Spring is the season we all look to refresh our outlook and our wardrobes with smile-inducing pieces that remind us of happy days spent amongst the daisies in the sunshine. But we know that with the weather being ever-unpredictable, a versatile capsule wardrobe that caters for any forecast and any event is the smart choice for the season. From formal to casual spring outfits, in this Spring Style Edit, we’re saying goodbye to the myth that an outfit can either be practical or stylish with no in between. We’ll be showing you all the key pieces of spring clothes from our latest collection and a fresh take on how to style them.
Styling spring clothes is all about transitioning from the colder months to the warmer, sunnier days upon us and we’ve got the perfect style hacks you need to know.
1. Firstly, mix and match. Build up a capsule wardrobe of versatile pieces that can be easily mixed and matched and with just a few different pieces, you’ll have a great variety of outfit choices.
2. Layering is key – the great British weather, as we know, is unpredictable. So, make sure you have a lightweight cardigan or denim jacket for that extra layer when a breeze is in the air
3. Shoes – Spring is the perfect time to lose the boots and bring out your favourite pair of trainers or sandals.
A flattering trench coat in a neutral tone is something everybody should have hanging on their coat hook. There’s nothing worse than when you’ve spent time on your outfit and have to cover it up with a coat, but our Brampton Trench is designed to not only complement but enhance your style, with an elegant long-line shape, an adjustable waist-cincher and oh-so-stylish design features. For a look that will really stand out from the crowd, layer a frill-neck blouse like our Arietta with a floral dress under your trench. Our blue ditsy Aura Dress has a deep V-neck to show off the dainty details of the Arietta Blouse, and the flowing midaxi-length skirt contrasts beautifully with the military-inspired design of the trench coat. Finish the look off with a pair of leather boat shoes for a sophisticated flourish.
A jumper for spring? It is Great Britain after all. On days you can’t guarantee the warmest of weather, a simple yet stylish nautical knit like our versatile Adrienne Jumper can be a key piece in your spring wardrobe. With bold horizontal stripes and a V-neck, it’s perfect for wearing alone on brighter days, but we love layering it with our Frances Shirt, which has a pretty tie-neck that falls upon the chest over the jumper and a pretty floral print that pops against the deep navy. For an effortlessly casual (but far from mundane) look, pair it with jeans, classic trainers and a sporty baseball cap.
It’s easy to think of jumpsuits, overalls and dungarees as quite masculine in style, thanks to their practicality and utilitarian origins, but for this season we’ve put a feminine twist on this classic just in time for spring. Our Rampling Dungarees have all the details you know and love, like metal clip shoulder straps and a kangaroo pocket, available in a soft, dusty pink that’s ideal for this season’s colour palette. To add a touch of elegance, we’re bringing back the beautiful Arietta Blouse to wear underneath your dungarees, finished with frills and pretty embroidery details that you wouldn’t normally see paired with such a practical style. But we think these two are a match made in heaven, don’t you?
April showers are almost a guarantee in good old Blighty, but a downpour doesn’t mean you have to compromise on style. The key is not to treat your coat as an afterthought, but to incorporate it into your look with clever layering pieces and finishing details to pull the whole outfit together. Our Padstow Waterproof Raincoat has you covered for all the practical features you need, and looks effortlessly chic paired with our Arkley Denim Jacket. Try rolling the cuffs of the denim jacket up over the sleeves of the coat like we have to add a pop of contrast that really elevates the look, and wear with a pair of tan chinos to complement those spring neutral tones.
A floral dress for spring is an obvious addition to everybody’s wardrobe this season, but how do you style yours to make it that little bit more eye-catching? It’s all about layering. Our Melody Dress (although beautiful on its own) has a lovely flowing silhouette with gathers in all the right places, ribbed cuffs and a frilled V-neck that make it ideal for wearing over a buttoned top like our Harriet Henley Top. The heritage green of the Harriet matches perfectly with the greens that weave their way around the floral print of the Melody Dress , and the buttoned collar gives the whole look a classic countryside feel that we love. Weather taken a turn for the worst? We’ll be throwing on our Ferndale Padded Gilet and a pair of Field Wellies in a complementary hue.
If you’re building up a capsule wardrobe for spring, a versatile jacket is going to be your very best friend. Our Tetford Dry Wax 3-in-1 Jacket is ideal for layering up to match the forecast. Wear alone as a stylish wax-style jacket, or wear together with the detachable gilet for when the cold sets in. Last but definitely not least, you can wear the gilet alone for a countryside-inspired look that’s made for daytime dog walks and every kind of adventure (or even just nipping to the shops). We love to pair the Tetford with our Daisy Long Sleeve Top, with its soft coral stripes and pretty frill detail to the neck.