This week's selection of team picks include the new-in items we've got our eyes fixed on as the gentle hum of socialising, outside drinks and picnics galore draw ever closer.
Easter eggs lining the aisles of the supermarket, pastel blooms poking out through dewy grass, checking the BBC weather app again to determine what kind of coat you’ll be needing for the day- yep, you guessed it, Spring is here! Arguably the most hopeful and refreshing changing of the seasons, heading into Spring brings fresh opportunity, optimism and potential for the warmer month as our thoughts are filled with bare legs, cold drinks and BBQs becoming a staple part of our diet.
But with this metamorphosis comes the inevitable and still yet to be mastered change in daily dressing, because after so long wrapped in layers aplenty and taking an extra 5 minutes to leave the house adding said layers, we’re craving the simplicity of Spring. Dressing for the in-between limbo of the changing seasons can be a tricky one to master, but with the helping hand of light coats, tights, thin layers and playful prints, you’ll be well on your way to nailing the journey from caterpillar to butterfly (we love us a nature metaphor).
This week’s selection of team picks include the new-in items we’ve got our eyes fixed on as the gentle hum of socialising, outside drinks and picnics galore draw ever closer. 2020’s Spring dressing was a cycle of loungewear on repeat, so we promise we won’t tell if you feel like going all out this year- bring on the haul!
A good trench is a godsend for throwing together with jeans or layering over a dress when it’s not quite warm enough for bare shoulders yet. I’ve also got weirdly into fleeces lately too – they’re great for this in-between the seasons limbo. Elsewhere I’ll be slipping into puff ball dresses and strappy gingham prematurely because what even is transitional dressing when you’ve lived inside for a year? If it’s not seasonally-inappropriate and uncharacteristically happy and breezy for this time of year then I don’t want to know.
I’m not very good at dressing for appropriate weather so transitional spring pieces is not my forte. For me it’s all about, layering up being warm but still with a bright pattern. I’ve been loving flower patterns to just literally be wearing spring. I pretty much love everything on Daisy Street, ASOS at the moment so they feature heavily on my desired spring wardrobe.
I have potentially skipped Spring and gone straight into Summer with my picks (maybe I’m just excited about the real possibility of normality?), but I also do believe Spring is a great time to invest in some cute Summer bits as one day you wake up and BAM it’s hot outside. I saw this floral dress on Zara and had to add it as it’s just bloody lovely, also think a nice oversized shirt is great for Spring for something lighter to put on. I also think investing in a few tank/crop tops is good in Spring when it starts to get warmer!
I can’t wait for proper spring dressing especially this year as I’ll actually have somewhere to go (PUBPUBPUB)! I also flipping love a sandal so I’m dreaming of the day I can wear these braided beauties without being too cold. Also picked a new pair of jeans as these give me quite an expensive vibe, this Breton style top for some seaside walks and a blazer, to tart it up a bit for work. New-season also brings in new pyjamas and this black satin pair look cool enough to sit in the garden with my coffee without my neighbours judging me!
Ohhhh I bloody love this time of year! I’ve never owned a trench coat before but as an absolute coat fiend I’m v surprised by this and feel like I need to rectify it ASAP. It seems the perfect ‘cool girl’ throw on item and as the seasons warm-up I’m ready for all the lighter shades and easy-breezy styles. I’ve already convinced myself to order it. This lil co-ord from Mango is frickin ADORABLE and again I feel like looks quite effortless whilst also super ~stylish~. I had a very bad experience with a pair of Dr Martens before (I still have scars) but I can imagine how nice a chunky pair of boots would look with this outfit and how timeless they are so maybe it’s time to try again.