisted jeans (a moderate rip on the knee is acceptable), add a pair of those spring ankle-boots in a slightly contrasting colour. Finish the outfit off with a medium to the large solid satchel, and you have got a winning and effortless combo.
Baby, It’s Chilly Outside
Although the first rays of sunshine are here, it does not mean that there is no chill in the air, so, do not forsake your spring jackets. If models and runways are to be trusted, bomber jackets are still the bomb and so are oversized denim jackets. These go perfectly with leggings and a crop top or a fitted tee.
Athleisure is not for the Gym Only
There is no hotter trend this season than the athletic look, and there is no reason for you not to jump on this bandwagon, even if you are not sporty at heart. A big hoodie and elegant pants? Why not. Dress the combo up with a pair of block-heeled ankle boots, and you have a look worthy of a supermodel.
Minimum Input, Maximum Effect
The dress is the easiest yet most effective item a woman can pull out of her closet. Classic dresses will never go out of style. This spring, be on the lookout for floral day dresses as will be the dominant print this season. Depending on the occasion, a dress can be easy accompanied by a cardigan or a double-breasted ‘80s style blazer, which is making a comeback, and to finish things off in style, a pair of ballerina flats or block-heeled Mary Janes.
Spring Suit Up
As Barney Stinson used to say (endlessly) this spring is a perfect season to suit up. Matchy-matchy outfits have been outcasts for a long time, but now, the suit has made its comeback, and it is sexier than ever. All you need is a great tote and some stilettos, (with a spoonful of badass) and you will be turning heads.
The Princess Next Door
If you are the type of girl who used to twirl around until she got sick, a full midi skirt should be your staple this spring. Pleated and metallic variations are very chic this season. Roll up the sleeves on your pale denim shirt, tuck it in that skirt, put on those block-heeled shoes, and twirl a bit on the way.
Colours are Your Friend
This season, all shades of yellow and pink have dominated fashion shows, and it will soon reflect on street style, so if there was ever a time to embrace colour, it is not. A pink trench coat mixed with wide khaki pants and a regular tee, flat sneakers and a tote – a combo that will seem like you just stepped off the runway.