9 Spring Wardrobe Essentials To Get You Through British Summer

Another year, another British spring. In other countries, spring means a steady stream of warm - but not hot - weather, and relatively chilly nights. Back in the UK, spring means anything from downpours to snow to warm days and the odd cold morning ending with a hot afternoon.

And with weather this erratic, you'll need all clothing bases covered. We've complied nine essentials to get you through these turbulent months.

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Lightweight coat (above)

A lightweight coat is a spring essential. This mac will ensure you look stylish and stay dry. That's more commonly known as a win-win.

Folk | £180

 

Shirt

shirt

When it comes to spring, you'll need a shirt that's substantial enough to wear on it's own but light enough to be layered underneath a jumper. This Gitman vintage number (Oi Polloi, £145) does both.

Oi Polloi | £145

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Linen jumper

jumper

Linen jumpers are so perfect for spring we wondered why more people don't make them. Thankfully Our Legacy made a version you'll be wearing for years.

End | £165

 

T-shirt

t-shirt

Some days will be so warm that you'll only need a t-shirt, so make it this navy one from Oliver Spencer.

Oliver Spencer | £55

 

Trainers

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Grown-up Converse. Jack Purcell's are substantial enough to deal with an impromptu downpour and light enough to deal with the warmer parts of spring.

Oi Polloi | £50

Smart shoes

grensons

You're going to have to look smart at some point. Do it in style with these Grenson brogues (Grenson, £275). They come with a dainite sole, so you'll be on surer footing than anyone with a leather sole.

Grenson | £275

Boots

loake

Boots in spring can be a tricky proposition. These Loake derby boots strike the right balance between utility (the grip sole will deal with the worst weather) and stylishness.

ASOS | £210

 

Trousers

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A lightweight option, Save Khaki's trousers (Anthem, £95) are stylish enough to be worn to work or the pub.

Anthem | £95

Jeans

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Naked and Famous are known for their crazier attempts at denim (they've scratch and sniff and glow in the dark versions before) but this organic indigo version (£127.57) shows they can do a great, normal pair of jeans as well.

Cultizm | £127.57