April 2nd, 2012
Spring has officially sprung, and this April, we’re recharging our wardrobes with print & pattern and daring new silhouettes. From the more conventional dots and stripes to bohemian tie-dye and fantastic florals, our April capsule wardrobe is brimming with eye-catching patterns. But print and pattern isn’t all that’s new - we’ve added a few key silhouettes, from a classic pajama top to a bodysuit to a pair of joggers.
Today, we’ll outline the 16 key pieces you’ll want this month to keep your wardrobe on point. And throughout April, we’ll show you how to mix and match these pieces, along with standard basics that everyone has in their closet, into key looks that you can recreate with your own wardrobe. From left to right, top to bottom, here are the 16 pieces you’ll want to have in your closet this month.
The Pajama Top
Silk Pyjama Style Shirt | $96 at Topshop
Fashion Flash - Pajamas aren’t just for the bedroom anymore.
The Floral Biker Jacket
Mary Katrantzou Printed Silk Faille Biker Jacket | $3,430 at Net-a-Porter
Love the drama of this piece - but not so much the price. Fast fashion chains like Zara, H&M, Topshop, and Forever 21 may have more affordable versions.
The Moto Jacket
R13 Leather Moto Jacket | $1,395 at La Garconne
Biker jackets are investment pieces - and while the price is still out of reach, we love the zip detail and the buttery leather on this jacket. Look for these details in more affordable jackets.
The Bright Cardigan
Jackie Cardigan | $62 at J Crew
Say hello to Spring with a pop of yellow.
The Polka Dot Top
Bon Bon Blouse by Tsumori Chisato | $498 at La Garconne
The draped collar and gathered drawstring add to the femininity of this polka dot blouse.
The Colorblocked Top
Proenza Schouler Blocked Knit Top | $625 at La Garconne
Geometric colorblocking gives this modern knit top a vintage appeal.
The Striped Top
Heart Print Striped Cotton Top | $135 at Net-a-Porter
A heart print makes for a playful take on the classic striped tee.
The Sequinned Top
Metallic Sequinned Tank | $24.50 at Delias
Get your shine on with this sequinned racerback tank.
The Paneled Bodysuit
Petite Bra Back Bodysuit | $40 at Topshop
What we love about this bodysuit is the mesh cutout side panels.
The Printed Pencil Skirt
Dolce & Gabbana Eggplant Print Stretch Crepe Skirt | $815 at Net-a-Porter
Bold and beautiful, this skirt was the standout piece from Dolce & Gabbana’s SS12 collection. We love the charm of the allover eggplant print.
The Leather Shorts
3.1 Phillip Lim Drawstring Leather Shorts | $795 at La Garconne
If you’re going to wear leather shorts, try them in a city short style in lieu of short shorts.
The Jogger Pants
Petite Woven Joggers | $64 at Topshop
Jogging pants are a fresh foil for a stuffy button-down top.
The Polka Dot Mini
Polka Dot Skirt | $34.50 at Delias
Fun, flirty, and completely on target for spring.
The Tie Dye Shorts
MOTO Tie Dye Hotpants | $64 at Topshop
Have a little fun with hot pants in an eye-catching tie-dye print.
The Spring Green Shorts
3" Chino Short | $45 at J Crew
A classic cotton twill chino short in a happy go lucky hue.
The Navy Chiffon Skirt
Crinkle Chiffon Skirt | $118 at J Crew
Layers of crinkled chiffon give this skirt depth and texture.
We’re out on vacation this week - but we’ll be back on Monday, April 9 with the first of our capsule wardrobe looks.