Friday, 24 March 2017
Lets put a little Spring in our step...
Its always a good feeling this time of year when you walk into the shops and the Sales are on. Not only because you could perhaps pick up a bargain or two, but because you know we are finally ‘getting rid of the old’ and coming ‘in with the new’ and boy are we ready for it! So, as we leave the woes of Winter, I will give you a few little insights into key pieces that will freshen up your look this season..
A good place to begin is with the absolute key look of the season – the big flouncy, larger than life sleeve! It is EVERYWHERE and if you're lucky you can pick up big-sleeved knitwear pieces in the sale! It can be billowing or fluted, but it is most definitely exaggerated. It is easy for most shapes to wear, just make sure you let the sleeve be the focus and keep the rest of your silhouette simple. The best ones I have found are in Mango, Zara and ASOS or for the extra spend head to net-a-porter for a fantastic selection.
Although there is still a chill in the air, I think it is safe to pack away your padded parker and wool coats and replace with Spring's light, bright coats. There is A LOT to choose from out there. My advice: don’t be afraid of a bright bold colour. It will transform your outfit, lift your mood and put a SPRING in your step. My favourite, and the one I will be buying this season, is the yellow, eyelet city long coat from our trusty M&S - for just £79, it is a KEY buy. If colour is not your thing, M&S have a fabulous muddy coloured cotton trench coat. Leoprint and Gingham is still a go-to print this season too. The best can be found at H&M and Zara. Finally, if you want to take your on-trend look way into Autumn opt for the check coat. Isabel Marant has a fabulous one this season, but if that is beyond your reach H&M have nailed this look too.
Talking about colour, the hottest shade to be seen in this season is PINK!
The high street will soon be awash with this colour so take your pick! Topshop have a gorgeous pink silk midi skirt with a fluttering hemline. Dress up for a summer wedding or team with a vintage tee and pumps for a summer's day. If Pink is too romantic and feminine for you, wear it with black (like the designers have done), it makes the look more seductive and edgy. For me, whose style is more ‘boy meets girl’ (so pink is generally not my thing), I will be looking to bring pink into my outfit through my accessories. Fendi have fabulous over-sized pink Sunglasses and Converse have introduced a new collection of Chuck Taylors in an array of Spring blossom pastels. Or, if you’re strapped for cash Sainsbury's do the best look-a-likey for a fraction of the price!
It would be rude not to talk denim this season as its such an integral part of our wardrobe. This season the cut is all about the Straight leg, non-stretch. The shape is flattering to most figures - keep the rise mid to high and the length not too long. In fact, a flash of ankle is a great thing. For an edgier look, cuff the hem and team with some heels and THAT statement sleeve. The best I have found are in Topshop and Levi. A word of warning, beware of the over-faded look, it can be very unflattering and will NOT last (feet through the holes when you put them on anyone?!)
Now, lets keep our fingers crossed for some beautiful Spring sunshine so we can unleash our new looks and flash some flesh! Eek …. 🌺🌷