Thursday, 23 March 2017

How I'm Transitioning My Wardrobe Into Spring






Despite posting this on a murky March day, spring is officially here and I am chuffed to bits to no longer be on a constant chunky jumper rotation! I am the ultimate seasonal cliché, lightening my hair and injecting pops of colour and short sleeves from the spring collections wherever I see fit (but I'm pretty sure the photos already gave this away). Anyway, as I'm sure you can imagine I am dying to talk about how I intend to transition into spring time, so prepare for lots of stripes, colour *gasp* and "because it'll look great with light-wash denim"...







One thing I already know is certain: I definitely want to portray a sense of playfulness with my style this spring. I've already been taking a lot of inspiration from the Instagrams of fun London fashion girls like blogger Tanya Burr and total babe, Mollie King who have very low-key and cool senses of style. Casual vibes full of blue denim, wearable prints and a trusty logo or two won't be far from my social media feeds this season, as I'm very eager to inject a little bit more light-heartedness into my fairly serious and straight-forward looks. Don't get me wrong, I still love soft tailoring and the whole minimalist thing but if you can't get swept up in bright colours and prints now during spring, then when?!

Nevertheless, as a sensible Brit I am only too well reminded by a rainy day like today that spring isn't all daffodils and a fresh breeze. Keeping it real, I'll be transitioning into spring by opting out thick jumpers in favour of fine knits and long-sleeved tees, swapping out my black skinny jeans for anything a shade of blue and preferably with a straight leg, plus I'll be adding in some pops of colour. 

For example, bright stripes are something I've been seeing everywhere and will be incorporating into my wardrobe pronto. This trend has all the familiarity of a classic print but in a current and cool new way - more of that in my recent Spring Trends post though...










As well as the many light layers and iced coffees that I've already been buying thanks to the excuse of a new, warmer season, I'm also keeping look-out for a few additional pieces I think will make my spring wardrobe even more uncharacteristically playful.

Dungarees are at the top of my list, either in a blue or faded black. I'm so late to this trend but its finally got it's teeth into me and now I am a woman on an all-denim-mission. Destination? 90's Rachel Green. As well as this, Brittany Bathgate who is yet another Instagram fashion God has me longing for some bold touches of khaki and blood orange to pair with - you guessed it - light wash denim! Then there's the fact that I still haven't bothered to pick up a pair of fishnet socks - basically, roll on pay day...


Camel coat: H&M (in-store sale)  |  Grey jumper: H&M  |  Black belt: H&M  |  Straight jeans: Topshop  |  Leopard print bag: Topshop (old)  |  Converses: Office  |  Striped tee: Cos  |  Grey mules: New Look  |  Navy striped jumper: Pull & Bear  |  Feminist tee: Topshop  |  White blouse: Topshop