Fashion File: Wardrobe Essentials For an Easy Transition into Spring

Spring is just around the corner (well, I hope so! You really never know what Mother Nature holds, especially this year with all the ups and downs!) so I gathered the top 9 Spring essentials that can easily transition your looks into warmer temperatures. These are classic pieces that in my opinion, and I’m sure you all agree, every girl should own because regardless of your style you can wear them from one season to the next and will never go out of style. Let’s take a look!

1. THE CHAMBRAY SHIRT: I’m a fan of chambray shirts all year round and for Spring I like wearing them alone or layered over a white tee. In my opinion, no one does chambray like Madewell, however I recently got a shirt from Old Navy and absolutely recommend it! Some Faves: Madewell Slim Boyfriend Shirt in Chambray | Madewell Ex-boyfriend Shirt | J.Crew Always Chambray Shirt | Madewell Chambray Courier Shirt | J.Crew Western Chambray Shirt | Old Navy Destructed Chambray Shirt

2. THE CLASSIC TRENCH COAT: Whether you go with a drapey version or a tailored one, a trench coat is a Spring must-have that you’ll have forever. Some faves: J.Crew Icon Trench (above) | Gap Classic Trench | Sincerely Jules Camille Trench | Madewell Parcel Trench Coat | Babaton Nicky Trench Coat | Babaton Lawson Trench Coat (also above)

3. A COZY CARDIGAN: Keeps you warm on chilly mornings, is a great layering piece and you can throw it over anything and just take it off when necessary. Faves: BB Dakota Charlie Grandpa Cardigan | Beyond Yoga Cozy Fleece Origami Cardigan | Madewell Ryder Cardigan Sweater | Banana Republic Eyelash Open Cardigan | Wilfred Flaubert Sweater

4. A LEATHER JACKET: The perfect layer to balance out feminine pieces such as an eyelet top or dress, plus it adds a “cool” factor to your looks! Faves: Mackage Rumer Jacket (pictured above) | Madewell Ultimate Leather Motorcycle Jacket | Topshop Leather Biker Jacket | Topshop Mahoney Faux Leather Jacket (a great look without the hefty price tag!) 

5. A DENIM JACKET: A denim jacket will never let you down and you can throw it over anything, (from tees to dresses) or just tie it around your waist! Faves: Madewell Jean Jacket in Ellery Wash | Gap 1969 Icon Denim Jacket | J.Crew Denim Jacket | Banana Republic Light Denim Jacket

6. A COZY SCARF: For those days when the breeze blows your way! It’s always so practical to have a cozy scarf handy don’t you think? Faves: Wilfred Geo Lattice Rectangle | Madewell Transport Scarf | Banana Republic Geo Scarf | Wilfred Mod Tapestry Blanket

7. A FELT FEDORA: A hat not only is a great piece to keep you warm and stylish, but more than often it can tie a look together. Faves: Bailey for J.Crew Fedora | Club Monaco Vienna Hat | Ace Of Something The Alaska Wide Brim Hat | Ecote Scout Panama Hat | Talula Adelina Hat

8. FLATS: Pointy flats elongate the legs and for those days when the temperatures are not warm enough just yet and it’s not quite sandals weather, they are a great option! Faves: Jeffrey Campbell Vionnet Loafers | J.Crew Sloan Suede d’Orsay Flats | Madewell the Lydia Flat | Jeffrey Campbell Belanger Loafers | Halogen Owen Pointy Toe Ghillie Flat | Steve Madden Eleanorr Ballet Flats (these are a great lace-up option!)

9. ANKLE BOOTS: Don’t store your booties just yet! They go great with shorts, skirts and dresses! Faves: Marc Fisher Yale Chelsea Booties (absolute fave!) | Acne Jensen Pointed Toe Bootie | Steve Madden Arowe Perforated Bootie | Old Navy Short Ankle Booties (great value!)