The Essential Spring Layering Guide
The challenge 30 Wears which encourages shoppers to think Would I wear this item 30 times ? And this couldn’t come at a better time with shoppers looking to make their money go further in 2023. Interestingly statistics say that we only re wear our clothes 7 times! So, when you shop for your spring outfits ask yourself the question. Will I Wear This 30 Times? … Buying classic shapes and having a broad selection of base layers in your wardrobe will make dressing for the changing seasons fool proof. Every new item you purchase should match with multiple items already in your capsule wardrobe. Keep this in mind and the 30 Wears will happen organically. Follow our spring layering guide for more tips and tricks.
Before starting your Spring shopping take a look at what’s already in your wardrobe, do a full inventory of what you have before filling in the missing pieces.
Capsule Wardrobe Questions…
Start from the inside out with the best of base layers, the foundation to any good outfit. Base layers in soft cotton or with a cashmere mix will add warmth and comfort and help clothes to transition from one season to the next and are an essential in spring layering as the temperatures rise and fall. Add a simple lace cami under a blazer for serious office style. Keep your base layers to classic colours that co-ordinate with the majority of your wardrobe that can then be added to many spring outfits. Or equally add a pop of the most on trend colour!
The epitome of 30 wears is a selection of good basic trousers, in colours that co-ordinate with multiple outfits. Shop for your shape when looking at your bottom half, well fitted high waisted trousers in a stretch fabric will suit every figure. The wide leg trouser is back, (Goodbye Skinny Jeans!) and styled correctly this shape can suit all shapes and be very flattering. A wide leg trouser will conceal any leg shape, a high cut will make the waist appear smaller and the wide cut will add length to even the shortest of legs.
No spring layering guide would be complete without a cardigan, and think less granny’s itchy handknit and more soft, warm, and especially versatile. A short button up cardigan over a crisp shirt will make dressing for the office easy, and practical for anyone working from home, a longline cardigan, will add warmth and style, belt the cardigan over a dress or wide leg trouser to go from cosy to chic!
Jackets are the wrapping on the present for essential spring layering, classic shapes that will see the test of time will never go wrong. Shower proof hooded coats add function for the school run or popping to the shops . Faux leather or suede jackets and easy wrap coats can be added or taken away when needed, or draped over the shoulders to make everyday dressing work. And make desk to dinner to a whole lot easier.