Sitting at my computer this morning, with the sun streaming in, made me feel like spring is on the way. And so I thought of the key basic items I will want for my SS214 wardrobe.

There are a few key pieces that I love to have as the basis for my wardrobe that other looks can be built upon. And one store I will be heading to buy pieces to update and renew my wardrobe this spring is J Crew.

J. Crew is an American fashion brand that has evolved under the influence of Creative Director Jenna Lyons, breaking away from its catalogue and shopping mall associations to become the go-to destination for international fashion editors, bloggers, and an increasing army of fans; Michelle Obama and myself included!

It's a great place to find the basic pieces that will form the basis of a wardrobe - t shirts, cardis, blazers and cotton trousers. I love the classic simple, understated, styles, great quality and pops of colour. They also do gorgeous bold and fun jewellery to bring the basics to life a bit.

Here are my Top 3 J Crew Basics to give you a taste of what you will find. My personal essentials will be a striped t shirt, cropped cotton chino trousers, and a short lightweight coat.

Saint James Unisex Tee - £85

Saint James Unisex Tee - £85

Andie Chino - £79.50

Andie Chino - £79.50

Peacoat Trench - £268

Peacoat Trench - £268

Lizzie Edwards is a leading London based Image Consultant and Personal Stylist for Men and Women.