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Sure, the weather is warming up, but the season still calls for a chic coat to ward off rain or wind. A belted trench in a neutral khaki hue is a timeless topper that every woman should own.
To buy: H&M trenchcoat, $70 at hm.com
You can never go wrong with a v-neck tee in classic grey, black or white. The quintessential layering piece, try this versatile top under a blazer, leather jacket or zip-up – it’s guaranteed to look great with everything in your closet.
To buy: J. Crew vintage T-shirt, $30 at net-a-porter.com
From work to weekend, you need a place to stash your stuff. A large, all-purpose tote is your best bet for busy days.
To buy: Mango croc-effect shopper bag, $90 at mango.com
Consider it the more casual sister of the classic silk blouse, a chambray shirt is an off-duty essential. Tie it at the front or tuck it into jeans or a skirt to give this stolen-from-the-boys style a feminine twist.
To buy: Madewell 'Ex-Boyfriend' chambray shirt, $70 at madewell.com
A skin-toned shade of neutral pumps will elongate legs and look good with everything from dresses and skirts to trousers and jeans.
To buy: Michael Michael Kors patent-leather pumps, $100 at net-a-porter.com
Whether you wear an initial pendant or choose a significant symbol, select a signature necklace that defines your style.
To buy: Gorjana 'Alphabet Coin' necklace, $75 at shopbop.com
A good pair of jeans should be the hardest working piece in any woman’s wardrobe. Look for a light-to-medium wash without any rips to get the most bang for your buck.
To buy: American Eagle Outfitters 'Hi-Rise' skinny jeans, $40 at ae.com
Metallics can match with anything in your wardrobe, so they're a safe bet when it comes to footwear versatility. Try a totally gilded pair or one with metal hardware like these and then dress up or down as desired.
To buy: River Island slider sandals, $66 at asos.com
Chic and professional, a shirtdress is a smart addition to any work wardrobe. The simple silhouette is both flattering and extremely easy to wear, while still feeling feminine.
To buy: Loft collarless striped shirtdress, $80 at loft.com
Bring on the spring sunshine! Protect your eyes and polish your look in universally flattering aviator frames.
To buy: Mango aviator sunglasses, $30 at mango.com
Rather than always being weighed down, trade your tote for a smaller pouch while running errands or going out for dinner. Use this clutch to store your essentials, and you can grab it and go at a moment’s notice.
To buy: Ann Taylor large colorblock clutch, $68 at anntaylor.com
Feminine and flowy, a pleated skirt is springtime, personified. Try a maxi style for a dramatic flair, or a slightly shorter version for a sweeter sensibility. Either way, this staple can be re-worked each spring to create a plethora of outfit options.
To buy: Zara knee-length pleated skirt, $80 at zara.com