Warmer temperatures are just around the corner and pretty soon you’re going to shed your turtlenecks and puffer coats for lighter looks. But when it comes to spring shopping — don’t play it safe. We say revive your wardrobe staples with bold and fresh updates for the new season. Our round up of modern silhouettes, vibrant hues and statement accoutrements will have everyone asking, “Where did you get that?”
Update a typical maxi skirt with this emerald green showstopper, complete with a delicate mesh accent, that combines two of the season’s big trends: bright hues and sheer looks. Get extra mileage by adding a t-shirt and sneakers for an everyday ensemble.
Milly Pleated Maxi Skirt, $595, bloomingdales.com
Remix a Classic
Basic button-down shirts are essential, but they can feel a little blah. Shake up this office favorite with a fresh silhouette. Don’t worry, you’re still boardroom ready.
Chico's Black Label Side-Tie Top, $109, chicos.com
It's All About The Details
A simple embroidered saying transforms a plain white t-shirt into a conversation piece. Plus, you can show the world just what you are made off with a top bearing your favorite slogans.
Double Trouble Gang Lover t-shirt, $85, saksfifthavenue.com
A Double Waist Is Your New Best Friend
A cool twist on regular slacks, these bold trousers combine the comfort — and not to mention figure-slimming fit — of a high-waist with the nonchalance of a low waist. It oozes cool.
Tibi Lucci Stripe Double Waist Cropped Pants, $450, tibi.com
Bring On The Rain In Style
Don’t get washed away in a sea of plain khaki trench coats this rainy season. Stand out in this attention-grabbing rain jacket featuring bold violet blooms. You’ll be the sunshine everyone needs.
Chico’s Floral Rain Jacket, $149, chicos.com
Wow Them at Work
Give your black, grey and pinstripe suits a break for spring and have fun with this oh so serious wardrobe essential. We’re loving the feminine hue of these power suits. Bonus: Suistudio offers in-house tailoring.
Suistudio Joss pink jacket, $299; pink trousers, $199; Cameron lavendar jacket,$299, lavendar trousers, $199, us.suistudio.com
A Day-To-Night Outfit To The Rescue
Have plans after work? Forget carrying an outfit change around. This jumpsuit is an impeccable piece to liaison from day to night with its bold stripe pattern and professional tailored silhouette.
Topshop Bold Stripe Romper, $130, us.topshop.com
Kaanas Akumal Woven Circle Cross Body Bag, $69, shopbop.com
Give Pajama Dressing A Try
Flannel pajamas maybe cozy in winter, but for spring wake up in a print that makes you glow. What’s more? It’s now totally acceptable to wear pajamas out. This pretty set is perfect for brunch with the girls, weekends at the flea market or, you know, vacation.
Ganni Marceau Floral-Print Blouse, $125; Elasticized Floral-Print Pants, $160, saksfifthavenue.com
Lace It Up
We all own a million pairs of jeans, including different washes and distress treatments. So how do you mix your denim up? A lacing technique adds a modern take to your wardrobe favorite.
3x1 Hollow Skirt, $245; Hallow Jacket, $495, 3x1.us
Ditch Your Go-To Black Dress
This wedding season you’re going to slide your trusty black dress to back of the closet and turn heads in this sizzling fuchsia slip dress. It’s asymmetrical hemline, flawless drape and rich tinted silk is the ideal combination of simplicity and royalty. For a summer vibe, pair it with a fun bamboo clutch and a lace up sandal.
So you are ready to take it to the next level? This bold-yet-elegant monochromatic floral suit — the pattern evolved from a watercolor painting created by the designer’s mother — is a piece of art enveloping the finest crepe-back satin you may ever wear. Pair it with a fun, unexpected bag.
Stylist: Nausheen Shah
Photographer: Janelle Jones