Our pick in the newness has all the key pieces you need to refresh your wardrobe for spring

Into the blue

The easiest way to update your wardrobe for spring? Refresh your colour palette by switching to lighter, more wearable shades. Nail effortless everyday style by layering versatile, hard-working pieces and take changeable weather in your stride.

We love this chunky cotton overshirt, smart enough to wear on dressed-down days in the office or paired with tonal separates for a relaxed yet pulled-together vibe. Wear now as a much-needed extra layer on nippy days and team it with your favourite T-shirt as a lightweight alternative to a jacket when the warmer weather arrives.

Elevated style

Understated and versatile, our cotton chinos are a great alternative to jeans, with added stretch for comfort and multiple colours and fits to choose from. Wear them on the weekend with a striped crew-neck t-shirt and sneakers or in the boardroom with a blazer and tie.

If you’re not a fan of pattern or print, but don’t want to look bland, use a boldly striped rugby shirt to add contrast without veering too far out of your comfort zone.

The colourful spring jacket

So, which jackets are best for spring? Get ready for (ever-so-slightly) warmer weather by swapping wintry duvet coats for lighter layers. Colourful outerwear is a big trend this spring: perfect for rebooting your wardrobe and lifting your mood. Colour fans: wear similar shades head-to-toe, like this blazer and tailored trousers. If neutrals are more your thing but you want to add a pop of colour to your outfit, pair a bright coat with black, cream, or denim.

Kitten heels

Pretty and practical, it’s little wonder that kitten heels are back in the spotlight, hot off the back of the Y2K fashion revival. And our feet couldn’t be happier. As you may have noticed, this season’s most-wanted kitten heels have shaken off their prim reputation to emerge as the everyday footwear of choice. But don’t keep them locked up till after dark – kitten heels look equally as lovely with jeans and a blazer, or a denim midi skirt and colour-pop socks.

Fresh prints

The easiest way to refresh your wardrobe for the new season? Embrace a colourful print. Whether you choose to wear pattern head-to-toe in a sweeping maxi dress or invest in a pretty blouse to wear on your next warm-weather getaway, you’ll find a range of globe-trotting prints to choose from this season at M&S. Our favourite is this printed dress, guaranteed to be a talking point wherever you choose to wear it. With an elegant, relaxed fit, it’s easy to style with sandals or wedge heels whether at home or away.

As they say, let the good times bloom.