Transitional spring fashion pieces you need

Spring is a funny time in the UK, the sun might be shining but chances are there’s a chill in the air. So we need lightweight fabrics we can layer up and then take off when the temperature starts to rise.

There are some must-have transitional spring fashion pieces that you need in your wardrobe, and you’ll find that these are items you’ll wear year after year.

Trench coat

The trench coat has been around for years, in fact it was originally designed for Army officers and developed prior to the war, then adapted for use in the trenches during World War I, hence the name.

Both Burberry and Aquascutum claim that they invented the trench coat, but we think that Burberry have managed to keep the design alive for so long thanks to the inventive ways of re-creating this timeless look.

Choose a shorter style if you’re going to be wearing it mostly with flat shoes, you don’t want the coat to drown you. And keep your eyes peeled for waterproof or shower-proof versions, ideal for the unpredictable British weather.

Boohoo Chloe Fluid Trench Coat

Boohoo Chloe Fluid Trench Coat £25 reduced from £45

Topshop Cotton Trench Coat

Topshop Cotton Trench Coat £79

Miss Selfridge Structured Trench Coat

Miss Selfridge Structured Trench Coat £69

Fine knit

Pack away your chunk cardigans and jumpers, fine, lightweight knits are where it’s at during spring. They can still be layered over shirts or tees to keep you warm on the colder days. Embrace true spring trends with a pastel shade.

ASOS Premium Maxi Cardigan In Stripe Fine Knit

ASOS Premium Maxi Cardigan In Stripe Fine Knit £50

new look Lilac Fine Knit Crochet Panel Split Back

New Look Lilac Fine Knit Crochet Panel Split Back £14.99

Weekday Fine Knitted Jumper

Weekday Fine Knitted Jumper £35, ASOS

Skinny trousers

Skinny or slim fit trousers are a key piece for any wardrobe, they’re ideal for job interviews; events when you need to look smart and they can be dressed down too.

There are of course plenty of floral printed versions available during spring, but we love the colour-block styles just as much.

Rochelle Humes Printed Trousers

Rochelle Humes Printed Trousers £35

Topshop Clean-Cut Cigarette Trousers

Topshop Clean-Cut Cigarette Trousers £30

Topshop Paisley Print Cigarette Trousers

Topshop Paisley Print Cigarette Trousers £39

Ankle boot

Now the ankle boot doesn’t need to be kept for the autumn/winter months, you’ll get just as much use out of them this season too. We love stone, camel and tan shades for the warmer months, and suede styles look great when paired with your ditsy floral dresses at a festival too. Fringing optional, but encouraged.

ASOS EDUCATION Leather Ankle Boots

ASOS EDUCATION Leather Ankle Boots £55

Oasis Ida Tan Block Heel Ankle Boots

Oasis Ida Tan Block Heel Ankle Boots £68

Office Bramble Chelsea boots grey suede

Office Bramble Chelsea boots grey suede £68

Long-sleeved dress

When you’re heading out in the evening you of course want to look classy, keep stylish and most importantly keep warm. A long-sleeved dress is the answer to this. Figure-hugging styles will still show off your beautiful body and the long sleeves will repel the chill. We love these sleek styles with straight hair and minimal accessories for a fuss-free look.

Ted Baker Rainbow Waterfall Cuff Dress, Multi

Ted Baker Rainbow Waterfall Cuff Dress, Multi £97, John Lewis

AX Paris Crossover Front Waffle Dress

AX Paris Crossover Front Waffle Dress £35, Very

Definitions High Neck Embellished Dress

Definitions High Neck Embellished Dress £75, Very

Denim

Denim is a go-to piece you’ll wear all year round. For spring update your look with four our favourite styles: the jegging, the dress, the flare and the shirt.

Denim jeggings are a great piece to wear day-to-day; update for an on-trend look with a slashed knee. They’re incredibly comfortable and move with you, so if you’re on-the-go they’re ideal. You can dress them up with heels and a pretty blouse or wear them with pumps/ballet flats and your fine knit for a perfect spring time look.

Denim dresses look great when paired with knitwear, plaid, tights and socks, so layer up accordingly. If you want some designer inspiration look to Chloe, they get the denim dress right every spring/summer season.

The flared jeans are ideal to embrace the seventies fashion trend that’s taking over this SS15, add platforms for height and tuck in a top to show off your waist.

Wear your denim shirt with skirts, shorts, pants and maybe even denim too. Are you brave enough to pull off double denim?

ASOS Rivington High Waist Denim Jeggings In Washed Black With Ripped Knees

ASOS Rivington High Waist Denim Jeggings In Washed Black With Ripped Knees £30

Esprit Denim Shirt

Esprit Denim Shirt £39, ASOS

topshop MOTO Indigo Wash T-Shirt Dress

Topshop MOTO Indigo Wash T-Shirt Dress £38

Topshop MOTO Miller Flared Jeans

Topshop MOTO Miller Flared Jeans £42

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