Light mornings. Easter chocolates. The opportunity to wear something other than a puffer coat and boots without freezing your knackers off. Spring brings many gifts, but the chance to pull on something sweet and not have to instantly cover it with a mound of warm fabric ranks highly, especially when you've spent what feels like an eternity bouncing around the 'are you going to wear a coat tonight?' text.
Although I don't believe in the concept of having to update your wardrobe every season, I do like rooting around for the favourites that have sat neglected through the colder months and finally giving them some air time. As of lately I've really stepped into my own sartorial rhythm and settled into a style which feels both comfortable and cute (plus to be transparent, I'm definitely out of the loop when it comes to current trends), so I thought I'd share some of the outfits I'll be wearing now the warmer weather is approaching. Admittedly it seems we won't be leaping out into the sunshine as much as we'd all like to, but maybe one or two of the pieces featured here will remind you of a classic gathering dust at the back of your rail and you can come up with a feel-good outfit in the safety of your home. I always recommend getting dressed properly to work from home anyway so don't discard your silky midis just yet!
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PAIRING THE CLASSIC LEOPARD SKIRT WITH NEW COLOURS
The hype for Realisation Par's Naomi Skirt may have petered out by now but it's still one of the luxe items I reach for most. I'm a greater lover of leopard print and the neutral tones of this silky midi lend themselves perfectly to any coloured accompaniment, from deeper rusts to monochromes and navy, so why not a little dalliance with green too? If it's still too nippy for practically bare feet, I'd chuck on the chunky boots you've been wearing all winter and a tight-fitting long-sleeved knit as an alternative. Slick back your hair and keep jewellery to a minimum for a simple but chic evening look.
Jacket - & Other Stories (gift & affiliate link)
Tee - & Other Stories
Skirt - Naomi, Realisation Par
Shoes - Zara
Bag - Loewe Small Puzzle in Mink
CHUNKY KNITS WITH SUMMER SANDALS
Having to cover up a beautiful jumper with a coat and scarf is a tragedy of tiny proportions, especially when you end up walking around with arms like the Michelin Man. I love my cream Ganni knit with the bow back so much that I dug around on Vestiaire and found it in a dark grey colour, perfect for pairing with straight-legged blue jeans and a pair of summery sandals. I've been wearing a deep cuff on my blue jeans lately and embracing a longer length as opposed to the ankle-grazers we'd all become accustomed to; I think it helps to give the illusion of slightly longer legs which at 4'11 is something I can happily embrace. I love this with a silky midi too - the Realisation Naomi above would look *chef's kiss*.
Hoop Earrings - Jane Kønig (gift)
Jumper - Ganni via Vestiaire Collective
Jeans - & Other Stories (gift & affiliate link)
Shoes - Miista
Bag - ASOS (affiliate link)
THE CITY SHORTS ARE BACK
Business up top, page boy on bottom. I had a brief affair with city shorts last year and I love the retro vibe of wearing them with a boxy blazer and 90's accessories. Arket released a lilac two-piece a month or so back which looked amazing but likely too colourful for me in the long-run, so I'll be keeping things largely monochromatic with a little dash of tie-dye or colour beneath. This is the kind of thing I'd definitely wear for drinks or a date with my hair in a bun and a swipe of red lipstick too, potentially with more of a statement bag (the Antonia by Shrimps dupes come to mind) and the white Zara sandals from the first outfit.
Blazer - Arket (gift & affiliate link)
Shorts - ASOS (affiliate link)
Top - Topshop
Bag - ASOS (affiliate link)
Shoes - ASOS (affiliate link)