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8 spring staples for your 2023 wardrobe

From tweed to denim midi skirts and cargo pants to cropped jackets - we've rounded up some of the biggest spring fashion trends for this transitional period.

Written by Rachael Nichol
Published 21.03.2023

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It’s officially spring, which means it’s time to update our wardrobes for the new season.

It’s that awkward transition period where it isn’t quite warm enough to go out without a jacket but it’s a little too warm to keep our winter coats and jumpers on.

From denim midi skirts to wide-leg cargo pants and classic duster coats to ballet pumps, this year’s spring fashion trends – which have been spotted at all the major fashion show catwalks across the world – have a real sense of minimalism, effortlessness and a throwback to Y2K fashion.

But don’t worry ladies, we’ve done all the hard work for you. We’ve rounded up the spring staples you need in your 2023 wardrobe.

DENIM MAXI SKIRTS

Denim has always been a classic on the catwalks but this season we’re seeing the denim midi skirt having a moment. This garment brings an effortless feel to your everyday outfit and the length creates a polished look. Just like jeans, they can be dressed up or down and paired with knee-high boots or chunky white trainers to add that extra edge.

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Monki - Grey Midi Denim Skirt - £40.00

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Stradivarius - Vintage Denim Maxi Skirt - £35.99

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New Look - Blue Denim Mid Rise Split Front Maxi Skirt - £32.99

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Zara - ZW The Stretch Denim Pencil Skirt - £45.99

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CRESENT-SHAPED SHOULDER BAGS

Mini shoulder bags are back. This crescent shape bag is the perfect basic that just adds that certain je ne sais quoi that you’re missing in your outfits. Whether you want to make a statement by going for bold colour (Viva Mangenta is the hottest colour of 2023 ) or go for a versatile style that will go with any outfit, the options are endless.

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New Look - Bright Pink Faux Croc Shoulder Bag - £21.99

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Mango - Oval Short Handle Bag - £29.99

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PULL&BEAR - City Shoulder Bag - £15.99

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Manière De Voir - Chain Plaited Rope Handbag - Beige - £49.99

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THE DUSTER COAT

As spotted on the likes of Kendall Jenner and Zoë Kravitz, a duster coat is a key outerwear piece to own for 2023. These are ideal for this transitional period from winter to spring as they are warm enough when the sun goes down but still light enough to wear sat on a roof terrace in the sun. This staple piece can elevate any outfit, even if you’re wearing a hoodie and leggings.

HLN LOVES:

Roman - Khaki Longline Belted Duster Jacket - £48.00

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asos - Topshop Duster Coat in Sage - £90.00

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Mango - Belt Handmade Coat - £109.99 (was £139.99)

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SilkFred - Regular Fit Coat with a Collar in Green - £94.00

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TWEED

Tweed is a fabric that’s set to dominate spring. Think Chanel-style jackets with bold gold buttons and fringe detail. This gives us all those Parisian vibes that are really having a moment right now. For work try pairing a tweed dress with a pair of black tights or for an off-duty outfit style a jacket with some wide-leg jeans and a basic tee, this fabric adds a sense of sophistication to any look.

HLN LOVES:

& Other Stories - Short Tweed Padded Shoulder Jacket - £85.00 (was £135.00)

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River Island - Black Check Boucle Blazer Dress - £85.00

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Next - Tweed Jacket - £68.00

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Zara - Textured Double-Breasted Blazer - £59.99

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OVERSIZED PEARLS

One trend that is coming to the forefront of jewellery this season is pearls. This trend shows that pearls aren’t just for brides this year and we’re so here for it. With oversized pearls spotted on fashion week catwalks across the world, from rings to neckless and dangle earrings, these pretty pearls are a must-have in your jewellery box.

HLN LOVES:

PRYA - Lydia Pearl Ring - £28.00

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Mango - Pearl Chain Necklace - £17.99

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ARKET - Freshwater Pearl Hook Earrings - £55.00

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Kiri & Belle - Savannah Baroque Pearl Chain Bracelet - £54.00

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CARGO TROUSERS

Throwing it back to the ‘90s, cargo pants are making a big comeback this year. What we love about this trend is the comfort of these trousers. Whether you go for denim, silk or cotton, these pants can create a casual or formal look taking you from day to night. Plus, we love that they have plenty of pockets, too.

HLN LOVES:

asos - Signature 8 Sateen Cargo Trouser in Black - £48.00

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Berksha - Straight Fit Cargo Trousers - £27.99

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Ego - Cargo Pocket Trousers in Khaki Green - £30.00

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H&M - Wide Cargo Trousers - £24.99

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CROPPED JACKETS

While jacket shapes have been big and boxy for the past few years, designers like Loewe, Chloé, and Versace have introduced a refreshing new silhouette – cropped. But don’t worry cropped jackets don’t mean they are really short with many still cut to hip length. We’re loving crop trench coats that are flying off the shelves.

HLN LOVES:

La Redoute - Short Trench Coat - £68.00

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Monki - Black Oversized Cropped Puffer Jacket - £18.00 (was £60.00)

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River Island - Khaki Biker Jacket - £60.00

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Warehouse - Faux Leather Short Trench - £22.00 (was £99.00)

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BALLET PUMPS

Love them or leave them, ballet pumps. Bella Hadid caused global searches for ballet pumps to increase by more than 700% when she was spotted wearing Miu Miu’s new satin ballet pumps. Like many a noughties trend, ballet pumps are back and aren’t going anywhere soon.

HLN LOVES:

H&M - Ballet Pumps - £17.99

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M&S - Leather Ballet Pumps - £35.00

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Mango - Elastic Satin Ballerina - £79.99

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New Look - Off White Raffia Bow Ballerina Pumps - £19.99

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