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15 Pieces Your Spring Wardrobe Needs this Season

It’s time to revamp your wardrobe for spring! See the 15 pieces you need to add to your closet for the new season…

By: Niki | March 22, 2017

When it comes to revamping your wardrobe for a new fashion season, it can take time to figure out just what pieces you want to add to your closet, so we created a list of the must-have pieces for a fashion-forward spring, just for you! There are so many styles that are making a trend statement, that it was a tricky task for us to narrow it down to this list. From cold shoulder tops, to paper bag waist pants (more on that below), we fell in love with every little bit of the fashion this season has to offer.

These styles say it all…

Jumpsuits

Jumpsuits are making another statement this spring, but this time their adding their own kind of flair with culotte and cutoff styles.

How we like to style them: The great thing about jumpsuits is that they are easy and can be dressed up or down. Throw over a blazer and heels for the office, or grab a pair of sandals for a laid-back casual look!

Outfit Details Jumpsuit: Loft | Blazer: Loft | Necklace: Loft | Shoes: Express

Button-Up Shirts

These shirts have been around for decades, but they’ve since gotten a makeover and made their way from the workplace wardrobe to every day wear. This season is all about the different ways you can style a button-up (hint: the options are endless!).

How we like to style them: A button-up shirt makes a great layering piece! We love to throw one over a graphic tee or tie one up under one of our favorite spring jackets.

Outfit Details Shirt: Gap | Jeans: Gap | Jacket: Gap | Belt: Gap | Bracelets: Francesca’s | Bag: Gap

Stylish Shorts

It’s time to upgrade your shorts collection to styles with fun prints and stylish silhouettes.

How we like to style them: If you like to step out of your comfort zone with your style, we love to mix prints when it comes to the fun printed shorts we’ve seen in our stores! Take your look to the next level with a top that also makes a statement.

Outfit Details Top: Loft | Shorts: Loft

Bra/Crop Tops

Bra and crop tops are trending for spring, and they’re challenging us to style them in ultra-chic ways!

How we like to style them: If you aren’t quite ready to step into the bra top trend (like we were), take the baby step of layering a cropped/bra-crop tank over a button up or t-shirt for a runway meets real-way retro look.

Outfit Details Shirt: White House Black Market | Crop Top: Forever 21 | Pants: Express | Choker: White House Black Market

Cold-Shoulder & Off-the-Shoulder Tops

The trend that was all the rage is coming back for an encore, and we’re welcoming it with open arms (and wallets)!

How we like to style them: Let this trending style make the statement – we love to keep the outfit simple with sleek and stylish pants or shorts.

Outfit Details Top: Francesca’s | Pants: Francesca’s | Bag: Macy’s

Psst. This trend is chic for all ages! There are so many styles available that you are bound to find the perfect one for you!

Outfit Details Top: Chico’s | Pants: Chico’s

Bomber Jackets

There is nothing better than a cute jacket to top off an outfit on a cool spring day. Bomber jackets make the perfect addition to any outfit – from a casual day to a dressed-up night out!

How we like to style them: Although we love to wear a bomber jacket over a t-shirt and jeans, this season we’re all about mixing edgy and romantic! Try wearing a bomber jacket over a flowy dress with a pair of sneakers for something fun and new this spring.

Outfit Details Jacket: Express | Dress: Express

Fitted & Frayed

Skinny jeans are getting a much-needed upgrade with fun frayed hems and distressed details.

How we like to style them: Just like any go-to pair of denim, this trend works with anything! Throw on a laced-up sweater with a pair of spring-perfect mules for an effortless look to wear all season long.

Outfit Details Sweater: Apricot Lane | Jeans: Gap | Shoes: Journey’s | Bag: Macy’s (Psst. It’s reversible!)

Statement Sleeves

Statement sleeves, specifically bell sleeves, are taking the spotlight when it comes to tops for spring!

