Rules are meant to be broken, especially when it comes to dressing. So, instead of holding off wearing your favorite white jeans until after Memorial Day, why not slip into this classic closet staple now. Just keep these smart styling tips in mind, and you’ll be set for spring: Pair your pants with dark and neutral pieces like a black jacket, pointy heels, and a canvas cross-body bag. It’s the ultimate on-the-go spring outfit that will win you compliments every time.
Essential #1: White Pants—If you don’t have this classic staple in your closet, the beginning of spring is the perfect time to pick a pair up. We love the skinny fit of these J Brand bottoms, and think they’d be a smart addition to any warm-weather wardrobe.
J Brand High Rise Skinny Jeans, $170, available at Net-A-Porter.com and Barney’s New York, 9600 Wilshire Boulevard (between South Rodeo and South El Camino Drive); 310-275-4211.
Essential #2: Gray V-Neck T-shirt—A low-neck gray shirt goes with just about everything—a floral skater skirt, a pair of metallic shorts, and, of course, the ultimate white pants!
T by Alexander Wang Classic T, $84, available at LaGarconne.com and Creatures of Comfort, 7971 Melrose Avenue (at Edinburgh Avenue); 323-655-7855.
Essential #3: Black Blazer—Whether you want to shop your closet for your fave cropped black blazer, or pick up a new one, we highly recommend you mix this modern classic with anything and everything all season long.
Lanai Blazer, $395, available at Theory, 8428 Melrose Avenue (at North Croft Avenue); 323-782-0163.
Essential #4: Suede Pointy Heels—We’re all about a pointy heel for spring, so why not pick up a pair that’s as easy on the wallet as they are on the eyes?
Aldo Woodruff Heels, $30, available at Aldo, 6801 Hollywood Boulevard (at Cherokee Avenue); 323-465-0100.
Essential #5: Canvas Cross-body Bag—The shape of this leather-and-canvas cross-body bag is ideal for carrying all your spring essentials, and the price is most certainly right, too.
Cooperative Turnlock Satchel, $69, available at Urban Outfitters, 1520 North Cahuenga Boulevard (at Sunset Boulevard); 323-555-1212.