Spring is officially upon us this week, and that means it's time to update your wardrobe with some new staples that celebrate the warmer, brighter seasons ahead! There are some amazing retailers around the city centre, from High Street to Britomart to Commercial Bay that make this easy - take a look at some of our suggestions below. And while you might not be able to make a physical visit to these stores while currently in lockdown, jump online and support them - some are doing contactless deliveries, while others will send goods your way as soon as we drop down alert levels.
Summer of Love sunglasses | Dangerfield | 55 High St | $29
Sunglasses are an undeniable spring staple, when the days get longer and the sun shines brighter. Gracing the heart of the city with unique and individualistic fashion, not holding back on edge and style is Dangerfield. These Summer of Love sunglasses provide both UV protection and and extra touch of flair to any spring outfit - and won't break the bank either.
Juniper black strappy slides | Flo & Frankie | Little Queen St, Commercial Bay | $119 (now $49)
Slides season is upon us again! Just like a little black dress, everyone should have a little black pair of slides in their wardrobe! If you are looking for comfortable and sleek sandals to carry you in the spring months, then Flo & Frankie has got you covered. The Juniper slide by Sol Sana features ultra thin leather straps which wrap across the foot, and a fashionable square toe look. Pair them with a dress or skirt, they're understated yet high in the style factor, while being versatile to wear for both work and socialising when the time finally comes to get back out there again.
Briar Pleated Skirt | Shut the Front Door | $89.99
Shut The Front Door's Briar Pleated Skirt is guaranteed to turn heads and has the perfect balance of playful and daring. Dress it up with heels on your first night out once alert levels change, or keep it casual with sneakers for every day wear. And at just $89.99 it's a steal that we guarantee will be a wardrobe staple for years to come.
Wallflower blouse | twentyseven names | $470
Make a statement when you're able to catch up with friends and colleagues again - nothing says spring quite like this blouse from New Zealand label twenty-seven names. Made from 100% silk with a round neck and gathered bust panel, wear it with a blazer or on it's own and embrace flower power! The quality materials will have this sitting pretty in your wardrobe for seasons to come, and we bet it will never go out of style.
Briar Sandal | Kathryn Wilson | 10 Te Ara Tahuhu Walkway, Britomart | $309
Put the boots at the back of the wardrobe and embrace new season footwear with these sandals from footwear legend Kathryn Wilson. Made from leather and available in khaki and stone calf colour ways with statement buckles and studs, they're equally comfortable as they are bold and and edgy.
Beaded Tee by Karen Walker | Smith & Caughey's | $60
Say hi there to a brand new season with this tee by Karen Walker from Smith & Caughey's. Tee season is back and we all need a classic white tee as part of our wardrobe staples - so adding this effortlessly fun number to your cart is a no brainer.
Ima Dress | Ruby | $199
Spring invites you to ditch the sleeves as the weather warms up, so why not make an impact with the Ima dress from Ruby's new season collection. With scallop detailing and made from a medium rib knit (so you can wear it even on those colder spring days), there's a split at the centre back to add extra edge. And of course, we can't go past the colour. Go bold and have people looking on, green with envy!
Flowing Floral Tees Dress | Gorman | 16 High St | $199
Gorman specialises in bright and bold designs, perfect for celebrating spring, with natural materials and fabrics. This Flowing Floral Tees Dress is made of organic cotton and perfect for everyday wear, that you can dress up or down depending on the occasion. What’s also notable about this dress is that each print on the dress is completely unique to the individual garment, thanks to the exclusive collaboration between Gorman and artist Georgia Szmerling from Arts Project Australia. Add it as a statement piece to be rotated in your wardrobe for years to come!
Sofia Knit Top | Superette | 7 Queen St | $279
While spring promises the start of the warmer weather, it's still susceptible to the odd shower and burst of cold weather, so this knit top makes for a lovely staple made from ribbed rayon material, and takes loungewear (which we're all in need of at the moment!) to the next level. Pair it with a chunky gold chain or a crossbody leather bag when we're eventually allowed to socialise again, and you’ve got yourself a fresh new outfit.