How we like to style them: With so many styles to choose from, it’s hard to say just one way to put a look together – the great thing about this trend is that it’s very versatile. Whether you choose shorts, pants, or a skirt, these tops transfer well into many different kinds of looks.

Outfit Details Top: Loft | Shorts: Loft

Military-Inspired Styles

For both men and women, you’ll see tons of this trend – from military jackets, to cargo pants and camo – taking over the racks this season.

How we like to style them: Just because it’s militarty-inpsired, doesn’t mean you have to go head-to-toe camo. Try mixing these styles with something soft and femanine (did you see how we styles this jacket with a floral dress in our lookbook?) or sporty!

Outfit Details Jacket: White House Black Market | Shirt: Loft | Pants: White House Black Market | Shoes: Journey’s

Paper Bag Waist Pants

Remember earlier when we were talking about paper bag waist pants? We love the way these pants bring shape to your frame with a higher waist and tied belt!

How we like to style them: We love to fully or half-tuck our favorite tops into these beautiful bottoms! Because of their typical shape, they look best with a pair of heels.

Outfit Details Top: Chico’s | Pants: Chico’s | Shoes: Macy’s

Tropical Prints & Styles

For both the ladies and the gents, this trend is just starting to heat up! From pretty palms and pineapple prints to vacay-ready styles, your spring wardrobe is sure to be filled with outfits that’ll have you warm-weather ready.

How we like to style them: Who said you have to be walking the beach to rock a resort-wear getup? With so many options making waves this season, we suggest just clicking here to see inspiration on putting together the perfect look.

Outfit Details Top: Express | Hat: JCPenney

Sport Coats & Blazers

Long gone are the days when sport coats and blazers only made their appearance from 9 to 5. From active-friendly fabrics to stylish silhouettes, that are perfect for throwing over your night-out attire, these pieces are sneaking their way into the style scene for spring soirees that stretch long past office hours.

How we like to style them: Throw on a lightweight blazer over a t-shirt and shorts, and slip on a pair of sandals for a laid-back yet sophisticated look.

Outfit Details Coat: Eddie Bauer | Top: Eddie Bauer | Shorts: Eddie Bauer

Joggers

We’re so glad we can continue to wear out joggers from last season, and add a few new styles to our spring wardrobe. You’ll find this trend for both girls and guys!

How we like to style them: The photo says it all when it comes to perfectly styling a pair of joggers for gents. For the ladies, we love dressing up a pair of joggers with a fitted top (tucked in) and our favorite pair of heels.

Outfit Details Top: Forever 21 | Pants: Forever 21 | Shoes: Journey’s

Wondering about all the prints covering all your favorite pieces? Stock up on these prints & textures for a stylish spring wardrobe!

 

If adding all of these pieces is just not achievable, here are our tips for deciding what trends you want to invest in, and which ones to leave to the racks:

  • Make a list. Compile a list of the pieces that most suit your style and then pick from the top 5 or 3.
  • Decide what’s worth investing in. Ask yourself what you are going to wear the most. Those pieces are the ones investing more money into. If there is a super trendy item you want to try, try finding it on sale, so if you only wear it a few times, buyers guilt isn’t quick to follow.
  • Try things on! We can’t say this enough. We all have items that work really well for us, and other items that just don’t work for us at all. The good news is that most of these pieces come in many different styles, which means there may be one out there that’s perfect for you! Always be sure to try items on to make sure it’s in a style that suits you.

Have a stylish spring!

Niki

I have the privilege of being on the amazing Marketing, PR and Fashion team as the Digital Marketing Manager at West Acres. When I am not managing our social and digital platforms and brainstorming content ideas, I am the woman behind (and sometimes in front of) the camera – creating content and working with the media to create segments to introduce the latest trends! When I’m not at the mall, you can find me watching “Friends,” eating ice cream by the carton, spending time with my family and friends, feeding my Pinterest addiction or crossing off destinations on my traveling bucket list.

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