Today marks the first day of Spring, and with it, we can (officially) look to the season's signature style elements with real intent to wear. To ease our way back into lighter fare, we've zeroed in on this subtle Topshop Unique Spring '13 look — straight from the runway — to inspire an outfit that perfectly captures how we should be dressing for right now. We love the layering of this mostly white ensemble; in effect, you've got voluminous shape via the outerwear and oversize clutch, sleek print via the striped top, sheer paneling via the formfitting skirt, and a pop of metallic via the pointy-toe pumps. Whether you deem this an outfit worthy of work or if this proves more wearable (for you) with the inclusion of metallic loafers, née heels, it feels just Spring-y enough without forging into overzealously skin-baring silhouettes. Shop our editors' picks below.
Shop, clockwise from top left: Madewell Ridgestripe Tank ($60), Mango Asymmetric Suede Jacket ($190), Michael Michael Kors Hinged Bangle in Gold and Silver ($95), American Apparel Light Pink Round Half Hoop Wire Earrings ($18), Clare Vivier Foldover Clutch ($156), J.Crew Valentina Mirror Metallic Pumps ($238), Topshop White Mesh Panel Tube Skirt ($50)