With each new season brings a whole new set of wardrobe staples that I believe every woman needs! Over the years, I’ve whittled down the difference between must have spring wardrobe essentials and what are more trendy items that will likely end up in the back of my closet in a few years. These are some of my most worn items throughout the season and can be styled multiple ways.

Must Have Spring Wardrobe Essentials

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white jeans

white jeans spring outfit


Classic white jeans are a must have in the spring. It can be a little cool still, so this allows you to keep warm, while still dressing in line with the season. Pair them with a light weight sweater or an off the shoulder top on warmer days! I prefer to usually size up one in white jeans, so that they aren’t too tight. I also love that there are different styles of white jeans.

For more ways to style white jeans, check out this post!

Denim Jacket

denim jacket - Must Have Spring Wardrobe Essentials


I’ve had this denim jacket for years! I love that it’s affordable, slightly more fitted, and is the perfect medium wash. I usually size down in denim jackets, but in this one, I got my normal size. This is what I grab as a light jacket all throughout spring because it goes with just about anything. From skirts to dresses, white jeans and more, it’s truly a spring must have wardrobe essential. Plus, this is a piece that you can wear all year long!

Another great outerwear piece to have in your spring wardrobe is a trench coat. This is a great option to wear if you need a more elevated, dressy look. Trench coats are also functional for the spring weather because most are waterproof.

For more ways to style a denim jacket, check out this post!

Espadrilles + Wedges

vintage chanel jumbo


A classic spring shoe that never goes out of style is an espadrille. I especially love these woven lace up ones for a sweet spring time feel. Whether you opt for a wedge espadrille or a traditional flat espadrille, once you slide those on, you instantly look like you’re ready for the warm weather ahead!

For a complete spring accessory roundup check out this post! Browse my favorite shoes for spring here!

best spring shoes

Little White Dress

little white dress, spring must have essential


A little white dress is a spring must have! You can easily dress it up or down. Pair it with a long kimono and wedges for an elevated spring look. This would be perfect if you have a bridal shower on the books or even a baby shower. Going for a more casual vibe? Switch out the wedges for sandals, lose the kimono and add a hat!

Sun Hat

sun hat spring essentials


A sun hat is one of those pieces that instantly make a spring look feel more put together. And it’s an added bonus that it covers up unwashed hair! I love pairing mine with dresses when I’m running errands or with a swimsuit at the beach. When you’re not using your sun hat, hang it on your wall as decor. See how to do that in this post!

Neutral Sandals

tory burch millers


There is nothing better than getting to slide your foot into a comfy pair of sandals after wearing heavy boots all winter long. My favorite, most worn pair are my Tory Burch Miller sandals. But there are so many great affordable sandal options that are just as comfortable, if you aren’t ready to make the investment yet!

For more details on the Tory Burch Miller Sandals, check out my full review here!

Floral Dress

floral dress spring outfit


You can’t enter spring without a floral dress that you love! There are so many great options from a short drop waist style like this one to a midi dress or even maxi dress style. Plus, when you are in a hurry, throwing on a dress saves time, no need to try to coordinate a whole look. I also love that you can dress them down with white sneakers or up with wedges and the right jewelry.

For more dress options, check out this post!

Basic White Tee

10 Must Have Spring Wardrobe Essentials, a white tee


The magic of a white tee is how it pairs with everything in your wardrobe! You can knot the front and layer it over a midi dress or wear it with denim cutoffs for a more casual vibe. The options are truly endless. I always look for one that is a little thicker and won’t shrink after a few washes. This way I can wear it all season long!

For more ways to style a basic white tee, check out this post!

Spring Cross Body Bag

ysl camera bag


Once spring hits, I like to switch over to a light weight crossbody. The heat can get intense in Georgia and toting around a large handbag is not always practical. I suggest finding one like this YSL bag in a beige quilted leather style. This one is the perfect size to fit everything I need, while also easily pairing with multiple outfits! I compared this bag to the Gucci Soho Disco bag here, if you’re torn between the two styles, along with a roundup of the many outfits I’ve styled them with!

On the market for a new spring bag? Check out my roundup of handbags here!

Cut Off Denim Shorts

10 Must Have Spring Wardrobe Essentials - Cut Off Denim Shorts


It can be tricky to find the right pair of denim cut off shorts. I personally like them to be slightly distressed, but not over done, to stay in place and cover the backside. These Agolde shorts not only check all the boxes but are super cute too. While a bit of an investment for shorts, I’ve worn them to death the last few years, so the cost per wear is super reasonable. I love that I can easily throw them on with a tee and sandals, and I’m ready to walk out the door!

What is your spring wardrobe essential?

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Must Have Spring Wardrobe Essentials



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