With warmer days on the horizon and fashion weeks worldwide in our distant rearview, we’ve got updating our wardrobe on the brain. We love looking trendy, but splurging on one-hit wonders just isn’t our thing. Sorry crop top, but even if we can rock you, your days are undoubtedly numbered. Instead, we look for pieces that are just-so-right — not just so-right-now. These six pieces will do the trick.
1.This wool-silk top from J.Crew in blush — spring’s hottest color — has the boxier shape showing on runways plus a bit of sheen (a nod to on-trend iridescent and metallic fabrics), but its more-tailored fit means its shape will remain classic.
2. Fashion houses have been mad for plaid lately, and that passion doesn’t appear to be waning. Ralph Lauren’s Elisa work shirt combines bright spring colors with fall’s earth tones to create one plaid shirt that will take you from here to there.
3. Pastels always make a welcome appearance come springtime, and pale blue will be the color of choice this season. A Minnie Rose cashmere duster will keep you warm on cool spring days and summer nights.
4. After season upon season of skinny jeans, the wide leg pant is making a big comeback. The Lissa pant by Tory Burch in classic navy is perfect for everything from work (add a tailored shirt) to date night (paired with a low-cut top and heels) any time of year.
5. A tailored white dress shirt like this one from Brooks Brothers never goes out of style. If you think that sounds too boring, it’s time to think again. Pair one with cropped work pants, a pencil skirt, or white jeans for a put-together look whether you’re at the office or out with friends.
6. Not a big fan of the body-con mini? Full-midi and tea-length skirts are au courant and figure flattering. We love Dolce & Gabbana’s cherry blossom skirt, which packs a total trend knockout: black and white, bold florals, lots of swing, and pleating. With enough versatility to dress up or down and pair with footwear from sandals to boots, you’ll be wearing it for years to come.