Your guide to spring layering

Spring… it’s a glorious time. Nature’s waking up from a long winter slumber and the welcome warmth of sunnier days is approaching. But it can also be a tricky season for dressing, with the weather seeming to change at a moments notice! This is where clever layering comes into play and we’ve got your staple pieces to help make any outfit work this spring.

Play it cool in a denim jacket

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, a good old (or new!) denim jacket is a wardrobe essential and there’s no better time to don yours than in the transitional months. They look effortlessly stylish and go with anything from skirts and blouses to jeans and T-shirts or your favourite dresses, while providing the perfect amount of cover. Coming in all sorts of colours and lengths too, there’s one for everyone.

A couple that are top of our list right now are Nina Leonard’s Stretch Denim Jacket, which comes in a beautiful range of bright colours including this ever-so fresh Ivory, and Ruth Langsford’s Denim Jacket, which comes in your classic denim blue hues. Petites, Dannii Minogue has you covered too with a denim jacket designed specifically for anyone 5′ 3″ and under.

Pack a mac

Any kind of mac or raincoat is going to be your friend this season as those spring showers really can burst out of nowhere! Something lightweight or even packable is especially ideal so you can carry it in a bag or tie it around your waist when there’s gaps in the rain. Spring raincoats often come in gorgeous pops of colours and prints too so it’s a great way to brighten up an outfit.

Have some fun with this packable waterproof coat from Joules, taking your pick from a number of cheerful prints. It can fold into its own bag so you can take it anywhere with you and always have a cover up to hand for those unexpected downpours.

Look to a lightweight cardigan

Lightweight cardigans are also fantastic layering options that go nicely over casual and smart looks. Moving away from the chunky designs of autumn and winter, fine knit cardigans are what you’ll want to turn to for breathable warmth that’ll keep you cosy without overheating.

Isaac Mizrahi Live has a fabulous selection right now, including this smart stripe cardigan. It’s available in your classic Black or Navy but if you’re looking for a fresher feel for spring then the Coral or Cream options are a must. We also adore this 3/4 length sleeve cardigan – the scallop trim details are gorgeous!

Smarten up with a blazer

Heading into the office, out for drinks or to a fabulous spring wedding? Pull on a blazer and you’ll feel and look the business. Blazers work well over anything from camisoles and shirts to dresses and tees, plus are a sure way to smarten up any outfit. Worried about overheating in a blazer? Don’t be! With short styles and lightweight options, there are many that’ll work well on even the warmest days.

Take this WynneLayers Oversized Chiffon Blazer  for example, it’s floaty, lightweight and loose-fitting for an incredibly comfortable feel. We’re big fans of how it’s styled here too, with wide-leg trousers and shining gold accents – so chic!

Looking for more layering inspiration? Head over to our Fashion Department for an array of fantastic designs you’ll be happy to wear all spring long.