Call us perennial optimists, but at the very first hint of spring—the sun setting later, the temperature even slightly above arctic—we’re eager to pack away our clunky boots and claustrophobic coats for the season. So, while we await the official start of brighter, balmier days, you’ll find us prepping and dreaming ahead by refreshing our wardrobe.
Our fashion philosophy anytime of the year: It’s worth shopping for high-quality, versatile and modern designs, and yes, you can find all of this at a friendly price point—if you know where to look. UNIQLO is a go-to for affordable chic, so naturally we’re already eyeing the Japanese brand’s spring collections. Here are eight of our favourite finds to refresh your wardrobe.
The Effortless Dress Pants
These wide-leg trousers come with a little style secret: they’re even more comfortable than you might expect, thanks to the concealed elastic waist (no telltale gathers). They come in five colours, the fabric feels luxe, and the two centre pleats add a flattering detail. Pair them with loafers for office polish, or slip on white sneakers for carefree weekend style.
The Always Cool Shirt
Nothing says spring (or beach vacation) quite like linen. An excellent fabric to beat the heat, it only gets softer and better with each wash, making the perfect shirt a timeless essential. This one is made of 100 percent premium linen, and comes in both classic neutrals and bright colours, as well as women’s and unisex sizing. Pop it on over a tank top, or wear it on its own.
The Elegant Trousers
Entirely linen pants can say “mai tais by