March has finally arrived and, I don't know about you but, I am rea-dy. In just a matter of weeks, we'll be peeling off our overworked winter layers and pulling our spring things out of storage, ready to take stock of where we stand with our wardrobes. While parkas and boots are great fashion equalizers, pretty soon, we'll all be a little more exposed.
If your spring selection is way out-of-date and you're in desperate need of an update, don't despair. Simply scroll down for the pieces you need to look right on point right now. From the season's most-wanted shoes and accessories to the hero pieces that will change your fashion game, get your spring shopping fix here. Okay snow, you can melt now...
SPRING FOR | COOL LOAFERS
NEED-TO-KNOW | If those Sorels are feeling all sortsa tired and you just can't wait to wear something, anything, else, it's time to look ahead to the big melt. Closed-toed loafers are a spring must and will help you look way more modern than your out-of-date ballet flats. This spring, look for fun details - we're currently feeling cork soles and shiny metallics.
SPRING FOR | A DOUBLE-BREASTED BLAZER
NEED-TO-KNOW | Looking for a work wardrobe update to add to your #girlboss arsenal? Time to pick up a modern double-breasted blazer to make you look legit . If you want something more edgy, RW&CO. also has a sleeveless double-breasted version I'm currently coveting.
SPRING FOR | METAL-DETAILED SUNGLASSES
NEED-TO-KNOW | No need to spend hundreds on a style that's likely to fade by fall. Instead, pick up these Dior So Real-inspired shades from ALDO - under $20 but they'll make a surprisingly big impact on your style, even when you're all bundled up.
OUR PICK | Metal and Plastic Sunglasses, $16, ALDO
SPRING FOR | A '90s-INSPIRED CHOKER
NEED-TO-KNOW | Unless you've been living under a rock (or a snowbank), you've probably noticed that everyone and their supermodel sis is wearing a '90s choker right now. Luckily, all of us cool girls can get in on the trend, no matter our comfort level - leather is perfect for adding edge while a sleek gold choker or black skinny scarf will help you keep it classic.
SPRING FOR | A TOP-HANDLE TOTE
NEED-TO-KNOW | The Spring '16 runways were full of ladylike top-handled totes and we love how they make any outfit feel more polished. This Coach beauty is perfect because it's white (another big handbag trend), beautifully detailed, and offers a long strap for those many times you'll need one.
OUR PICK | Ace Leather Satchel, $595, Coach
SPRING FOR | A SLEEVELESS KNIT VEST
NEED-TO-KNOW | If you live in your long cardi, then you'll love its spring equivalent - the long sleeveless vest. While there are loads of cute vests in stores now, we're personally partial to drapey knit vests for the chic, unstructured ease they lend every outfit.
OUR PICK | Sleeveless Open Front Cardi, $79.90, RW&CO.
SPRING FOR | GREAT BROWS
NEED-TO-KNOW | Nothing provides an insta face lift quite like a good set of brows, which explains why we've all become so obsessed with getting our brows just right. Anastasia DIPBROW is considered by many to be the best. And by 'many', we're talking Oprah, Jennifer Aniston, and yes, even the Kardashian clan. Ask a Sephora expert to help you pick the colour that's just right for you, then be sure to pick up a proper brow brush (Anastasia #14) for total brow bossdom.
SPRING FOR | A MODERN WHITE BLOUSE
NEED-TO-KNOW | Got your classic white button-down? Perfect. Now it's time for a little upgrade. We love the oversized sleeves for M-F and the weekend-ready embroidery on these two beauties. And yes, you can totally justify both.
SPRING FOR | A Button-Front Denim Skirt
NEED-TO-KNOW | If you thought denim skirts were just a faded highschool memory, think again. The new denim skirts are A-line, knee-length, dare I say, almost mom-ish (in a cool-'70s-mom kinda way). Keep this throwback skirt young and cute by pairing it with an off-the shoulder peasant blouse (see above) or nautical stripes, then prepare to see every stylish beauty sporting one this spring.
OUR PICK | Button-Front Denim Midi Skirt, $89, Guess
SPRING FOR | A PRINTED MAXI
NEED-TO-KNOW | A printed maxi is the perfect early-spring piece as you wait for the mercury to rise. Give your pants a break and pair this beauty with ankle boots and a little leather or suede bomber to make a sweet spring statement.
OUR PICK | Patterned Maxi, $19.99, H&M
SPRING FOR | A GHILLIE FLAT
NEED-TO-KNOW | Grab yourself a pair of ghillies and you'll raise your spring shoe game right away. We'll wear these beauties with everything from cropped pants to skirts to maxi dresses this season.
OUR PICK | Leather Ghillies, $85, ALDO
SPRING FOR | A WHITE LACE ROMPER
NEED-TO-KNOW | Okay, it's way too cold to wear this adorable romper right now but let's just keep it in our closets to keep the hope alive. I'll be wearing mine with a blazer for spring, then solo with cute sandals and a smile this summer :)
OUR PICK | Lace Flutter Romper, $68, American Eagle