If there's one season that requires a refreshed wardrobe it's spring. After the darkness of winter, spring arrives with new hope and a need for new foundations; it's away with the wool, and welcome to the lightweight cotton. When it comes to spring staples, you'd do worse than starting your search with Standard Cloth, the label designed exclusively for Urban Outfitters.

Standard Cloth is positioned somewhere between a purveyor of high-quality staples and an up-to-date, finger-on-the-pulse experimentation label. That’s a pretty useful niche to occupy. From classic flannels through to loud acid-wash and tie-dye sweats, the sub-label presents a budget-friendly way to stock your wardrobe with the season’s top silhouettes and styles with minimal fuss.

As many retailers look to snatch a piece of the market, Standard Cloth stands out as one of the more rounded, confident collections each season. So we thought it was high time we shone a light on the best bits.

Shop our favorite pieces from Standard Cloth below.

Open Hem Bomber Jacket

Open Hem Bomber Jacket

Open Hem Bomber Jacket

$99

Standard Cloth

Buy at Urban Outfitters

Crafted from pure cotton, this bomber is another example of a staple that brings something new to the table. Firstly, oversized flap pockets detail the waist, and secondly, an open hem makes for a bomber jacket that slides easily into layered fits.

Woven Dye Tech Jogger

Woven Dye Tech Jogger

Woven Dye Tech Jogger

$69

Standard Cloth

Buy at Urban Outfitters

Although the tie-dye wash effect takes center stage, we think that the true beauty of this pair of technical jogging bottoms lies in the details. Elastic toggles to the ankles offer a customizable fit while external slant pockets and a waist tie bring a workwear vibe.

Stripe Dye Sweat Short

Stripe Dye Sweat Short

Stripe Dye Sweat Short

$44

Standard Cloth

Buy at Urban Outfitters

Color palettes are the make or break of a garment and it’s impossible to go wrong with a classic dark navy and white combo. This pair features tie-dye detailing in indigo blue for an understated take on what’s usually an eye-catching pattern.

Surplus Pocket Crew Neck

Surplus Pocket Crew Neck

Surplus Pocket Crew Neck

$59

Standard Cloth

Buy at Urban Outfitters

Overdyed cotton always piques our interest, and this crewneck boasts a beautiful, faded khaki colorway compounded by the addition of a contrasting fabric pocket to the chest. Technical style with a vintage flavor.

Shrunken Cotton Bucket Hat

Shrunken Cotton Bucket Hat

Shrunken Cotton Bucket Hat

$19

Standard Cloth

Buy at Urban Outfitters

We’re thankfully moving into spring and summer, and after a locked-down, dark winter we’re going all-in with our accessories. The shrunken-cotton bucket hat from Standard Cloth is a complete staple in a range of block colors.

Technical Cargo Jogger

Technical Cargo Jogger

Technical Cargo Jogger

$59

Standard Cloth

Buy at Urban Outfitters

Cargos? In. Technical style? In. Technical cargos? Count us in. Taped zips and a sleek, tapered silhouette detailed with more pockets than you’d expect make this pair of cargos a nicely different option for the warmer months.

Foundation Short

Foundation Short

Foundation Short

$34

Standard Cloth

Buy at Urban Outfitters

Arguably the perfect transition from the cozy track-pants lifestyle we’re now so used to and the freer spring styling that’s ahead of us, the Standard Cloth Foundation Shorts will be a go-to for us this season.

Textured Stitch Polo Shirt

Textured Stitch Polo Shirt

Textured Stitch Polo Shirt

$59

Standard Cloth

Buy at Urban Outfitters

Mid-century styles have always been on the cards, really, but recent seasons have seen a concrete resurgence. We’re pairing knitted polos like this one with a fresh pair of loafers this season, à la Tony Soprano.

Oliver Nylon Short

Oliver Nylon Short

Oliver Nylon Short

$34

Standard Cloth

Buy at Urban Outfitters

It’s still hard to believe that soon it’ll be possible to bear your pins on show again. This pair of lightweight shorts comes in a bold blue tone and is cut from technical nylon for a breezy spring and summer.

Foundation Jogger Pant

Foundation Jogger Pant

Foundation Jogger Pant

$39

Standard Cloth

Buy at Urban Outfitters

Come on, be honest, jogging bottoms now make up approximately 90% of your daily wear. Now that they’re an undisputed essential, we’re opting for these slim-fit grey track pants as they’re easy to style outside the house, too.

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