Spring is FINALLY here, and along with all the lambs, daffodils and skipping through meadows comes the inevitable wave of wardrobe panic. Yep, after months spent moaning about the constant need for a coat/hat/hot-water-bottle-as-accessory the prospect of getting your ankles out can prompt a debate that even the House of Commons couldn’t handle.
Reader, put down the pop socks. We hear you –and so do our mates at Tu. We’ve teamed up and scouted out 5 of the most wearable street style trends, matching them with the pieces you need to nail the look minus the stress.
Better still, the styles might seem splurgy, but everything’s so purse-friendly you can probably afford to buy the lot. Score AND score. Now, where’s that camera?
(Return of) The Mac
The ultimate in-betweeny cover up (that’s “transeasonal”to all you fashion types), the trusty Mac is pretty much the only coat you need to see you into spring. Spotted on the streets of PFW, throw on a classic tan one over ripped black jeans for instant French girl nonchalance. Très chic.
The Insta-Approved Trainer
Trainers continue to be a fashion thing this season, and anyone who knows anything will tell you that a white pair are top choice. Pair these minimal lace-ups with with literally anything in your wardrobe for instant style points. Bonus available for contrast red lippy.
The Wear-With-Anything Wide Leg
Oh, wide leg trousers. How do we adore thee? Stupidly on-trend yet deceptively easy to wear, tuck a jumper or tee into these flattering high-waisted ones, pair with boots/flats/trainers/whatever and let your accessories, like this skinny scarf, do the talking. Hello, new uniform.
The Blank Canvas Shirt
Fashion rule #1: You absolutely point blank cannot go wrong with a white shirt. Weekday or weekend, day or night, dressed up or down –consider it a trusted friend. The sort of trusted friend that you tuck into your jeans and pair with a clutch, as seen at NYFW. Natch.
The Essential Stripe
Fashion fades, but stripes are eternal (or, er, something like that). The Breton is a style classic, and this monochrome number is guaranteed to go with pretty much anything. Our favourite way to wear it? Tucked into a sassy kick-flare like this stylish lady. Hat optional, but preferred.
This article originally appeared on The Debrief.