Spring is in the air, and with it, a whole slew of new spring fashions. Given spring is the season for rejuvenation, how about giving your wardrobe a healthy injection of fresh style?
Start your ‘spring cleaning’ by eliminating anything you didn’t wear this winter that is meant for cooler weather. After all, if you didn’t wear it this year, you probably won’t wear it next year. Next, go through your spring and summer clothes. Is there anything that doesn’t fit? Has damage? You don’t feel comfortable in?
Once you’ve cleared out those items, identify any gaps or items that need to be replaced. Look at what’s trending this season and see what works with your wardrobe and lifestyle. A few new items can go a long way to reinventing your favorite classics, and make it easier to get dressed in the morning. To get you started, here are a great mix of trendy and timeless items from Banana Republic that are a worthy addition for anyone undergoing a wardrobe refresh!
Trending: Embellished Elbow-Sleeve Top – $128
Who says embellishment is just for the holiday season? This neutral-toned, mid-sleeve sweater is a perfect transition piece as the temperature rises. Bonus points for working equally well in the office with trousers or a pencil skirt, or on the weekend with jeans.
A smart blazer is the perfect finishing piece for your work wardrobe. If you’ve already got basic black covered, why not try a vibrant Kelly green? It’s the perfect complement to everything from a LBD to a botanical-patterned blouse.
Trending: Tie-Waist Jumpsuit – $148
Love the idea of a one-piece outfit like a dress, but craving pants? A jumpsuit is the perfect, oh-so-comfortable answer. This chic wide leg option works for everything from date night to a day at the office.
Timeless: Denim Jacket – $98
A denim jacket is a true wardrobe staple. It’s perfect for those crisp spring mornings, and adds a little edge to any ensemble. If you don’t already have one, this medium wash jacket features flattering seaming and handy pockets.
Trending: Easy Care Crepe Off-Shoulder Top – $88
This season it’s all about showing off those shoulders – dresses and blouses alike are falling mid-upper arm for a hint of flattering skin. Take the trend for a spin with a solid-colored blouse in a notice-me hue.
Timeless: Madison 12-Hour Pump – $118
A suede pump is a wardrobe staple for a reason, and these ones go the distance with flexible leather and comfort pads. Go for a new neutral like gray or taupe to alternate with your favorite black pumps.
Trending: Easy Care Long-Sleeve Flounce Top – $88
Bell sleeves are everywhere this season, evoking the 60s and 70s but in a modern way. The multiple flounces on this pretty blouse give it plenty of feminine flair.
Timeless: Lasercut Ponte Pencil Skirt – $88
Need to replace or update your essential black pencil skirt? Opt for one with some visual interest – the laser cut details on this slim skirt enhance its beauty without taking away from whatever you’re wearing on top.
Trending: Plaid A-line Slip Dress – $148
The midi dress has made a major comeback the last few years – isn’t it time you add one to your closet? This breezy dress has a picnic-inspired plaid print and pretty pintucks, making it ideal for everything from a backyard BBQ to a family event.
Timeless: Belted Mac Trench – $198
Spring weather and trench coats go hand-in-hand – this lightweight yet fuller-coverage jacket is great for those April showers. Go for classic khaki or freshen things up with a pretty dusty pink color.
Trending: Paillette Floral Necklace – $78
Make a big, bold impact with this trendsetting necklace. If you’re not in the market to invest in a whole new wardrobe, a couple of stunning statement pieces can be all you need to make any favorite outfit pop again.
Timeless: Avery-Fit Rinse Denim Crop – $98
Cropped pants are the perfect way to look classy as the weather warms up. This unique pair is made from stretchy denim – but with an effortlessly chic cut, you’ll be able to fool anyone into thinking they’re regular trousers!