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03 16 2022 Spring Essentialsv4

11 spring closet essentials you didn't know you needed

Pack the puffer jackets and tube socks away — it's time to enjoy the sun.

Now that we're headed into spring, we need to equip our wardrobes for the new season. Sure, you know lighter-weight fabrics and warm-weather staples are musts, but what exactly does that entail?

From everyday staples, like the perfect tee and the best jeans, to bolder items, like fun sunglasses and statement shoes, these spring wardrobe essentials will have you covered well beyond the season.

1. The Sundress

Pretty Little Thing Plus Black Floral Print Cupped Split Detail Midi Dress

Whatever the silhouette, style, or slit, a sundress can be worn for many a springtime occasion: picnic, date night, BBQ, or even wedding.

SHOP: Plus Black Floral Print Cupped Split Detail Midi Dress, $55, available at PrettyLittleThing

2. The White Jeans

Levis 721 High Rise Skinny Womens Jeans

We don't believe in that old adage that says you can't wear white after Labor Day. We do, however, believe white jeans are a must from spring to summer. Pair it with a casual crop top or your fanciest blouse.

SHOP: 721 High Rise Skinny Women's Jeans, Was $69.50, Now $59.99, available at Levi's

3. The Statement Sneakers

Hot Topic Not Today Satan Floral Hi-Top Sneakers

Nothing says good springtime vibes than a floral print and a very bold message written on your shoe. Whether you're going to a festival or on a picnic, these shoes will impress.

SHOP: Not Today Satan Floral Hi-Top Sneakers, $29.90, available at Hot Topic

4. The Airy Blouse

Nasty Gal Backless Puff Sleeve Ruffle Blouse

Winter's favorite cottagecore top is back...but with a twist. Yes, puffy sleeves and volume are still on trend, but now lightweight fabrics, cutouts, and backless options can help beat the heat.

SHOP: Backless Puff Sleeve Ruffle Blouse, Was $60, Now $14, available at Nasty Gal

5. The Lightweight Jacket

Gap Cropped Anorak

Warm days may still mean chilly nights. Be prepared with a lightweight cardigan or jacket that'll look just as cool on as it does tied across your waist.

SHOP: Cropped Anorak, Was $118, Now $70, available at GAP

6. The Throwback Hat

Champion Garment Washed Relaxed Bucket Hat

Ever since '90s trends re-emerged, we've seen bucket hats galore. This spring, make sure yours feature bright, poppy hues.

SHOP: Garment Washed Relaxed Bucket Hat, $25, available at Champion

7. The Jumpsuit

Billabong Boardwalker Jumpsuit

When you're indecisive about what to wear, an easy go-to that's appropriate for almost every occasion: the billowy jumpsuit. Dress it up with accessories and heels or down with sneakers and denim.

SHOP: Boardwalker Jumpsuit, Was $79.95, Now $40.99, available at Billabong

8. The Sandals

Backcountry Cocobelle Malibu Sandal

Leave the flip flops at the pool, friends. For comfortable footwear you can pair with jeans or sundresses, look no further than the strappy sandal.

SHOP: CocobelleMalibu Sandal - Women's, $95.96, available at Backcountry

9. The Perfect Tee

Madewell Whisper Cotton V-Neck T-Shirt

The T-shirt often gets overlooked in a closet, but it's probably one of the few items you can wear every day. Invest in a slouchy tee that is breathable, cuts in all the right areas, and can pair with jeans or even a fancy satin skirt.

SHOP: Whisper Cotton V-Neck T-Shirt, $10.32, available at Nordstrom

10. The Linen Something

Amour Vert Salice Linen Pants - Sunflower

Before you complain about how wrinkly linen can get, try a pair of pants on and let that air flow convince you why it's such a stellar warm-weather staple.

SHOP: Salice Linen Pants - Sunflower, Was $148, Now $74, available at Amour Vert

11. The Fun Sunglasses

Princess Polly US Amberwood Polarised Sunglasses Purple

Sure, you could go dark black in shades to help protect your eyes. Or you can invest in fun sunglasses (either in style or color) to help jazz up any seemingly simple outfit.

SHOP: Amberwood Polarised Sunglasses Purple, $30, available at Princess Polly US

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