You woke up the morning of the vernal equinox (it’s a thing) and you’re proud of yourself for surviving the winter. It’s now spring: flowers are blooming, animals are waking up from a long hibernation, and we stylish types start shedding our winter coats. Now we just need some fashion inspiration to march into spring with confidence and verve. The team here at District understands which spring wardrobe essentials will get you out of your shell this season.
While reading, keep in mind the District mentality when it comes to fashion. We believe clothes should be freeing, effortless, and vibrant. We love merging trends with what we consider to be staple pieces like skinny jeans and hoodies. Now that you know a little about our carefree beliefs on style, here are our 5, must-have, spring wardrobe essentials:
1. A Lightweight Hoodie
Sounds silly to say, but spring’s not summer and that means it’s the perfect time to buy a new hoodie, especially if you wore yours non-stop during the winter. Now that the days will finally be warm you can wear tank tops and t-shirts, but because the nights will still be chilly, you’ll need to have a long sleeve on hand. Hoodies are great because they let you add easy, light layers. This makes them true spring wardrobe essentials. This Lightweight Jersey Full-Zip Hoodie, for example, makes it cool to stay warm.
Available in white, black, dark heather grey, and dark fuchsia heather, this hoodie gives you plenty of options for how to easily bundle up for a chilly evening. We’re partial to the fuchsia pictured here because we believe spring wardrobe essentials should have a little color. If fuchsia or pink aren’t your style, you can rock a white hoodie, which has a neutral tone, but adds plenty of brightness to an ensemble.
Little details like dyed-to-match drawstrings and cute pockets make this hoodie more than a basic jacket. Best of all, it’s light enough to keep in a bag or purse for when you need it most. This jersey, full-zip hoodie also makes a great jogging or post workout look. Spring is the time to start getting active. Consider the black or dark grey options as best bets for working out.
2. A Loose Tank Top
You’ve got your hoodie for night time—check. Now you need something to wear underneath. Consider a loose-fitting tank top. It’s very versatile, can be worn above or below clothes, and helps you escape your winter funk by exposing your skin to the sun. Nothing makes you feel better than a strong dose of vitamin D.
Nice, solid tank tops will always be spring wardrobe essentials. They’re comfortable, yet fashionable and form-flattering for most body types.
Our Juniors Festival Tank stands out amongst spring wardrobe essentials for their inspired colors (mint, true violet, deep royal, dark fuchsia) and basics (black, white, charcoal). Made of cotton with a tear-away tag, this relaxed fit tank is as incredibly comfortable to wear as it looks.
As the V.I.T. Festival Tank’s name implies, spring also brings us outdoor concerts. A tank top lets you stay cool and mobile when surrounded by hundreds of inebriated music fans. Plus, the longer length and scalloped hem adds a subtle feminine touch, difficult to find when it comes to great casual wear and athleisure.
3. A Raglan Tee
Sometimes classics are the most important spring wardrobe essentials. Whether it reminds you of your days playing JV sports, buying your favorite band’s merch, or the most flattering boyfriend tee around, a comfortable raglan tee reminds us of the smell of grass and the feel of wind flowing through our hair.
Our twist on this style is the relaxed fit Microburn Long Sleeve Raglan Tee. A tiny keyhole in the back makes this tee a feminine piece, showing a hint of skin and making the cotton microburn material feel even cooler. It’s comfortable and flattering due to the unique raglan cut. We make sure the sleeves hang off your arms and get tighter near the wrist for a slim, complimentary look.
Not to bore you by telling you once again how much we LOVE color, but even the top fashionistas among us tend to forget that spring is about color. Let go of the dreary drabness of winter and remember that bright colors are a key part of spring wardrobe essentials. We’ve got seven stunning color combinations that bring a dazzling touch to your closet and help you brighten your basics. We love the bold orange and black pictured above. Orange is one of this season’s hottest colors and it’s nice to wear it without immediately thinking of Halloween.
4. A Worn-In Tee
The epitome of casual style is rocking a comfortable, nearly worn down to the threads t-shirt that looks like it’s been in your closet since middle school. Think of a starlet wearing a faded, soft, thin-fabric t-shirt under a leather jacket if you’re not sure what we mean. If you don’t have a supply of worn-in, nearly worn out t-shirts, then pick up something slightly distressed and add it to your spring wardrobe essentials.
From the District collection, we recommend our Ladies Game V-Neck Tee. A crossover v-neck with distressed printed stripes on the sleeves reminds us of fashion eras past without looking outdated. Avoiding an old fashioned look is easy—especially with our favorite heathered true royal and charcoal color combination. We use clean lines and color blocking to add vibrancy and modernity to a vintage look.
Perhaps the best part of this v-neck is how comfortable it makes most women feel. A just deep-enough v-neck and a loose, short sleeve are pretty universally complementary to any woman’s body type. The confidence and ease that comes from a comfortable, worn-in t-shirt lets us District citizens live in the moment and interact with the world with self-confidence.
5. A Form-Fitting Tank Top
Last but not least, your spring wardrobe essentials will need a little help from their friends. What we mean is that a form-fitting tank top can support your other essentials. Having these tanks on hand, in many colors and styles, lets you make creative new combinations through layering.
Take this District Ladies Mini Rib Racerback Tank in classic red. It’s a perfect pair with a V.I.T. Festival Tank in black, letting a hint of color peek through the laid-back look and exaggerated open sleeves. Put it on underneath a cardigan to dress it up or wear it underneath a pullover hoodie in case you get too hot. We know for a fact that you’ll be using this comfortable, form-fitting tank top a lot this spring.
The Mini Rib style also features one of our favorite designs: a racerback. We can’t recommend it enough as part of your spring wardrobe essentials. If you hate the look of a visible bra or if you’re not always confident showing your upper back, a racerback tank provides the coverage you’re looking for. Upper back coverage provides confidence when you wear this as your main piece and comfort as a layer beneath a loose shirt. Even better, it’s made of cotton, always be soft and gentle on your skin.
These five items should give you a strong head start moving into the spring. You probably have what you need to complement these spring wardrobe essentials, but we’ll give you some more suggestions just in case. Add a pair of skinny jeans, a light down or jean vest, and a hat that you absolutely adore to extend the life of your spring essentials and give you new and original ways to wear each item. A classic pair of simple sunglasses, a busy black and white patterned short, and a bright, geometric necklace can also be added to your wardrobe for when you want something that pops. Mix and match these with our athleisure shirts and tops for a never ending array of spring outfits.
If you’re looking for trends in head wear, you can look forward to an interesting year. Accessories that we at District love, include fashion forward visors and a fresh take on the classic baseball cap. The Pantone color of the year, soft Rose Quartz and cool Serenity, are perfect spring colors to add to your wardrobe as well.
District wants you to keep it vibrant and bold this spring. Make our pieces yours by infusing them with your sense of style. We don’t always believe that an outfit needs a busy print or logo to be fashionable. In the District clothing store, we love offering bright clothes so you can have fun with fashion. No matter your choice, your spring wardrobe essentials from District are made with high quality materials designed to last all year and stay boldly colorful for many seasons.