Nothing cures post-holiday blues like a shopping spree, which means now is the time to decide on your signature look for the upcoming spring season. Get inspired by the ladies who wear the trends well and shop their looks ahead, from the perfect midi skirt to a cast of statement blazers, and a new take on mixing prints.

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The Look That Never Goes Out of Style

You can never go wrong with a classic. The best shopping advice we could ever give is to invest in the essentials, and you’ll always have something to wear. The simplest of looks becomes a standout when finished with statement-making accessories.

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Alexander McQueen Asymmetric Draped Grain De Poudre Wool Blazer

If the black blazers in your closet have been growing stale, try choosing an updated piece like this one. It will take you from your home office to kitchen table drinks.

JACQUEMUS Nappe tie-detailed cutout woven shirt

Jacquemus Nappe Tie-Detailed Cutout Woven Shirt

When you find the white shirt that fits you just right, every look becomes instantly chic. This piece is worth the investment given that it’s seasonless and built to be layered any which way. Under sweaters, over bralettes, without pants—you’ll never run out of ways to wear this one.

JIMMY CHOO Bing 100 crystal-embellished patent-leather mules

Jimmy Choo Bing 100 Crystal-Embellished Patent-Leather Mules

The best way to inject some fun into your closet is to add a pop of colour and some jewels to your shoe closet.

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The First Dress of the Season

There’s no better feeling than being able to wear a dress again as the weather warms back up, and we’d like to be prepared for that big moment. Choosing a maxi or long-sleeved style can give you the opportunity to pull out your dress early when layered to perfection.

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JOHANNA ORTIZ A Secret Place floral-print silk midi dress

Johanna Oritz A Secret Place Floral-Print Silk Midi Dress

Seeing this dress in your closet is the best way to remind yourself that spring is just around the corner. With its cool color tones, you may be lucky enough to start styling it now with knee-high boots and a cozy cardigan for a finished look.

GANNI Zipped topstitched patent-leather boots

Gianni Zipped Topstitched Patent-Leather Boots

We expect the typical slew of rainy days come spring and will certainly be prepared to weather any storm with these Bottega boots. They’re the perfect transitional piece and predicted to be the It shoe of the rainy season.

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Take a Walk on the Wild Side

The transitional piece you didn’t know you needed? A leather midi skirt. It’s weighty enough to keep your legs feeling covered on chilly mornings, but flirty enough to take on the first fun days of spring.

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MAGDA BUTRYM Zebra-print silk-satin shirt

Magda Butrym Zebra-print silk-satin shirt

With pajama dressing being the ideal fit for 2021, this top doesn’t have to ask us twice to put it right on. Zebra is the current animal print to be seen in, so it’s basically the best of both worlds.


Saint Laurent Leather Skirt

There’s no shade we’d rather wear right now than one from the chocolate factory, so this skirt will be one we won’t want to take off. This is certainly a piece worth stepping into spring with.

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Pack in the Power

Matching sets have become key for getting out the door in a rush, and nothing is as effortlessly chic as a power suit. It can be hard to find the perfect fit, but when you do, life is but a breeze. Adding a graphic tee makes the casual look instantly cool.

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Balmain double breasted blazer

Balmain Double-Breasted Blazer

Nothing says spring like a pink blazer, so here we are.

Jacquemus Le short Gardian shorts

Jacquemus Le short Gardian Shorts

We love a matching suit that can be put to good use, and these shorts are so good, you’ll be wearing them with and without the trusted blazer. Just think of the endless possibilities.

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Pattern Player

Florals aren’t the only print coming out to play for spring. Stripes and paisleys are ready to party too. Here’s a thought: Try wearing them all at once for maximum impact, as seen here on Elsa Hosk.

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VETEMENTS Striped silk poplin oversized shirt

Vetements Striped Silk Poplin Oversized Shirt

When spring comes out, so do the crisp poplin shirts. This one doubles as a sleep shirt. Built to last, it makes for an amazing piece whether you’re looking to mix prints or wear it on its own.

ETRO Paisley-Print Silk Crepe de Chine Wide-leg Pants

Etro Paisley-Print Silk Crepe de Chine Wide-leg Pants

When mixing prints, we love to choose contrasting patterns in complementary color schemes. In this case, stripes and paisley sing a beautiful duet in hues that were meant to be together.

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Because the Sweater + Jeans Combo Can Still Be Fun

We’ve heard a lot about the sweater-and-jeans rut, but who says it has to be a bad thing. Having a collection of sweaters that make transitioning to warmer weather a breeze is the key to happiness.

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Marni Striped V-Neck Pullover

There’s something that separates a winter sweater from a spring knit, and that something is color. We’re bringing in brights to make the gray days a bit livelier. Because the best time to wear a striped sweater is every single day.

The Row Ashlands Cropped Straight Jeans

If you’re going to be living in jeans for a few more weeks, then be sure to make it count.

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The Perfect ColoUr Combo

Brown is one of the most popular colors to wear right now and for good reason. While most are pairing it with other neutrals, we’re adding our own flair and experimenting with unique hues. To wear brown into the new season, try adding pastels like a spring green for an unexpected combination.

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Jacquemus Boyfriend Fit Textured Blazer

Jacquemus Boyfriend Fit Textured Blazer

There’s nothing like an oversized blazer, and when it comes in a fresh color like this, it just can’t be beat. We’re wearing it well into summer over our favorite bikini top and even into winter with a heavy sweater.

Frame Le Crop Mini Boot Leather Flared Pants

The top of this pair of pants holds you tight and shows off your curves, while the leg fawns out into an effortless flare that makes pairing it with boots a breeze.

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Grab Your Pastels

After spending the winter in neutrals, ease into the colors of spring by mixing and matching pastels with simple tones. What makes this look so polished is the way the subtle pops of color seem to make an appearance from head to toe.

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Dorothee Schumacher Emotional Essence Blazer

Dorothee Schumacher Emotional Essence Blazer

Put on this blazer, which perfectly completes any look with a simple cinch at the waist, and it’s a wrap. You’ll be sitting pretty in pink all season long.

RAG & BONE Ivy Pleated Leather Shorts

Rag & Bone Ivy Pleated Leather Shorts

When we first bring out our shorts, it can be a daunting experience, but this brown colorway allows it to seamlessly transition into the spring wardrobe. On cooler days, we’ll be wearing these with boots and looking forward to pairing them with chic sandals and loafers come summertime.

One And Done

Go bright white with a one-piece jumpsuit that’s the perfect spring outfit all wrapped into one. Try a sandal and saddle bag by day, and add an earring and a red lip for nighttime.

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The Frankie Shop Linda Oversized Vegan Leather Jumpsuit

The Frankie Shop Linda Oversized Vegan Leather Jumpsuit

We call it the one-piece-wonder, because it makes getting dressed just that easy. With cargo pockets and a waist-cinching belt, this is the ultimate utility piece that you need.

Chloé Darryl small textured-leather shoulder bag

Everything is cuter when it’s mini, including this new take on the classic Chloé saddle bag.

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