10 Hero Pieces You Can Use In Any Spring Outfit

By Charlie Colville

5 months ago

You can keep these hero pieces on rotate throughout the season


Has spring officially sprung yet? Not quite, but we’re ready to embrace the season either way. If you’re looking for guidance on how to craft some sumptuous spring outfits, you’ve come to the right place – we’ve rounded up our 10 favourite hero pieces for the season.

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It’s getting to that time of year again: the sun creeps out, the temperature mellows, the rain keeps up its inconsistency streak. We’re talking about the arrival of spring, of course. And for this season’s wardrobe, we’re craving a combination of timeless classics and buzzy new trends. The SS24 runway presented us with plenty of new – and newly revived – options to try, from colour drenching and double denim to 3D florals and sheer layering, teamed up with seasonal favourites like blazers, boots and loose silhouettes.

But what are the style heroes we’ll be keeping close throughout the season? Read on to find out…

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1. The Spring Dress

Warm(ish) weather? Bring on the dresses. At this time of year, we sit in an in-between stage where denim and knitted dresses can sit quite comfortably alongside satin slips and floral (it is spring after all) frills. These easy-to-wear dresses are suited for both professional and personal affairs; team up with boots and loafers in the office, before swapping to ballet flats and trainers at the weekend.

2. The Slip Skirt

Milder weather signals a return for everyone’s favourite transeasonal style staple: the slip skirt. Whether teamed up with a chunky knit, a girly blouse or casual T-shirt, the versatility of the slip skirt through occasions and seasons makes it one of the best hero pieces to have in your wardrobe.

3. Double Denim

One of the biggest trends on the SS24 runway, double denim is the 90s revival we’ve been craving for years – and with our growing fondness for nostalgia it was only a matter of time before it came back to stake its claim on our wardrobes.

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4. Ballet Flats

Twirling its way into the season (with us in tow) is this ballerina-approved footwear trend. Ballet flats are easy to dress up and down, pairing just as nicely with jeans as they would with a summer dress. We’re predicting soft shades of peach and pink this season, alongside classic neutrals and quilted textures.

5. The Supersized Tote

The lack of heavy layers this season can only mean one thing: no more pockets. If, like us, you feel the need to carry half the house with you when you step out the door, you’ll want to tap into the fashion pack’s biggest trick: the oversized tote. Depending on the style, they can work with pretty much any spring outfit.

6. Cargo Trousers

The Y2K renaissance is still going strong – and from it we’re starting to see some wardrobe items that really stand the test of time. One such staple is cargo trousers, which is having a revival both on the streets and the runway. We like to team ours up with a baggy knitted jumper and boots.

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7. Knee High Boots

Contrary to popular belief, knee high boots aren’t just for autumn and winter. Spring in the UK is a temperamental affair – rain one day, blue skies the next – so when the season veers on the chillier side we have a pair of trusty boots ready to go.

8. Floral Accessories

Florals, for spring? It may not be groundbreaking, but when else can you go all-out on the flowers? Whether you opt for a maximalist take on the trend or just want to incorporate a subtle nod to the season in your outfit, spring is arguably the best time to go full bloom.

9. Springtime Knits

As we’ve already mentioned, springtime doesn’t always equal sun in the UK – and when the going gets tough, the tough layer up in cardigans, sweater vests and jumpers. We like our with a pop of springtime colour to help brighten the (weather-induced) mood.

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10. Sheer Layers

If Kate Middleton can do it, so can we. Sheer fabrics have been a runway staple over the last few years, evolving from a cheeky peek-a-boo panel into fully see-through garments made both for layering and showing off your assets (whatever floats your boat).

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