8 Classic Spring Pieces to Invest in According to Scouted Fashion Experts

Originally published by The Scout Guide on March 24, 2022.

The arrival of spring tends to inspire a wardrobe reassessment. And while adding a few pieces to keep our attire fresh and current is always a highlight, it’s also helpful to determine which classic go-tos might be missing or in need of replacement. To help us scout out this season’s collection for items that will stand the test of time, The Scout Guide asked the owners of three stylish scouted boutiques to identify the key pieces that belong in any spring closet. From flattering dresses in long-favored fits to an equestrian-inspired accessory that will never go out of style, read on for inspiration from Amy Yount of Amy Atelier and click here for two other Scouted fashion experts.


WHO: Amy Yount, owner of Amy Atelier
WHERE: Scottsdale, Arizona
THE CLASSIC PIECES: Paperbag short, Western bootie, midi dress

Paperbag Short: “Thank goodness the days of unflattering Bermuda shorts are gone. Enter the paperbag short that’s the modern-day long short. This flattering style goes great with a tucked-in top and mid-to-long boyfriend blazer for a breezy-but-pulled together look.” 

Western Bootie: “The Western boot is having a moment nationwide, but in the Southwest, it’s never gone out of style. It works with dresses, skirts, and shorts of all lengths. An off-white bootie will never go out of style, and this particular boot keeps things interesting with silver stud detailing.” 

Midi Dress: “The midi dress is the epitome of feminine, and in a timeless floral print it’s personally something I would always have in my closet. Made of silk, this particular style goes the distance because it will never wear out.”