The Spring Essentials We Can't Live Without
By Amy Devon, LDC Brand Curator
Build the ultimate Spring wardrobe with LDC essentials that are key for sustainable styling
The new season is always accompanied by the formidable urge to clear out last years seasonal wardrobe and replace it with whatever trends the social media crowed are rocking that week. Although there is value into buying into trends that repeat season after season, falling for fleeting styles that go out as quickly as they came in, is not only detrimental to your bank account, it isn’t great for the planet either. The trick is to build a staple wardrobe with seasonal essentials that can be styled up or down and worn time after time to maximise on value and to ensure there is longevity in every purchase. Let LDC walk you through our spring essentials we can't live without.
The blazer is the ultimate staple in any wardrobe, we can get tricked into thinking that this piece is reserved for super high-key or formal occasions, but they are way more versatile than that. The formal nature of a blazer lends itself to be the go-to piece for any ‘smart-casual’ dress code, perfect to style up or down to adapt to any situation, a styling secret used by the Instagram ‘it’ girls and stylists alike. It also becomes the perfect spring essential due to the fact it is somewhere between a coat and a jacket, making it ideal for transitional weather.
Get your blazer in a neutral hue or a timeless black shade to ensure that you can style with any look. We love the Rose Jacket by Paula Nadal, a structured shape with feminine details can be paired with the matching Rose Trousers to create a power suit with a Parisian edge, alternatively layer over a slip dress for a 90s inspired feel. Aggi's Isabella blazer is perfect to match with jeans and a simple white t-shirt for an sophisticated off duty look with an abundance of style, add trainers to keep it casual or heels if you're heading into town.
The word essential was made for the white shirt, a key piece that is so versatile you can basically make it whatever you want. Style with jeans and trainers for a classic put together weekend look, wear oversized with wide leg trousers or a skirt for an effortlessly romantic feel or layer under a sweater and match with straight leg trousers and loafers for a smart yet stylish outfit- The possibilities are quite literally endless!
Go classic with the Organic White Boyfriend Shirt by Fallow, a luxe organic cotton texture and oversized fit elevate the overall look, a go-to time after time. Add a little drama with the Coco Shirt by LYL, ballon sleeves and weighted fabric ensure a highly stylised finish, perfect to layer under a silky slip dress or pair with wide leg trousers for a day to night look fit for any occasion.
WELL FITTING TROUSERS
Springtime isn't always guaranteed bare leg weather, and because of this a well fitting pair of trousers is an essential to make it through the transitional months. We put emphasis on the 'well fitting' because if they fit you well, it makes for a good investment and also ensures you ALWAYS have something to wear.
Our favourite wide leg trousers for the season come from Aggi, in the form of the Andie Pants- Black trousers will never go out of style, and the flattering bow tie at the waist and exaggerated wide leg lends itself to styling with heels, trainers, loafers... the list goes on. Jeans are also a timeless piece that you know you will go back to season after season, Fanfare use re-purpose materials to create high quality pieces that will last. The Face embroidered jeans are full of personality and the classic mum cut will ensure they are a staple in your wardrobe.
No matter your style, age or gender, sneakers are a must have for any wardrobe. They aren't just a go-to for any day time look, they can change the whole aesthetic of an outfit. Depending on the sole to trainer ratio, lace up or velcro, black or white- they can convey a whole style and mood just from the ankle down. Buying into the right pair can means you can effortlessly style any outfit; Match with a summer dress and gold jewellery for a cool take on a feminine fit or pair with jeans and a blazer for the ultimate smart-casual feel. New LDC brand Trash Planet create recyclable sneakers in a rage of colours and styles that are perfect for spring.
Investing in essential staples for your jewellery collection is a good idea for so many reasons, with the right pieces you can elevate any look, day or night and will have jewellery that will last for years to come. Jewellery trends come and go just like any other fashion so to invest in simple yet statement pieces that will stand the test of time whilst adapting to any trend. The perfect example of this is the Bella chunky rectangular gold earrings by Amadeus, the modern chunky take on the classic gold hoop is contemporary yet timeless. The tiny initial necklace by A Metal Story is also a modern yet everlasting piece for your collection, the initial charm adds personality whilst the subtle gold chain is elegant and wearable. Wear alone for a dainty addition to a dressy look or layer with chunky chains over a white shirt for a edgy everyday feel.
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