April showers: 8 pieces you need for the perfect outdoor wardrobe Spring staples.
In the last year, we’ve gotten used to social distancing and catching up with friends outdoors. And with the weather getting warmer, as soon as the current lockdown is over, parks and terraces will surely become the number one venue of our social lives. But, as we say it in German, “April, April, der macht was er will“, which translates to April does as it pleases. In other words, spring can bring warm sunshiny days but also the famous April showers and even snow! So, you’d better get ready for all types of weather when going to the park, a picnic or a small garden party. Here are the 8 pieces you need in April for the perfect spring outdoor wardrobe.
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Never leave home without a windbreaker to protect yourself from wind chill during spring. They are light enough to fit in your bag. We chose colour-block pieces for April that add a stylish ’80s feel to your outdoor wardrobe, but also pastel hues that we’ll be wearing this spring. Additionally, we’ve picked a windbreaker designed by Angel Chen, the winner of Next in Fashion.
Singing in the rain
Since one can expect April showers at any moment during spring, raincoats are an essential piece in your outdoor wardrobe this season. Additionally, you can never go wrong with a timeless trench coat, a must-have piece that elevates any look.
Keeping your head dry
Keep your head dry in any outdoor activity this April with a bucket hat you surely already have in your wardrobe. We selected some waterproof buckets from Paris based brand Études, Heron Preston, who is doing a creative partnership with Calvin Klein and the cool Danish label Ganni. In the same vein, caps in joyful colours protect you from April showers and brighten up the rainy days.
You’re dying to start wearing again your summer dresses, I know. But in April, better stick to long-sleeved pieces in heavier fabrics for your outdoor wardrobe since the weather can be still chilly and quite unpredictable throughout spring. Denim dresses and knit pieces are ideal to meet friends in the park. Pair them with sneakers or ankle boots.
Under my umbrella
Don’t let April showers ruin your picnic; transparent umbrellas, like the ones the Queen usually carries, protect you from the wind and rain. But they let your see and be seen, hence are ideal pieces for outdoor get-togethers in spring. We also like to add a touch of humour to rainy days with fun and colourful umbrellas.
Layering is the key
Layering lightweight pieces is, of course, the key to a perfect spring outdoor wardrobe. Especially when wearing dresses, thermal underwear like tops and shorts can save you in April. But Vests are ideal to help you keep warm and add a contemporary touch to your outdoor look. Additionally, tie a scarf around your neck; as soon as it starts drizzling, you can wear it on your head.
Since April does as it pleases, consider having water-resistant nylon bags for your perfect outdoor wardrobe. You can carry your windbreaker, hat and scarf in big totes to be prepared for any weather. Also, a cross-body bucket bag is practical for long walks, and a padded nylon bag looks chic and will keep your essentials dry this season.
Keeping your feet dry
Sneakers and rain boots are the heroes of your outdoor wardrobe in spring. But make sure to wear your leather (or faux-leather) sneakers instead of canvas models, if you want to keep your feet dry. As you can see, we are a fan of green and orange.
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