I said previously that this year’s sales for me have been about investment pieces that I can wear time after time – and I think my shopping aim for the year (to control my unruly impulse buying habit) is to give more thoughts to the items I’m purchasing and consider how much use I’ll actually get out of them.
Gingham is without a doubt this year’s most dreamy summer pattern. Picnic perfect, beach-ready and city break chic, it can literally be worn everywhere and is super easy to pull off. It’s one of those recurring trends that never seems to properly go out of fashion, and every so often gets taken off the back burner and recycled with new styles and tweaks. This season you can get any kind of garment in any colour gingham – it’s everywhere in every style! I’m especially loving ruffled midi gingham skirts and am on the lookout for the perfect one…
So much for April showers! This week’s mini heatwave has got me all excited for summer, so some things I’m after may be a little optimistic for this month… but there’s nothing wrong with being prepared! If you read my previous post you’ll be aware that I’m seeing red (pun intended) and it’s gonna be my go-to colour for the foreseeable future, along with good old denim and a dose of basket bags.
The flared sleeve is Spring’s undoubtedly chic trend: effortlessly cool and easy to pull off. If my purse allowed it I’d have invested in probably every style on the high street because, let’s face it, the flare isn’t going anywhere. Ideal for beating the cold of these chilly but sunny months (no one’s ready for bare arms yet…right?) but hinting to summer with an airy and relaxed vibe.
These are my favourite picks, but there are plenty more options out there too if you want a pop of colour or a slightly more subtle sleeve. For me, though, I’m loving the neutral and almost clinical presentation of stripes, surgical white, grey and (especially) gingham.