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