There are really are only two major style cues to follow during the winter: wear what keeps you warm, and try not to look like a comically bundled up kid while doing so (abominable snowman chic worked for us!). But come spring, when we can finally banish our parkas and snow boots into seasonal hibernation, the game changes. We get to start with a clean sartorial slate, and so do our favorite brands who’ve all recently launched spring collections, each with a totally different take on the ultimate fair-weather wardrobe. So, to make shopping easier for you (that’s part of why we’re here, after all!), we’ve created a bit of a shopping treasure map below to make sure you’re stocking up for the season with the right brands — the ones that truly fit your sense of style. Scroll through to find what collection matches your spring style best, plus three must-have pieces from each.
If Your Style is Boho Dream Girl, Shop Forever 21
Forever 21’s spring collection has every flower child staple you can imagine, from crochet everything to breezy silhouettes made for soaking up the sun.
Must Have: Floral Crochet Drawstring Top ($23): A piece worth breaking out the hot pants for.
Wear It Everywhere: Crochet-Trimmed Woven Blouse ($25): A perfect PIC with festival cutoffs or in place of your work button-up.
Trend to Try: Twist-Band Wool Fedora ($16): Your can’t-live-without hair products include sea salt spray and this wide-brimmed hat.
If Your Style is American in Paris, Shop Madewell
Traditional American sportswear couldn’t resist an affair with Parisian elegance if it tried. Think: collegiate-inspired separates with a ruffled refinement. In other words, classic Madewell.
Must Have: Bien Fait Side-Zip Sweatshirt ($75): The cozy girl staple just got a whole lot cuter.
Wear It Everywhere: Silk Sunset Skirt ($98): An elegant any-season midi skirt that goes with nearly anything [mic drop].
Trend to Try: The Vivian D’Orsay Loafer ($148): This could be the loafer’s chicest makeover yet.
If Your Style is Classic Americana, Shop Mango
It may be called the Canadian tuxedo, but denim duds have been an American tradition for centuries, and still feel so quintessentially made-in-the-USA. Mango’s roster of denim separates sets that same classic tone.
Must Have: Tencel Denim Dress ($40): It’s *the* It piece to have in your wardrobe this season.
Wear It Everywhere: Cropped Denim Jacket ($40): All the cool of the classic without the boyish bulk.
Trend to Try: Flared Flare Jeans ($70): Worn with a no-apologies chambray top, of course.
If Your Style is ‘70s Stone Fox, Shop Zara
Fusing flirty retro stylings with a modern polish, Zara has turned up its glam game for its spring offerings, destined to be the cool girl collection of the season.
Must Have: Printed Dress ($100): When was the last time you described your favorite desk-to-date dress as “groovy”?
Wear It Everywhere: Long Tailored Waistcoat ($100): Your new favorite way to dress up a tee + jeans/the best thing to happen to your office uniform.
Trend to Try: Leather Gladiator Sandals ($159): Sure, they’re not the most effortless way to stand out this spring (all that lacing, plus all those weird potential tan lines), but when has that ever stopped you before?
If Your Style is Spring #Girlboss, Shop H&M
With the launch of its made-for-Coachalla collection right around the corner, H&M’s most covetable non-festival gear is next-level workwear featuring offbeat silhouettes and a slew of new neutrals like terracotta and amethyst.
Must Have: Long Shirt Dress ($70): It’s a home run for the utility-as-fashion trend, plus you’ve always wanted to look like a Wes Anderson muse.
Wear It Everywhere: Wide-Cut Jumpsuit ($50): Rotate your collection of tailored, fur and jean vests over this bell-sleeved beauty.
Trend to Try: Scuba-Look Top ($35): Set a polished tone while staying comfy from 9 to 5 and beyond.
If Your Style is Modern Minimalism, Shop: Need Supply
Keeping it simple never looked so cool as it does in Need Supply’s spring campaign, where luxe materials, studio-inspired accessories and a clean, monochromatic palette rule.
Must Have: Collina Strada Novella Large in Water ($528): To put it simply, it’s geometric simplicity at its finest, and quite possibly the most luxe-looking backpack ever made.
Wear It Everywhere: Rib Banded Top ($42): The best upgrade your plain white tee has had in a while.
Trend to Try: Grey Solid Socks ($36): Reach for these before you put on any footwear, from heeled sandals to oxfords to mules.
Which brand was your best spring style fit? Tell us about what trends you’re dying to try this spring in the comments below.