With spring officially in the air and summer seemingly just on the horizon, you might be getting carried away by fantasies of sandy getaways, scrolling distractedly through endless pages of beach cover-ups and splashy wedding-guest dresses. But it’s the current season’s most reliable style staples that really deserve your shopping attention. Modern dressing calls for a Venn diagram of professional polish and casual elegance, so we all need closet heroes that can keep up with our incessant calendar reminders.

Ahead, check off five versatile spring pieces that redefine the on-to-off duty look. From the perfect pair of office-worthy jeans to a printed dress made for clocking out early, these breezy style upgrades are essentials to get excited about, almost as much as you are about long weekends to come.

A Chic, Light Blazer

A lightweight, twill cotton blazer is the ideal antidote for a lingering spring chill. Toss this tailored layer over a blouse for an instantly pulled-together feel, or pair it with an airy button-down or vintage tee for a more laid-back look.

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David Roemer

Crisp White Denim

If feels like we’re always casually in search of new jeans, but a perfect, classic white pair is a season-specific refresh that’s worth prioritizing. With a cropped ankle and just a little bit of stretch, this style is elevated without feeling too precious.

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An Easy Crochet Bag

Honestly, when are we not trying to channel a '70s French fashion ingénue? This play on the bohemian Parisian basket-as-accessory features leather accents for an added refinement that effortlessly works for a café meeting or strolling through a weekend market.

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A Graphic Printed Dress

Seasonal prints come and go, but sophisticated animal motifs are perennially on trend. Break away from spring’s floral pack with a distinguished yet playful zebra pattern. This buttoned-up shirtdress will effortlessly adapt in the wild, aka to any social setting.

Luxe Leather Sandals

Though open-toed options may not make the cut for some office settings, these sandals just might get a pass. With a refined T-strap shape and subtle hardware detailing, this pair is a chic step above other strappy options, while just as ready to play when the workweek’s done.