Nothing seems nearly as lovely as those first spring days after a long, hard winter. The snow has gone, a warm breeze has swept over you, and you’ve been given a new lease on life—and nothing solidifies the new beginning quite like spring fashion.
After months of puffy jackets and salt-stained boots, spring clothing are the hidden heroes of the fashion calendar. Pastels, flowers, and linens—after months of puffer coats and salt-stained boots, spring clothes are the unsung heroes of the fashion calendar. Sure, fall is beautiful, but what’s better than wearing a new dress and shoes that you won’t have to worry about spoiling in the snow for the first time of the year? I’ve made my case.
As a fashion editor, I’ve discovered firsthand that the best pieces are in stock one day and gone the next, so if you want something, you’ll have to act quickly. These are the ones I’m personally adding to my basket while I still can, after hours of scouring the internet for the best spring pieces—and I’ll be thanking myself all season long.
Sweater with Short Sleeves
I’m at a point in my wardrobe where I only buy new clothes if they seem truly unique, and this one feels like it deserves a place in mine. I appreciate how the cut-out keeps it from being too revealing, so I can wear it in a million different circumstances and always feel like a ten.
MANGO Button Down Oversized
These days, I can’t get enough of button-ups, and I adore the thought of switching out my plain white one for this bright green one.
Ruched Knit Polo Mini Dress by ABERCROMBIE & FITCH
I can’t seem to get enough dresses these days, and this one’s stunning green tone, mixed with the ruching features (which will make it ultra-flattering), makes it an instant buy for me.
Mini Dress by ABERCROMBIE & FITCH
I bought one of these dresses for myself last summer and got far more use out of it than I could have imagined. It’s quite attractive, comfy, and wearable, thanks to the built-in shorts. It was perfect for work-from-home days since it made me feel put-together in a one-and-done kind of way. The best move I could do is to add another hue to my armory, and this pink is calling my name.
Puffed Sleeve Midi Dress
Puffed Sleeve Midi Dress 2022 is all about color, so I’m trying to include it into my wardrobe as much as possible. For those glorious warm spring days, this gorgeous green dress will be a one-and-done outfit, and I can see myself wearing it both to work and on the weekends.
ELOQUII Midi Dress with Puff Sleeves
Have you ever seen a piece of apparel that makes you yearn for spring as much as this lovely pink hue? I don’t believe so.
Cowl Neck Satin Slip Dress by ELOQUII
There should always be a dress in your closet for those moments when you want to feel a little more dressed up, and a satin slip dress is perfect for that—especially in this gorgeous shade of yellow.
Cropped Wool-Blend Peacoat by ABERCROMBIE & FITCH
I’m a bit of a jacket hoarder when it comes to outerwear, and I like to make sure I’m prepared for anything the Chicago weather throws at me. This wool-blend cropped coat will be ideal for those days when I wish it was spring but it isn’t (and I’m sure I’ll get a lot of use out of it in the fall as well).
Houndstooth Jacket by ZARA
This was one of those compositions that made me automatically say yes without hesitation. The light blue color and pearl button accents create a stunning, feminine look that I know I’ll love for seasons to come.
Jeans with a wide leg from H&M
I’d been looking for a pair of brown pants for a while, and the rich, chocolate-y hue of them convinced me to buy them. I like the notion of wearing this color with pastel outfits for a style that’s a little more interesting than a pair of plain jeans.
Relaxed Trousers by ABERCROMBIE & FITCH
Relaxed trousers are the pants of the year, if you haven’t heard, however I have yet to discover my perfect pair. I’ve never been disappointed by Abercrombie pants, so I’m picking up a pair of these and looking forward to leaving my jeans for a few more days.
Cropped Wide Leg Jeans by ZARA
I can’t get enough of this shade of green, especially with the gold button embellishments. I’ve never regretted purchasing any of the fun pants in my closet, so these are a no-brainer.
Jeans with two tones by AGOLDE
I’ve had my eye on these for quite some time and have now decided to get them. They’re so distinctive and high-quality, and I can think of a million different ways to wear them throughout the year—but especially this spring.
Sunglasses QUAY Square
What would spring be without a fun pair of sunglasses? I’m not sure because these pink ’90s-style sunglasses will be on my face all summer.
Closen Clog by DOLCE VITA
One of the most popular spring shoe styles? Clogs. These are my very favorite ones that I’ve found after scouring the internet, and they’ll bring a little something to even the most simple outfits, like jeans and a white tee, come spring. Trust me when I say that these won’t last long, and I’m grabbing them while I can.
BALANCE 237 NEW SNEAKERS
I wear my sneakers so often that when they really speak to me, I don’t hesitate to buy a new pair, and these ones made me stop in my tracks. They’re the spring sneaker of my dreams, with their stunning pastel colors and vintage-inspired design, and I know I’ll be wearing them a lot.
KURT GEIGER LONDON Statement Ring Statement ring
Statement rings wiggled their way back into our jewelry boxes in 2021, and I’ve yet to pick up one of the Y2K-inspired pieces of goodness. KURT GEIGER LONDON Statement Ring Statement rings wiggled their way back into our jewelry boxes in 2021, and I’ve yet to pick up one of the Y2K-inspired piece of goodness. I’m in love with the colors in this one and can’t wait to use it with all of my spring outfits.
MANGO Baguette Bag with Beads
Gone are the days of basic handbags; now is the time to allow your accessories do all of the talking for you. This is the purse I’ve been seeking for that makes a statement while yet being wearable. The stunning beading and unique pattern combine to make a purse I’d be a fool not to acquire while I still can.
Gemstone Necklace by ANA LUISA
I’ve been looking for a way to add some color to my jewelry collection, and this green gemstone necklace is precisely what I’ve been looking for. It hasn’t left my mind since I first saw it a few months ago, and it’s perfect for stacking with other jewelry or wearing alone.
Papillon Claw Clip by EMI JAY
My hair is now exclusively held in a claw clip, and I’ve determined that I can’t live without it. Emi Jay’s clips are known for being high-quality and one-of-a-kind, and this allows me to dabble in this year’s butterfly trend in a subtle way—one that I’m sure will get me a slew of praises.