Pat yourself on the back because you’ve done it. You’ve made it through the darkest days of winter! I’m sure you’ll agree that felt like a *particularly* long one. And although Mother Nature seems to have a troublesome weather system or two up her sleeve, there’s nothing that can get in the way of the fact that it’s now light at 5 p.m., and the crocuses and daffodils are starting to appear in the park—hoorah! That means spring is officially on its way, and in my eyes, that’s as good a reason as any to celebrate.
One of the best things about a new season is that it makes us all feel more inspired with our wardrobes, doesn’t it? The change in weather from winter to spring brings a whole host of opportunities for new outfits, fewer layers and a fresh colour palette. Although I personally love winter dressing and layering all those cosy neutrals together, like anything, after a while, it can get a little repetitive. So it’s always nice when the time comes to unearth your vacuum-packed lighter, brighter layers from the loft again or deep-dive into the back of your closet to discover pieces you’d forgotten about since last September. The joys of shopping your own wardrobe!
Of course, you may also be thinking about injecting some newness into your existing wardrobe to elevate what you already have and make it feel fresh for the year ahead. That might mean topping up your basics or investing in some key hero pieces you feel your wardrobe is missing: the perfect trench coat, a smart handbag or a wear-everywhere dress. Or it might be about adding one or two beautiful things to your collection that you really love, which in turn make all your current pieces feel brand new again.
Whatever your reasoning behind wanting to shop this season, there’s an awful lot of newness out there to choose from. And since it’s literally my job to scroll through everything and pinpoint the pieces truly worth buying, I thought it might be helpful to pull together a bumper edit of 50 epic pieces I’ve seen recently that feel inspiring for spring (and beyond). From Mango’s joyful brights to Totême’s timeless classics, I’d go so far as to say there’s not much out there worth seeing that’s not in this list. Keep scrolling to get inspired, and shop your favourites.
The new spring version of Totême’s influencer-approved striped knit.
The whole Who What Wear team is obsessed with Arket’s spring tailoring.
The perfect jeans courtesy of & Other Stories.
Quilted jackets aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.
These are the perfect length to pair with all shoes, from ankle boots to loafers.
That striped jumper from Arket is back in stock. Run, don’t walk.
Tweed jackets are the best way to make all your outfits look expensive.
Switch your classic white shirt for a bold green one this year.
If you’re going to invest in a pair of loafers this year, make it these ones.
Bright blazers with jeans is officially a thing. You heard it here first.
You’ll pull this dress out year after year.
We’ve only heard great things about these jeans.
H&M’s shackets are always some of the very best.
We’ve told you before how good H&M wide-leg trousers are. This new-in pair is no different.
A ribbed vest makes the perfect layer for now under knits and shirts, but this will really come into its own in summer.
Rib-knit dresses are another thing H&M does very well.
I’ve fallen in love with this colour.
You’ll be grateful after you’ve invested in a crossbody bag.
This dress is so beautiful for weddings and events.
A classic trench-style coat you’ll wear for years.
If it has a Western feel to it, I’m sold.
This is comfy and chic—what a combination.
I thought this dress was designer when I first saw it. It’s perfect for weddings, but I’d also love to wear it with the below cowboy boots and a leather jacket at weekends.
More proof the Western trend is still going strong.
This shacket looks so expensive.
A short trench is ideal for all those British rain showers in spring and summer
This striped shirt looks particularly good paired with the matching trousers.
These look so good with jeans.
It’s all about classic tortoiseshell sunglasses this year.
The whole Who What Wear UK team has fallen in love with this dress.
Great with dresses and under jeans.
The perfect classic trench.
This crisp blue shirt will go with so many of your outfits.
Is this or is this not the dream spring jacket?
M&S strikes again with these brilliant ’70s-style clogs.
Wear this Ganni vest over a shirt, T-shirt or on its own as the weather warms up.
These would make a simple jeans-and-T-shirt pairing look expensive.
Denim shirts are back, and this is the best one I’ve found.
It’s hard to believe these leather-look trousers are only £25.
The perfect shade of green.
You could wear these trousers for the office, but they also work with heels for date nights or dinners.
Canvas totes are perfect for spring.
Such a flattering pair of jeans.
A great spring-ready knit jumper dress.
These will add a fun twist to your jeans-and-a-nice-top looks.
A midi dress for all occasions.
I’d wear this with flared jeans.
The oversized cuffs on this shirt dress make it look so elevated.
Such a chic upgrade to your everyday jeans.
Great transitional sandals.
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