Transeasonal Dressing: Our Top 7 Fail-safe Buys For Spring

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Seasons change, and so do we… and so must our wardrobes. With the blasting cold about to transition into a warm breeze, it’s important to be in possession of several reliable transeasonal pieces to get us through those awkward Spring days, where the weather can’t quite decide what it wants to do.

Classic cuts, strong colours and timeless prints will be your saviours here, in order to create the ultimate capsule wardrobe to see you through Spring. Closer’s Deputy Style Editor Matilda Stanley has teamed up with Ariel to find the best 7 fail-safe buys…

Glamour Queen

The time for one-tone coats is over, and the time for a statement coat is now. Animal print isn’t going anywhere, and safari-inspired pieces are actually surprisingly easy to work into your everyday wardrobe. Need to quirk up your jeans/shirt combo? Slide on some zebra-print loafers. Need to glam up your floaty blouse and fitted trousers? An alluring leopard-print coat is your answer.

Into The Fray

Jeans are having a moment, in a quirky way. Tassels, flares and frays are all the rage and are adding that lil’ sumfin sumfin to our ankle game.

Pleats For Days

The answer to flattering your curves? Pleats. You can style it up with ankle boots and a chunky knit now, then metallic sandals and a cami once it warms up.

The Breton Basic

Parisian-inspired stripes are back for SS17. Classic stripes are something you can wear again and again, and still feel just as fresh. A necklace or printed silk scarf will bring the Breton stripe back to current trends, or go for a fabulously embellished one and give your accessories a day off.

The On-call LBD

A classic black frock must always be at the ready for that last-minute event. There's nothing better than a crisp black dress, so keep your LBD shop-fresh with the help of Ariel.

Embroidered Dreams

Elevate your basics with one fierce embroidered piece. A loud jacket will be the hero of anything you team it with. Minimal hair, statement earrings and chic boots or sandals are a must with this one.

A Colour-popping Blouse

A fuss-free top is hard to come by, and seamlessly injecting a pop of colour into your everyday wardrobe is even more challenging. An eye-catching blouse is an easy way to go bold, so keep your colours looking bright with the help of Ariel’s 3 in 1 Pods to keep your statement-maker looking its best.

Plus, 10 lucky readers will win a year’s supply of Ariel 3 in 1 pods to keep their clothes clean like new! Just enter the competition below for your chance to win!

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