So the last week or so has been pretty rough. The weather was great for 5 minutes and then it became boring very quickly. It's March and I'm writing this post while there's snow on the ground outside but that isn't stopping me from thinking... well, dreaming of Spring.
Spring is such a gorg time of year. The air feels fresh, days become longer and, best of all, clothes become less 'king-size duvet' and more 'picnic blanket'... if you know what I mean. This year I'm looking forward to a few trends that seem to be creeping in, but there also seems to be a lot more freedom in the way of fashion this season.
On the 18th of February I went to the Vogue talk @ Spencer House on the Mulberry launch weekend during London Fashion Week. What struck me about the new collection is how versatile it is with all of the pieces wearable from day to evening. I think that's such a lovely practicality as we come into Spring and evenings start to become sociable again (I'm practically dormant from Oct to Feb). The Vogue speakers chatted a lot about the pastel colours in the collection as a key trend along with the ability to mix the new pieces with old, vintage or second hand items you already own. It's something most of us do subconsciously anyway but it's convenient that this is being considered 'fashionable' this season (it makes for lighter shopping I suppose)!
Here's a personal little guide for myself with a few fave 2018 trends and Spring specials so far.
Newest additions to the Spring wardrobe
I've found a new love for yellow and I think it's one of the most seasonal colours. Considering my regular wardrobe is grey, grey and grey this is a fairly big step - I'm praying for some sun.
Dress: Topshop Shoes: Topshop
Dress: Urban Outfitters Boots: Zara
Dress: Zara Bag: Oliver Bonas Shoes: Office
Midi dresses, midway to summer
Midi tea style dresses are out in full force at the moment. I love them with a hoody thrown over making the transition from day to evening v easy (by whipping off the jumper if you didn't get that). These are some midi items I've got ma beady eye on.
From left to right: For Love and Lemons, ASOS, Topshop, LF Markey Oliver @ Urban Outfitters
Rain macs for the April showers
Okay, so these aren't really rain macs, but they are a lush selection of coats and jackets that would see me through Spring just beautifully (if my bank account would allow) and they'd all look perfect with midi length dresses and skirts.
From left to right: Cheap Monday, ACNE, Whistles, Urban Outfitters
Accessories all day n' any way
I love tiny bags. Although they aren't the most convenient with all the shit I tend to carry with me all day they do offer an incentive to pack a little lighter. The 90's bumbag is back again and if that's an excuse to buy this Matt & Nat beauty I'm game. Also, the sunnies...
From left to right: Matt & Nat, Bec & Bridge, Free People, Urban Outfitters
Pop a Spring in your step
Midi dresses are so great because you can just change your shoes and the whole 'VIYBB' is different. Boots, heels, trainers, sandals - anything goes which is just so handy. I think SS'18 is becoming the season of convenience.
From left to right: By Far @ Net-a-porter, Free People, Zara, Stan Smith