Five Ways To Update Your Wardrobe

This week, resident writer Jenny Garcia shares five useful tips to help you revitalise your spring wardrobe. 

Written by Jenny Garcia.

The daffodils, crocuses and tulips are telling us spring is in the air, but the gloomy grey clouds are not so sure. My heart and mind are with blooms -  I’m ready to refresh my wardrobe and move away from the chunky knits and big boots. I want to embrace some colour and experiment with new silhouettes. It’s all very well and good, getting excited about warmer weather and the forthcoming Easter break, but it’s important to keep it real. So with reality in mind, I’ve picked five ways to update your wardrobe that are relevant now but will also transcend into summer, autumn and beyond.

My first way to update your wardrobe couldn’t be simpler than a piece of uplifting knitwear. The classic button-through cardigan from Bellerose in soft lavender is the perfect lighter layer. For a more playful style, the Des Petits Hauts Belene Cardigan is a must-have. This cardi is a dopamine inducer that will take you from this season to the next, with its oversized shape and fluffy texture. Lastly, my personal favourite from the Maze collection is the chartreuse Suanne Knit, a beautiful colour that really pops.

Des Petits Hauts Belene Cardigan

Des Petits Hauts Belene Cardigan

Des Petits Hauts

Belene Cardigan

Sessun Johnny O Jeans


Johnny O Jeans

Bellerose Neeta Cardigan in Lavender


Neeta Cardigan


Second is double denim, AKA ‘The Canadian Tuxedo’. There are so many ways to embrace this ever-evolving trend. You could opt for contrasting your denims with an indigo jacket and stonewash jeans, using the Sessun Leone Overshirt & Johnny O Jeans to achieve this look. The Leone Overshirt is a versatile style and could also be thrown over a simple indigo denim shirt dress like the Folk Loom. For a more relaxed, earthy mood, layer the Folk Stack Dress over ecru jeans, such as the Sessun Seaky

Sessun Leone Overshirt & Sessun Johnny O Jeans

For number three, we’re going bold. Wearing primary colours is a great way to lift your spirits. Who better to look to for this playful sartorial message than L.F.Markey, who nails this colour palette every season. Dip your toe in with their basic linen shift dress, in a block of primary red or yellow, or go loud and proud with the Mitch Dress. For a less head-to-toe approach, team the Micah Colour Block Top with the Bellerose Pram Jeans.

L.F.Markey Mitch Dress

L.F.Markey Shift Dress in Ochre


Basic Linen Shift Dress

L.F.Markey Mitch Dress in Salon Print


Mitch Dress in Salon Print

L.F.Markey Shift Dress in Vermillion


Basic Linen Shift Dress


For the fourth update, I’m looking at the mariner influence, which I touched on earlier. A timeless look made popular by Coco Chanel over 100 years ago, there are so many fun ways to achieve this look. A couple of my favourites are with the Folk Romper and Bellerose Raffia Visor, or the L.F.Markey Navy Linen Shorts, YMC Stripe Sweat and Rains Jacket. Or you could opt for a subtle nod with Sideline's Stella Dress and its mariner-esque pin tucking.

YMC Earth Almost Grown Sweat

L.F.Markey Linen Shorts


Linen Shorts

YMC Almost Grown Stripe Knit


Almost Grown Sweat

Rains Long Jacket in Ink


Long Jacket


My fifth and final wardrobe update, is the wide leg trouser. A wholly flattering silhouette that offers something for everyone. Low rise or high waisted, cropped or full length, super wide or gently flared, patch pockets or buttons, there is a definite nautical influence in the air. The Bellerose Vezza Trousers are perfect for a casual sporty feel when worn with the YMC Sweat. For that nautical aesthetic, team with Lolly’s Laundry Leslie Knit. If it’s feminine utility you’re after, then the Indi & Cold Piedra Linen Shirt and Trousers are the natural choice.

Bellerose Vezza TrousersRain or shine, springtime is a season of hope and new beginnings. So, like the daffodils, let’s push through the cold and damp out into this new season, looking and feeling our best with any or all of these wardrobe updates. Enjoy!

Leave a comment

All comments are moderated before being published