As we wave our winter wardrobe goodbye and the spring cleaning draws nearer, it's time we begin to purge our closet of all the large coats, that top we haven’t worn in five years and the instantly regrettable impulse buy, to make room for some spring essentials.
The spring clean is not just cathartic, but it also gives your wardrobe the space it needs for any necessary spring items you are missing.
Set yourself up this season by going back to basics and fit your wardrobe out with these must-have staples.
Here are the 10 essential items every woman should have in her wardrobe.
1. A chic trench coat
Trench coats are a sophisticated addition to any wardrobe which never go out of style. Try the Everywhere Mac trench coat from Marks & Spencer for $72.
2. A 'Little Black Dress'
A LBD isn't just your go-to going out dress, but a staple midi-length black dress can be the power boardroom look. Whether you LBD is a high-necked midi or a long-sleeved streamline, pair your LBD with a bold shoe and your work looks will be chic.
3. A classic white tee
A classic white tee can be worn with almost anything and can be appropriate for almost any and all occasions. Try the relaxed crew neck t-shirt for $5 at Marks & Spencer.
4. White sneakers
Sneakers have proven themselves to be extremely versatile. Try pairing white sneakers with a midi-lace dress or a pair of your favourite cigarette pants for a fashionably dressed down look.
5. Black blazer
A black blazer is an essential item for those working in an office, but a good blazer can chic up your everyday outfit when teamed with your favourite pair of jeans and classic white tee. The double breasted blazer from Marks & Spencer, $85, is the ideal staple.
6. A jumpsuit
Jumpsuits are everywhere at the moment, and they are the ultimate cool girl outfit for spring.
7. A satin skirt
The midi satin skirt is the ideal understated statement piece. Try the ‘Violetta Skirt’ from Reformation for $178.
8. A bold midi-dress
A midi-dress in polka-dots or leopard print can be dressed up or dressed down, and works with every occasion.
9. A striped t-shirt
The striped cotton t-shirt from MNG, $24.95, is the perfect partner to your favourite leather skirt, cigarette pants or jeans.
10. Flared crop jeans
Instead of a pair of skinny jeans, invest in a pair of cropped flare jeans this spring. The cropped hem means these jeans work with sneakers, flats heels and any other shoe.