Jessica Harris | April 2024

Like cashmere jumpers in winter and linen shirts in summer, every season brings with it a certain set of wardrobe staples you can reach for year after year and spring is no different. Creating a seasonal capsule wardrobe begins and ends with key pieces that will withstand the test of time and provide your wardrobe with ease and effortless style. 

As we pack away our trusty winter coats in favour of lighter layers and more breathable fabrics, Westfield London is your one-stop destination to update your spring style with staples you'll love season after season. 

While other coat and jacket trends come and go, the classic trench coat will forever remain a wardrobe staple in warmer seasons. Although a cropped trench is also having a moment for a contemporary twist on the traditional style, you can't go wrong with the original. Claiming many iconic fashion moments over the years, the trench coat instantly adds a sophisticated edge to any smart or casual outfit. 

Short Trench Coat With Belt, £59.99 ZaraLong Chelsea Heritage Trench CoatPrice £1,890 Burberry

Great basics should be the bread and butter of your year-round wardrobe but they come into their own when we start to shed the layers. Think boxy crew neck tees, long sleeve modal tops and ribbed vest tops that can be worn alone or underneath an oversized jacket or crisp white shirt. 

The Clean Cut T-Shirt, £30 Cos
Ribbed Vest Top £6.99 H&M
Pure Cotton Crew Neck T-Shirt, £30 Marks & Spencer

A lightweight spring jacket is a saving grace on those cooler days and can add an element of interest to an outfit. Whether it's an oversized denim jacket or a more trend-led bomber, you can play around with silhouettes and styles depending on your style and mood. For a failsafe option, a chic blazer or cropped jacket will never go out of style. 

Pocket tweed jacket, £79.99 Mango
Cassie Linen Single Breasted Suit Blazer, £268 Reiss
Cropped stretch poplin jacket, £1350 Prada

A great quality shirt is a perfect transitional piece that will take you from spring to summer effortlessly. Worn alone, over a white tee or teamed with baggy jeans, it can instantly smarten up an outfit and see you through a multitude of wardrobe dilemmas. 

Boxy Cotton Shirt, £79 Whistles
Oxford Shirt, £25.99 Zara

Often deemed the holy grail of fashion, finding the perfect pair of jeans that fit in all the right places is no mean feat. With countless styles to choose from, the search can feel overwhelming. Keep things simple and opt for a high waisted straight leg jean which will age well or if you're feeling more adventurous, a baggy leg can be flattering whilst a barrel leg is the shape for 2024. 

Frame Le High Straight Leg Cropped Raw Hem Jeans, £250 John Lewis & Partners 
Baggy Dad Lightweight Jeans, £100 Levis
White Mid Waist Culotte Jeans, £35.99 Mango

Let's face it, in the UK, a knit is never far away whatever the season. Swapping heavy rollnecks for a light and airy jumper or cardigan feels revolutionary when the weather turns. A sheer knit over a tank is a modern way to keep warm or simply knotting a knit around your shoulders can be an elegant way to add a style statement to your outfit. 

Ruby Cotton Button Jumper, £89 Hobbs
V-Neck Sweater In A Sheer Knit, £239 Boss


Get ready to stow your boots away for another season and get those feet out into the fresh air. While there's plenty of trending shoes hitting the shelves such as studded pumps and mesh ballerinas, opting for something timeless always wins. A Chanel-style ballet flat, masculine-style loafer or classic trainer will look on-trend paired with wide leg tailored trousers or a cropped jean.

Hopeful Flat Shoe, £85 Dune
Adidas Vl Court Tri-Colour Trainers, £70 John Lewis & Partners
Pointed Loafers, £21.99 H&M

Not to be overlooked, spring accessories are arguably the most important part of a capsule wardrobe. Pulling a look together, changing it entirely or adding some personality – accessories are a vital part of styling. Some of the fundamental starting points for spring accessories are a pair of oversized sunglasses, the perfect day bag and some elegant jewellery pieces to take you from day to night. 

Deia Medium Hoop Earrings, £128 Monica Vinader
Rolo Chain Necklace, £80 Pandora
Jackie Small Shoulder Bag, £2400 Gucci