I've never been all that concerned with ageing. I was brought up to see it as a privilege. As such, milestone birthdays have come and gone, and I haven't batted an eyelid.
That being said, the last thing I want is to wake up one day and realise my sense of style has changed. I firmly believe that you can wear whatever you please at whatever age you please. Still, even I have found myself gravitating away from more directional pieces and instead leaning very much into the modest way of dressing. It's not that I mind—I've always preferred midi and long-sleeve dresses to the mini, short-sleeve variety, but I don't want to look older than I am.
To stop my wardrobe from inadvertently ageing me, I set out to find ageless spring styling tips. Naturally, I turned to Instagram, where I would see countless looks that show just that. Keep scrolling to check out my tricks and to shop the pieces I'll rely on in the spring for their timeless appeal.
1. LAYER A TRENCH
Style Notes: Though it's not warm enough to leave the house sans coat, the timeless trench makes for a chic alternative to the puffers we've been wearing all winter. We love how Renia has elevated this look to chic new heights with the addition of a camel roll-neck.
Arket Oversized Trench Coat (£175)
Hush Verna Trench Coat (£165)
Iris & Ink Abigail Trench Coat (£225)
2. DON CLASSIC DENIM
Style Notes: Denim is universal, and it comes in particularly handy in spring when it's bright out but the temperature needs to play catch-up. Look for classic pieces that'll transcend the seasons as well as the years.
Re/Done Originals Stove Pipe High-Rise Straight Jeans (£240)
Gap Icon Denim Jacket With Washwell (£55)
& Other Stories Keeper Cut Cropped Jeans (£65)
3. COLLECT BRETON STRIPES
Style Notes: Breton stripes have made a major comeback this year and are guaranteed to add polish to everything from leggings to joggers.
H&M Rib Knit Jumper (£18)
Ba&sh Sean Marine Jumper (£260)
Frame Mariner Striped Organic Sweater (£405)
4. WEAR WHITE SHOES
Style Notes: Black shoes are all well and good, but as we transition into spring, swap them out for cool white footwear to give your entire look a bit of youthful edge.
Who What Wear Collection Joy Heeled Mules (£100)
Marks and Spencer Leather Soft Toe Ballet Pumps (£35)
Aquazzura Divina Leather Sandals (£515)
5. EMBRACE BRIGHT SUITING
Style Notes: Grey tones belong in winter. For spring, embrace bright hues that look fresh and will, in turn, make you feel more confident. We all know confidence makes you look your best.
Max Mara Darsena Linen-Twill Blazer (£895)
Max Mara Ginosa Linen-Twill Trousers (£360)
H&M Oversized Jacket (£35)
H&M Crease-Leg Trousers (£20)
6. PICK FLORAL DRESSES
Style Notes: Nothing says spring quite like a floral dress, a foolproof outfit solution for any occasion. We think it looks its best with a basket bag and stacked jewellery.
Lug Von Siga Elisa Floral Crochet Dress (£500)
Mango Printed Dress With Balloon Sleeves (£60)
Ghost Luella Dress (£95)
7. PLAY WITH HAIR ACCESSORIES
Style Notes: Barrettes, scrunchies, and headbands are still having a moment. Given their connotations of school attire, it's little wonder that they bestow their wearer with a youthful aura.
Free People Mini Molly Headband (£18)
Valet Millie Hair Clip (£65)
Lelet NY Degradé Hair Bow (£60)
This post was originally published at an earlier time and has since been updated.
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