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The idea of a full closet overhaul to start a new season feels so last decade.
Rather than take a binge-and-purge approach to seasonal shopping, we’re partial to the idea of curating a closet that’s going to last for the long haul.
With the ambition of acquiring pop-of-colour and collectible pieces, we’ve rounded up 10 wardrobe MVPs to consider shopping for this spring. From investment handbags to wear-everywhere — and everyday! — jewelry designs, here are our top picks:
Anishinaabe designer Lesley Hampton’s covetable collection includes this oh-so-wearable Embroidered T-Dress. Crafted from 100 per cent organic cotton, the design also features the words Mino Bimaadizwin, Anishinaabemowin words meaning ‘the good life’ embroidered on it. Safe to say, the simple style is sure to become a new go-to.
$83 | Lesleyhampton.com
From the Montreal-based brand Maguire Shoes, these Paola Peppermint Penny Loafers are perfect for stepping out in on a sunny day. Handmade in Florence, the ’90s-inspired loafer style features a cool, squared toe and a subtly stacked EVA sole. Pair them with sweet socks for extra style points.
$240 | Maguireshoes.com
In the bag
Luxury French fashion brand Chanel is back with another dreamy handbag creation. Dubbed, the Chanel 22, the tote is crafted from quilted leather and features chain straps interlaced with leather — a nod to the house’s other iconic handbag creations. A Chanel Paris medallion hangs from the tote’s chain, while bold branding of ‘CHANEL’ is blazoned near its base. Among the colours of the Chanel 22 design, this dreamy purple hue is high up on our wish list.
Price by request | Chanel boutiques, chanel.com
A chunky gold necklace is a good investment for any accessory lover. From Vancouver-based designer Leah Yard Designs, this Grand Rally Necklace is designed to make a simply chic style statement thanks to bold, 14-karat-gold-fill links situated front-and-centre on the design. Wear it on its own or with a few other favourite necklaces for an on-trend layered look.
$225 | Leahyarddesigns.com
From Montreal-headquartered brand Silk Laundry, these Bias Cut Pants tick several trend boxes including a relaxed fit and a check print. Crafted from sand-washed silk, the practical pants feature an elastic waistband and a slight flared leg. Prepare to wear these pretty pants on repeat.
$405 | Silklaundry.ca
Perfect for those days that are too chilly for going without a jacket, but too warm for a full-on coat, this stylish Cover Cardigan from Vancouver-headquartered company Aritzia’s in-house brand Babaton, features the stylish silhouette of a blazer with the comfort of a knit. Made from a unique “all-season” biodegradable Lenzing Ecovero Viscose yarn sourced mainly from beech wood, the double-breasted design is the perfect pop-on piece.
$128 | Aritzia, aritzia.com
An oversized white cotton button-up blouse can work overtime in your closet. From season-to-season, the style is a perfect piece for going day to night. Pair a piece like this Oversized Cotton Shirt from H&M with jeans and loafers for a work-to-weekend ensemble. Then, tuck it into a skirt or wear it with leather-look leggings and heels for an evening out.
$29.99 | H&M, hm.com
A perfect footwear pick for spring’s mercurial weather patterns, these sleek Stark Combat Boots from the MICHAEL Michael Kors line pair fashion and function. Also available in white or black leather, we’re partial to this eye-catching olive green. The chic shade ensures these lace-up boots pair well with a wide array of springtime shades. Wear them with a cool, cotton popover dress for an especially on-trend look.
$298 | Michael Kors, michaelkors.ca
Instantly elevate your accessories game with a new pair — or a few pairs — of hoops. Toronto-headquartered jewelry brand Mejuri is aiming to be a one-stop shop for said ear candy with a new lineup of hoops. Available in a variety of new shapes and sizes — 14 to be exact — there’s a style to fit every earlobe. We’re partial to the new diamond pavé design, for those looking to invest in a classic style that will stick around for years to come.
$80 to $1,050 | Mejuri, mejuri.com
Blue jeans are a closet classic. If you’re looking to shake up your denim lineup, consider purchasing a pair with a new hue like the ones from Levi’s Fresh collection. Inspired by the brand’s 1970s collection, Fresh Produce, the range features sustainably dyed denim pieces for men and women. Classic 501 jeans, denim shorts and jackets, sweats and more are presented in a pretty pastel hue made possible by vegetable, fruit or mineral dyes. We love the genderless denim jackets, to add a pop to anyone’s spring style.
$32.95-$148 | Levi’s, levi.com