New Spring Essentials

June 3, 2022

Cuyana Tall Leather Tote @meghandono

I’ve talked about closet MVPs as they relate to my personal style on the blog a lot but I define them as those essentials that you’ll reach for over and over again. They are well made. You won’t tire of them. They aren’t trendy. They can be worn on multiple occasions, styled in different ways. These essentials are how I build my wardrobe staples a piece at a time.

New Spring Essentials

Springtime outfit in Bryant Park

Too often I think people rely on spring trends as a way of guiding what they are buying for the season. But I instead look for things in shapes and colors that I know I’ll want to wear past just one year. I want pieces that make me feel good, that are versatile and can be worn a variety of ways. 

Two new essentials in my closet are this perfectly drape-y (and not see through) white silk tee and a black leather tote. I have this Cuyana tote in two other colors because it is that great. For my upcoming trip to France, I wanted to have a black one that’ll go with most of my wardrobe and fit loads of stuff as a carry-on.

A white t shirt is such a closest essential and I think a silk version is so pretty and elevated for spring. Most white silk is far too sheer (I hate when you can see bra lines through silk tees) but this tee is the perfect weight and material. I also love the short sleeves and the fact that it is slightly longer in the back than the front. It’s such a a great, flattering everyday essential.

I’ve worn it nearly a dozen times since getting it last month and have it packed up for France as well. While many people always balk at traveling with silk, I have no problem with it because I’m never without Downy Wrinkle Releaser. I stock up on the travel size bottles – ha! (I’ve been using it since freshman year of college. I pretty much only iron things when it is a dire situation – I kid you not.)

I love an all white look in Spring and you can’t go wrong with a good pair of white denim. I prefer a clean white pair that looks crisp and chic all at once. I love mine to be high waisted so I can tuck in a tank or lightweight sweater.

Other spring essentials I am loving this season? Straight jeans, my trusty jean jacket, comfy midi dresses and flats to wear all spring and summer long. If you want a peek at what I’m wearing this spring you’ll find it in Things I’ve Bought and Loved Recently.

If you’d like to get more spring outfit inspiration, here are some more recent looks:

Amazon Utility Jacket

Utility Jacket + Jeans

A utility jacket in a light color is perfect for chillier Spring days. This one is really affordable!

Floral Midi Dresses

Midi dresses in florals are perfect this time of year and all through summer.

J.Crew Tiered Midi Dress

White Midi Dresses

I love an easy, breezy white midi dress that you can dress up or dress down. 

I think a white midi dress makes such a cute look for date night in Spring – particularly when paired with a pair of wedge espadrilles.

Midi Skirts

A silk midi skirt is casual when paired with a denim jacket and classic white sneakers.

Related: Silk Skirt Styled 2 Ways

Chic Shorts

Shorts but make ’em sleek and stylish. Ann Taylor makes some of my favorite pairs.

How to Wear a Blazer Casually

Neutral Blazer

A lightweight, neutral color blazer paired with white jeans is a favorite look of mine for spring.

J.Crew Icon Trench

Trench Coats

A classic trench coat paired with stripes is always a good combination.

Spring Outfits

Tweed Blazers

I love a tweed blazer in Spring when in pretty, soft, neutral colors. It makes for a great layering piece.

London Phone Booth on Old Bond Street

Eyelet Dresses

I wear so much eyelet in Spring into summer. Such a pretty fabric for warmer weather. Shop mine here.

Alex Mill Striped Tee

Striped Tees

I wear striped tees year round but especially in springtime.  Check out my French Girl Closet Staples – The Striped Tee.

Spring in Paris Outfit I M.M.LaFleur Poplin Dress and Loewe Tote and Common Projects Sneakers

Poplin Dresses and Straw Bags

A classic look of mine all Spring long. I stock up on crisp poplin dresses like this one and add spring ready accessories like a straw bag.

What are some of your spring wardrobe essentials? You can always shop My Closet, too.


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  1. Mary W says:

    Please explain the ripped knees on the white pants. I do not understand this fashion trend at all!

    • Meghan says:

      Hi Mary! To each their own no doubt but I’m a denim girl through and through and love to mix up jeans with some distressed pairs 🙂

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