If you are going to buy anything to update your wardrobe this Spring, consider the following suggestions:

The absolute “must haves” for everyone, irrespective of body type, age, and lifestyle”:

  • Crisp white fitted shirt – to tuck in, belt at the waist or layer with a t-shirt, jacket or piece of knitwear
  • Metallic bag – in gold, silver or any metallic shade in between
  • Metallic shoes – in either a stacked heel, pretty ballet flat or strappy Grecian thong
  • Fitted cropped jacket in a neutral tone – in either white, black, cream, tan, khaki or all of the above
  • Knitted wrap dress – the ones that Diane von Furstenberg made famous. Don’t think that you can’t wear one – you’ll be surprised. Try one on and discover how flattering and forgiving they are!
  • Long strand of beads – in wood, plastic, metal or pearls… or a combination of these 

For the more adventurous among us, feel free to add:

  • Fitted knee length trouser shorts – in denim or any neutral stretch fabric
  • White pants – fully lined and fairly wide legged
  • Vintage ruffle blouse – in a neutral tone, soft flouncy fabric and perhaps made of stretch lace
  • Crocheted shrug – finely knitted versions are smarter (we don’t want a repeat last season’s bo-ho chic look)
  • Spotted anything – usually best in a blouse, skirt or dress 

And for the ultra fashionista:

  • Horizontal “jailbird” stripe top – in black/white, brown/white, black/grey
  • Short shorts – high on the thigh and worn best with heels
  • Wide waist belt – preferably in some sort of stretch fabric for comfort
  • High waisted pencil skirt – also best in a neutral tone
  • Patent shoes – in a primary colour

Whether you’re a cutting edge girl, or prefer to remain currently classic – it’s important to update your wardrobe every season.