Emotionally, fashion helps us become who we want to be; spring is about refreshing and celebrating the possibilities after winter hibernation. Putting the two together, this season’s looks have the feel of new beginnings, with unexpected delights: sheers, shine, feathery fabric and fresh hats.

Royal treatment (above)

Sequin dress, $23, zara.com


Bowled over

Vintage bowler, $90, similar available from studiobstyle.com

Eileen Fisher linen jacket, $109, nordstromrack.com

Birds of a feather

Pink textured top, $40, zara.com

Shimmery slumber

Burberry dress, $139, nordstromrack.com

Feeling sporty

2 Moncler 1952 jacket, $1,835, moncler.com

Swim brief, $17bhv.fr