May 2nd, 2012
April showers bring May flowers, and we’ve got a sunny wardrobe to match. Yes, we have the obligatory flowered tank - but we’re capturing the spirit of the season with warm colors and bold patterns. So that your closet doesn’t go on color overload, we’re also including a number of neutrals in forward-looking silhouettes to bring your closet back down to earth.
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 Feather Trimmed Blazer
Elizabeth and James Ostrich Feather Trimmed Blazer | $665 at Net-a-Porter
Transform your look with this tactile, tailored piece trimmed with lighter-than-air ostrich feathers.
The Sunny Yellow Cropped Jacket
Girl by Band of Outsiders Slub Cotton Blend Jacket | $555 at Net-a-Porter
Canary yellow is sure to turn heads. Pair this with neutrals or neons - whatever your heart desires.
The Wear With Everything Aviator Jacket
Acne Rita Suede Aviator Jacket | $1600 at Net-a-Porter
You need not spend quite this much on your jacket of the season, but what we love about this luxe piece is the gorgeous blush color and how the golden hardware looks so right against the suede.
The Conversation Blouse
Alberta Ferretti Printed Silk Shirt | $995 at Net-a-Porter
When you’re sporting this shirt, you’ll never have trouble striking up a conversation again.
The High Low Top
Sleeveless Slit Back Top | $64 at Topshop
Get the silhouette of the season with this high low top - so named because it’s higher in the front and lower in the back. Perfect for layering.
The Sandy Blouse
3.1 Phillip Lim Embellished Silk Chiffon and Crepe de Chine Blouse | $450 at Net-a-Porter
Elegant yet youthful, this top exudes opulence, from the drape of the fabric to the silver beads embellishing the blouse.
The Chambray Shirt
MiH Jeans Classic Cotton Chambray Shirt | $160 at Net-a-Porter
If you don’t already have a chambray shirt, scoop one up immediately if not sooner! Classic American Trad.
The Ombre Blouse
Sonia Rykiel Dégradé Silk-Georgette Blouse | $995 at Net-a-Porter
The gorgeous color palette on this ombre blouse makes us swoon.
The Embellished Top
Aztec Embellished Shell Top | $76 at Topshop
We love Aztec prints and beading - so it was a double win to find them in one affordable top.
The Flowered Top
Poppy Print Cami | $90 at Topshop
Don’t you love the vintage feel of this silk cam?
The Salmon Short
Elizabeth and James Colby Silk Trimmed Brushed Twill Shorts | $235 at Net-a-Porter
You can easily get a similar short at a fraction of the price - but we love the silk trim detail on this luxe version.
The Colorblocked Short
Chloe Tailored Twill Shorts | $970 at Net-a-Porter
Everything looks so much more luxe with colorblocking and piping. This smart short makes the most summery of looks feel put-together.
The Printed Pleated Skirt
J Crew Apple Print Pleated Cotton Skirt | $135 at Net-a-Porter
Pleated skirts are nothing new this season, but this vibrant apple pattern makes this skirt feel fresh.
The Green Skirt
Black Fleece Pleated Cotton Pique Skirt | $395 at Net-a-Porter
Preppy and ladylike, this crisp green skirt is sure to charm.
The Maxi Skirt
Tibi Pleated Silk Chiffon Maxi Skirt | $365 at Net-a-Porter
What we love about this maxi skirt is the dreamy drape and the beautiful blush color.
The Neon Maxi Dress
Fluro Dip Hem Dress | $96 at Topshop
Turn heads in this fluorescent dip hem maxi dress.
Let the inspiration begin!