There's something to be said for the capsule wardrobe. Well-selected pieces can function as your staples for years if you look after them and choose good quality.
You don't need a lot to look good. Think of the best-dressed French women you know and they are typically always dressed simply, often in classic pieces, and they look phenomenal. Buy what you need, what makes you feel good and get rid of things you haven't worn for a while. For more tips, see our recent blog post: The Ultimate Guide to Making the Most of Your Wardrobe.
With spring just around the corner it's time to sort through the closet. To make you feel as fresh as a daisy after those winter days, your spring wardrobe just needs some simple staples that will carry you through to summer. Here are the seven classic pieces every woman should have in her spring wardrobe.
The white shirt
Paired with jeans or trousers, the crisp white shirt is effortlessly chic and feminine.
Pictured: Clotilde Shirt £45, Marie & Lola
The Breton stripes
Whether in sweater or tee form, Breton stripes never go out of style and they always inject a freshness into your wardrobe.
Pictured: Mikela jumper £45, Marie & Lola
The mohair or cashmere knit
If you look after it well, your mohair or cashmere knits is a timeless piece that you can enjoy for years.
Pictured: Rosie jumper in hazelnut £68, Marie & Lola
The everyday hero jeans
Choose a cut flattering for your body shape and opt for lighter denim for a more relaxed look or indigo or black wash for a smarter look.
Pictured: Ease mid-rise jeans £210, Totême at Matches Fashion
The classic gold hoops
Pretty, wearable hoops aren't just for evenings. Don them in the day to elevate your look. If you're not a gold person, opt for silver.
Pictured: Voluminous gold hoops £25, Orelia London
The timeless trench
Slip into a trench and I can't fail to feel like I've stepped onto the set of Breakfast at Tiffany's. With clean lines and the belt cinching in your waist, it's eternally chic (plus it offers protection against those spring showers).
Pictured: Trench coat £229, Ralph Lauren
The white trainers
The ultimate footwear for weekends, school runs, errands in town and chasing the kids around. The classic white trainer will pair with anything from jeans to your favourite midi skirt.
Pictured: V-10 Sneakers £115, Veja at Net-A-Porter