Style.Devine: The Cambridge stylist shares her top spring updates




“We are all longing to breathe in the lightness and infuse our wardrobes with a burst of colour.” Cambridge-based stylist Maggie Devine shares her top wardrobe updates for spring

Style.Devine's Maggie shares her top tips for spring
Style.Devine's Maggie shares her top tips for spring

Spring is a time for renewal and growth; a season marked by lighter evenings and the slow emergence of vibrant colours. As we shed the heavy wool sweaters of autumn and winter, our desire for lighter fabrics like cottons, silks, and linens intensifies. I feel we are all longing to breathe in the lightness and infuse our wardrobes with a burst of colour!

This month's focus revolves around spring wardrobe updates. My constant reminder to clients and readers is to curate a wardrobe that smoothly transitions between seasons without the need for an entirely new collection; a capsule comprising core pieces like a blazer, crisp white tee, good pair of jeans, a lovely black dress, and a white shirt.

The building blocks for any outfit, these key ingredients help construct our signature style, enabling the effortless incorporation of new season trends without sacrificing authenticity and what makes our style our own. Now, let's explore some key spring trends to seamlessly integrate into your wardrobe. . .

Elevated basics: Formerly reserved for formal occasions, tailored trousers and blazers are finding a place in everyday outfits. Pairing tailored pieces with casual items like a tee and sneakers or a blazer with a light linen tank and jeans creates an elevated and minimal look that resonates with the polished aesthetic of spring. Personally, I love this mixture.

Style.Devine's Maggie shares her top tips for spring
Style.Devine's Maggie shares her top tips for spring

The denim maxi skirt: This was a fairly new trend last year but it isn’t going anywhere and I’m telling you the denim maxi skirt is such a flattering piece. An easy one to slot into your wardrobe, as you can sub it in where you would otherwise wear jeans, it is perfect for the not-yet-hot days of spring.

Sheer layers: Layering becomes a must in spring, and sheer pieces offer an ideal way to introduce colour and texture to your outfits. Adding a sheer layer over a base enhances your spring style. You’ll be seeing a lot of embellished sheer long sleeves as well as sheer slip dresses layered over trousers and a tank or tee. This is a really fun trend that we will see a lot more of, don’t shy away from it.

Boxy cropped jackets and tees: Surprisingly flattering, the boxy cropped style is especially good for petite individuals, adding length and dimension to your shape. Paired with high-waisted trousers or jeans, this look elongates your legs, creating the illusion of height. Playing with proportions is a great way to add interest to a look.

Wide-leg jeans and trousers: If you’re in the market for a new pair of jeans or trousers I would say it’s a safe bet to buy a wide leg. Opt for a darker wash as you can dress them up more easily than a lighter wash. Choose high-rise options for better proportions, and don't hesitate to size up for a comfortable fit. Tucking in a tighter top enhances the overall silhouette, so having a bit of room will help with that.

Style.Devine's Maggie shares her top tips for spring
Style.Devine's Maggie shares her top tips for spring

Finally. . . dresses: Oh how I long to be wearing a dress without thermals underneath! If your spring wardrobe has anything in it, please, please make sure you have a fun spring dress! I usually pack mine away and around March I start to bring them out. So now is the time, and as for trends on these, I find that a light cotton dress with a timeless not-too-bold print is all you really need. If I’m looking to add to my collection of spring/summer dresses I always look at brands like Zimmerman, ELLIATT and LoveShackFancy for inspiration.

Embrace these trends and let your spring wardrobe reflect the essence of both renewal and individual style. Happy styling!

For more styling tips and outfit ideas follow @style.devine or to book a personal styling session email maggie@styledevine.com


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