If April showers bring May flowers, what does the month of May bring? Summer’s definitely on our brains, but the weather hasn’t quite caught up yet. Luckily, the in-between climate opens up endless outfit options. Whether you feel like rocking a sundress or reaching for layers, May allows for it all.
However you want to dress in these final weeks of spring, the right seasonal capsule collection makes it all possible. Here are the 5 essentials you need in your closet this month—and how they can lay the groundwork for unlimited style possibilities.
The Perfect Blazer
While cardigans might be your usual go-to layer, there may be times when you want to feel a bit more polished. From looking put-together in the office to dressing up a more casual outfit, a tailored blazer covers all bases. Plus, it’s heavy enough to warm you up on chilly days and light enough to keep it on indoors. What could be better than that?
The Do-It-All Denim
It’s no secret that we love a good pair of jeans year-round. But when the warmer months arrive, we especially love cuffed dark-wash denim that can be worn any number of ways. The rolled hem gives you a little more air as the days get hotter, and the dark hue means it can be dressed up or dressed down with ease.
The Effortless Dress
There’s nothing quite as easy to wear as a printed dress. The pattern does all the talking, so these one-piece wonders can stand alone. But when you do feel like bringing in a layer or accessorizing, the multiple hues in printed dresses make finding the right matches a breeze. Styling is basically fail-proof!
The Classic Button-Up
This timeless standard deserves a spot in everyone’s closet. Though at first glance this mainstay might feel old-school, it’s all in how you style it. Pairing it with trendier items will freshen up the piece and keep it feeling perfectly current.
The Statement Pant
Tired of the usual shades of black, gray, and navy? This month, try bright, bold hues on for size. Picking a colorful alternative lets your pants make more of a statement, but the solid print makes them neutral enough to style any way you want.