It’s finally time to shed that winter coat and lose those heavy layers. If you’re ready to update your wardrobe for spring, make sure you’re building out your collection of basics with the a few well-fitting pieces. Working with a good selection of basics can make it easier to incorporate a few spring trends into your look without overdoing it. Whether you’re heading to work or just need a few casual ensembles for weekends, your basics will be the most versatile pieces in your wardrobe and will help you create some fresh new looks with ease.
Round out your basics wardrobe with these five essential pieces for spring:
#1: French-Cuff Shirt
Whether you go with stark white or a neutral hue, make sure you have at least one fitted French-cuff shirt in your closet this spring. A fitted shirt with three-quarter sleeves or long sleeves is easy to layer with a light sweater or cardigan this spring. Wear it with the sleeves rolled up for a fresh new look this season.
#2: Wide-Leg Pants
Even though skinny jeans have stuck around for a few seasons, the spring lineup calls for wide-leg pants and loose-fitting trousers. We’re seeing lots of retro-inspired looks from on the runway and palazzo pants. You can add wide-leg pants to your basics wardrobe when you stick with neutral hues and simple, belted cuts. Wear these with more form-fitting tops for a balanced look, or stick with a looser-fitting top and bold accessories for a carefree but stylish ensemble.
#3: Ribbed Tank
A ribbed sweater tank or thicker cotton tank is a great layering piece for spring and can help you create dozens of different looks with little effort. Round out your spring basics wardrobe with a black and white tank or even a printed style to add some color to the mix.
4. Tailored Shorts
If you’re eager to say goodbye to jeans and cropped pants this season, go ahead and sport a pair of tailored shorts to freshen up your look for spring. White, cream, beige, black, or army green shorts can be a versatile addition to your spring collection and paired with everything from fitted tees to tanks. Add a funky belt or scarf around your waist for a fun twist.
5. Scoopneck Tee
The scoopneck tee is one of the most figure-flattering tee shirt styles for all body types. Build up your basics wardrobe with black, white, tan, and cream-colored tees that can be layered underneath a light cardigan or blazer, or worn alone for a more casual look. This is one spring top that’s easy to dress up or down with the right accessories.