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Move over lounge wear, spring fashion has arrived!

For months we have loved living in our comfies but it’s time to bring some spring sunshine into our wardrobes.

Now that we can enjoy a meal or drink outside with friends and family, we have the perfect excuse to get some brand-new pieces. As we transition into the new season it’s all about layering - stylish whatever the weather.

Keeping things simple, we have picked out some key items that can seamlessly be added into your wardrobe as we step into spring.


Cardigans continue to reign supreme at H&M this spring and this cropped cardigan (1), knitted in a soft cotton blend with a deep V-neck, is perfect to throw over a vest top and jeans on those chillier days. It comes in three colours; we love the light beige and light blue to freshen up your look.

If, like us, you are always on the look-out for a new pair of jeans, then be sure to check out these 5-pocket, ankle-length jeans in washed denim with hard-worn details (2). With an xxtra-high waist, button fly and gently tapered legs with raw-edge hems, they look great paired with a fitted top or tucked in shirt. A must have!

You can’t go wrong with a midi dress. We love this pink short sleeve button down option (3) from River Island. Styled with trainers for the perfect day outfit, or heels for the perfect night, throw over a denim jacket and you are good to go for alfresco drinks with the girls whatever the time of day.

If you do go for the midi dress and want to pair it with a denim jacket – we have found a great one from New Look (4). This puff sleeve, boxy jacket is a fresh take on a traditional denim jacket and really updates your look – the ultimate staple in your transitional wardrobe.


Every man’s wardrobe needs at least one go-to shirt. Cue the new season edit of men’s shirts from River island. From button-down and revere collar styles for that laidback sartorial vibe, to smarter short and long sleeve styles for work basics (5). Shackets are the ideal transitional piece that you can layer over a t-shirt when the weather turns cool (6).

If there’s one item of clothing that absolutely must be in every man’s wardrobe, it’s the plain white t-shirt (7 Vault Menswear) - an ideal multitasker, it is the ultimate in simplicity and versatility. White t-shirts can be easily dressed up or down and work really well under a shirt or shacket.

Casual trousers needn’t be boring, and H&M have a vast selection of chinos to suite every taste (8). From slim-fit styles to looser cuts, team your chinos with your favourite t-shirt or jumper, or level up your outfit with a smart shirt and a soft, knitted men’s cardigan.

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